Exciting news at camp!

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“A Shift In Camp Ownership”

Exciting news at camp!

We wanted to share some news with you regarding a shift in camp ownership. At the conclusion of 2022, Mondamin will continue to be owned by Andrew, while ownership of Green Cove will be passed to Calla.

Both Andrew and Calla are third generation Bell family and will carry on the traditions of the camps that were started by their grandparents, Frank Sr and Calla Bell. Nancy Bell Sr, Nancy Bell Jr, and Frank Jr are still around and involved.

In the year 2022, it has become appropriate that both camps have full autonomy and are “owned” by their respective Directors. In the past a majority ownership of one director (as it was with Frank and Chief previously) has led to feelings of inequality. There are other more practical issues like the reality of operating on separate campuses during the summer, as well inherent differences in the running of girls’ vs boys’ programs. It is time for a model of equal brother – sister camps in the eyes of our girls and boys!

Very little else will be changing! Programming will remain the same, and the two camps will continue to work together as brother-sister camps, in sync and in tandem. Co-eds, session dates, sharing of facilities, etc.… - the campers and staff will find their routine unchanged.

We look forward to many years ahead of continuing to provide the same summer camp experience that you, your parents, and your children have had at Mondamin and Green Cove.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in sending your campers to camp!


Andrew and Calla

About Robert Danos

I first came to Mondamin from South Louisiana as a camper in 1979 and spent the next 9 summers here all the way through our Counselor In Training program. While attending Tulane University, I was a counselor each summer and have now been on the year-round staff for over 30 years. Before joining the year-round staff, I spent time both in teaching and child psychology. .

My wife, Susan, spent eight years on staff at our sister camp, Green Cove, and we have two girls and a boy all of whom have attended Green Cove and Mondamin, respectively.

Robert Danos