Nikko Gagnon

Camp Director & Teacher-Naturalist

Nikko smiles in the snow during an after school program with kids (photo: Ben Conant)Nicolette “Nikko” (she/her) grew up in eastern New Hampshire, becoming acquainted with the outdoors during summer camping trips throughout the northeast. She planned on spending¬†her adult life wandering in the forest collecting data, but fate stepped in when she was tasked with guiding a local school group for the National Park Service while on Alcatraz. For the last 9 years Nikko has been learning about or teaching¬†environmental education: first in Maine as a field teacher and eventually as Assistant Director at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond, then in the beautiful ecosystems of British Columbia as Program Coordinator at the Cheakamus Centre, and other places in between.

Nikko graduated with a BS in Environmental Science: Ecosystems from the University of New Hampshire and an MS in Environmental Studies: Environmental Education from Antioch University New England. She enjoys exploring nature through hiking, rock climbing, and skiing.