Nicole Amedeo Griffith
Nicole lives and breathes Camp Harmony! She grew up here, starting as a Blueberry at the tender age of 3. She spent eight wonderful summers as a Camp Harmony camper before she left to explore the world of sleep away camp. She returned four years later as Gymnastics assistant at the age of 14 and continued on to become Gymnastics Specialty Head shortly there-after. Over the next several years, Nicole wore a plethora of hats. She was an assistant Group Counselor, Group Leader, three time Color War Captain and Division Unit Head (DUH) for the girls' side of Camp before becoming Assistant Director in 2004.
As Assistant Director, Nicole is deeply involved in all areas of Camp. She works year-round and is responsible for hiring and training the staff (many of whom were her campers years ago). She keeps in constant contact with parents and prospective families, and is an integral part of marketing, planning and programming during the off-season. Throughout the summer, she supervises and manages staff, communicates daily with parents, works directly with the Division Unit Heads and group leaders regarding group dynamics and camper goings on… among many other things.
Nicole is the face of first lunch and, along with Eric Program, stars in first lunch's beloved skit, Under the Age of Harmony: The Silly Singing Super Solvers. She also enjoys a cheese steak or three (her most favorite lunch). She has been in many Over the Edge of Harmony skits including The Wizard of Schnoz and Jack in the Hood and can be seen in several of the Camp Harmony videos, most recently as Paula Idrool in Harmony Idol.
Nicole is one of Jerry's three daughters. She loves spending time with her husband, Jack Assistant Director, and their two sons Brody and Vaughn. Nicole worked as a special education teacher for many years and a reading teacher specializing in the Orton Gillingham method before she took some time off to raise her kids and focus on Camp. She enjoys long walks on the top field and dancing the day away during Carribean Day – one of her favorite special days.
One of the most amazing things about Harmony is its staff and their loyalty. Nicole has the privilege of working with people like Todd Ranger who was a Blueberry along side her, back in 1980. The friends she's made over the past 30 years at Camp Harmony have become her family. The memories are endless…. but one in particular sticks out. Jerry, Jack Pool and Ranger Rick as The Pointer Sisters. The three of them in full costume performed a concert in the dining room. It was the height of their fame and everyone knew every word to every song they lip-synched. We cried laughing so hard. Best. Thing. Ever.