Todd A. Goodwin: That was a “Good Wun” and Good Wins.
At the Fitchburg Historical Society
Storyteller and games leader, Todd Goodwin blends his experiences in camping, education and theater to provide a memorable and unique experience for audiences and participants of all ages.
Mr. Goodwin began his career as a story teller while a camper, counselor and director of Camp Monomonac in Rindge, NH. Around the campfire there are no loudspeakers, costumes or sets, just the face and voice of the teller who uses the imagination to take you to different places in time and space. Mr. Goodwin creates many of the stories he tells from his camping back ground and growing up as a New England Yankee. He adds to his repertoire from literature and multi-cultural traditions and the blessings and challenges of everyday life.
He sings and plays the harmonica to create a complete “campfire” experience that can be enjoyed anywhere people gather, indoor or out.
If you have a campfire ring or outdoor spot, even better!
Growing up in the woods and hills of Fitchburg, in the heart of New England, Mr. Goodwin played many traditional children’s games; he also learned many from his years in camping, sports and teaching. He can lead cooperative games and competitive games or just some old fashioned, fun games.
Mr. Goodwin has degrees in education and history from Fitchburg State College and he has been teaching at the Applewild School for more than thirty five years. While Associate Director of Bement Camp and Conference Center he trained with the New Games Foundation and he has attended numerous workshops by Project Adventure, the American Camp Association and the Association of Independent Schools of NE.
Mr. Goodwin has directed many play and games session for schools, churches, youth groups and camps. He has conducted staff training programs for teachers, child care providers and camp staff members. He has shared his stories at libraries, schools, Senior Centers, and for a number of civic organizations. He has performed his unique campfire program for Twin Cities First Night, Sturbridge First Night, First Night Worcester and the Museum of Our National Heritage.