Patrick “Pat” Cleary

Patrick “Pat” Cleary

Camp Wing Resident Camp Director

Pat has worked for Crossroads for over 30 years, holding positions such as counselor, village director, day camp director, Camp Mitton director, assistant director at Camp Wing, and now currently Camp Wing resident camp director. In addition to his summers at Crossroads, Pat works full-time as an administrator for Boston Public Schools at Tech Boston Academy. As camp director, Pat’s responsibilities include overseeing, implementing, and continually developing the summer camp program with a focus on meeting strategic program goals, ensuring that all programming is run in a fun and safe manner that adheres to the Massachusetts Board of Health and American Camping Association (ACA) requirements, inspires seasonal staff to achieve programmatic goals for all initiatives, leads and oversees training, supervision, and coaching of seasonal staff, and Camp Wing DJ.

Pat is also responsible for The Cleary Challenge, which was created to honor his dad, Paul Cleary. The Paul Cleary Challenge is committed to providing children from at-risk neighborhoods with a safe, nurturing, and positive summer. We offer a summer free from fear, violence and worries. A summer full of friends, fun, and success. With a little help from our friends we will provide “our kids” with a place to swim, boat, perform, learn and grow. Most importantly, we will provide an opportunity for kids to be kids! Since the Cleary Challenge started in 2005, they have been able to send over 1000 kids to camp. Pat holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst, a master’s degree in Education from Eastern Nazarene, and an  Advanced Graduate Study in School Administration from Bridgewater State University.