Meet Our Camp Director: Kim Watson


Kim Watson

Hi, my name is Kim Watson and I am the Site Director for ESF Chestnut Hill. I grew up in Royersford, PA and have always had a passion for camp. I began working for ESF in the summer of 2015 in Chester Springs, PA, as the Aquatics Support Specialist and went on to serve as the Aquatic Director in 2016. I joined the ESF Executive Team in September 2017 as the Afterschool Coordinator at the Episcopal Academy and the Summer of 2018 I was the Day Camp Director at Norwood – Fontbonne Academy! The following summer in 2019, I became the Assistant Site Director at Episcopal Academy before becoming the Site Director at ESF at Norwood Fontbonne Academy and Chestnut Hill College in 2022. I graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Outside of summer camps, I have worked with children in many different capacities; I have been a swim coach for many years as well as a rugby coach. Prior to working with ESF Full-time, I was the Operations and Member Service Manager for LA Fitness.

What do you love about working at ESF?

I love the energy that camp brings each and every day for our campers and staff! 

What is your favorite camp tradition?

Wacky Wednesday’s are my absolute favorite! 

What is an ESF fun fact about you?

In 2021 I became the Director of Events for our Phillies Phantasy Camp, which happens  every year in January! 

What is the most unique/interesting job you have had outside of ESF?

I was an intern for USA Rugby in Boulder, Colorado where I was the Team Office Manager for the 2016 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series tournament where I worked with 12 international teams.

What is your favorite quote?

“If you’re not a leader on the bench, don’t call yourself a leader on the field. You’re either a leader everywhere or nowhere” – Abby Wambach 

What is one of your guilty pleasures?

I love going to SoulCycle! 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

The ability to control the weather!