2019 Owls Activity Staff

Our counselors and activity staff are 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 below to meet our activity staff.

 

Archery/Soccer

Arts and Crafts

Discovery Room/Books and Cooks

Field Sports/Gymnastics

Owls Music

Nature

Pool

Wiggles and Giggles

Tool Time

Archery/Soccer

Ginger Walter

I have been working here since 2005. I also work for Nobles during the school year. My favorite activities at camp are Archery and Fun Fridays!

 

See what we can do

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Arts and Crafts

Pam Vautour

I started working at Nobles in 2016! During the school year, I teach preschool in Needham. My son is also enjoying Nobles in the big camp! We are both having a great time!

Maria Badger

I am so excited to be back for another summer in the Owls Nest Arts and Crafts room! I began working at Nobles in the summer of 2009, and my two sons and I have enjoyed returning to camp each summer since then. During the upcoming school year, I will be teaching third grade in Needham. This summer I am most looking forward to the excitement and enthusiasm of our Owls Nest campers! 

Carissa Dragat

2019 is my first year working at Nobles. I just graduated from Dana Hall and I will be starting Drexel  University in the fall. My favorite thing about camp is the people!

See our projects

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 Books and Cooks & Beam

Lisa Langer

I started working at NDC in 2012.  I was the Head Counselor of the Blue Nest for 2 years, then in 2014, I made the switch to the activities staff.  I am the Activity Head for Books and Cooks and Discovery. Discovery is where our young campers can go to play and discover. Discovery is a great way for the campers to interact with one another as well as their counselors.  I am looking forward to another great summer with all the little OWL’S.  In Books and Cooks, the campers learn to create and make many different recipes.  It is great to see their creativity and so much fun to assist them in learning something new.  Books and Cooks is a camper favorite- eating their creation is the best part.

See our creations

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 Field Sports/Gymnastics

Elaine MacPherson

I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since 2010.  During the year I am a Pre-K teacher.  I have a BS in Physical Education with a minor in dance.  I have been teaching children gymnastics and dance since the age of 16. My favorite thing about camp is gymnastics of course and learning new moves from the campers and staff.

Jess Morrison

2019 is my first summer at Nobles Day Camp! I’ll be in the Owl’s Nest teaching gymnastics and field games. I am returning to camp life after several summers off. I used to run the gymnastics program at another local summer camp. I’m excited to be returning to camp and being a part of a new community! During the year I am a Campus Minister at Ursuline Academy. I have Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s in Theology, both from Boston College.

 

See our moves     See us play

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Owls Music

Liz Kaminga

I have been working in the Owl’s Nest at Nobles Day Camp since 2011. During the school year, I am a primary Montessori school teacher (ages 3-6).  Nurturing children’s love for music is the reason why I come to camp every day!

 

 

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Nature

Stephanie Budenstein 

2019 is my second year at NDC. I have a son here at camp in the 9s. I have been a primary (3-6) Montessori teacher for 20 years. I truly enjoy being with the children out in nature, as well as getting to know all of the other Owl’s activity staff.

 

 

 

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Pool

Janine Schultze

Janine started working at Owl Pool in 2005 after teaching swimming for a few decades in many other settings to many age and ability levels.  She is a licensed Early Childhood, Special Educator.  Janine and her 3 sons look forward to swimming at NDC every summer!

Kerry Thornton

2019 is my third summer working at Nobles. During the year, I am a student at Trinity College. My favorite thing about camp is seeing the kids every day!

Ally Beck

This is my first year working at Nobles and I could not be more excited for this summer! During the year, I attend Villanova University where I will be a Sophomore next fall. My favorite thing about camp is being outside and trying new things!

Janelle Smalls

2019 is my first summer working at the Owls Pool but I’ve been coming to Nobles since I was five years old. During the year, I am a student at the John D. O’Bryant School. My favorite thing about camp is the activities.

Lily Roche Van Oot

This will be my first year working at Nobles Day Camp, but I started out at as a camper in the Owls Nest! I will be a junior at Noble and Greenough next year! My favorite thing about camp is meeting new people and having fun!

Melissa Rush

2019 is my first year as a Swim Instructor/Lifeguard in the Owl’s Nest Pool! I went to camp throughout my childhood, and was a counselor, lifeguard and swim instructor in high school and college. I am a marketing and communications consultant, focusing on social media, graphics, and website design, branding, events, and technology training (www.techsavvycoach.com). I have 2 daughters who will be attending camp in the 2s and the 3s. I can’t wait for this new adventure at Nobles Day Camp!

More info on Owls Swim

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Wiggles & Giggles

Tori Parker

I’ve been coming to Nobles since 2004. During the year, I am an administrator at Newton South High School. My favorite thing about camp is smiling and laughing all day long.

 

 

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 Discovery/Tool Time

Kathy Whitaker

I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since 2007. During the school year, I work for Boston Public Schools in a kindergarten classroom. My daughter attended camp for 11 years and my son is still a camper here at Nobles! I love everything about camp.

 

 

 

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