Mike Hughes is returning for his second season as the director of our SPLIT program. He has been an integral part of Summer Place for eleven seasons. He served first as a counselor, and then as a unit leader for six years. He is a high school English teacher in Hartford and was a varsity track and field coach while working in Canton. Blair Wlochowski, a West Hartford teacher with years of Summer Place Learning the Ropes experience, instructs the challenge activities. In addition, college-age counselors experienced in working with older campers are assigned to the program. A staff medical team includes an on-site registered nurse and an on-call physician.