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Our Counselors

Our 2016 Counselors

List of 18 items.

  • Preschool

    Jenni Pescatore - Head Counselor
    Hi! My name is Jenni Pescatore. I am beyond excited to be back at RBDC this summer as the preschool head counselor. All year long, I look forward to camp and all the fun it brings! During the school year, I teach 7th grade special education at a middle school in waltham, and coach field hockey in the fall. I love being outdoors and trying new things. I am looking forward to another great summer, filled with lots of new memories!

    Jamie Schor - Assistant Counselor
    Hey everyone! My name is Jamie Schor and I am so excited to be returning for my third year at Running Brook Day Camp and my third year with the preschool group! I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2014 and just finished year one of my Masters in Social Work program at Columbia University in New York City. I look forward to camp all year long and cannot wait for our special event Friday's, watching my campers learn to swim, playing funny games in drama, and breaking it down in creative movement. We are going to have the best summer! Get excited!

    Li Shandross - Junior Counselor
    Hi, I’m Li Shandross. Summer 2016 will be my eleventh year at Running Brook Day Camp, and my first year as a junior counselor. I love this camp and I’m really excited to help campers have as much fun as I did as a camper! I will be a junior at Newton North High School next school year. In my free time I love listening and dancing to K-pop music, playing sports, reading, writing, drawing, hanging out with my friends, and spending time with family. Can’t wait for Summer 2016 to begin!
  • Group 1

    Marisa Cohen - Head Counselor
    Hey everyone! My name is Marisa and I am beyond excited to spend my first summer with Running Brook. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Social Work, with an additional certificate in School Social Work from Simmons College. I have worked in many different capacities with all ages of kids including positions as a camp counselor at an overnight camp and as a group coleader at the Academy of Physical and Social Development. Currently I am a dancer, teacher, and coordinator for a contemporary dance company in Somerville. My favorite summer activities (besides camp!) include lounging on the beach with a good book and searching for sea glass to add to my collection.

    Emma Magliarditi - Assistant Counselor
    Hi my name is Emma Magliarditi! I'm wicked excited to begin my 13th summer at Running Brook and my 3rd summer as a counselor!! I will be attending Sacred Heart University in the fall for Occupational Therapy! I love to dance and hang out with my family and friends! I look forward to another awesome summer!

    Emily Davis - Junior Counselor
    Hi all! My name is Emily Davis. I'm a twenty-year-old girl whose lived in Waltham for most of my life. I used to walk or drive by the camp every day on my way to and from high school. Currently I'm attending college at Umass Amherst. I'm a bio major looking to be a physician's assistant in the future. I have an older sister, a younger brother, a cat and a dog. My family is very important to me, and when I'm not spending time with them I like to listen to music, read, and draw. I'm really looking forward to meeting you all--let's have a great summer together!
  • Group 2

    Sophie Hornick - Head Counselor
    Hi! My name is Sophie and I am very excited to be returning to Running Brook this summer! After working as a child life specialist in New York City, I moved back to the Boston area this year to attend graduate school for my master's in counseling psychology. I love traveling, photography and dancing. I am looking forward to a great summer at Running Brook!

    Alysha Cericola - Assistant Counselor

    Maisie Smith - Junior Counselor
    Hi, my name is Maisie and this will be my 13th summer at Running Brook! I just finished high school and will be starting at Smith College this fall. In the summer I love going on walks with my dog, going to the beach, and many other outdoor activities! I remember all the amazing times I had at RBDC as a camper and I'm looking forward making more great memories this summer!
  • Group 3

    Nell Scribner - Head Counselor
    My name is Nell Scribner and this will be my eleventh summer as a counselor at Running Brook. Last summer I had a blast working as a float counselor and fulfilling all different types of roles around camp, but am excited to return as part of Group 3 for summer 2016! I grew up in Arlington, MA and attended RBDC as a camper when I was a child. I graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2013 and obtained my Master’s degree in School Psychology last summer at Northeastern University. For the past three years, I have been living in Brighton, MA and working at Franciscan Children’s CBAT unit. I recently started boxing and it has become my new favorite hobby! I’m incredibly excited to return to Running Brook for another amazing summer and look forward to seeing everyone at camp!

    Sara Egan - Assistant Counselor
    Hi, my name is Sara. I am so excited to be working at camp Running Brook this summer! I just finished my freshman year at Ithaca College in upstate New York. This will be my first summer at Running Brook but I have 3 years of residential camp counseling experience. Some of my favorite things about camp are: meeting new friends, playing sports and arts and crafts. I am looking forward to this summer and meeting all of you!

    Silvia Dowdell - Junior Counselor
    Hi, my name is Silvia and this is my first year as a junior counselor at Running Brook Day Camp. I have been going to this camp for 11 years as a camper and a counselor in training, and I am so excited to be a part of the amazing staff here! I love to make art and play soccer. I am going to be a junior at Winchester High School, and after I graduate I would love to go to art school in order to have a career as an illustrator!
  • Group 4

    Jill Berard - Head Counselor
    Hi! I am so excited to come back to camp this year! This will be my second year as Head Counselor at Running Brook! I just finished my second year teaching as a First Grade Special Education Teacher in Bellingham, MA! I live in Brighton and love playing sports and being outside. We are going to have a great summer!

    Joie Steinbauer - Assistant Counselor
    Hey guys! My name is Johanna and I just finished up my junior year of college at Emmanuel College in Boston; I'm studying psychology and business management. This is my first summer working here at Running Brook and I can't wait to join the team and meet all the campers! I have tons of experience working with children and I absolutely love it! In the past I have worked at a preschool in New Hampshire, where I am originally from and when I attended school in Boston I worked for a program through Americorps called Jumpstart. I also volunteered at Boston Children's Hospital, working in the Resource Room on the oncology floor. Some of my hobbies include traveling, staying fit and active, and hanging out with my friends. I spent my fall semester of my junior year abroad in Australia and I fell in love with the country, it was an amazing experience! I'm looking forward to a fun summer getting to know my fellow counselors and the campers!

    Hugh Koester- Junior Counselor
  • Group 5

    Jess Keniston - Assistant Counselor
    Hi! I'm Jess, and I'm a senior at Belmont High School, about to go to Colorado College! I like to sing and play sports--I row for my school's crew team during the school year. I also babysit and I love to come up with creative games to play outside. I have two younger siblings who also go to Running Brook. I was a camper at Running Brook and Aspen when I was younger, and I'm so excited to come back this summer to be a counselor!

    Nick Wilson 
    - Junior Counselor
    Hi. My name is Nicholas Wilson, and I am very excited to begin my eleventh summer at Running Brook as well as my first year as a junior counselor here. I started as a camper in Group 3 and have been coming back ever since. I am going into my junior year at Bedford High school in the fall. I enjoy swimming, theater, reading, listening to as much music as I can get my hands on, and various card and board games. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and I cannot wait to return to Running Brook and have a blast again this year!
  • Group 6

    Emily Hobkirk - Head Counselor
    Hi! I'm Emily Hobkirk, and I'm very excited to be back for my second year with Running Brook! I grew up in Acton, MA, and graduated with a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Wellesley College in 2010. Since then, I've worked as a public school teacher in both Boston and Newton, teaching first and second grades. Most recently I've worked in a family daycare caring for infants and toddlers. Outside of work, I spend a lot of times outdoors with my 3 year old pitbull, Moose. I also am an avid fan of diners, and try to find new breakfast experiences wherever I go! I started working for Running Brook last summer and fell in love with the program. There's so much to do and learn, and I greatly enjoy helping young people push their boundaries and challenge themselves in fun and exciting ways. Can't wait to meet everyone!

    Michelle Kelleher - Assistant Counselor
    My name is Michelle Kelleher and I am 22 years old. I just graduated from Westfield State University with a license in Elementary Education grades 1-6. I did my student teaching in a one-year placement in Holyoke, Massachusetts. I was on the Westfield State cross country and track team for four years. I am very artistic and I love to draw. In the fall I am planning to start my masters at Framingham State University, as well as look for a job in a school district. I'm excited to work at camp this summer because I love working with children and playing outside.

    Julianna Cacciatore - Junior Counselor
    I'm 18 years old and recently graduated from high school a few weeks ago. I am a very loud, outgoing, friendly person to be around, ask my friends they'll tell you. I played three sports for every season, soccer, track and lacrosse. I have tons of younger cousins that I love to be around and play and hang out with all the time. I will be attending Sacred Heart University in the fall and with majoring in Health Science in hopes to become an Occupational Therapist when I graduate, after 6 years. My nickname is Chicken, because of my last name being Cacciatore, it goes along with the dinner 'Chicken Cacciatore'. I have a weird talent, which is that I can catch fruit in my mouth from a distance. My favorite color is purple and my favorite number is 8. I love all types of music. I am so excited to be apart of this camp and be able to spend my summer surrounded by kids who just want to have fun, just like I do. This will be my first year at Running Brook so I'm excited to learn the place and how it works and can't wait to see what this summer has in store for me.
  • Group 7

    Kelsey Duggan - Head Counselor
    Hi there! My name is Kelsey Duggan! I'm looking forward to coming back to Running Brook for my second summer as a counselor for Group 7! Can't wait to meet everyone and have an amazing summer!

    Taylor Laroche - Assistant Counselor
    I have far too many dress up clothes, I can triple fold my tongue, and I have excessive Disney knowledge! As a Musical Theatre student you can trust that I will be singing a lot of songs this summer! I can't wait to teach you some and to learn more from you! I am so excited to spend my summer with some amazing kids playing games, dressing up, eating popsicles, swimming, and trying new things! See you soon, new friends!

    Rachel Iler-Keniston - Junior Counselor
    Hello! I am Rachel Iler-Keniston and have been going to Running Brook since I was a camper in group 8. I am looking forward to return to help kids enjoy camp as much as I have. Last year I was in the Leadership Training Program at camp, and it was my best summer ever. I was able to be silly and fun while finding my ability to lead. Through this program and years of babysitting, I have found that I love working with kids because of their energy, humor, and quirks. When not at camp, I play ice hockey and rugby through Belmont High School. I will be entering my junior year this September and am excited (but a bit nervous too) to explore college options. I have a bigfluffy dog and a cute little rabbit who are best buddies. I am eager to meet my group and for the fun to begin!
  • Group 8

    Morgan Elliot - Head Counselor
    Hello, my name is Morgan! I am excited to be returning to Running Brook for my second summer as head counselor of Group 8. I just completed my first year of teaching and am looking forward to connecting with new friends this summer! When I am not working with children you can find me outdoors camping, hiking, or chilling on a beach! I'm so excited to have another fantastic summer with my campers at Running Brook!

    Erin Grogan - Assistant Counselor
    Hi, my name is Erin and I am 21 years old! This is my first year at Running Brook and I am so excited to join the team! I attend UMass Amherst and will be a senior in the fall. I am studying Kinesiology and my plan is to be a pediatric physical therapist one day. I love working with children! I have a lot experience from working in an elementary school and from babysitting for many years. I love to be outside and have always loved playing sports. When I'm not outside I enjoy doing arts and crafts. I am so excited to start at Running Brook and can't wait to meet all of the campers! Let's have a super fun summer!

    Liza Joseph - Junior Counselor
    Hi campers! My name is Liza and I am the group 8 junior counselor! This will be my 11th summer at Running Brook Day Camp and I can't wait to get back. I just graduated from Newton North High school and I am an incoming freshman at Keene State College in New Hampshire. I am majoring in elementary education and I am excited to get started! When I am not at school or at camp I love to stay active and enjoy the out doors. I am a second degree blackbelt in karate, I do crossfit, I like to go canoeing, and I love animals. I can not wait to get to know all of the group 8 campers this year and to make a memorable Summer!
  • Group 9

    Courney Collins - Head Counselor
    Hi, my name is Courtney and this will be my second summer at RBDC. I just finished my master's degree in elementary education and during the school year I teach first grade. I'm so excited to meet new campers and see familiar faces. I'm really looking forward popsicle Tuesdays and dress up Fridays!

    Madison Bucelewicz - Assistant Counselor
    My name is Madison! I am a student at Plymouth State University, and will be a junior in the fall. I am studying criminal justice with a minor in social work! I am very excited to start camp this summer and have a summer spent being surrounded with positive vibes!

    Michael Goodnow - Junior Counselor
    Hey Running Brook! I'm excited to return as the Junior Counselor for Group 9 in my third year on the staff (and 14th year at Running Brook). I just finished my freshman year at Northeastern University, studying Computer Engineering. When I have free time, I enjoy swimming, playing pool, and solving the Rubik's cube. I can't wait for the summer to begin!

  • Group 10

    Matt Hammond - Head Counselor
    Hello RBDC families! My name is Matt Hammond, and this is my second summer at Running Brook. I live in Waltham, but during the school year I teach kindergarten in an inclusive classroom in Clinton, MA, and I absolutely love it! I have always been super passionate about helping kids learn and grow, and Running Brook gives me the chance to do that in a whole new way. I am an active guy who loves to play sports, draw, and make people laugh, and I try to bring all of that with me to camp each day. When I'm not playing floor hockey or swimming at camp, I am usually buying or creating things for my classroom, going to the gym, or cooking. My favorite activities at camp: Arts and Crafts (especially Tie-Dye), Sports, The Zipline, Legos, and Aqua Day. Some fun facts about me: I am a HUGE Katy Perry fan, I love hockey, My dream pet is a blue lobster named Marshawn Pinch, I am really good at bowling, I have a blackbelt in karate, and I can say the alphabet backwards. Looking forward to a great summer, talk to you all soon!

    Nick Dipronio - Assistant Counselor
    Hey everyone! My name is Nick and i'll be the assistant counselor for group 10. This is my 5th year here at Running Brook and have loved every second of it. I am heading into my senior year at Umass Amherst and will be graduating with a degree in economics. In my spare time i enjoy relaxing at my house on the beach and playing beach volleyball with my friends. At camp you will most likely see me do a couple of my hidden talents, such as solving a Rubik's cube in under a minute and doing all kinds of magic tricks. I hope one day to be a professional magician! I can't wait for another great summer this year!

    John McLaughlin - Junior Counselor
    Hey!! I'm John McLaughlin and I'm a Junior Counselor at Running Brook Day Camp. I’m so excited to be going into my second year as a counselor at Running Brook because of such a great summer I had working with Group 10 alongside Head Counselor Matt Hammond and Assistant Counselor Nick Dipronio. I'm a junior at Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury where I play volleyball and run cross country and track. Some of my favorite camp activities are Drama, because of the creativity and fun it inspires, and Sports, because of the excitement of playing alongside the kids. My favorite games include Cracker Ball and Soccer. You may recognize me from last year's end of the year performance where campers described what the "Life of a Camper" was like by pouring things on me corresponding to the different things they do every day at camp. Last summer was such a blast and I hope you are as excited as I am to come back!
  • Group 11

    Matt Medugno - Head Counselor
    I am thrilled to be returning for my 6th year at Running Brook Day Camp! I am currently serving my 10th year as a Guidance Counselor at Lexington High School. I also served as the freshman boys’ soccer coach for 8 years at LHS. My experience as a camp counselor extends back to the town of Stoneham’s summer park program, where I acted as a counselor for three consecutive summers. In addition, I served as a head counselor and activity specialist at Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols (BB&N) summer camp program for three summers as well. Favorite hobbies of mine include playing soccer, jogging, watching movies, spending time with my family, and taking my dog, Cooper, to the park! I am also a passionate Boston sports fan, and I spend way too much time watching the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins. I live in Littleton with my wife and three daughters, two of which will be attending Running Brook with me this summer! I am looking forward to another summer of exciting events and fun times for all at Running Brook!

    Tyler Surette - Assistant Counselor
    Aloha! My name is Tyler Surette and I am super excited to be returning for my 10th year working at RBDC! I have lived in the city of Waltham, MA for my whole life and was lucky enough to call Running Brook my summer home when I was a child. Once I was of age, I went through the rigorous Leadership Training Program that camp offers and I have been working as a counselor ever since! During the rest of the year I find myself bouncing back and forth between jobs keeping life exciting, but my passions include playing piano/keyboard, discovering new board games to entertain myself with, and hiking whenever I get the chance. I spent the early months of 2016 soaking up sun rays in Jacksonville, Florida, but am glad to be coming home to the cooler, breezier summer days of Massachusetts. I am ready to make this summer one to remember!

    Noah Finelstein - Junior Counselor
    Hello! My name is Noah Finkelstein, and I am thrilled to be entering my eleventh summer as a member of the Running Brook family, and my second as a counselor! I am going to be a senior at Lexington High School in the fall, but when I am not at school or camp, you can find me on the beach, throwing a baseball, or cheering on the Red Sox at Fenway Park! I can't wait for summer 2016 and my two favorite things, sunshine and RBDC!
  • Group 12

    Emily Roberts - Head Counselor
    Hello campers, and campers' families and friends! My name is Emily I am excited to begin my sixth summer at Running Brook Day Camp. I have been a high school English teacher for five years at Norwood High School. In the fall, I will be starting my first year in a doctorate program for Education Leadership. I will be working as a teacher's assistant and taking classes full time at UMass Lowell. I look forward to meeting everyone and can't wait to have another great summer!

    Lina Sullivan - Assistant Counselor
    Hi my name is Lina and I am 19 years old. I live in Weston and I study international relations at Syracuse University. I am very athletic and love to spend lots of time outside as well as be creative and make art. I am especially excited to work as a camp counselor this summer because I went to Running Brook when I was little and absolutely loved it. I hope to create a great experience for all my campers as well! I'm excited to meet everyone and can't wait for camp to begin.
    Cheyenne Bates - Junior Counselor
    Hello my name is Cheyenne, 19 years old, and a recent graduate from Chapel Hill Chauncey Hall's class of 2016. I look forward to working at Running Brook Day Camp. I'm an easy going, helpful, kind, softie who loves children and cannot wait to hang out and work with group 12. I love everything Arts related, both Visual and Performing, however my heart is with the performance aspect, and I plan on becoming a playwright, who in the future wins a Tony Award(s). I'm really excited for this new opportunity, and the fun camp will bring this summer!
  • Group 13

    Jeremy Conlin - Head Counselor
    Hey Gang! I'm Jeremy! This is my third summer at Running Brook, and my second summer with Group 13. During the school year, I work in Belmont as an after school teacher and counselor at Chenery Middle School. But let's be honest - Summer Camp is way more fun than the school year. I can't wait for camp to start, and I look forward to getting to know all of you! Come find me and say hello - I'll be the super tall guy with the awesome sunglasses.

    Aidan Aciukewicz - Assistant Counselor
    My name is Aidan Aciukewicz and I am a rising Sophomore at Vassar College where I plan to focus on Sociology or psychology to pursue a career in education, psychiatry, or social justice. I am from Harvard, Massachusetts, about 40 minutes west of Waltham. I am very excited to be joining the staff at Running Brook for the first time this year. I love to read and write and I also enjoy photography and music. I also love the outdoors and sports; I played soccer, basketball and lacrosse for my high school and continue to play intramural sports in college. Can't wait to have a great summer at Running Brook Day Camp!

    Jake Duggan - Junior Counselor
    My name is Jake Duggan and I am a 17 year old rising Senior at Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School. I love to ski, perform in plays, and spend time with my riends. I am so excited to be working at camp this summer! I loves the outdoors, and working with kids. I can't wait to be a counselor!
  • Group 14

    Emily Williams - Head Counselor
    Hi! My name is Emily Williams and this is my fifth summer working at Running Brook Day camp! I recently graduated from Ithaca College in the spring with a degree in Communications and a minor in Psychology. I love being active outside and I also love art, so camp is my favorite place to spend the summer. I am very excited to return to Running Brook and see some familiar faces and make some new friends. Looking forward to a fun filled summer 2016!

    Ericka Berman - Assistant Counselor
    Hi! I am a recent graduate from Endicott College where I studied Communication and Education. I hope to one day work for Pixar. My favorite foods include popcorn and cherry jello; and my favorite color is teal. I am excited for dress up days and camp and for a great summer with the campers.

    Cara O'Neill - Junior Counselor
    Hi, my name is Cara, and I have gone to this camp for seven years and this year will be my eighth year. Last year, I was a Junior Counselor for Group 14 and I really enjoyed the experience that I had with the campers. Things that I love to do is biking, reading, swimming, and making people have a fun time. I am currently in High School in Beverly, MA, and I am excited to come back to work this summer.
  • Group 15

    Brian Reddington - Head Counselor
    I grew up in Needham, MA, but lived in Singapore for 2 years attending the Singapore American School from kindergarten to 1st grade. I also lived in the Netherlands for 2 years attending school there for grades 5-7. I am an avid golfer and play in an Ice Hockey league during the summer. I teach 7th grade science at Wayland Middle School and coach the Softball team there as well. I started working at Running Brook last year as an Aid and float councilor and am extremely excited to work as a head councilor this year. Having bounced around from group to group last year as a float I cannot wait to have a group in which I can really get to know the campers. I am very excited for the camp to get started!

    Nick DiOrio - Assistant Counselor
    Hey everyone! My name is Nick and this is my fourth year at Running Brook Day camp! For my first time I'll be moving into the assistant counselor position. I am super excited to get to meet all the new kids this summer. I'm looking forward to the crazy handshakes, frisbee tossing and fun loving community vibe Running Brook gives off! Here is to a fantastic summer 2016!

    Brian Pescatore - Junior Counselor
    Hi I'm Brian! I am so excited for my first summer at RBDC. I finishing up my sophmore year in high school, and I can't wait for camp to start! During the year, I play hockey and lacrosse. I love trying new things and meeting new people. All of my siblings have worked at Running Brook at some point, so I am so excited to join the team. I am looking forward to a great summer and I can't wait to meet everyone in my group!
  • Group 16

    Julia Weinberg - Head Counselor
    Hey everyone! My name is Julia and I have been involved with Running Brook for the past 17 years. I love this community and I am so excited to be returning again this summer. I recently graduated from Eckerd College with a bachelors in psychology, I enjoy writing and reading poetry and prose, and I have a three year old guinea pig named Taco Bean. My favorite activity at camp is high ropes, but I love all of our programs because they are so diverse and fun! I can't wait for this summer to get underway, it's going to be a blast!

    Michelle Oakland - Assistant Counselor
    I am a Communications major at UMass Amherst and I have just finished my sophomore year! I love music, singing, theatre, cats, mac and cheese, and of course--watching Netflix. I also work part-time at a grocery store! I am really excited for my first year working at Running Brooks, and I can't wait to meet all my campers and see what the summer brings!

    Kelsea Randall - Junior Counselor
  • Group 17

    Allie Serafin - Head Counselor
    Originally from NY, I recently relocated to MA from Tampa, FL. I bring 8 years of teaching and 5 years of camp counselor experience with me to Running Brook. I love cooking, listening to live music, meeting new people, traveling, and going to the beach. I'm so excited for my first summer at Running Brook Day Camp!

    Anthony Cacciatore - Assistant Counselor
    Hi! I'm Anthony! I'm a counselor here at Running Brook. I just graduated from Roger Williams University in May. I'm from Waltham and have been in the city for most of my life. I'm a former athlete! I played baseball and still play during the summer. I always have a smile on my face which has earned me the nickname sunshine among my peers at camp! I'm excited to get to meet and hang out with the campers!

    Derek Williams - Junior Counselor
    Hi my name is Derek Williams and I am a junior counselor in Group 17. This is my first year working at Running Brook Day Camp and I am very excited! My sister has worked at camp for a few years and always has a lot of fun. I am going to be a junior at Waltham High School in the fall. I play football, track & field, and lacrosse. I love sports and being active outside. For camp, I am especially excited bout the high ropes course and meeting all my campers!

Our 2016 Activity Specialists

List of 14 items.

  • Arts and Crafts

    Nicole Elias
    Hi campers and parents! This is my 2nd year at RBDC and I am excited for another creative and fun summer. I am a visual artist, musician, writer, and mother. I have travelled a lot and even lived in Dublin, Ireland for nearly a decade! I have 2 cats and love animals. I also love love love to cook. I cannot wait to make crafts with you campers and especially look forward to tie-dye week!!!! This is going to be an awesome summer where I hope you will learn some new crafts that you can do at home on a rainy day. Can't wait to see some old faces and meet new ones!

    Meredith Saran
    I'm Meredith and I am very excited for my first year at Running Brook Day Camp! I've been an arts and crafts enthusiast all my life and I am thrilled to be sharing my passion this summer. (I am most excited for Tie Dye!) Currently, I'm getting my Masters of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of Connecticut, and this summer I'll be playing the role of Rosencrantz in Hamlet at Apollinaire Theatre in Chelsea, MA. In my free time I also enjoy hiking, yoga, taking bubble baths and going to the beach.

  • Cooperative Games

  • Dance

    Wendy O'Byrne
    I am a New Hampshire native who now resides in the Boston area. I am a former member of the Seacoast Ballet Company run by Larry and Colleen Robertson. I studied at the Robertson’s School of Classical Ballet for ten years until my interests shifted to musical theatre. I have performed with several theatre companies including Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Palace Theatre, BCA and North Shore Music Theatre, to name a few. My favorite roles include Tiger Lily (Peter Pan), Anne (La Cage Aux Folles), Delee (Smokey Joe’s Café), and Shark/Jet Girl (West Side Story). After having performed in over 50 different musicals and plays, I began working behind the scenes, choreographing. In 2007 I joined the international Dance Company, MAVI Dance. After having danced with them for a year and a half, I had a brief stint with Unyted Stylz. In 2010, I created an adult, professional company, Contemporarily Out of Order (COOco) and commanded the attention of many as an edgy Contemporary Company to be reckoned with. As the Artistic Director, I have produced several full length dance performances with my company, and have guest performed in numerous productions. In 2014, I created a youth company branch of COOco which currently has seventeen members. In addition to my own company, I choreograph for Blessed Sacrament Colorguard World Class division. I am currently the dance captain with hip hop company, Street Hype. I also have the honor of being the Assistant Director to their youth company, Street Punx. I am a dance instructor with the Greater Boston School of Dance and will be the new Assistant Director of Gate City Ballet for the upcoming season.

  • Drama

    Michael Buckley
    I, Michael Ryan Buckley is delighted to be back as Drama Specialist at RBDC, a place that feels increasingly more and more like a second home. I am a professional actor in and around Boston. The primary goal of Drama at RBDC is to help campers begin to feel comfortable and confident in front of an audience. Drama introduces students to exercises, scene work and theatre games designed to create characters and stories. Another goal of Drama is to help free students' creativity by utilizing their physicality, voices, and, most importantly, their imaginations. I am a cast member of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company and ImprovBoston’s FaceOff.
  • Floats

    Marisa Cohen
    Hi! My name is Marisa, and I'm super excited for my second year at camp! I'm going to be a senior at Newton South High School, and I love long-distance running, and playing the violin. I can't wait to meet lots of new people this summer as well as see many familiar faces.

    Marie Regonini
  • High Ropes

    Dory LeCount

    Oona King
    I'm Oona, this will be my second year at Running Brook, and I could not be more excited! I'm a student at a university in Colorado where I focus my studies on math and earth science, and minor in adventure leadership. I am also a member of my school's competitive climbing team which is super fun! When I am not climbing or studying, you can find me playing outside, hiking, swimming in the ocean, reading, or enjoying some music. I cannot wait to start the summer and share adventures on the High Ropes Course with all the campers!
  • Music

    Jen Ashe
    I'm thrilled to be teaching music for my fourth year at Running Brook! During the school year I teach the Music Together preschool music program in Arlington and Medford. I also teach voice and piano at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley. As a classically trained singer, I sing with many professional ensembles such as the Handel and Haydn Society, Blue Heron, and Boston Baroque. In my free time I enjoy running and going on adventures with my daughter Ruthie.
  • Nurse

    Erin Rockwell
    Hi everyone, I am excited to join the team at Running Brook Camps this summer as camp Nurse! I am originally from San Francisco, California and love the outdoors. I completed my graduate nursing education at Boston College where I specialized in Pediatrics. I love running, playing soccer, and traveling. I look forward to working with staff and campers this summer to ensure a safe and healthy camp experience!
  • Running Brook Arts

    Brooke Berger

    Bre Mahoney
    My Name is Bre and I am so excited to work in the Arts Camp at the Running Brook Camps this summer! I have been teaching art for over ten years, spending much of that time with middle school students! I received my BFA from Montserrat College of Art, where my concentration was in the traditional areas of drawing and painting. I later completed my Masters Degree in Art Education, where I spent much of my studio time exploring digital media in relation to my painting and drawing techniques. I am currently teaching at the Arlington After School Program during the school year, and developing a paint night business on the side. My most recent artwork is a combination of traditional landscapes paintings with digitally enhanced images. I am excited to bring similar art projects to the camp this summer, and to watch young artists grow through many expressive projects!
  • Science

    Bill Gostylo
    I am really looking forward to another season at Running Brook. Besides my usual physics class, during the regular school year I taught two sections of chemistry, so I'm looking to incorporate a little more chemistry into the summer lessons, maybe even come up with a better formula for making soap bubbles.
  • Self Defense

    Rich Quinn
    I have been a martial arts instructor for over 10 years and have taught more than 10,000 children's classes, ages 4 1/2 to teens. I have been teaching self defense at Running Brook for the past 6 years. I have been practicing martial arts for 18 years. I am a 2nd degee black belt in Kenpo Karate at Esposito's Academy of Self Defense and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • Sports

    Connor Meiselman
    Hey campers and families!! My name is Connor and I am one of the Sports Specialist at camp! This is my third year at RBDC and I am super excited for the summer! During the school year I work at a middle school as a teaching assistant and I also coach high school soccer. Some of the camp games you can expect to play are: soccer, floor hockey, tag games, Dr. Dodgeball, capture the flag, and many many more! Can't wait to meet everyone!!

    Luke DiOrio
    Hello! My name is Luke DiOrio, I am so excited to be starting my fourth summer RBDC! This year I have taken on the role as Sports Specialist. I am so excited for the opportunity to be able to engage with multiple groups this summer. Primarily, I will be working with older groups. I am sure I will get the chance to work with some younger groups as well. I have played some type of sport since I was about 5 years old. So naturally, this position will be a great fit for me. In high school I attended Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School, where I was a 3 letter varsity athlete. At CHCH I was luck enough to find Ultimate Frisbee, I ended up falling in love with it. I have competed across the country and world competing at an elite level for the past 4 years. It has been an amazing experience to say the least. I look forward to meeting all the new and returning campers this summer! See you guys on the field.
  • Woodshop

    Liz Welch
    My name is Liz and I’ll be co teaching in the Woodshop this summer. I’m really looking forward to empowering my campers and teaching them skills that will last well beyond the time they spend at camp. I hope to instill a sense of pride in their work and the ability to use their hands to make both functional objects and unique artwork. While not at camp I like to ride my bike, bake pies, tend to my garden and weave. I can't wait to meet you all and have a great summer!!

    Seth Allshouse
  • Yoga

Our 2016 Pool Staff

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  • Jess Murphy - Pool Director

    My name is Jess and I am so excited to come back to Running Brook as the Pool Director this year! I have been a swim instructor and lifeguard at Running Brook the past three summers. I am very excited for this summer and my goal is to make the pool every kids favorite activity at camp! I recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with dual degrees in Marketing and Psychology. I swam on the Division I swim team at UMass Amherst and have swam competitively since I was 6 years old. I can't wait to continue to bring my knowledge and love for swimming to Running Brook this summer!
  • Sara Coburn

    Hi, my name is Sara and this is my second summer as a lifeguard and swim instructor at Running Brook. I am going to be a senior at Lesley University where I am studying Middle School Education and Math. I think that energy and enthusiasm are the key to having fun, no matter what you're doing. I am so excited to meet all of you and to begin this amazing summer!
  • Jill Ghio

    I love swimming, so I am very excited to be working at the pool this summer! In my free time I enjoy running, biking, hiking, and of course swimming. I like to be active and frequently go to the gym to lift weights. I also enjoy spending time with Flip, my fish, and Pumpkin, my dog.
  • Louisa Holmi

    Hi everyone, I'm Louisa! I'm studying biology and the University of Delaware and this is my first summer with Running Brook Day Camp. I have been swimming for my whole life and have been an instructor for over three years. I can't wait to pass on my love of swimming to the campers! When I'm not in the water, I enjoy hiking and reading.
  • Mary Joos

    Hello, I am Mary, I am 19 years old and I will be a sophomore in college in the fall! I started swimming on a swim team when I was 9 years old and have loved the sport ever since! I have always been a fish in the water since a very young age and I love to watch the children come to the pool so excited to start their lessons. This is my second summer at the camp and I am more than excited to start back up and get back into the pool with the children!
  • Claire Kresge

    Hey guys! My name is Claire, and I'm going to be one of the lifeguards at camp this summer. I hope all of you are as excited for camp as I am! Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I just finished my freshman year of college at Boston University, and it was amazing. I absolutely love Boston, which is why I'm staying so close to the city this summer! As of now, I'm studying computer science with a minor in Deaf Studies. I LOVE swimming, singing, and hanging out with friends! I can't wait to meet all of you, this summer is going to be so much fun!
  • Eric Parry

    Hello! I'm excited to return to Running Brook for my fifth summer at the pool. I love watching children challenge themselves in the pool and improve their swimming skills each summer. The look on a child's face when they pass the deep end test for the first time is priceless! During the school year I'm an English teacher and cross-country coach at a local high school. I've also been a swimmer and athlete for more than 20 years. I look forward to meeting all of the campers this summer and having fun!
  • Casey Porcello

    My name is Casey and I am so excited for my second summer as a lifeguard/ swim instructor at RBDC! I just finished my second year at Bridgewater State studying early childhood education and psychology. Swimming has always been one of my favorite things to do, and I love teaching swimming just as much!
  • Sam Porcello

    My name is Samantha Porcello and this is my second summer here at Running Brook! I'm on pool staff and I teach almost every level throughout the summer. Outside of camp, I just finished my junior year at Burlington High School, and I plan on majoring in Business Administration. I've been on a swim team for over 10 years, and I'm looking forward to another awesome summer in and out of the pool at RBDC!
  • Sara Robertson

    Hi! My name is Sara Robertson and I am so excited to be at Running Brook Day Camp as part of the pool staff. This will be my second (non-consecutive) year at Running Brook and I can't wait to begin! During the school year, I am a Specialized Instructional Assistant for the Maria Hastings elementary school! I am also in graduate school for a degree in Special Education. I have been a swim instructor and lifeguard for almost 15 years (YIKES!). I love swimming and summers and know this summer is going to be a blast.
  • Jessie Sandberg

    Hi! my name is Jessie. I'm 21 years old and am working towards a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at Skidmore College in NY. Growing up I was frequently a camper at Running Brook Day Camp, which makes it especially exciting to return as a staff member. This is my second summer working as a lifeguard and swim instructor at Running Brook's lovely pool. I can't wait to meet all of this summer's campers!
  • Colleen Sullivan

    Hi everyone, I am looking forward to this summer. I have finally graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies backed up by a certificate in holistic healing. I can't wait to meet the new campers and catch up with the returning people. Come visit me at the pool, see you soon!!!


785 Beaver St.
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-314-0994
Fax: 781-894-5706
Email: runningbrookcamp@chch.org

Director: Jim Bellanca, L.M.H.C.

Office Hours: We are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Please give us a call with any questions that you have, or to schedule a personal tour.