Mike Hughes is the director of our SPLIT program. He is returning to The Summer Place for his tenth season, where he served first as a counselor, and then as a unit leader for the past six years. He is a high school English teacher in Hartford and was a varsity track and field coach while working in Canton. Stephen Potter, 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 on-call physician.