Nobles Day Camp Activity Staff 2018

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.

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Archery

Arts and Crafts

Beading/Wee Beads

Boats/Fishing

Clay

Dance

Field Sports

Fun with Food

Gimp

Gymnastics

Legos

Music/Unit Time

Nature

Outdoor Living Skills

Photo

Pix and Flix

Ropes Course

Sewing

Soccer

Swim

Teen Cuisine

Tennis

Theater

Tie Dye

Woodworking 1

Woodworking 2

Archery

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Beth Costa

Stefanie Dalfour

Jim Bowes

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

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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.

Andrew Schultze

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Beading/Wee Beads

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Amy Trueblood

I started working at Nobles in 2010, and I love for crafts of all kinds. I enjoy being creative with campers and seeing them grow & have fun. When I’m not at camp, I am a jewelry designer and a Mom to two daughters (who enjoy spending their summers at Nobles too!)

Karen DeNapoli

I am a teacher, a beader, and a lover of Nobles Day Camp since 1999. My activity is located at the bank of the Charles River. Many campers come to enjoy the view and create beading projects for themselves, friends and family.

Britt Young

Since 2015, I have enjoyed working with NDC campers to create one-of-kind beading projects.  My two sons look forward to attending Nobles Day Camp all year long.  The top-notch experience and memories that NDC provides for me and my family are unmatched, life-changing, invaluable. During the year I am a program manager for an instrumental music non-profit in the Boston Public Schools.

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Boats/Fishing

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Joe Feintuck

2016 is my first year on the Nobles staff. Prior to joining Nobles, I worked as Head of Boating, a tennis specialist, and a general counselor at another Massachusetts day camp. I have received my Masters in Elementary Education from Lesley University, and I currently teach fourth grade in the Framingham Public School system. My favorite thing about camp is seeing campers try new activities and hearing them express a desire to learn more about their new skill during and beyond their day camp experience.

Charlotte Randall

I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since 2011, and I have been working in Boats since 2014. I was also a camper for five years previously, so I know the camp from both camper and counselor point of view. I recently graduated from the University of Vermont, and I teach swimming lessons up in Vermont during the school year. What keeps me coming back to Nobles are the wonderful people and all the fun we have each and every day. It’s somewhere that I feel I truly belong, and that’s the most wonderful feeling in the world. All year I look forward to these short eight weeks.

Matt Wilcox

I started as a camper at Nobles in the 8’s, and I’ve been working here since 2015. During the year I am a student at Dedham High School. My favorite part of camp is teaching kids how to fish.

Dylan Nolan

2016 is my first summer working at Nobles, but I started here as a camper in the 8’s. During the year I attend Xaverian Brothers High School. My favorite part of camp is the Owls.

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.

TBD

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Clay

Clay Counselors

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Tsuya Chinn

I have been working at Nobles since 2006. I am a professional artist (ceramics). During the year I work in the Boston Public Schools as an art teacher and a paraprofessional. I also teach adult ceramics privately at night. What keeps me coming back to camp are the people and the kids. I love the camaraderie.

Kerri Finnegan

I have been working at Nobles since 2006. During the year I am a paraprofessional at the Renaissance School. My favorite thing about Nobles is the camaraderie. We work hard but maintain a relaxed supportive atmosphere.

Arlene Tracey

Hello, my name is Arlene Tracey, and I have been working in the clay room at Nobles since 2004.  I am Visual Arts teacher at Dedham Middle School.  Each summer I look forward to Nobles Day Camp!  I love the all the people who work here, and most of all I really have a great time with all the campers.

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 an amazing staff and is truly a special place to work!

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.

Janice O’Connor

I have been working at Nobles since 2005. During the year I am a kindergarten teacher in Dedham. My favorite things at Nobles are the people and the kids!

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Dance

see us move

Brett Bell

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Field Sports

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Bill Tompkins – Soccer

I started working at Nobles in 1981, and I have been here ever since. I am retired now, but I coached girls soccer and boys baseball and taught physical education in the Walpole Public Schools for 42 years. My favorite thing about camp is meeting all kinds of new people.

Jamaal Camah

2017 is my first summer working at Nobles. During the year, I am an administrator and a teacher for grades 7-12 at a school in Boston. My favorite thing about camp is playing sports and having fun with the kids.

Christian Pisano

I started coming to Nobles when I was a camper in the 4’s, and I have been working at Nobles since 2014. During the year I am a student at Nobles, class of 2017. My favorite thing about camp is seeing the kids’ smiling faces.

Danielle Levya

This year will be my first year working at Nobles Day Camp. In May, I graduated from Nichols College and will be going back in the Fall to pursue my Master’s degree. I will also be coaching Cross Country and Track & Field next year. My favorite thing about camp is having fun and playing games!

Mason Colwell

2017 is my first summer at camp but I was also a camper here for 4 years. I am a student at Needham High School, class of 2019. My favorite part of camp is having the ability to make a kid’s day, and it is something that I strive to do.

Melanie Weber

2017 is my first summer working here. I attend Northeastern University class of 2022. My favorite thing about camp is meeting new kids every single day!

Zia Angell

Mason Colwell

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Fun with Food

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Joan Chan

2017 is 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 (11 and 13) are 1st time Nobles campers.  My favorite thing about camp is seeing the kids so excited about the end result.

Maryum Reed

Natalie Lawrencer

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Gimp

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Susan Eyler

I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since the summer of 2011.  During the off season, I teach elementary school.  I enjoy watching the children grow their Gimp skills, and I encourage them to try challenging projects while having fun. My favorite part of Gimp is when children bring me an idea, and together we bring it to life.

Mary Abplanalp

2017 is my first year in Gimp, but I started working at NDC in 2015. During the year I am a 6th-grade teacher at Bird Middle School in Walpole. My favorite part of camp is watching campers overcome their fears and accomplishing something they did not think they could do.

TBD

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Gymnastics

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Paulina Chin

I started as a camper here at Nobles in the Owls Nest in 1998 and following the CIT program I started working in gymnastics and have been there ever since!! I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016, and I plan to go to graduate school for School Counseling.  My favorite thing about camp is seeing the campers coming back year after year and also meeting many new friends! I cannot wait for another summer here at Nobles!

Casey Rothchild

2017 is my first summer at Nobles Day Camp. I’ve been going to camp since I was four and in 2016 I was a counselor with the Needham Track Club. During the year I am a student at Wesleyan University. My Favorite thing about camp is meeting new people.

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Legos

W2 Legos Counselors

Projects and instructions

Louise Tompkins

I have been working at Nobles since 2004. During the year I am an elementary school substitute teacher in Foxboro. My favorite thing about camp is watching kids have fun and try new things.

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Music/Unit Time

Jonah LeDoux

Pictures and Lyrics

 

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Nature

see us explore

Katherine Burke

I started working at Nobles in 2015. During the year I am a paraprofessional at Walpole High School. I love camp because I love the kids!

Bri Mello

2017 is my first summer at Nobles Day Camp! During the year, I am a student at Quincy College and am studying Elementary Education. My favorite thing about camp is watching all the campers get excited when they try new things!

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Outdoor Living Skills

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Matt Yee

My name is Matthew Yee, and 2015 was my first year as a counselor. Since 2010, I came to NDC as a camper; and in 2015 I completed the CIT Program. During the school year, I attend Needham High School, class of 2018.My favorite part of camp is the opportunity to see campers try new activities and learn new skills. I look forward to exploring the great outdoors with all the campers!

 

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Photo

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Bob Keene

I have been working at Nobles since 2011. During the year I am a freelance photographer. My favorite thing about camp is the creativity of the campers. They make the most amazing things, and I get to be a part of it.

Luna Li

Hi! I’m Luna. 2017 is my first summer at Nobles Day Camp. I am a recent Nobles Grad (Class of 2017) from Boston and have volunteered at Camp Sunshine in Maine for two sessions. I study the Classics at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and am excited to meet all the kids in the Dark Room!

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Pix and Flix

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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 Iceland; 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.

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Ropes Course

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Chris Averill

I am a middle school science teacher at Noble and Greenough School. I also coach boys middle school soccer and lacrosse. I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since 2004. My favorite camp activity is Rocks and Ropes (of course!), and I am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!

Sam Batt

I have been coming to Nobles since I was a camper in the Owls. I was a CIT here, and 2016 is my first year working at Nobles. During the year I attend high school at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI. My favorite things about camp are the friends I’ve had for most of my life.

Brooks Donnelly

I started working at the NDC Ropes Course in the summer of 2010. During the year I teach History at Thayer Academy. My favorite thing about camp is playing with the kids at Ropes.

Chris Greene

Hi, my name is Chris, and I have been a camper at Nobles since 2007 and working here since 2016. I attend Xaverian Brothers High School. I keep coming back to Nobles simply because of the fun time it provides for both the campers and the counselors. Rocks and Ropes is definitely my favorite thing at camp because of the fun, unique experience it gives to the campers.

Greg Noble

I have been working off and on since 2006 as an instructor in the Rocks and Ropes facility at Nobles Day Camp.  When I’m not at camp, I am a full-time science teacher at the Galvin Middle School in Canton.  I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Miami University in Ohio and also has a Masters degree in science education from Lesley University.  I live with my wife and two young children in Walpole.  

Teresa Cicerone 

I started working at Nobles in 2009. During the school year, I attend graduate school at George Mason, and I went to undergrad at St. Mike’s. My favorite thing about camp is climbing at the ropes course.

Austin Jewell

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Sewing

W2 Sewing Counselors

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Cindy Lambrecht

I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since 1990! During the year I am a kindergarten aide in Dedham. My favorite thing about camp is seeing the skills children develop over the summer and over many years. I also love the staff.

Carrie Conley

I have been working at Nobles since 2008. During the year I am an eighth-grade science teacher in Walpole. My favorite thing about Nobles is the camaraderie between campers and staff.

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Swim

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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.

Maggie Mulhern

Hi! My name is Maggie and I am one of the Pool Heads at Big Camp. I have been working at NDC since 2008 and have loved every minute of it! During the school year, I am a special education teacher in Westwood Public Schools. I attended St. Michael’s College and received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and American Studies. After working in Newton as an instructional assistant for a few years, I went to school to get my masters degree in Special Education (moderate disabilities preK-8) from Lesley University. My favorite thing about NDC is Fun Fridays at the Pools! Have a great summer!

Tom Joyce

Dana MacPherson

Hi, my name is Dana MacPherson, and I have been at Nobles Day Camp since the Juniors. I have been working here since 2015 as a lifeguard. My favorite part of camp is seeing the kids having fun learning at the pool every day!

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!

Madyson Dwan

I started working at Nobles in the summer of 2015 and now this summer is going to be my third summer. During the year I attend nursing school at Saint Anselm College, class of 2019. My favorite thing about camp is working with all the campers and seeing them having a great time!

Stevie Karol

2016 is my first summer at Nobles Day Camp. I am a senior at St. Sebastian’s school in Needham.  My favorite thing about camp is the great staff and getting to know all the campers.

Mackenzie Briggs

My names Mackenzie Briggs and I am going to be a senior in high school. During the school year, I am on 2 swim teams and a softball team. I also teach swimming lessons and lifeguard at my town’s pool. I was a camper at Nobles Day Camp for 13 years. 2015 was my first summer as a lifeguard at Nobles, and I had a great experience. I am looking forward to a fun summer at the pools!

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.

Brad Regan

I started as a camper at Nobles in 2008 when I was in the 1’s, and 2017 is my first year working at Nobles. During the year I attend Xaverian Brothers High School and will be a junior next fall. I am looking forward to a great summer at the pools.

Arielle Alford

2017 is my first year working at Nobles Day Camp. I am a graduate of Newton North High School and am now studying at Syracuse University. My favorite thing about camp is campers seeing their end results after a week of swim lessons!

Carly Davis

2017 is my first year working at Nobles Day Camp, but I came here for a couple years as a kid. Two summers ago I was a counselor at a camp in the Cape, then last summer I was a lifeguard in the Cape. During the year I like to be active and hang out with friends. I am graduating high school this year and going to college next year. My favorite thing about camp is meeting new people and staying active all day!

Liz Fachetti

Julia Gagne

Gigi Pilette

Alexis Meisner

Mollie Lobel

Carly Davis

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Teen Cuisine

Recipes

Matthew Burek

I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since 2014. During the year I am the Director of Dining Services at Nobles. My favorite part of camp is working with the kids.

Mike Ryan

I started working at Nobles Day Camp in 2014. During the year I am the Executive Chef at Nobles. My favorite part of camp is Teen Cuisine!
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Tennis

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Erika Hession

Nobles Day Camp is one of my fondest childhood memories. I started working at NDC in 2005, hoping my own children would create some of their favorite memories at this special camp. During the summer I teach tennis at camp, and during the school year, I am a fourth-grade teacher in Needham. My favorite activity at camp, after tennis, of course, is Gaga Dodgeball. At the end of the day, I love loading campers into their cars and watching the excitement on their rosy-cheeked faces as they share their special day with their parents!

Jon Mello

Tia Dawson 

2017 is my first year working at the Nobles Day Camp. I went to the Owls Nest Camp for a couple years and I believe I went to the Nobles Day Camp for one or two years when I was younger. I have attended Nobles for 6 years and just graduated this June. However, I have been around the school since I was born because of my family. My favorite thing about Camp is being able to work and have fun with the kids every day and see their smiling faces.

Will Goldman

 

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Theater

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Katie McGrath

I have worked at Nobles Day Camp since 2014.   Prior to working at Nobles, I worked as a counselor at camps in Vermont and the Czech Republic.  During the school year, I teach English at MassBay Community College.  One of my favorite things about Nobles is working with the kids in theater.  I love watching the kids explore their imaginations and collaborate to make unique, one-of-a-kind skits.  Their creativity is amazing!  My other favorite thing about Nobles is the staff–what a dedicated, great group of people.

Jim Parr

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. Over the years I have had tons of fun and made a great many friends at Nobles. I am a third-grade teacher In Framingham, where I run my own after-school theater program. I have also written a book of children;s poems and a history of my hometown of Dedham.

Ellen Irmiter

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Tie Dye

Sarah Clancy

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  Woodworking 1

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Ellen Hart 

Hi, I have been working at Nobles Day Camp since 2000, and I have always done woodworking.Now I work with the 1, 2 and 3s, and I love this age group.They are so excited to do a project and show their parents. When I’m not at Nobles, I work in a Walpole school kitchen, and I also do school crossings in Walpole and Westwood.

Kyle Taylor

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Woodworking 2

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Jon Lovett

2017 is my first summer working at Nobles Day Camp. I was a camper at NDC as a child. I am currently working on obtaining a Master’s degree in middle school science. When this summer is over, I will be teaching science at King Philip Middle school in Norfolk, MA. My favorite activities at NDC are Boats, Nature, and Woodworking.

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.

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