Our Directors

Our year round leadership team consists of the owners/directors, Kristie Thomas and Jessie Tredinnick, joined by Kim Van Woeart, director.  Summer time boasts additional amazing leadership team members like our age division supervisors.  Together we form a team with numerous years of experience in the special education field as well as the world of camp and summer programs. 

Our priority is to know and respect each child’s individual needs, talents, interests, and challenges. We provide a personalized approach unlike any other camp. We’re here to provide an environment rich in opportunities and to ensure that every camper can reach his or her full potential and have a fantastic, unforgettable experience.

Kristie Thomas, Owner & Director

Kristie started at Harbor Haven as an assistant counselor in the summer of 2009 and instantly fell in love with all it offered to campers and staff. She has spent every summer since serving Harbor Haven and its campers in various capacities (everything from counselor, one-to-one, supervisor, program coordinator, and finally to assistant director). Outside of Harbor Haven, Kristie has a B.A. in History from Rutgers University (with minors in Education and Psychology) and has Ed.M. degrees in Social Studies Education K-12 and Educational Leadership. She teaches United States History full time for the South Orange Maplewood School District, both in general education and inclusion settings. Kristie, along with Jessie Tredinnick, took over as owner and director of Harbor Haven in early 2022. She is looking forward to so many more wonderful summers with Harbor Haven!



Jessie Tredinnick, Owner & Director

Jessie learned about Harbor Haven through her brother, who attended the summers of ‘97 and ‘98. She started working at camp in the summer of 2011 as a one-to-one counselor.  While completing college, Jessie continued to work at Harbor Haven in the summers filling many roles from counselor, to supervisor, to program coordinator, and head of the LIFE program. Outside of camp, Jessie has bachelor degrees in Pre-K-6th grade Special Education and Anthropology. She has been a special education preschool teacher for 6 years in the Bridgewater Raritan District and absolutely loves it. Jessie has loved Harbor Haven and it’s campers since she began. Camp has always been a second home for Jessie and she is excited to take over as co-owner and director with Kristie and continue to improve and grow Harbor Haven.





Kim Van Woeart, Director

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation Administration and a number of years’ experience working in that field at camps and other facilities serving children, Kim was a natural choice for this position when she was hired in 2013.  From the start, Kim's dedication and understanding of Harbor Haven keeps it's daily operations working at the highest standars. Staff members, parents, and most importantly our campers rely on and credit Kim for knowing most aspects of Harbor Haven completely.  Kim has also been our Certified Pool Operator for the past few years.  We are truly grateful to have Kim on our leadership team.