Amanda Ward is the Director of Camp Chinqueka. She has been a part of the Chinqueka family since 1998. As a child, she spent her summers as a Chinqueka camper in the 1990’s and has fond memories of the activities she tried, the lessons she learned and the friends she met along the way. She joined the Chinqueka staff in 2005 as a CIT and worked her way up the totem pole to Counselor, having taught Dance, Drama, Swimming and Boating. In 2013 she joined our Administrative Team where she has since helped lead the campers and staff as CIT Coordinator, Program Director and Assistant Director. She became the full time Director in 2015. Amanda graduated from Kent School in Kent, Connecticut and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She has a background in Theater and Education and has taught Fifth Grade and Kindergarten in both Connecticut and Manhattan private schools.
Amanda’s love for working with children, training counselors and teaching camp traditions continues to grow each year. When Amanda is not in the office, she can be found on Sunnyfield cheering on the soccer and volleyball games, at the bottom of the climbing tower watching the girls fly down the zipline or in the back of the dance studio learning new dance combinations. She develops close relationships with campers and camp families and prides herself on knowing every camper by name!