Summer program staff members are hired for their experience
working with children or teens, interest in teaching youth about
the environment, positive attitude and willingness to take initiative.
Typically, staff members are either college graduates or are
working toward their degrees. Often several of the staff members are international, generally from Europe.
All program staff members hold First Aid and CPR certifications.
Each counselor carries a communication device, either a 2-way radio
Criminal Background Checks
are conducted on all camp staff in accordance with state law.
A pre-camp training program for all overnight and day camp counselors includes safety training, policies, practical
sessions and an exam. Each site is supervised by an
on-site Coordinator who handles the minute to minute program
Two to three Rhode Island State certified lifeguards supervise
the Lake Eisenhower waterfront. An onsite student nurse assists the Registered Nurse who
is on site part-time daily and on-call 24 hours per day while camps
are in session. Junior Counselors, who
work with the day camp and overnight campers through age 13, are high school
students, ages 15-17, chosen for their initiative and ability
to work with children. Most support staff—kitchen
staff, custodians, maintenance, office staff and nurse—work
year round to insure the quality of both school year and summer
2014 Summer Leadership Team:
John Jacques, Assistant Director
Sam Whitehead, Assistant Program Coordinator/Overnight Camp
Susan Delfs, Eco-Zone Day Camp Coordinator
Beth Caporelli, Woodvale Farm Day Camp Coordinator
Julia Horenstein, Waterfront Manager
Diana DelSesto, Registered Nurse
Linda Fraunfelter, Supervisor Dining and Janitorial
Paul LaPlante, Senior Cook
Teri Nichols, Senior Cook
All staff can be reached through our main number 401-874-8200 and email firstname.lastname@example.org