John H. Collins 3rdExecutive Director

    John Collins III is a third generation Badger Director who attended camp since he was a tot, moving up the ranks to counselor, lifeguard and assistant director, before going on to become the Executive Director, as he remains today. He learned the how to manage and direct the camp first hand from Badger founder, his grandmother, Ruth Collins.

    John has been the Executive Camp Director for over 15 years and can be found working on site, 12 months a year, preparing for the upcoming camp season.

    John makes himself readily available to parents for tours throughout the year so parents always get the personal attention that Badger is known for, ensuring the grounds are in top shape for the season, making sure vendors are in place, preparing staff and the overall every day attention it takes to guarantee a smooth and exciting summer experience!

    John has two daughters, both who are young campers themselves.