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.