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Nick Teich, PhD, LCSW

Founder, CEO, & Camp Director

Nick started Camp Aranu’tiq in 2009, and its overarching organization, Harbor Camps, in 2014. He began Camp Seneb in 2016 and Camp Reflections in 2019. Beginning in 1993, Nick was a camper, counselor-in-training (CIT), bunk counselor, and member of the leadership team at a camp in Maine. He now has over a dozen years experience running camps. Nick works year-round on all facets of Harbor Camps. He holds a PhD in social policy from Brandeis University and a master’s degree in social work from Boston College. In the “off-season,” Nick lives in the Boston area with his wife, Erika, and their young children, Rebecca and Brooke, all of whom join him at camp in New Hampshire for the summer. Contact Nick at or 781.400.1617.

Eric Knudsen

Associate Director of Operations

Eric began as a volunteer at Camp Aranu’tiq in 2011. He has a background in public health, and for the three years prior to joining our team full-time, he worked in HIV prevention. When not at camp, Eric enjoys traveling, cooking, writing, and art. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and social welfare from the University of Connecticut. All year, Eric works on camp preparations, fundraising, staff/volunteer hiring, and many other areas. He currently makes his home in Boston and of course spends the summers at camp.

Ruth Lindner

Director of Development

Ruth joined Harbor Camps in 2010 as a volunteer and fell in love with the camp culture and community. She has worked in development, donor relations and in-kind donations for the past 8 years in New York City with the Empire State Pride Agenda, Coalition for the Homeless and most recently, City Harvest. She lives outside Boston and enjoys volunteering and crafting. During the summer, she lives at camp and spends time fundraising year-round to help make our camps happen (and grow!). She is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Harbor Camps family.

Steve Jaeger

Head of Facilities

Steve has been with Harbor Camps since 2014. Steve has been a camp ranger for over 15 years, six of which were on our current property with the previous owners. He has worked for the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Steve is an avid fisherman and enjoys all outdoor activities. He and his wife Lisa live at camp year-round, where he manages all 116 acres and our ongoing projects on the property. He has three grown children, Josh, Aly, and Brandon. Steve feels strongly that camp is something all children deserve to experience.

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