Arrow Wood Leadership


Matt Linick

Matt has been hooked on the camp experience since he was nine years old and attended his first sleepaway camp in the Berkshires. Matt attended the University of Michigan and graduated from the School of Kinesiology with a degree in Sports Management. While Matt’s career has included investment management, business consulting, and event production, it’s his passion for camping that has motivated him to build Camp Arrow Wood and to inspire the next generation of campers. During his time as a former high school and college basketball coach, Matt worked with many athletes from six-year-olds to professionals. Matt’s wife, Stacy, and daughter, Megan, are both lifelong campers themselves.


Stacey Decter

Stacey grew up in New Jersey as a lover of all sports and all things camp. She attended day camps and overnight camps in New Jersey and New Hampshire, and always knew that experience would lead her to work in the camping industry. Since attending Indiana University, her commitment to influencing children outside of the classroom has led Stacey to explore and manage all different types of camp programs in both the private and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about the camp experience for all children and their families and brings decades of experience to Camp Arrow Wood. Outside of work, Stacey enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible, stays active through yoga and exploring NYC, and loves trying new restaurants.


Steve Bluth

Steve is a lifelong athlete, teacher, coach, and mentor who has spent his entire life fostering teamwork and helping children reach their full potential. He was a 3-sport college athlete at the University of Arizona and Quinnipiac University, and he loved his master’s program in sports psychology at Springfield College.

Steve brings decades of camp experience to Arrow Wood as the former Owner/Director of Camp Southwoods (in Paradox, NY) and with 30 years at Camp Wah-Nee (in Torrington, CT) in numerous leadership roles—including 10 years as Girls’ Athletic Director/Administrator. Steve also served as a high school athletic director for 25 years and a varsity basketball, baseball, tennis, and softball coach. He worked for prestigious institutions such as the Ethical Culture Fieldston School and the Riverdale Country School in New York City, as well as Trinity Prep School in Winter Park, FL. To his core, Steve loves sports and the values that are taught by competing either individually or as a team. He looks forward to many teachable moments and a whole lot of fun with the Camp Arrow Wood family. And while sports are what makes him tick, what makes his heart beat are his wife, Jocelyn; his daughters, Nicole and Stefanie, both long time campers; and their dog, Rudy.


Stacy Linick

After retiring from a nearly 25-year career as a leader in the healthcare provider industry, Stacy joined Arrow Wood to support her husband’s lifelong dream of operating a sleepaway camp. The camping industry is not unfamiliar to Stacy, however, having spent her youth as a camper and counselor, and as the mother of a camper (and now counselor) for many years. She now puts her years of leadership, operations and performance improvement, people development, and project management experience to work by leading much of the “behind the scenes” work that makes operating Arrow Wood possible.

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