At Tamarack Farm, our staff are at least 22 years of age. Guided by mature, skilled staff, campers who are ages 15 to 17 are given many opportunities for meaningful responsibility.

For more information on becoming staff at TF explore the Employment section of our website to complete an application. Applicants should be conscientious, responsible, and community-minded people who value and enjoy working with teens.


Amy Bowen
Tamarack Farm Director & Director of Programming
Amy Bowen has spent most of her life in New England exploring and playing on its hills and mountains. She studied English, theology, and Spanish at Gordon College, where she later coached volleyball and basketball for a total of 11 seasons. She led backpacking trips in the Adirondacks for the La Vida Outdoor Education and Leadership program for nine years where she fell in love with experiential/ adventure-based learning and the growth that can result from creating safe arenas for people to push themselves. During this time, she received her master's degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction from Northeastern University. She also facilitated discussions on justice issues for a non-profit, Sport in Society. Recently, she lived in Los Angeles and helped design and build a youth program at an urban farm. This experience helped her implement her love of experiential learning and community building along with the powerful component of meaningful work. She loves backpacking, knitting, fly-fishing, reading, back-country skiing, canoeing, playing basketball and volleyball, and spending time with her family (her husband, Sten; daughter, Seven; and son, Isaiah).