Zack Smithlin

Camp Director

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Email: [email protected]

I grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey before moving to Massachusetts last year, when my wife Cindy took a new job in Boston. However, I spent many summers vacationing in New England, from Maine down to Rhode Island and everywhere in between (mostly Vermont). So even though I'm new to the area as a resident, I know it well. My last 9 summers have been spent working at camps in roles ranging from baseball "specialist" all the way up to administrative roles such as Camp Athletic Director and Assistant to Director. I also have been a certified Phys Ed/Health teacher since 2014 and I currently teach at Littleton HS here in Massachusetts.

I graduated from Penn State University in 2002 with a degree in Communications as well as receiving my Masters degree in Educational Leadership from St. Peter's University in 2018. While at Penn State I was a 4 year starter on the baseball team and team captain as a senior. I even spent one of my summers in college playing up here in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League as a member of the Bourne Braves. Upon graduation, I signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals to start my professional baseball career. I ended up playing 8 years in the minors, most notably with the NJ Jackals of the Can-Am League, who have since retired my jersey upon the ending of my career.

In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching sports (diehard NJ Devils, NY Mets, PSU football, and Phil Mickelson fan), reading, hiking and exploring all parts of New England, and going to the movies. I'm also a huge animal lover. But mostly I enjoy being the new family man I've become to my beautiful wife, my amazing 7-month old baby boy named Luke, and our overly friendly, big-hearted, 2-year old rescue pup named, Halsey.