Episode Summary: Amanda Macaluso

Almost three decades ago, Amanda Macaluso, from Australia, decided to work at Hayo-Went-Ha for Girls just for a year, on a lark – but she never left. Thanks to a dramatic scene on a beach, she was transported her from possibly being fired to becoming Director on Lake Arbutus, near Traverse City, MI, a position she has held for more than two decades. Her keys: “Make camp a safe place to be different, and try new things; no one fails camp; ask candidates what they do for fun, and hire interesting people who know how to go the extra mile; and don’t ask them to do anything you wouldn’t.” During Covid, Macaluso wasn’t above cleaning the bathrooms.

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