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Leadership


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Leadership


Camp Waubanong Leadership

Camp Waubanong hires only the most qualified staff who have demonstrated strong leadership skills, a love of children, and a true camp spirit. Our staff understand the importance of creating a fun, nurturing, challenging, and safe environment in which children can learn about themselves and the world around them. Many staff are former campers themselves! To find out what it takes to join the Camp Waubanong Family check out our employment section at the bottom of the page, fill out an application, and get it to us.

President

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Sean Ashcraft is the President of Camp Waubanong and is the primary contact person.  Sean has extensive experience in the development and leadership of outdoor programs, and is particularly interested in youth development through outdoor opportunities and challenges.  Sean has been or is currently a Coastal Kayaking Instructor, Climbing Guide, Nordic & Alpine Skiing Instructor, WFR, Outdoor Emergency Care (NSP), AIARE 2, Flat & Whitewater Canoe Instructor, Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructor, Pilot, NYPUM Dirt Bike Instructor, Gear Guru, Backcountry Travel Guide, and General Wilderness and High Altitude Adventure leader. Sean facilitates marketing initiatives, registration paperwork, handles facility maintenance and improvements, and works in conjunction with the Camp Director to ensure a great time at camp for every camper!

Assistant Directors

Dusa Heller grew up on Long Island, and found her way to Vermont and Camp Waubanong at age 11. She's been going to Camp Waubanong ever since - first as a camper, then as a counselor-in-training, and now as a Assistant Director! She absolutely loves Waubanong and is so happy to be back this year! When it's not summer, she lives in Massachusetts, majoring in English Literature at SUNY Empire State College, and works part time as a substitute teacher. She loves cats, playing guitar, and being outdoors.    

 

Ben went to Blinn College in Texas where he studied mechanical engineering. He enjoys archery, swimming, gardening, reading, jogging, strategic games such as chess, and plays the guitar. Ben has attended Waubanong for years as a camper and is really excited to spend another summer with us, but this time as our lifeguard and Assistant Director!


Nurse

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Anna grew up in the mountains of New Hampshire and is Camp Waubanong's nurse. She has always had an immense love and appreciation for the wilderness- growing up camping, fishing and hiking in the woods of New England. She is a Registered Nurse, licensed and practicing both in New Hampshire and Vermont. She has worked extensively with children at the Brattleboro Retreat, as a school nurse, and in hospital settings. Certified in BLS- CPR/AED as well as MOAB and CPI. As a mother; involving and giving her son and other children the opportunities to engage with nature, gardening and finding connection with our earth are all important and valuable parts of her life. 

A few of our Instructors

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Celia Duryea grew up on the salt marshes and beaches of Long Island. She found her way to Camp Waubanong just last summer for the first time after hearing friends share stories. It was her inaugural experience at a sleep-away camp and she adored it! When she’s not exploring local nature preserves or trying to convince a friend to go for an unseasonably cold swim Celia is a teacher for Toddlers at Mill Pond Nursery School in Long Island, New York. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate for infants and toddlers and is excited to have the opportunity to spend another summer at Camp Waubanong!

 

Ashley grew up on long island, and has been studying psychology and women and gender studies for the last 3 years at SUNY Fredonia. At the age of 16, Ashley was told about camp Waubanong, and then attended at first as a counselor-in-training, and then as a counselor. Ashley absolutely loves arts and crafts, guitar,  and is extremely excited to be back at camp Waubanong!

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Kaleb Miller is an art student from Long Island, New York. He is a nature and animal enthusiast. His hobbies include hiking, camping, reading, writing, and of course, drawing. Playing with his feisty puppy, Pickles, is his favorite pastime. He is incredibly excited to be a part of the Waubanong family! 

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Caleb Martin is from Atlanta, Georgia (previously Houston, Texas), but has come to Camp Waubanong every summer he could since he was nine years old, as a camper, leadership, LIT, and finally as a junior counselor. He absolutely loves Waubanong, and can't wait to be back for another awesome year!