Ma-He-Tu Leadership Is...

Home Grown

The majority of our counselors are former Ma-He-Tu campers who carry on our camp culture and traditions. In addition, every summer we host several international staffers, some whom return year after year.

Dedicated to the Campers

We realize the enormous trust that parents place in us by sending their daughters to Ma-He-Tu, and we take that trust very seriously. It is our privilege to keep our campers safe and to watch them grow.

All staff members are chosen for their enthusiasm, dedication, talent, and above all, their sense of responsibility. Our staff members are excellent students, possess high moral values and leadership capabilities. We select our staff through comprehensive interviews and extensive background and reference checks.

The staff is required to attend pre-season training to further develop leadership skills ensuring a cohesive and consistent environment where our campers feel cared for, accepted, and encouraged.

Our Director

We are thrilled that Janet “Igoe” Paddack will return to her home away from home to be Director this summer. 

Igoe was a Ma-He-Tu camper, CIT, staff member, Director (for 20+ years!), and most recently, was the President of our Board of Directors. Her heart is at Ma-He-Tu, so that’s where she’ll be - to lead old and new staff members to ensure a safe, fun, and adventurous summer for our campers.


Welcome to the Ma-He-Tu family!

I’m so excited that you are joining us this summer!  It’s going to be a wonderful adventure! We are busy planning for an amazing summer by hiring the best counselors, planning the best program, and even making sure that the food is the best. Because for Ma-He-Tu campers, only the best will do. 

Ma-He-Tu is a camp that’s filled with traditions, but also a place where new and exciting things are happening all the time.  We love to get the balance between the new stuff and the old stuff just right, and we happen to be very good at it.

So, get yourself ready for:
Having new things to do every day
Non-stop singing, playing, and laughing
Two weeks that are planned entirely around having fun
And best of all, friendships that grow faster and stronger than you could ever imagine

I can’t wait to see you all at camp!


Camp Director