Steven Bluth
Owner / Director

Steven and his wife, Jocelyn, have two daughters and reside in Westchester County, NY. Steven has spent 30 years in the camping industry, during which time he has held many leadership roles, including Administrative and Athletic Director. Prior to working at Camp Southwoods, he held positions at several prestigious private schools–Riverdale Country School and Fieldston School in New York, as well as Trinity Preparatory School in Florida. Steven is passionate about coaching basketball, playing tennis in his free time, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes!

Rachel Begun
Girls Head Counselor / Assistant Director

Rachel, her husband Darren, and their dog Zoe live in Westchester County, NY.  She has spent 25+ years as a health and nutrition professional, with notable experience innovating food and nutrition programs for K-12 independent schools and being a recognized food allergy and celiac disease expert. Rachel had a remarkable experience as a camper and counselor at a sleepaway camp for many summers and is returning to these roots so she can provide that same experience for our campers at Camp Southwoods. Rachel is a certified coach, loves to cook, hike, see live music and is an avid tennis and baseball fan.

Adam Kaufman
Director of Operations and Staffing

Adam was born and raised just outside Burlington, Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in business and economics. Adam has spent every summer of his life on Paradox Lake with his family and joined the Camp Southwoods team in 2011 as a watersports instructor. Adam has held many roles at Southwoods, including waterfront director, super senior trip director, and now as the year-round Director of Operations and Staffing. In his free time, Adam can be found skiing and enjoying time outside.

Johnny Reinke
Boys Head Counselor

Johnny was born just outside Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of Missouri State University where he received a B.S. in Middle School Education with an emphasis in Science and Language Arts. Johnny joined the Southwoods family in 2004 as a cabin specialist. He has since been a group leader, and is currently the Boys Head Counselor. Johnny has worked with all ages of boys side and is very excited about working with new families in the winter office. Besides a passion in child development, he loves New York and Kansas City sports, exercising, a nice dessert, and just being around friends and family.

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Our Camp Southwoods team joins us each summer from all over the world to create a magical experience for our campers!

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