Medical Staff

Heidi Gillespie and Olivia

Heidi Gillespie: Medical Director/Night and Weekend Nurse

When she’s not at camp Thorpe, Heidi is a Clinical Nurse Supervisor for the Maternal Child Health division of the VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region. She’s been a nurse for 5 years and was working in health care for 9 years prior to that.

Heidi’s family at home consists of 7 children, 6 grandchildren, and 3 dogs. She has also been working as a professional photographer for 17 years. In her SPARE TIME, nurse Heidi likes to do crafts, go camping, kayaking, traveling with her family and she loves to read! Each year she travels to Honduras as part of a group of nurses that brings medical care to areas where there is no access to Healthcare. She sponsors two children from an Orphanage there and looks forward each spring to visiting them when she is in their country.

Joining her again this year is Olivia! Olivia is 13 years old and has been coming to Camp Thorpe with her mom since the summer of 2014 when she was 9 years old! Olivia loves crafts, swimming, camping, reading and helping others! This spring Olivia will be traveling to Honduras with her mom and will work with the. Hold ten teaching about dental care! She loves Camp Thorpe and hopes to one day work here as a counselor herself!


Katie Giles: Day Nurse

Katie is a native Vermonter and could not be more excited to return to Camp Thorpe this summer! She is currently working as a registered nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and will be filling in on day shifts at camp as much as she possibly can.

When not nursing you may find Katie busting a move on the dance floor or participating in skit night. She also enjoys hiking, biking and travelling.