Meet Our Leadership
Since the 1940's, Camp Robin Hood has been owned and directed by former campers. We are proud to continue that nearly seventy-five year tradition. With more than 150 combined summers at Camp Robin Hood, our Leadership Team understands the unique responsibility of preserving the Robin Hood experience that shaped us each as individuals, and we are dedicated entirely toward providing that same experience for our campers.
Richard Woodstein - OWNER/DIRECTOR
Richard—known at camp as “Woody”—began his Robin Hood career in 1973 and has had every experience at camp you can imagine! Woody’s directorship marks the culmination of a development from camper to counselor then Group Leader to Color War Captain. He even got a chance to meet and learn from current Head Counselor Chuck Illig as a camper in the 1977 Lancer group, truly making the leadership team today deeply connected.
In the 1980’s, Woody worked on staff with David Solomon and in 2004 the two became owners of Camp Robin Hood. In 2018, after 15 years as co-director, Woody became the full-time, year-round director of camp. Prior to becoming an owner of camp he spent 5 years wearing his parent hat on Visiting Day, seeing first hand how camp continued to positively impact the lives of his kids and others in the early 2000s. Woody is passionate about providing kids today with the best summer camp experience and giving them unique opportunities disconnected from technology.
Attending and working at Camp Robin Hood has been a family affair for the Woodstein’s! In 1974, Woody’s brother joined him as a camper. Woody’s sons, David and Aaron, each spent 12 summers at camp, first as campers then staff members. His daughter Sarah also began as a camper 14 years ago and has progressed into a staff position becoming a Group Leader in 2017.
David Solomon - OWNER
David—known at camp as “Sol”—came to Camp Robin Hood in 1969. He inherited his love of camp from his father and uncle who attended Robin Hood in the 1950’s. Like Woody, Sol spent many summers at Robin Hood during his youth first as a camper to a counselor, becoming a Color War Captain, and then as Program Director which culminated in ownership of Camp Robin Hood in 2004 along with Woody. Every summer you can find Sol out on the fields during Green & White cheering on each camper to do their best!
The Solomon family history is deeply connected to their love of camp! Sol’s two brothers also attended camp with him as kids and more recently his two daughters, Carrie and Katie, attended as campers. Following in their father’s footsteps - Carrie won ‘The Big Cup’ and Katie went on to become a staff member and Color War Captain.
Michelle Brockmann – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Michelle has been at Robin Hood since 1990. She started off her career here as a waterski instructor and transitioned to a (drier) role in our administration. Michelle is now a full-time employee of CRH assisting Woody with year-round operations. Michelle met her husband Jeremy at camp and her children have spent every summer of their lives here. Her son Mikey has been a camper, a group leader and most recently a color war captain. Her daughter Julie has been a camper for many years and just finished her first summer as a counselor here as well. Michelle has been in the field of education for many years and enjoys using her teaching and listening skills to help train our staff and support them throughout the summer. She has a warm nature that makes her approachable to campers and staff alike. Michelle loves her role as “camp mom” and always has time for whoever appears at her desk or in her path!
Diane Morath - PARENT/STAFF RELATIONS & BUSINESS MANAGER
Originally from the UK, Diane began her summers at Camp Robin Hood in 1993. She holds a BA Honors Degree in Business & Sports Management and in 1997 she moved across the Atlantic to join us year round as a part of our Leadership Team. Diane manages the day to day operations of our off season office, working closely with our parents and staff alike and making sure everything is in place for a safe and fun-filled summer. During the summer Diane continues to work closely with our parents and staff, but also puts her many years of riding /teaching experience and numerous British Horse Society certifications to work as the Director of our Riding Program.
Chuck Illig - HEAD COUNSELOR
Chuck came to camp in 1965 and never left. Over 50 years later he is a living, breathing history of all things Robin Hood. After thirty-seven years as an educator, Chuck retired from teaching and moved up to New Hampshire year round—only twenty minutes away from camp. His love for Camp Robin Hood is an inspiration and guide for our leadership team, our campers, and our staff. The summer at Camp Robin Hood doesn't start until Chuck himself personally welcomes our campers on opening day.
Lizz Ward - OFFICE MANAGER & SOCIAL MEDIA
Lizz came to Camp Robin Hood in 2010 and since then has escaped the heat of Florida to spend her summers in the Realm. She has held several positions at camp although she is best known as our former infirmary administrator. She now works full time in our office handling day to day operations and managing our social media. Prior to Robin Hood Lizz worked with special needs high school students. Her son Logan attends Camp Robin Hood and her older son Aaron is now camp alumnus. Her husband Shane has also worked for camp and still visits several times a summer.
Yensi Rivas - EXECUTIVE CHEF
Yensi has been an integral member of the Camp Robin Hood family for many years now. He worked in our kitchen under the tutelage of former executive chef Nicky Boehm. He enjoyed his time working in the kitchen and his passion for cooking was born! He subsequently went to culinary school and is now Camp Robin Hood’s executive chef and kitchen manager. Yensi lives in Texas with his wife and son in the “off season”. If you want to learn how to make the best quesadilla on earth Yensi has a YouTube video that he created during the pandemic for our campers and our staff! Try it, you will love it!
Scott Rimer - ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND OUT OF CAMP PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Scott has been in the Realm since 2016. Prior to that, he spent 20 summers in the administration at a camp in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Scott is the Director of Athletics and Staffing and he also plans and coordinates all out of camp trips including the excursions here at Robin Hood. Scott can usually be found on the upper basketball court helping out or at his desk beside Chuck in the back office. While not at camp, Scott is a Physical Education teacher and basketball coach in Ohio.
Sam Jonas - HEAD OF BOYS CAMP
Sam first came to camp in the year 2000 as a camper and seemingly left the realm for good in 2014 after 7 years on staff and as a Color War Captain. But, back after a five summer hiatus, Sam couldn’t stay away and returned as Head of Boys Camp last summer. He looks forward to continually building upon the relationships that he has made throughout his 15+ year career at Robin Hood. Sam wants to use his skills as a 4th grade educator to make staff training as approachable as possible. His real passion however is to help nurture and support all the valuable relationships and friendships that every camper deserves when they first step into the Realm!
Arash Babaoff - MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Arash is a board certified pediatrician with a certificate in tropical medicine. During his 25 years at Cincinnati Children's Hospital he worked as an adolescent medicine specialist, studied epidemiology, and worked for 20 years in the division of emergency medicine as well as 13 years in transport medicine. His love of all things camp spans back 35 years to his college days as a camp counselor and outdoor trip leader. He has served as a camp physician at sports camps and medical specialty camps for over two decades. He has volunteered for over 60 international medical missions on five continents since 2001. This is his 14th summer at Camp Robin Hood.
Wendy Corbin - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Wendy attended and worked at Camp Hiawatha, Robin Hood’s former sister camp. Most recently she worked with her husband Peter as a Camp Director at Corbin’s Crusaders. She has also been the director of the Children’s Division at Ford Models Inc. Wendy brings many years of summer camp experience and is excited to share the magic of Robin Hood with her twin boys who are also campers.
Peter Corbin - PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Peter received his Master of Education and Master of Arts degrees from Columbia Teachers College specializing in counseling and a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University majoring in psychology. Peter previously spent time at Camp Robin Hood as a Group Leader and Program Director. Peter is also the founding director of Corbin’s Crusaders, an after school program in New York City. He is excited to get back to his roots at Robin Hood.
Rick Lowe - PROGRAM DIRECTOR
After receiving his college degree in business and sports management, Rick traveled the world from his native England to compete in and coach international lacrosse. Rick previously worked at Camp Robin Hood for 10 Years as a Group Leader. Rick works closely alongside Peter and Wendy at Corbin’s Crusaders having been with them since its inception. Rick and his wife, Lisa, have three children and his experience and fun-loving attitude make him a valuable member of the Robin Hood administrative team.
Andrea Van Horn - WATERFRONT DIRECTOR
Andrea Van Horn is experiencing her inaugural season at the Realm. When she is not moonlighting as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and skipper, she spends most of her time teaching 6th grade at North Andover Middle School in Massachusetts, where she has been for 19 years. Her afternoons are filled with coaching NABC field hockey, 2 seasons of track at North Andover High School, and chasing after her 3 children.
Paul Bea - WATERFRONT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Paul Bea is in his first summer at Camp Robin Hood working on the waterfront as a boat driver and lifeguard. When he is not towing kids on the lake, Paul teaches Physical Education in Lawrence, Massachusetts and lives with his wife and 2 children whom he coaches in soccer, basketball and baseball.