Music and Special Events Director Joel Peckham Jr. returned to Manitou in 2004. He began his tenure at camp in 1970, as a camper and later as a counselor. He is a professor of American Literature at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. He spearheaded the development of Manitou’s music program and camp band. He also runs several unique special events and evening activities. Joining Joel at camp are his wife Rachel and son Darius.