Founder and Executive Director
Don is a lifelong naturalist, outdoor educator, and psychotherapist, focusing on the unique growth and development of everyone. In 1974, Don founded Nature Camps, Inc. (formerly Don Webb Nature Camp or DWNC). Don's Quaker background, his love for nature, and his deep regard for children of all learning styles have led to the creation of nurturing and joyful learning environments for children and families from Vermont to Maryland.
Don holds Master degrees from Antioch University New England: MA, Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT); MA, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). He is a graduate of Rutgers University, The New York Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training, and The New York Focusing Institute.
Don was in VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) in Norfolk, VA; later working as an Appalachian Volunteer - Community Organizer and as a Teaching Principal in a one-room schoolhouse in Eastern Appalachia (Kentucky). He taught on the elementary, secondary, and college levels for forty-eight years. Don founded Whispering Oaks School, Inc. a one-room country schoolhouse in White Hall, Maryland. Locally, he taught at the Gilman School, The Jemicy School, Whispering Oaks, Inc. and Havre de Grace High School.
Don serves on the Board of Directors for Spoutwood Farm Center, currently as Chairman. He has previously served on the regional and national Board of Directors for the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is a Certified Focusing Psychotherapist.