We are excited to announce a new leadership team for 2018! We have hired a co-assistant-director team of Lauren Dennis and Sebasitan Hilton to assist camp director Anna Hopkins during the summer months. Both staff member veterans at Friends Camp, Lauren will be entering her third year on staff and Seb his seventh. Please join us in congratulating these two great people on their new roles.
Lauren will focus on camper support, especially for those who need some extra assistance working through homesickness or other concerns. Seb’s focus will stay on waterfront operation and safety, and he will also help supervise the Health Hut staff as well as keep an eye on other logistical matters around camp. Both Lauren and Seb will help Anna in supporting staff members in their work, ensuring camp adheres to all safety protocols, and making sure all campers have an amazing time at Friends Camp.
Lauren is a soon-to-be graduate of Wellesley College, with a major in American Studies, and minors in Education and English. Having spent the year student teaching and studying up with other camp professionals in The Summer Camp Society, Lauren is looking forward to supporting campers in all of their joys and challenges. She will head off to teach at a K-8 school in the fall, focusing on social studies!
Sebastian has been our waterfront director at Friends Camp for the last few years, bringing great new ideas and helping double-check our safety measures with the American Camp Association standards. Seb is also certified in Wilderness First Aid and has worked as one of our Health Hut staff members. Seb spends his winter months exploring the world, learning new skills, working on farms of different kinds, attending workshops on things such as primitive skills and permacuture, and thinking about camp.
Seb and Lauren already enjoy working as a team– in the photo below, you can see them leading a hiking trip in the summer of 2017! Seb is in the back, with sunglasses on. Lauren is wearing the Friends Camp cap.
Jeff Adelberg, our “Assistant Director Emeritus,” will stick around for staff training in 2018 and will be a resource to our new office manager and assistant directors.
We look forward to the ways this leadership group will help make 2018 another summer of growth & joy. Please join us in congratulating these two wonderful people on their new roles at Friends Camp!