Ken Cotton, Executive Director
Lesley University: Masters of Education, Elementary Levels 1-6
Ithaca College: Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Ken comes to Bauercrest with 13 years of professional experience in the field of childhood development. He was a teacher at Kennedy Middle School in Natick from 2003-2016. He coached high school boys’ lacrosse in Framingham from 2002-2014, and has been the President of Framingham Youth Lacrosse since 2010.
Ken has an impressive and extensive background in camping. He spent the last 13 summers at JCC Camp Kingswood in Bridgton, Maine. Throughout his tenure at Kingswood, Ken served in a variety of leadership roles, including Assistant Director, Athletic Director, Waterfront Director, and Unit Head.
Ken’s love of overnight camp began at Camp Naticook in Merrimack, New Hampshire, where he spent nine years as a camper and staff member.
“Camp has always played an important role in my life and that of my family,” Ken said. “I feel like I have spent the last 13 years of my career preparing for this incredible opportunity. When I was growing up, I would hear my Bauercrest friends talk about the ‘Big House’ and ‘The Hill.’ On my first visit, I could literally feel decades of stories permeating the atmosphere. With a camp that is so steeped in tradition, and with alumni who are so supportive, I couldn’t be more excited to call this place my second home. My plan is to embrace these traditions while exploring new ways to make Bauercrest even better.”
Ken lives in Framingham with his wife, Dyan. Their son Jake is a junior at Ithaca and Jared is a freshman at UMaine. The Cottons are active members of Temple Beth Am in Framingham. In his free time, Ken likes to golf, go to the beach, watch “Game of Thrones,” and hang out with his dogs, Daisy and Jessie.
If you have any questions for Ken about camp or anything else, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacy Pollack, Camp Relations Director/Camp Mom
Tufts University: Bachelor of Arts in Child Study and English; Concentration in Creative Writing
Stacy married into the Bauercrest family, as her husband Micah is a Bauercrest alum. Their two boys, Max and Jaden, are current campers at the Crest. Stacy did not go to overnight camp as a child. However, her career in marketing and special events, her love of writing, and her attraction to all things wonderfully chaotic make her a perfect fit for the role of Camp Mom. Last summer was Stacy’s first on the Hillside. She works tirelessly year-round to ensure that our parents’ experiences with Bauercrest are just as amazing as our campers’. Stacy writes our Camp Mom blog. She also creates photo montage videos to songs the campers have never heard before but the parents love.
In her free time, Stacy acts like she has a show on HGTV, as she is always in the middle of a do-it-yourself project that makes her husband very anxious. She has been riding in the Pan Mass Challenge benefiting the Jimmy Fund since 2010; she is very committed to this cause. The Pollacks are active members of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. Stacy is an avid Springsteen fan, yet does not enjoy hearing anyone’s stories about meeting him or touching him from the Pit at his concerts.
Stacy is happy to talk to you about camp, your child, or anything else. You can reach her at email@example.com, or on her cell at 781-205-9625.