Meet the Directors

BRIAN WITT

Brian Witt

Uncle Brian Witt has been part of the Arrowhead family for over 30 years. He started here as a camper in 1984 and has been here every year since. Before working at Arrowhead, Brian graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelors in Human Development. Upon graduating, Brian moved back to Pennsylvania where he received his master’s in Elementary education from West Chester University while being a TSS for autistic children. Brian then taught 4th grade in the Avon Grove School district for 8 years before becoming full time at Arrowhead in 2014. Brian has had many responsibilities at Arrowhead including a junior counselor, counselor, pool director, intermediate camp director, senior camp director and now is the head director at Arrowhead Day Camp. He has taken the knowledge given to him by his mother and uncle, Aunt Ellen and Uncle Howie, and continues their passion and enthusiasm every day. You will not meet a more devoted person to this camp and your children. Brian knows every aspect of camping and will go above and beyond for all his campers at Arrowhead.
Randy Straff

Randy Straff

Uncle Randy did his undergraduate work at University of Pittsburgh and earned his Masters degree at Temple University. He is a teacher at Philadelphia High School for Girls where he teaches Honors English and Film Study. Uncle Randy is the director of senior camp and of the junior counselors and loves his responsibilities at a place that he likes to call his second home. Uncle Randy has been with ARROWHEAD in various capacities for over 35 years. Uncle Randy knows Arrowhead like the back of his hand and is so excited to be giving back to a place that has brought him so much happiness and memories over the years. Uncle Randy looks forward to seeing everyone at the start of each & every summer!
Kristen Cheney

Kristen Cheney

Aunt Kristen Cheney received her Bachelor's degree of education from the University of Delaware and her Master's degree from Cabrini College. Currently, Aunt Kristen is a third grade teacher in the West Chester Area School District. She previously taught for 19 years in the Upper Darby School District. Aunt Kristen has spent over 30 summers at Arrowhead, as a camper, junior counselor, senior counselor, pool director, camp office administrator, and director of junior and intermediate camp. She is currently the intermediate camp director. Aunt Kristen is also mom to Cole and Keira who both attend Arrowhead as well.
Carrie Chaitt

Carrie Chaitt

Arrowhead is a huge part of who Aunt Carrie Chaitt is considering she has been here since 1985. Aunt Carrie has had a multitude of responsibilities at Arrowhead Day Camp and is now the director of junior camp. Aunt Carrie attended Lafayette College for her degree in biology but decided to go back and get her Master's degree in secondary education at St. Joseph's University. Aunt Carrie has been employed at Upper Darby School District as a biology teacher for over 10 years and now works as the 4th and 5th grade science/social studies instructional coach. Aunt Carrie is currently going to St. Joseph's University for her degree in Educational Leadership. She looks forward every year to the start of a new summer at Camp Arrowhead full of memories & friendship!
Julie Gilbert

Julie Gilbert

As part of the 3rd generation of the Arrowhead family, Aunt Julie is proud to spend every summer at camp. She received her Bachelor's degree in history from the University of Maryland and a post-bachelor's graduate degree in Secondary Education from Temple University. She has been at Arrowhead for over 25 summers in a variety of roles and is now the head of our Transportation Dept. Aunt Julie looks forward to working along side her cousin, Uncle Brian, her Aunt Ellen and her dad, Uncle Howie, along with the Arrowhead family of campers and staff every summer.