Meet the Southwoods Team
The Southwoods Team has dedicated their professional lives to empowering children. Between them they have more than 45 years of teaching and camp experience.
Steven Bluth - Owner/Director
Steven and his wife, Jocelyn, have two daughters and reside in Westchester County, NY. Steven has spent 30 years in the camping industry, during which time he has held many leadership roles including Administrator and Athletic Director. Prior to working at Southwoods, he held positions at several prestigious private schools, Riverdale Country School and Fieldston school in NY, as well as Trinity Preparatory School in FL. Steven is passionate about coaching basketball, playing tennis in his free time, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes!
Johnny Reinke - Camp Administrator, Boys Head Counselor
Johnny was born just outside Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of Missouri State University where he received a B.S. in Middle School Education with an emphasis in Science and Language Arts. Johnny joined the Southwoods family in 2004 as a cabin specialist. He has since been a group leader, and is currently the Boys Head Counselor. Johnny has worked with all ages of boys side and is very excited about working with new families in the winter office. Besides a passion in child development, he loves NY and KC sports, exercising, a nice dessert, and just being around friends and family.
Adam Kaufman - Director of Operations and Staffing
Adam was born and raised just outside Burlington, Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in business and economics. Adam has spent every summer of his life on Paradox Lake with his family and joined the Camp Southwoods team in 2011 as a watersports instructor. Adam has held many role at Southwoods including assistant waterfront director, super senior trip director and now serves at Camp Southwoods year-round Director of Operations and Staffing. In his free time, Adam can be found skiing and enjoying time outside.