Bill Southwick became a JMG in 1981 while a camper at Camp O-AT-KA, following his sister, who was a JMG from Camp Bendito. Bill’s son and two daughters are all Junior Maine Guides, and his oldest daughter became a Registered Maine Guide with him in 2021.
A longtime camp trip leader, Bill joined the JMG staff in 1991. In addition to leading trips and working with JMG candidates, he served as O-AT-KA’s camp director for five summers.
When not in the woods, Bill is an educational consultant, helping students and families find their best fit schools and colleges.
Bill believes the JMG program is one of the few places in our culture where adolescents are able to make independent decisions and take responsibility for their actions in meaningful ways.