Athletic Director Joel Peckham has worked at Manitou for more than 40 years, coaching the camp’s outstanding varsity baseball team to its legendary 56-game winning streak. He coaches basketball and baseball at Sharon High School in Sharon, MA and is a member of the Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame. He also leads the popular College League event. Joel is an avid Red Sox fan and Manitou’s replica of Fenway Park was named Peckham Park in his honor.
His wife, Jeanne Peckham, a gymnastics and dance instructor, coordinates the Manitou waterski program. She was the instrumental force behind the couple’s attendance at Manitou in 1970.
After attending summer camp in Maine as a child, she convinced her new husband that their family should do the same. The Peckhams have three children who each spent their childhood summers at Manitou. They now have two grandchildren at Manitou.