Meet the Director

Laura, Rafe, Levi, and Andy Lilienthal

After spending eight years as a camper and four years as a counselor from 1974-1989, Andy left Winnebago for other pastures.  In the years that followed, Andy worked for Outward Bound, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, obtained his masters in International Development, and subsequently focused on sustainable development projects in Central America, the Caribbean and domestically as an AmeriCorps staff member. In September 2000, he returned to Winnebago. After three years of transitioning with his father Phil, Andy became the Director in 2003.

As a third-generation owner, Andy brings not only his love of camp but a strong background in experiential education and youth development to Winnebago.  His energetic and caring leadership, his eye toward the future while upholding Winnebago’s core traditions and philosophies combine to maintain a high standard of excellence.  Andy’s work in the camping world extends outside of Winnebago.  He chaired a national committee for the American Camping Association (ACA), served as an elected board member to the Association of Independent Camps (AIC) and is the former president of the Maine Youth Camping Foundation (MYCF).

Andy’s family is a very active part of camp. His wife Laura, a board certified pediatrician, is the Camp Medical Director and oversees the health center. Their oldest son, Levi, is a Winnebago camper and son Rafe, a future camper.