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 education staff members carries a radio when on-site and a
cell phone when off-site.
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 camp 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 nurses assistant 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 camp programs, 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
2013 Summer Leadership Team:
John Jacques, Assistant Director
Kai Shippee, Summer Program Coordinator
Eric Decker, Overnight Camp Coordinator
Aimee Davidson, Overnight Camp Assistant Coordinator
Sam Whitehead, Eco-Zone Day Camp Coordinator
Sarah Summers, Woodvale Farm Day Camp Coordinator
Diana DelSesto, Registered Nurse
Kayla Santenella, Nurses Assistant
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 email@example.com