Camp Administration

Camp Director

Lexi Bardos

Lexi will be returning to us in 2022 for her 17th summer and her 4th year in her role of Camp Director.

Lexi joined the Camp Claire family as a camper in 2006 and completed both our LIT and CIT programs. Lexi has held many roles in her years as a staff member, including various program area director positions, Program Director, LIT/CIT Director and Assistant Director.

Lexi’s enthusiasm and love for nature, combined with her passion for empowering others and promoting youth development, have driven her aspirations to be a camp professional. She is motivated and determined to give today’s campers the opportunities and skills that a positive, inclusive, and accepting summer camp experience can provide!

Lexi holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and a BS in Special Education from the University of Connecticut. When not at Camp Claire, Lexi teaches Special Education at Haddam-Killingworth Middle School.


Assistant Camp Director

Caroline Sirna

Sirna will be returning to us in 2022 for her 12th summer and her 1st summer in the role of Assistant Director and 4th summer as the CIT/LIT Director.

Sirna first attended Camp Claire as a camper in 2010 and later completed both the LIT and CIT programs. As a staff member, Sirna has held roles as our Arts and Crafts director as well as our CIT/LIT director.

Sirna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological Sciences from the University of Connecticut and is pursuing a future in adolescent and child clinical psychology.

Sirna has always considered Camp Claire a second home and strives to continue to provide a safe and encouraging environment for children to foster creativity and personal growth in a natural setting.



Lisa Gaskin

Lisa will be returning to us in 2022 for her 7th summer as Registrar. She previously served on Camp Claire’s Board of Directors from 2013 to 2019.

Lisa’s grandparents owned a summer cottage on Oakland Avenue and that is where, at the age of 7, her love of Camp Claire began. She transferred that love to her son by sending him off to our residential camp as soon as he was old enough and he is now a senior counselor and Waterfront Director with us!

Lisa holds a BS in Elementary Education from Pace University as well as an MSE in Elementary Education from Long Island University.

“I am so excited to be returning to Camp Claire for another wonderful summer! Camp Claire is my happy place, and I am always striving to share this hidden gem.” – Lisa