Sebago Leadership Camp helps boys in grades five through eight advance in the qualities essential to any man of character: a strong faith, a spirit of service, a commitment to excellence. Our campers learn about what it takes to be a leader and to grow in maturity in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
The camp is sponsored by Sebago Leadership Camp, Inc. The spiritual activities of the camp are entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Roman Catholic Church.
To learn about other programs for young men, please visit the Chestnut Hill Center website at chestnuthillcenter.org.
The directors of the camp are professional men who have many years of experience running character-building activities for young men.
John Paul Lechner teaches at Sparhawk Academy, a new school for boys in grades 3 through 8. Before moving to Boston, he worked at The Heights School, where he taught mainly English, Latin, and Spanish in the 7th grade and mentored scores of boys in his nine years there. He enjoys his newfound adventures in gardening and tending chickens.
Alex Ortiz has been involved in the camp for a number of years, starting with being a Sebago camp counselor when he was in high school. He went on to mentor students at the South Bronx Educational Foundation before graduating from Boston University's engineering program. He now works as an engineer for Diamond Diagnostics.
Raymond Le Grand has been involved in the camp ever since he moved to Boston. He has served as a teacher, mentor, and administrator. He is excited to be leading the CIT program this year.
Fr. John Grieco is a priest of Opus Dei and lives in Newton, MA. We are happy to have him returning as our Chaplain. He enjoys music and makes a mean stromboli.
Dr. John Barravecchio practices Internal Medicine in Hyde Park and joins us as our camp doctor for the seventh time this summer.
Don Pacific has coached hockey for over 30 years at every level, professional, Olympic, college, high school and youth. Coach Don returns this summer for his fifteenth year on the camp. He is the father of two and lives in Hudson, MA.
Board of Trustees
The board of trustees are professional men who have many years of experience running character-building activities.
Dave Reilly is the father of seven. Dave and his wife make their home in Medfield, MA. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as golfing and cycling.
Jim St. Thomas is the father of four and lives in Cumberland, RI. He is a Senior Vice President Commercial Banking at Santander Bank, based in Providence. Jim enjoys exercising, golf, and working on home improvements.
Bob Sylvain lives in Newton and served as the day-to-day director of the Sebago Leadership Camp for fourteen years before passing on the torch to the next generation. He helped start Sparhawk Academy, an independent school for boys in grades 3 through 8, and now serves as its first head of school. He enjoys playing the banjo and guitar.