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Mission

EAGLES/EDGE empowers girls and boys to learn, thrive, and master new skills in an atmosphere that fosters friendships and a growth mindset. Our summer day camp program, academic classes, sports camps, and specialty camps offer wide-ranging opportunities for young people ages 5 to 18 to gain self-confidence and develop their personal edge on the path to becoming their best selves.

EAGLES/EDGE STAFF

Ryan Bird ’02, Director of Auxiliary Programs

Ryan Bird oversees all of the EAGLES/EDGE programs. A hands-on leader with coaching experience at the youth, high school and college levels, he likes to create opportunities for young people to try new adventures and improve their skills. “Knowing that you can impact their lives in those important developmental years is very rewarding,” says the North Andover native and University of Maine graduate. He’s always up for a game of pick-up basketball with his son, and loves spending time with his family, working out, and hiking with his dog.

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Joe Bernier, Summer Camps Director

Joe Bernier comes to Camp Christopher and EAGLES/EDGE after a decade of experience in summer camp programs and independent schools from Texas to Maine and Massachusetts. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, he shares our enthusiasm creating the best possible summer experience for campers, parents, and staff.

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About St. John’s

Founded on the Xaverian values of compassion, humility, simplicity, trust, and zeal, St. John’s Prep educates young men in grades 6 through 12 to stand for good in the world. In small classes led by dynamic and caring teachers, students go for the deeper understanding – of themselves, their classmates, and the world beyond St. John’s. And it’s good that unites students from 80 communities, two states, and different backgrounds into one brotherhood and a global network of 15,000 graduates.

St. John’s is an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. Inspired by servant leadership – the belief that each of us is capable of influencing any situation for the good of others – St. John’s empowers students to grow in faith and wisdom, promote human dignity, act with compassion and integrity, pursue justice and peace, and live lives of service to society.

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