Nancy W. Garren is a life-long Cape Codder. After earning her bachelor’s degree at Skidmore College in New York, Nancy returned to Cape Cod to make her family’s business her life’s work. For 40 years, Nancy led Cape Cod Sea Camps Inc., her family’s third-generation recreational camp in Brewster. For 99 years, CCSC welcomed children, ages 4-17, from across the United States and around the world to its day- and resident-summer camp programs. In addition, CCSC rented its facilities to congregations, schools, sports teams, families, and other groups during the off-season. Nancy retired in 2021 as the camp’s CEO/Executive Director. Currently, the family business includes a hospitality property, Linger Longer by the Sea in Brewster.
Serving on The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod’s Board of Directors since 1993, Nancy chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Enterprise Risk Committee. She has been involved in most areas of the bank, lending her knowledge and insight as a small, local business owner. She has held board and committee positions at the regional and national levels of the American Camp Association, and she’s been a member of the Massachusetts Camping Association and the Cape Cod Association of Children’s Camps. Nancy and her husband met at camp, live in Brewster, and have two sons who married their camp sweethearts. They have six grandchildren who also live on Cape.