We’re a family-run business committed to making a difference in the lives of our campers.

Steve and Susie van der Vorst

Steve and Susie van der Vorst

Directors

Susie is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, one of fewer than 200 professionals worldwide to achieve this distinction. An educator for over 25 years, Susie trained with esteemed teacher Diana H. King at the Kildonan School and Camp Dunnabeck. Susie is a nationally recognized teacher trainer who presents frequently at dyslexia conferences. She’s passionate about helping children become self-confident, independent readers and learners.

Steve has worked with students with dyslexia for over two decades as a counselor, assistant program director, and waterfront director. His expertise lies in helping students with dyslexia develop self-confidence and social skills. Steve works with camp counselors closely to insure a strong connection to the children they are supervising. He has a wonderful rapport with children of all ages.

 

Counselors

Our counselors come from all over the world, adding wonderful diversity to our community. Some of our counselors are dyslexic and they serve as positive role models for our campers. We train all of our staff in understanding dyslexia and the specific needs of our campers. All of our staff is 21 years or older and has received Red Cross lifeguard and CPR training. International counselors can apply through Camp America. For US-based counselors, please download the application through the button below and/or contact Steve van der Vorst at steve@campspringcreek.org for more information.

 

Tutors

Each summer, we assemble a dedicated, passionate group of educators who work tirelessly to help every camper. They share their expertise, creativity, and dedicated commitment to help each child reach their potential. All of our tutors are experienced Orton-Gillingham practitioners and all are accredited or pursing accreditation with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Interested in becoming a Camp Spring Creek Tutor?