Our Directors

Camp Directors Carolyn and Jed Dorfman

Camp Walt Whitman has been run by our family since 1948. We believe that the warm and caring environment we provide is responsible for the fact that almost 90% of our campers return each summer. As the 3rd generation in our family to run Walt Whitman, we take tremendous pride in what we do.

Jed Dorfman became a Director of Camp Walt Whitman in September 2005. Prior to becoming a director, Jed worked at CWW for 10 years, including five years as the Assistant Director.

Jed is a graduate of Emory University and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management where he received the Dean's Award for Leadership. Jed is a former middle school and high school teacher, and is one of the founders and directors of America's Camp.

Carolyn Dorfman joined Jed as Director of Camp Walt Whitman in September 2006.

Prior to becoming a director, Carolyn worked as the Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation in New York City. Carolyn spent seven years in Knoxville, Tennessee first graduating with a Masters Degree in Sports Management from the University of Tennessee and then working as Assistant Athletic Director for the Women's Athletic Department. Carolyn played four years of collegiate basketball at Dalhousie University where she graduated with a degree in Recreational Management.

Carolyn's prior camp experience includes working as the Director of Glencoe Day Camp and many summers coaching at basketball and volleyball camps throughout the US and Canada.

Carolyn and Jed are joined each summer at camp by their three children, who have been able to experience the magic of Walt Whitman every summer of their lives.