Our Mission

We produce multi- and single-day camps in the mountains of Western Massachusetts with an emphasis on fitness to inspire badassery, mindfulness to inspire centeredness, and intentional groups to inspire meaningful relationships in women at various stages in their lives. We offer a strong, specific curriculum and guided introspection designed to focus on mental, emotional, and physical states of our own exceptional identities. We promote inclusivity and empowerment of self and others.

The camps are all-inclusive, featuring nutritious meals with attention to specific dietary needs, lodging in the most beautiful parts of New England, and curated programs. Each camp includes fitness classes, yoga, hiking adventures, women’s circles, s’mores, arts 'n crafts, and dance parties.

A portion of the proceeds of each camp reservation will go toward sending girls involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County to summer camp. We acknowledge our shared responsibility to invest in the next generation of women leaders.

Meet Our Team

Katie Lipsmeyer

Chief Glow Officer

Katie is a connector, an advocate, an explorer, a mother, and an entrepreneur. She is an award-winning personal trainer, fitness instructor, business owner, and event planner. She combines her passions for health and wellness, meaningful events, and human connection in this venture. She believes in the unstoppable force that women create when they come together, share their life’s wisdom, and find support in each other. She seeks to urge women to find their individual and collective voices at a crucial time in history.

Facebook: @ktlips
Instagram: @ktlipsmeyer

Ana Devlin Gauthier

Leadership Director

Ana's work centers around finding and creating leadership and community through authenticity, challenge, and joy. Her areas of expertise include teambuilding and leadership development for women, as well as organizations. Ana's approach centers around participants pushing their comfort zones in a collaborative environment, to achieve what they did not think previously possible. With Camp Glow It Up, Ana will be working with campers on establishing group unity and personal strength through a variety of initiatives, activities, and processing moments.

Instagram: @anadevlingauthier
Twitter: @ana_gauthier

Jennifer Therkelsen

Fun Director

Jennifer is the event coordinator at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and a Spinning instructor at 50/50 Fitness Nutrition. She also a competitor and Fundraising Manager for Pioneer Valley Jump Rope. Her podcast, "Let Us Eat Cake" is due to launch in 2019. Once upon a time, Jennifer was the Arts & Crafts Director and then Program Director for Camp Howe. She is thrilled to bring the fun to Camp Glow it Up!

Read her abandoned blog and let her know what you want her to write about next: https://wifefumble.wordpress.com/

Instagram: @wifefumble

Kim Lindner

Camp Photographer

Kim Lindner has had a camera in her hand since the age of 6 going from guinea pig and doll set ups, to the family vacation photographer. When her brother decided to put her skills to use to document his wedding in 2010 it launched this little business that she calls Time Bandit Photography that keeps her busy with both wedding and family photography. She is obsessed with capturing time and light and the pieces of memories attached to them. She also keeps herself busy with co-owning Hillside Pizza, hiking, yoga, traveling and loving up on her family.

www.timebandit-photography.com

Instagram: @timebanditphoto
Facebook: @timebanditphoto

Brenna Werme

Yoga Instructor

Brenna believes deeply in the power of women and women’s bodies. She is a Chiropractor and certified Embodyoga® teacher and has been practicing yoga for nearly two decades. She is so moved to be able to use her skills to help people connect to their breath and bodies, and she been blessed to witness the transformations, not only physical—but mental, emotional, and spiritual—that result. In all of her work she seeks deeply to educate her clients about the importance of a healthy balanced spine and nervous system as well as an attention to the body’s fascinating anatomy and physiology.

www.embodiedchiropractic.com
Facebook: @EmbodiedChiropracticandFamilyWellness
Instagram: @brennahagen, @embodiedchiropractic

Megan Dobro

Leadership Facilitator

Megan Dobro is a biology professor at Hampshire College and mom to 1-year-old Arlo. She has an extensive background in leadership training and education and will be helping to facilitate sessions at the Show Your Glow and Glow Like a Mother Camps. She will also be providing our camps with fancy china as the owner of The Borrowed Teacup, a vintage china rental company.

www.megandobro.com

Twitter: @micro_megan

Sarah Durr

Camp Photographer & Yoga Instructor

Sarah is a storyteller. Through the written word, yoga, and photography, Sarah's passion is to enable herself and others to be authentically heard. She teaches yoga from an empathetic core, encouraging students to explore their personal edge while fostering self-acceptance. Sarah believes the holistic benefits of yoga can empower an individual to be a light in the world—and this kind of empowered living should be available to everyone. Sarah is honored to be a part of Camp Glow it Up, where she will lead mindful yoga sessions, and capture the raw spirit of camp from behind her camera lens.

www.theolivetree.photography

Instagram: @Sarahkaytoday
Facebook: @theolivetreephotography