Bob Greene, President since 2014
We knew the minute we saw Bearcamp Pond in the fall 1978, that the pond is a treasure of nature. We’ve been members of the pond association since the early 1980’s after we built our year-round home on the pond. For the past 36 years, the pond and its surroundings has been our family’s cherished go-to place to swim, canoe, hike, and observe nature, for just about every weekend, vacation, and summer. Our two daughters grew up spending every weekend and vacation with us at the pond; volunteering at the Sandwich library, and one participating in Advice to the Players productions. Our family has done the VLAP water testing and been weed watchers for the past 16 years and has been putting out and bringing in the loon raft and maintaining the Bearcamp Loon Journal for the past 6 years. We are privileged to carry on the mission of the Pond Association when it was founded 60 years ago - to preserve and protect this beautiful pond and its vicinity for future generations.
Linda DeMaio, Secretary since 2010
Lou DeMaio, Vice President since 2014
We have lived in Sandwich for 13 years and have been involved with the BCPA since that time. Our appreciation of the pond however, began many years before that. In the 80's we were regular visitors to the Sandwich/Tamworth Town Beach. We enjoyed swimming and explored every nook and cranny of the pond in canoes and kayaks. We fell in love then and are proud to now be involved in the preservation of this beautiful resource. In addition to our Board of Directors duties, we have assisted with water testing under the tutelage of Bob Greene and Gail Colozzi-Greene, and plan to take responsibility for some of the testing this coming summer.
I’ve been a year-round resident on the pond with Hayden for 6 years. I have been so blessed to overlook the Bearcamp River and the pond every day and night and to be able to observe ice-in and ice-out dates, the arrival of the loons and other spring migrants, as well as, any disruptive events on the pond. I enjoy watching the beaver, otter, ducks, birds, bear, deer, coyotes, moose, bald eagles and of course, the loons. The pond is a most beautiful spot and so we want to preserve this serene environment. I work part time at Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor and Comfort Keepers in Plymouth. I attend the Community Church of Sandwich and sit on the Outreach Committee. I am the Corresponding Secretary for the Bearcamp Valley Garden Club. I love to ski, play tennis, garden, kayak and sail.
Mary W. Hillsgrove
Fred Phillips, Treasurer since 2016
I’ve been living on Partridge Hill with my wife, Joanne since 1995. I enjoy the pond as a place to cool off on hot afternoons. I spent about 15 years managing the loon raft, putting it in in the spring and taking it out after the eggs hatched; first as an assistant to Norm Chatel, then on my own.