Rachel Mears is a mother of four who’s love for NEMC started when she was first a camper in 1989. After being a camper
as a percussionist for several years, she became a counselor during summers while studying Child Development at Cornell University.
Her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from John Carroll University and teaching career allowed Rachel to returned to camp as Assistant Girl’s Counselor for a few summers before becoming a mother. While she has never gone a summer since 1989 without visiting NEMC, Rachel is thrilled to be back as Head Girl’s Counselor after having to sit on the sidelines while her children enjoyed being campers. Rachel brings the unique perspective of having lived
many different roles at camp. She can see things from the perspective of being a camper, counselor, Head Counselor, alumni, and most importantly, as a parent. During the school year in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Rachel teaches preschool and serves as a personal driver for her sons, Logan, Cooper and Tucker for their involved hockey, lacrosse, and baseball schedules. When she is not at a hockey rink or a field you can find her at the dance studio while Tatum, her daughter, dances her little heart out.