Nobles Day Camp Activity Staff 2021

Our staff is the heart and soul of Nobles Day Camp. They bring enthusiasm and experience. They are teachers, athletes, musicians, artists, dancers, mentors, students and parents. The connections they form with campers and with each other create the close-knit community that keeps so many coming back year after year. Click on each link or scroll down to meet our activity staff.

Archery

Arts and Crafts

Beading

Boats/Fishing

Clay

Dance

Field Sports

Gimp

Gymnastics

Legos

Nature

Outdoor Living Skills

Pix and Flix

Ropes Course

Sewing

Soccer

Swim

Tennis

Theater

Tie Dye

Woodworking 1

Woodworking 2

Archery

Beth, Eric, Jim

Jim Bowes

I am excited for my first summer at NDC! As a former coach, I have many years of experience with different camps and working with young people. I even served as a student counselor when I was in high school at Camp Wing in Duxbury. I have just finished my twentieth year as a history teacher at my alma mater, Milton High School. (Not to be confused with Milton Academy) At Milton High School, I was a football coach for seventeen years before I hung up my whistle to pursue my Masters in Education. My wife and I live in Walpole where our children will be starting third grade, first grade, and preschool this fall. I’m ready for a fun summer at NDC and many more after that!

Beth Ryder

2021 is my 15th summer at Nobles Day Camp. It is my 8th summer soaking up the rays out at Archery. I was a counselor in the 9s for 7 summers before taking a few summers off when I had my daughter. My daughter is now going into her 4th summer here at NDC. During the school year I am a speech therapist in Acushnet Public Schools. My favorite thing about camp is seeing the happiness and joy that camp brings through my daughter’s eyes.

Eric Wu

2017 is my first summer working at Nobles Day Camp but I was a camper at Nobles for 6 years. During the year, I am a student at Needham High School, class of 2019. My favorite part about camp is the energy and excitement the kids bring each and every day!

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Arts and Crafts

Joe Knaus

Joe started working at Nobles in 2014 as one of the 4B Head Counselors and is now the Arts & Crafts Head Counselor.  Joe is an art teacher in the Medfield Public School District, as well as an After School Program teacher during the school year.  Joe enjoyed the sense of community last year as a group counselor and is now enjoying the creativity of his fellow counselors in Arts & Crafts as well as those from Pix & Flix, Photo, Clay, Sewing, and Woodworking.

Olivia Duffy

2021 is my first year working at Nobles Day Camp. I am so excited to be here. I am a former camper and participant of the CIT program. I am a rising high school senior. My favorite thing about camp is seeing everyone around me grow from new experiences.

Tatyana Wynter-Powell

Hi! I am Tatyana and I will be one of your Arts & Crafts teachers! 2021 is my first year at Nobles, but I have been teaching at summer camps since I was 15! I graduated last year from Clark University with Honors in Sociology and this past year I have been working for AmeriCorps at City Year Boston with my Partner Teacher. I helped teach 9th Grade Algebra 1 while also giving SEL (Social Emotional Learning) help when needed! My favorite thing about summer camp is meeting new people, learning new things, challenging myself and . . . NO HOMEWORK!! And I am excited to experience that this summer with all of you as well!! 

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Beading

Angela, Britt

Britt Young

I have enjoyed working with NDC campers to create one-of-kind beading projects since 2015. I have two boys who are at NDC each summer, too. I studied communication and art in undergrad and grad school. During the year I am a program manager for an instrumental music non-profit in the Boston Public Schools.

Angela Dever

2021 is my seventh summer at Nobles and my first year as a staff member was in 2019. Previously, I was a camper and completed the CIT Program. I just graduated Needham High School and will be attending Johnson and Wales for Culinary Science and Product Development!!!! My favorite part about camp is seeing new and returning campers and staff every summer. See our projects! -Back to Top-

Boats

Charlotte, Toby, Chase, Brynn, Tyler

Charlotte Randall

2021 is my tenth summer working here at Nobles, and my eighth summer at Boats. I was also a camper here from 5B through 9s, so I know the camp from both camper and counselor point of view. What keeps me coming back to Nobles are the wonderful people and all the fun we have each and every day. It’s a community in which I feel that I truly belong, and that’s the most wonderful feeling in the world. All year I look forward to these short eight weeks!

Tyler Duffy

2017 is my first year as a part of the NDC staff, but I started as a camper here in 2012. During the year, I am a student at Canton High School. My favorite part of NDC is the sense of family you get when you attend.

Toby Snedecor

My first year on staff at Nobles Day Camp was in 2018. Previously, I spent one summer working the head of field sports at another Massachusetts camp, ten summers volunteering with an international peace education organization in programs around the world, two summers finishing up my master’s degree in French, and five summers as a lifeguard at a lake in Pennsylvania. I teach at Sharon High School during the school year. My favorite thing about camp is the ever-present potential for silliness.

Brynn O’Connor

2021 is my second summer as a Boats counselor at Nobles after being a camper for a few years! I am a rising junior at Hamilton College where I am studying Environmental Studies and am on the crew team. I am looking forward to another summer of boating on the Charles!

Chase Cronin

Fishing

Joe Feintuck

Luke, Joe

I believe 2021 is my 7th year at NDC. During the year, I am a Grade 3 teacher for the Lowell Public Schools. 2021-2022 will be my thirteenth year teaching elementary grade students. After spending 20 years in the Broadcasting and Graphic Design fields, I received my masters in Education from Lesley University. In my free time I love to go river fishing for Carp, hike with my black Lab, and shoot digital photography. Nobles is a great place to work and I love seeing kids of all ages get excited about catching and releasing fish in the Charles River.

Luke Young

Hi, I’m Luke and I work at the boathouse for the fishing activity. 2021 is my 7th year at Nobles and my second year as a counselor. I was a camper here for 4 years, starting in the juniors. Outside of camp I am a rising senior at Boston Latin School. Besides fishing, my favorite things to do outside of camp are play hockey, basketball, and hang out with friends. My favorite part about camp is the environment, full of so many great people having fun on this amazing campus.

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Clay

Shivaun Brenizer

2016 is my first year working at Nobles. I have a BA in sculpture from BU, and I am a full-time mother of three. My favorite thing about camp is that my kids love it and they come to clay.

Lisa Walker

Although 2021 is my first summer working at NDC, both my children were campers who later worked for NDC. Before coming to NDC, I spent my summers teaching pottery and art to students of all ages locally. I am a full time clay artist and instructor, graduating from Skidmore College with a studio art degree.

Melissa Belkin

Hello, my name is Melissa Belkin, and I have been working in the Clay Room at Nobles since 2013.  I am also a Licensed Social Worker in Private Practice. Each summer I look forward to seeing all the wonderful creations the campers make, including my two daughters.  Nobles has amazing staff and is truly a special place to work!

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Dance

Brett, Gigi

Brett Bell

I am the head dance counselor here at NDC. 2018 was my first summer working at Nobles. When I am not at NDC, I work in and around the Boston area, teaching for so many amazing dance schools. Nobles is truly a special camp and I am so excited to come back every summer and share my love of dance with the campers and staff!

Gigi Barucci

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Field Sports

Colin, David, Ryan

Colin Vogelgesang

I am so excited to be starting my first year working at Nobles Day Camp in 2021! I am a 5th grade teacher during the school year, and I love working with kids, playing sports, and coaching. Joining the Sports Staff at NDC combines these interests perfectly! My own children will be attending Nobles this summer, and they could not be more excited themselves! It’s going to be great summer!

David Foster

2021 will be first year at Nobles Day Camp! I am excited to work with my fellow activity staff as well as the campers. When I’m not at camp, I am college student and avid runner. I’m scheduled to graduate next year (2022) from Nichols College with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management. My favorite is part about camp so far is the relationships I’ve formed with my fellow sports staff!

Ryan Meade

 

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Gimp

Liora

Liora Goldberg

Hello, I’m Liora and 2021 is my sixth summer at Nobles and fourth summer being on staff! This fall I’ll be a senior at UMass Amherst and will be graduating in the spring with a BA in Communication. My favorite part about camp is seeing campers return every year with new skills and excitement to try newer and more difficult projects. It’s amazing to see their growth over the years!

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Gymnastics

Paulina Chin

I started as a camper at Nobles in 1998 and have not missed a summer since!! After completing the CIT program, I began working at NDC Gymnastics in 2010 and am now the head of the activity. In 2019, I graduated from Boston College with a Master’s in School Counseling and during the school year I am a guidance counselor at Concord-Carlisle High School. My favorite thing about camp is seeing many of the same familiar faces year after year and making new friends each summer. I love Nobles Day Camp!

Kemba Webson

2021 will be my first summer at Nobles and I am so excited to get to meet all the campers and staff that make Nobles such a great place! Summer camp is something that I always look forward to, and I am especially excited — since I just finished my Masters in education from Boston University this May — that I can now get back to doing some of my favorite things, gymnastics, camp, and jumping into the world of teaching this fall!

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Legos

Joan Chan

2017 was my first year working at Nobles Day Camp. During the year I am a program manager for a non-profit music program. My 2 boys are Nobles campers.  My favorite thing about camp is seeing the kids so excited about the end result.

Projects and instructions

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Nature

Mary, Catherine

Mary Abplanalp

Catherine Chen

2021 is my first summer with Nobles Day Camp, but I’ve also participated in multiple camps growing up and volunteered as a TA for other local summer programs the past three years. I just graduated from Needham High School and will be heading to Dartmouth College this fall to study environmental engineering. Camp is truly a magical place for kids to make friends, explore activities, and have fun, and I’m so excited for this summer!

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Outdoor Living Skills

Lisa Posner

I am so excited to be back at Nobles! 2021 is my second summer working at Nobles and my 20th summer as a camp counselor. I was the Music head in 2019 and I am thrilled to be running OLS this year. I have a Girl Scout background and I love lighting, sitting around, and cooking over campfires! I also love to read, cross-stitch, run, cook/bake, decorate cakes, and practice my ukulele. During the school year I run an after school program, which I love– but summer is my favorite time of the year!

 

 

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Pix and Flix

Matt Glenn

I started working at Nobles Day Camp in 2014. In the non-summer months, I teach instrumental music at The Fessenden School. My favorite activities are reading, traveling, and playing with my two children. While I’ve only been there twice, I am particularly passionate about Icel and; I can’t wait to go back!  I am looking forward to working with creative children and see the results of their work in Pix and Flix!

Colin Faherty

I’m very excited to join the staff at Nobles Day Camp this summer! I will be working to create exciting video and photo content for the Pix and Flix activity. As a lifelong lover of the arts, I have taken numerous courses in photography, filmmaking, and studio arts. Throughout my own schooling, I participated in clubs and organizations dedicated to producing professional digital media. Along with visual arts, I am also passionate about writing, reading, and education. I’m currently teaching 7th and 8th Grade English Language Arts in Milton and I’m completing a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education.

Zach Dangel

I started coming to Nobles in the summer of 2010. 2019 was my first summer as a staff member. I just graduated from Needham High School and plan to attend Stonehill College in the fall with an intended major in Business Management. I am super excited to help campers make their imaginations come to life in Pix/Flix!

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Ropes Course

Abby Willert

I started working at Nobles in the summer of 2018. I was also a camper here. I am a rising junior at Endicott College during the school year. My favorite thing about camp is meeting new people and learning new things about myself and others.

Brian Hoffman

Austin Jewell

My “journey” with Nobles Day Camp started when I was around 8 years old. It was 2010, and I was entering the camp as a member of the 3s. I spent seven summers at the camp before participating in the CIT program. That was last year, making this my first summer working at Nobles Day Camp. I am a Sophomore at Brookline High School. I usually say that my favorite thing about camp is the element of choice and/or freedom. As a camper, I always enjoyed having the ability to choose what I wanted to do in a specific block of the day. Having reconsidered what I like about the camp, I’d say that the community is what truly brings me back summer after summer. Every counselor and camper seems to be interwoven into a family that never fades. I have never stopped feeling welcomed and accepted at camp.

Brendan Shaghnessy

Emmett O’Brien

Chris Zhang

 

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Sewing

Cindy Lambrecht

I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since 1990! During the year I am a kindergarten aide in Dedham. There are so many things I love about camp: the community and the life-long friends I’ve made, interacting with the campers, and sharing my love of sewing with them.

 

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Swim

Terri Cojohn

I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since 2005. During the school year, I am a high school math teacher at Boston Latin School. I am also the assistant girl’s soccer coach. My favorite part about camp is watching the campers progress in through the swimming lessons.

Mackenzie Orr

2021 is my first year working at Nobles Day Camp but I’m very excited to spend the summer outside in the sun with all the campers and staff! I have been a swim coach and lifeguard for the past five summers in NJ. During the year I work in film and photography, most recently on the Netflix film “Don’t Look Up”! I’m currently in a Masters program for Sport Administration and Management and will be graduating in August 2022.

Dan Sicard

Hi! my name is Dan and 2021 is my first year working as a lifeguard at Nobles. I started camp at Nobles when I was 4 years old in the OWLs nest. I progressed through all levels of big camp, including the CIT program. I am currently going into the senior year of high school. I’d have to say my favorite thing about camp is the all around great energy, and community.

Justin Power

I started working at Nobles in 2020. During the year I am a high school student at Nobles, going into my senior year. My favorite thing about camp is the people. The campers have so much energy and my coworkers are fun, dedicated and interesting people.

Kathryn Driscoll

2016 is my first year working at Nobles. During the year I am a student at  Bridgewater State studying elementary education. My favorite part of camp is swimming!

Emma Cardirelli

2017 is my first year at Nobles Day Camp and already I can see why this camp is so loved. During the school year, I am a full-time student studying Early Childhood Education and history at Bridgewater State University. I also am a student-athlete during the year competing for my universities swim team.

Allison (Hattie) Noble

I am Hattie Noble and 2021 will be my first year working at Nobles Day Camp! I went to Nobles Day camp for two years, Owls Nest and 1A. I have worked at summer camps before and I have been lifeguarding for two years. I graduated Westwood High School this past spring and I’m really excited to be attending Holy Cross in the Fall! From what I’ve seen so far, I love the atmosphere, community, and people at Nobles Day Camp and I’m so excited to be working here this summer!

Julia Gagne

2019 is my second year working at Nobles. During the year, I study Education at Bridgewater State. My favorite thing about camp is teaching lessons.

Bridget Roach

2019 is my first year working at Nobles Day Camp. In the fall, I will be a sophomore at Catholic University where I am a member of the swim team. I am looking forward to a fun summer working with the campers at the pool.

Hannah Goldstein

Hi, my name is Hannah Goldstein, I’m 18 years old and I am from Needham! I just graduated Needham High School, and I will be going to Denison University (right outside of Columbus, OH) in the fall. I have been a lifeguard at nobles for 3 years, and a camper since the 4s, so 2021 is my 10th summer here at nobles!! I have been a swimmer from a very young age, and I LOVE being at the pools here!! I am so excited for this summer. 🙂

Nora Driscoll

Hi! My name is Nora Driscoll. I’m 18 years old and just graduated from Westwood High. I’m excited to attend Umass Lowell in the fall for Nursing. I have been a lifeguard for 3 years and 2021 is my third summer at Nobles Day Camp! I have been a swimmer my whole life and absolutely love teaching swim lessons here at camp! I’m so excited for this summer after such a crazy year. 🙂

Julia Snyder

2021 is be my 11th summer at camp, My first summer on staff was in 2020 for Triple Play! I was also a camper here for 9 years! During the school year, I will be a sophomore at Saint Michaels College in Vermont. My favorite thing about camp is always having fun every day!

Noah Foilb

Brady Ross

Hi my name is Brady and 2021 is my first year on the swim staff at Nobles. I am going into my senior year at Needham High School. I attended Nobles as a camper for 9 years and served as a CIT in the summer of 2019. My favorite thing about Nobles is meeting the campers and seeing their excitement for the summer.

Brendan McCarthy

Hanna Madeya

I’m Hannah and I have been working at Nobles Day Camp as a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor since 2018. I’m currently attending St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA as a Communications major. I’ve been swimming since I was 8 and I love being able to share my own past learning experiences with the campers! I love the camp community and seeing how eager and excited the kids are to swim.

John Driscoll

Ella Tweedy

Patrick Flaherty

2021 is my first year at nobles, and I’m going into my senior year of college at WPI pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. I’ve always loved being in the water and swimming and I’m excited to teach others about it!

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Tennis

Will, Andrea, Aidan

Andrea Keohane

2019 is my first year as an activities counselor at NDC. My children will also be attending camp and have enjoyed Nobles in the past years. I enjoy playing tennis throughout the year. I love the feeling of being part of the Nobles community.

Will Goldman

My first experience at Nobles Day Camp was being a member of 3C in 2010, and I have been here every summer since. This year is my first year as a tennis counselor, and it has been every bit as fun as when I was a camper. My favorite part of camp is teaching the campers how to hit a tennis ball while spending time getting to know them and how funny they are. During the year, I am a high school student at St. Sebastian’s in Needham.

Aidan Mulvey

My name is Aidan Mulvey. I am the middle of five children. I am a rising junior at St. Sebastian’s School. I’ve been playing tennis for over 6 years, and I am incredibly passionate about the sport. I have a lot of experience working with and coaching kids. This is my first year at NDC and I am very excited to be here!

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Theater

Jim Parr

2021 is my 27th summer at Nobles. I am excited to be back in theater after a year off. Since starting at Nobles in the summer of 1989, I have worked as a head group counselor, swing counselor, and head of Video, Drama, and Special Events. I teach 3rd grade in Framingham and have been teaching theater and performing in local plays and musicals for a number of years. I love coming to camp, seeing old friends and just having fin onstage acting like a kid again!

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Tie Dye

Liz Kaminga

2021 is my tenth summer at Nobles! During the school year I am a fifth grade French Immersion teacher. I love the change of pace that camp brings to the year. Our Nobles Camp Community is an amazing experience to get to share with campers.

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  Woodworking 1

Matt, Kyle

Matt Yee

Kyle Taylor

2021 is my 4th year working at Nobles. I started coming to Nobles as a camper when I was in the 3s and I’ve enjoyed it ever since. During the year, I attend Framingham State University, as of the summer 2021, I will be going into my Sophomore year there. My favorite thing about camp is meeting back up with all my peers, especially those who I haven’t seen since last summer, as well as teaching kids and seeing them grow at my activity.

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Woodworking 2

Will, Dave

Dave O’Neill

I have been a Special Education Teacher since 1991. I have been at Needham High School, working with all grade levels, since 2000. I have been working at Nobles Day Camp steadily since 2012, but I also worked here four additional years preceding that. I love being able to drive to camp with my daughters, and I love all the activities that Nobles has to offer. As I have gotten more mature (older), I have come to appreciate the non-traditional activities such as Outdoor Life, Rocks & Ropes, and Boating, as they teach the children teamwork and cooperative learning. I am looking forward to seeing all the great staff members we have at Nobles, and I am looking forward to working with children of a different age group.

Will Nerney

I started coming to Nobles 14 years ago as a camper in the Owls’ Nest and I have been coming here ever since. In the fall, I will be going to Ithaca College for Technical Theater. I enjoy listening to music and hanging out with friends. My favorite part about camp is the wide variety of things to do and the interactions I have with campers and counselors everyday.

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