Summer and vacation camps 
for kids and teens, located in Waltham, MA

Our Counselors

Our 2017 Counselors

List of 18 items.

  • Preschool

    Jamie Schor - Head Counselor
    Hey everyone! My name is Jamie Schor and I am super excited to be returning to Running Brook Day Camp for my 4th summer with the pre-school group. I just received my Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and recently moved back home to Boston. I cannot wait to begin my Social Work career in my favorite New England state. Running Brook Day Camp is my favorite place and I am counting down the days until Popsicle Tuesdays, Carnival Day, Aqua Day, Cook out Fridays, watching the campers learn to swim, doing all sorts of cool art projects, learning some awesome new dance moves and, most of all, meeting all the new campers and reuniting with old ones! Some of my favorite summer activities outside of camp are going to Red Sox games, hanging with friends, going to the beach, and eating ice cream. This summer is going to be the summer of a lifetime at RBDC! 

    Emma Eliason - Assistant Counselor
    Hi! My name is Emma Eliason.  I am so excited to spend this summer at Running Brook!  I recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Dance.  I have also begun my graduate studies at UNH in Early Childhood Education and will continue with student teaching this fall.   I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, creating art projects, practicing yoga, and, of course, dancing and teaching!  I hope to be a great role model and leader for children and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to do so at camp this summer! 
    Ellie Parravano - Junior Counselor
    Hello! My name is Ellie Parravano and I am from Arlington, Massachusetts. My mother works at The Horn Book Magazine in Boston and my father works at MIT in Cambridge. I also have an older sister, who teaches at the Brackett Elementary School in Arlington. Next year I'll be a junior at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and I play varsity softball there as well as club soccer. I am majoring in Psychology and want to work with children in my future. I like to travel, play sports, go to the beach, spend time with friends and family, watch movies, and pet my cat. I went to Running Brook every summer when I was a child and loved it immensely. I have so many great memories from this camp -- that is why I decided to come back to be a counselor! 
  • Group 1

    Marisa Cohen - Head Counselor
    Emma Magliarditi - Assistant Counselor
    Hi! My name is Emma Magliarditi! I am sooo excited to begin my 14th summer here at Running Brook and my 4th summer as a counselor!! I will be a sophomore at Sacred Heart University studying Occupational Therapy! I love to spend the summer at camp, at the beach or eating ice cream! I also love to dance and hang out with my family! An interesting fact about me is that I can lick my elbow! I am very excited for yet another awesome summer at Running Brook and can't wait to see everyone!! 

    Cici Dedios - Junior Counselor
    My name is Cici Dedios and I am Group 1 Junior Counselor. I am currently attending the University of Vermont and majoring in Elementary Education with a Special Education minor. When I am not nose deep in homework, I like to hang out with friends, get coffee, or go on walks around campus. I also joined the gymnastics team at UVM and have been competing and practicing all year. I am super excited to get a break from cold, windy Vermont and spend the summer with some awesome campers!

    Jamie Mills - Junior Counselor
    Hello my name is Jamie Mills. I am heading into my junior year at Waltham High School where I am on the Honor Roll.  I like playing all sports, but during the school year I pursue soccer, basketball and tennis.  I am very excited to be working at Running Brook this summer for my first year.  I will be in group one along with three other staff members.  I have a lot of experience taking care of children from babysitting, the buddy program, taking care of my little cousins and even taking a course at the American Red Cross for child care.  
  • Group 2

    Ellie Rudolph - Head Counselor
    Greetings RBDC Families!!
    My name is Ellie and I'll be the Head Counselor for Group 2 this year. Welcome (or welcome back) to camp; I'm excited to get to know all of you and your awesome children! I grew up in Southern California just outside Los Angeles, and I currently live in Arlington. During the school year I am a Lead Teacher at Children of the World Preschool in Somerville for a mixed-age group of children ages 2-5. I graduated from Lesley University in 2016 with a BA in Children, Youth, and Family Studies. I'm so pumped to be back at Running Brook for my 5th summer! Some of my favorite things at camp are singing songs with my group as we walk, playing in the pool during free swim, Aqua Day (especially the slip-n-slide), and helping the children in my group face challenges and fears head-on to have an amazing day every day! When I'm not at camp, I enjoy reading good books, going to the beach, and spending time with my friends. Coming from California, summer is definitely my favorite New England season, and I love to spend it outside as much as I can! I've recently been trying to do more yoga, which is also something I love to incorporate into my work with children. I can't wait to have a wonderful and fun-packed summer see you all soon!!
    Alysha Cericola - Assistant Counselor
    Hi! My name is Alysha and I will be an assistant counselor for my second summer at RBDC. I recently graduated from Framingham State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics and a minor in psychology. I am in the process of applying to graduate school for moderate disabilities, but will spend the summer at camp. I am so excited for these few months and meeting new and returning campers! This summer will be awesome! 

    Linda Naama - Assistant Counselor
    Hi, my name is Lindy Naama and this will be my first summer with RBDC and I am so excited to begin meeting everyone. I just finished my freshman year at Plymouth State University where I am an Elementary Education major, so I am delighted to utilize what I have learned in such a fun and welcoming environment. I'm looking forward to making amazing memories this summer! 

    Paul Magliarditi - Junior Counselor
    Hi, my name is Paul Magliarditi and am excited to return to camp for my 13th summer and my first as a junior counselor. I just finished my sophomore year at Waltham High School where I played on the lacrosse team and ran track in the winter. My favorite thing about camp is all the fun games we play and the lunches. I am so excited to meet everyone and for the best summer yet!  
  • Group 3

    Emily Shaner - Head Counselor
    My name is Emily and I am a high school Spanish teacher. I have a passion for the arts, theater and music. I love to be outdoor and go hiking. I have traveled to Europe and South America. I am looking forward to an amazing summer with great people! 

    Harper Berriman - Assistant Counselor
    Hi, my name is Harper and this is my first year at Running Brook! I'm a sophomore at Lesley University, studying psychology so I can one day become an adolescent psychologist. I love music, baseball (and all sports), art, being outdoors, card games, and having fun with my friends and family. I currently work as a nanny for three young children and I absolutely love it. I look forward to joining the team and having a great summer with all of you!

    Silvia Dowdell - Junior Counselor
  • Group 4

    Shannon Fraser - Head Counselor
    Julianna Cacciatore - Assistant Counselor
    I'm 19 years old, and just finished my freshman year at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.  My major is Health Science on the track to Occupational Therapy. I am a very loud, outgoing, friendly person to be around, ask my friends they'll tell you. I played club lacrosse at school and it was such a great experience! I have tons of younger cousins that I love to be around and play and hang out with all the time.  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 a part of this camp and to be able to spend my summer surrounded by kids who just want to have fun, just like I do. This will be my second year at Running Brook and I'm so excited to have as much fun as I did last summer! Can't wait to see what this summer is going to have in store for me!
    Li Shandross - Junior Counselor
  • Group 5

    Lynnit Sotomayor - Head Counselor

    Maisie Smith - Assistant Counselor
    Hi! My name is Maisie and this will be my 14th summer at Running Brook! I just finished my first year at Smith college where I will soon declare an Education and Child Study major. In the summer I love going on walks with my dog, going to the beach, and hanging out with my campers at Running Brook! I remember all the amazing times I had at Running Brook as a camper and I'm looking forward to making more great memories this summer.

    Juliet Jarrell 
    - Junior Counselor
    Hi, my name is Juliet Jarrell and I will be 19 years old this July. I am currently a senior at Milton Academy and I will be attending Smith College next fall. When I am not studying, I spend my time alpine skiing, watching the Bruins, taking photos, hiking, performing onstage, and singing in my co-ed a capella group, Rezon8. This will be my first year at Running Brook Day Camp, and I am so excited to meet everyone! Here's to an awesome, fun filled summer!
  • Group 6

    Emily Hobkirk - Head Counselor
    Hello all! I am Emily Hobkirk, Head Counselor for Group 6. I am so very happy to be returning for my third summer at Running Brook Day Camp! During the school year, I've had many jobs. I worked for Boston and Newton Public Schools as a first grade teacher, and currently I work at an independent school in Beverly, called the Glen Urquart School, in the role of the K-5 Spanish teacher. My current job involves plenty of speaking, listening, art, singing, dancing, and theater. I truly love it! When I'm not working, I spend most of my time with my four-year-old dog, Moose. He's a big, powerful, loving best friend! In my life, taking care of others has always been a passion and a calling. I look forward to meeting and taking care of all of the new Group 6 campers!
    Jess Keniston - Assistant Counselor
    Hey guys, I'm Jess! Next year I'll be a sophomore at Colorado College, and I'm studying Psychology and Gender Studies. Summer 2017 will be my seventh summer at Running Brook and Adventure camps, and my second summer as a counselor! I can't wait to meet everyone. My favorite part of camp is getting to run around outside with all of you guys and make up pretend games. I also love face paint! I can't wait to come back!

    Nick Wilson - Junior Counselor

  • Group 7

    Danielle Varnum - Head Counselor
    Hi Everyone! My name is Danielle and this is my first year at Running Brook Camp. I graduated this May from Lasell College with a degree in Elementary Education and Applied Math. I am currently completing my fifth year at Lasell to get my masters in Special Education: Moderate Disabilities. In my free time I love to be outside, go hiking and camping with my friends, spending time at the beach and watching Friends on Netflix. In the future I hope to travel more. I have been to Antigua twice for service learning projects in college and I absolutely loved the experience. I am very excited to be a head counselor this summer and I look forward to meeting all the kids!

    Serena Lehman - Assistant Counselor
    Hi! My name is Serena and this will be my first summer working at Running Brook.I just finished my sophomore year of college at Skidmore, and I am a theater major with a minor in media and film studies. I love animals, writing, photography, and just having fun! I could not be more excited to join the team at Running Brook! Performing is my passion, and I hope to bring all the energy I experience when I'm onstage to my time with the kids this summer. I'm so excited to make lots of new friends and I can't wait to get started! :)

    Rachel Iler-Keniston - Junior Counselor
    Hello campers and families! I am very excited to return to Running Brook for yet another fun-filled summer! I am currently finishing my junior year at Belmont High School, and have started to look at colleges. Before becoming a counselor last year I was a camper at Running Brook for five summers, and I loved every minute of it. Last summer was full of awesome campers, events, and counselors, and I know this summer will be even better! I enjoy playing active and engaging games with campers, and especially enjoy when they use their imagination and humor to add their own twist. I can't wait to hear about the awesome hobbies you have! I play ice hockey, rugby, and enjoy art and playing with my dog. I know we will have great laughter-filled summer together, and I am eager to get to know you this year.
  • Group 8

    Morgan Elliot - Head Counselor

    Erin Grogan - Assistant Counselor
    Hi campers!  My name is Erin and this will be my second year at Running Brook! I just graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology and plan to become a physical education teacher.  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 sports have always been a passion of mine. When I'm not outside, I enjoy doing arts and crafts. I am so excited for another fun summer at Running Brook and cannot wait to see old friends and meet new ones! Let's have a super fun summer!

    Ben Jorgensen-Duffy - Junior Counselor
    Hey, I'm Ben JD, a rising Junior at CHCH and a first time Junior Counselor at Running Brook. I have spent many summers backpacking, climbing, canoeing, camping, and crafting with a variety of age groups at a wilderness camp in New Hampshire. I am excited to be a counselor instead of a camper. Outside of camp I like to rock climb, wrestle, and play cards with my family. I can't wait to get to know all of the people at this awesome camp. 
  • Group 9

    Michelle Moreno - Head Counselor
    Madison Bucelewicz - Assistant Counselor
    Hey everyone! My name is Madison, and I am excited to be back at Running Brook Day Camp for my second summer. I am going to be a senior at Plymouth State University in the fall, and I am working on pursuing my degree in criminal justice. On top of my bachelors degree in criminal justice, I have a minor in child welfare & family studies, and am also receiving a certificate in children & youth in the welfare and justice system. I am looking forward to being home for the summer and spending my time at RBDC.  

    Andrew Sullivan - Junior Counselor
    I am an energetic teen who is excited to meet new kids this summer.  In my free time I play baseball and run a business club at my school. I have two younger sisters who have brought upon me my love for mentoring and assisting kids. When my sisters have friends over, I often can't wait to make new friend, and I am excited to do that at camp as well.
  • Group 10

    Matt Hammond - Head Counselor
    Hello RBDC families! My name is Matt Hammond, and this is my third summer at Running Brook. 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 working on projects 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 have a black belt in karate, and I can say the alphabet backwards. Looking forward to a great summer, talk to you all soon!

    Nick Dipronio - Assistant Counselor

    John McLaughlin - Junior Counselor
    Hey guys, my name is John McLaughlin and I am the Group 10 Junior Counselor. Just this year I graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury where I played volleyball and was the captain of the Speech and Debate team. In the fall, I will be attending the College of the Holy Cross. The things I love most about camp are Wacky Tacky Sock Tuesdays and playing sports. This is my third year at Running Brook and I've loved every minute of it so far so I cant wait to start another summer! 
  • Group 11

    Matt Medugno - Head Counselor
    I am thrilled to be returning for my 7th summer at Running Brook Day Camp! During the school year, I work at Lexington High School as a school counselor. 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, spending time with my three crazy daughters, and watching Netflix tv marathons with my wife! I am also a passionate Boston sports fan, and I enjoy 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 also this summer! I am looking forward to another summer of exciting events and fun times for all at Running Brook!
    Tim Savidge - Assistant Counselor
    Hey campers and families, my name is Tim and this will be my first year at RBDC. I just graduated from Tufts University in chemical engineering this May, and will be returning there in the fall to complete my master's in innovation and management. At Tufts, I was a member of both the Varsity Swimming team as well as the Club Water Polo team for 4 years, and helped to organize the campus Relay for Life. I am the second oldest of six kids, so I grew up playing soccer, baseball, basketball, and football with my siblings. I am excited to be spending a lot of my summer outside and for the opportunity to be active; specifically, I am looking forward to the high ropes course. I hope everyone is just as excited as me for camp to start!

    Nate Morvai - Junior Counselor
    Hi, my name is Nathan Morvai and I am 17 years old and a rising senior at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall.  I love being outdoors hiking and fishing and I also play the guitar. I am incredibly excited to be a junior counselor at Running Brook this summer, and I hope the kids are as excited as I am.  
  • Group 12

    Emily Roberts - Head Counselor
    Lina Sullivan - Assistant Counselor
    Cheyenne Bates - Junior Counselor
    Hello, Campers! My name is Cheyenne; I'm 20 and an Alum from Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall's  class of 2016. I'm looking forward to returning to Running Brook Day Camp. I'm easy going, helpful, kind, a softie who loves children and cannot wait to hang out and work with my group. 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 excited about the fun camp will bring this summer!
  • Group 13

    Jeremy Conlin - Head Counselor
    Noah Finkelstein - Assistant Counselor
    Happy Summer! My name is Noah Finkelstein and I am super excited to be back at RBDC for my third year as a staff member, and my thirteenth year as part of the Running Brook Day Camp family!  At the beginning of June, I graduated from Lexington High School and am looking forward to attending Washington University in St. Louis this fall. While camp is my absolute favorite place to be, when I'm not at camp, you can find me at Fenway Park cheering on the Red Sox, playing sports with my friends, listening to music, or soaking up the sun on the beach. I can't wait to get Summer 2017 under way, and am so looking forward to meeting our group members and having an absolute blast! 

    Jen Mills - Junior Counselor
    My name is Jennifer, but everyone just calls me 'Jen.' I come from a family of four kids, I'm a triplet and have an older brother. I go to Minuteman Vocational High School, I major in Environmental Science. I play soccer, basketball and tennis. This is my first year at Running Brook and I'm so excited to be part of the team! I cant wait to make memories with the staff and campers!
  • Group 14

    Nell Scribner - Head Counselor
    My name is Nell and I am so excited to return to Running Brook for my twelfth summer as a staff. I have taken on lots of roles at RBC over the years and am looking forward to spending this summer with Group 14! I was born in England but grew up in Arlington, MA and attended RBC as a camper when I was a child. I graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston in 2013 with a BA in Developmental Psychology and just completed a three-year long graduate program at Northeastern University to obtain my MS/CAGS as a School Psychologist. When I’m not at camp, I love to be outside, go kayaking, and watch the Red Sox at Fenway.

    Dani Bernazani - Assistant Counselor

    Cara O'Neill - Junior Counselor
    Hi!  My name is Cara, and this will be my third year working at Running Brook Day Camp as a counselor.  I have attended Running Brook Day Camp as a camper and I have stayed with this camp.  When working, I like to make campers smile have a great time though out the day.  The Dress Up and Special Event Days are the best in the week, and I always get involved.  Now, I am hoping to attend college in September 2017, but can not wait for another action packed summer with Running Brook.
  • Group 15

    Tyler Surette - Head Counselor
    Hello campers and families! My name is Tyler Surette and I will be back again for my 11th summer as a counselor at Running Brook Day Camp, the greatest camp in all the lands! I grew up in Waltham attending RBDC long ago. Some people think I've been going to summer camp for too long but that's nonsense! I love writing music and entertaining people of all ages with the help of my piano, ukulele, or maybe even accordion if you're lucky. I'm coming back to the slightly cooler summers of Massachusetts from Jacksonville, Florida where I have had a great past 9 months meeting lots of people, and tending to lots of sunburns! This year will be my first year as a Head counselor so it is sure to be a whacky one! See ya!

    Nick DiOrio - Assistant Counselor
    Hey everyone! My name is Nick and this is my fifth year at Running Brook Day Camp. I am very eager to meet all the new kids this summer and excited to see the returning campers as well! I look forward to working at camp every summer since it's one of the most fun and rewarding jobs out there. I most recently was traveling cross country exploring national parks and scenic sites with my brother Luke who is also working at camp. I am a big fan of Boston sports, movies and photography. 
    Jordan Mills - Junior Counselor
    I go to Minuteman High School and my vocational area is health assisting. I play soccer, basketball, and tennis for my high school.  I also referee youth soccer and participate in as many extracurricular activities and clubs as possible in my spare time.  I look forward to a great summer at Running Brook Camp.
  • Group 16

    Brittany Medeiros - Head Counselor
    Hi, my name is Brittany and I am so excited for my first summer at Running Brook! I am currently finishing up my master's degree in elementary education and hope to have my own classroom in the next couple of years. Over the past school year I have been working as an instructional assistant in a third grade classroom in Lexington. When I am not working with students you can find me playing with my Boston Terrier, Oliver! He will be two this summer and has a LOT of energy. I also love travel, the beach and exercise. I can't wait to meet everyone in Group 16 - we are going to have a blast this summer! 

    Emily Davis - Assistant Counselor

    Molly Ryan - Junior Counselor
    Hi I'm Molly! I am currently a Watertown High School student going into my senior year. When I'm not in school or doing homework, I spend lots of time at dance, traveling, skiing and being outside. This will be my 10th summer at camp (after being an LTP and a young leader) and my first as a staff member; it doesn't feel like summer without hanging out at Running Brook! My favorite camp activity is high ropes because its something I normally wouldn't get the chance to do, and it gives everyone the chance to challenge themselves. I can't wait to meet everyone, I look forward having a great summer!  
  • Group 17

    Allie Serafin - Head Counselor
    I survived my first winter in Boston and I'm so excited to be returning for my second summer at Running Brook! I've spent the last nine years teaching elementary school and just finished up the year teaching Language Arts for 6th, 7th and 8th graders at a private school in Brookline. When I'm not grading papers, I love cooking, exploring new restaurants in Boston, listening to music, playing Kan Jam on the beach, and taking walks with my dog, Cody. I know my love for unicorns, the color orange, the Seattle Seahawks and Bruno Mars will come out in my dress up day outfits this summer!

    John Geldart - Assistant Counselor
    Hi, I'm from Lexington Massachusetts, and I currently attend Stevens Institute of Technology down in Hoboken NJ. I will be a junior at the end of this 2017 summer, and am currently studying engineering management. As a kid I played a lot of sports, most notably hockey, lacrosse, golf, track, cross-country and basketball. I also love hiking and the outdoors! I was president of my high school's Hip-Hop Dance club and I write a lot of music! I play the guitar and piano too. Lastly, I love cars and throughout my childhood I was always working on cars and bikes. I really love taking machines apart and getting them running again. I guess that's why I'm studying to be an engineer!

    Alex Hewes - Junior Counselor
    Hi, my name is Alex Hewes.  I'm heading into my senior year in high school. I have very fond memories of attending Running Brook as a camper.  I have also been in the LTP program and was a Young Leader.  I like most sports, but in particular Ultimate Frisbee.  I am also interested in drama and took an outdoor survival course this past year that I really enjoyed.

Our 2017 Activity Specialists

List of 14 items.

  • Arts and Crafts

    Diana Martocchia
    I have enjoyed art from a young age and won awards for my art over the years. I received my B.F.A from The Art Institute of Boston, and am currently finishing my Masters degree in Education at Lesley University. I started teaching art in 2005 throughout the Boston area. I have taught my students various basic and advanced art techniques according to their skill level. I am a returning rockstar to the Running Brook staff who brings creativity and excitement to the children. I thoroughly enjoy teaching art and my passion becomes evident with every lesson.

    Johnna Miska
    Hi I'm Johnna and I'm extremely excited to start my first summer at Running Brook as an Arts and Crafts Instructor! I have a lot of camp experience, but this is my first summer in Massachusetts, and I'm looking forward to meeting tons of new bright personalities. I moved from Ohio in November and am loving the new city life!  I graduated from Ohio University last year in Painting and Drawing. During the year I work as an after-school teacher. for Kindergarten through 8th grade focusing on arts activities, and am constantly making things. When I'm not doing that I enjoy tennis, reading, cartoons, games, friends, and cats.
  • Cooperative Games

    Scott Anderson
    Hello Campers and Running Brook Camp Families! My name is Scott Anderson, and I am very excited to begin my summer at Running Brook Day Camp. But before we start our summer of fun, I would like to introduce myself, as I will be getting to know all of the campers and their families. I have been working with children and families in a variety of locations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Arlington Center for the Arts, as well as in a school setting just west of Boston. During my work, I have been able to introduce games and activities to children that are beneficial to their overall growth and development. But more importantly, I am especially great at harboring a fun time during play! This summer, I am excited to join the team at Running Brook as I have been given an opportunity to create a fun and interactive play experience for campers of all ages. Aside from enjoying my time with children and families, my interests include music, martial arts, photography, and comic books! I will be the very tall counselor this summer; you can't miss me, I promise!

  • Dance

    Amy Xotyeni
    I'm Amy and I have been teaching and choreographing for the past six years. I trained with Boston Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, The HARTT School of Dance, iKapa Dance Theatre, and Bridgewater State University. My choreography has been showcased at several events and festivals, including the American College Dance Festival. Most recently, I launched international dance exchange programs for underprivileged youth in South Africa and Boston. I have taught at several leading dance studios and camps around Massachusetts. I have collaborated with international leading artist on several projects both here and abroad and remain an outreach dance teacher for Boston Public Schools through the Community Music Center of Boston. I hold a B.F.A. in Dance Education and own my own dance studio with my husband called Izizwe Dance Studio located in Andover Massachusetts. 
  • Drama

    Meredith Saran
    I am thrilled to be back at Running Brook for my second summer!  Last year year I was the Arts and Crafts Specialist, and this year I will be taking on the role of the Drama Specialist. I just graduated from the University of Connecticut with hmy Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting.  I look forward to exploring and playing in the world of make believe with the kids this summer. In my free time I perform theatre in Harvard Square, and enjoy hiking, yoga, and going to the beach!
  • Floats

    Marisa Cohen

    Becky Reuse
    I'm Becky and I am excited to be joining Running Brook Camp for the first time this summer. I am a lifelong camper who loves being outdoors no matter what the weather. Biking, hiking, kayaking and crafting are my passions. I love mentorship, community service and helping others define and achieve their goals. I am also a proud cat lady who is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. 

    Nick Ironside
    Hey, RBDC families! This is my first year at RBDC, although it's not my first time on the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall campus; I graduated from CHCH in 2010. I'm currently enrolled in a teacher licensure program at Framingham State after initially going into journalism. I'm a float counselor, so you'll see me play a number of different roles this summer. Sports, in particular, is one of my favorite activities. I'm excited to get to work!  

    Nate Werst

    Jack Bradley
    Hi guys! My name is Jack and I am from Newton, Massachusetts. I am going to be a junior at Bryant University this upcoming fall, and I am a finance major. I play rugby at Bryant, and played baseball and basketball throughout high school. I am excited to be at camp this summer and look forward to having a good time with everyone.

  • High Ropes

    Chelsi House
    I am so excited to begin my very first summer with Running Brook Camps. I was born and raised in beautiful New Mexico where I cultivated my passion for the outdoors. Professionally, I am a clinical mental health counselor who utilizes experiential and adventure-based activities to promote healing, personal discovery, and empowerment. In my spare time, I am always looking for a new adventure. I love running, hiking, camping, climbing, playing soccer, and doing anything that challenges me to push past my own comfort zones. I look forward to getting to know everyone this summer and sharing this wonderful experience together!

    Liv Mannetti
    Hi guys! I'm Olivia, and this will be my first summer working at Running Brook Camps! I'll be working on the High Ropes Course. I'm currently in school, and am moving to Colorado in the fall to finish my degree in Adventure Education. I'm really looking forward to working the ropes this summer, nothing cooler than seeing kids conquer fears and cheer on their friends in doing so too!  
  • Music

    Jen Ashe
    I'm a classically trained musician who studied at New England Conservatory. I sing with many professional ensembles in the Boston area, such as Blue Heron who I will travel with to England with in the fall. During the school year I teach voice lessons, piano lessons, and ukulele ensemble at Dana Hall School in Wellesley. I also teach preschool music for Music Together Arlington and Mystic Valley Music Together. In my spare time I enjoy trail running and I have completed 4 marathons. I also have a seven year old daughter who is at camp too!
  • Nurse

    Maureen Cummings
  • Running Brook Arts

    Maeve Doolan
    I am a residential faculty member at CHCH and am excited to be back working with the Summer Arts Program. I look forward to having fun, getting my hands dirty, and cultivating creative expression. My goal is to help students become enlightened by art, for I strongly believe in its power to help younger generations become well rounded and productive members of society. In addition to teaching art within the CH-CH community, I am dedicated to my personal art making and staying active in the current art world. I also enjoy all things outdoors: such as skiing, horseback riding, and running.

    Margaret Joba-Woodruff
    My name is Margaret, and I am thrilled to be working at Running Brooks this summer! I am going into my second year of studying Fine Arts at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where I aim to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Visual Arts. My favorite medium is oil paint, but I enjoy working with a wide variety of mediums like graphite, charcoal, acrylic, clay, etc. My most recent work has focused around breaking down societal limitations in gender roles through non-traditional visual mediums like text-based, installation, video, and collage. For fun, I enjoy skiing, sailing, writing and reading poetry. When I was young, I attended and worked at an art camp which really inspired the love for art that I have now. I am so excited to work with all the campers this summer, and I hope that I can ignite that same passion for creativity in them! 
  • Science

    Bill Gostylo
  • Self Defense

    Rich Quinn

  • Sports

    Luke DiOrio

    John Mullaney
  • Woodshop

    Christine Sopata

    Will Cushing
    I am a graduate of the North Bennett St School Cabinet and Furniture Making program and I am looking forward to helping another generation learn to appreciate the joys of craftsmanship.
  • Yoga

    Lauren Mazzola
    Hello! My name is Lauren, and this is my first year at Running Brook Camps.  I have been practicing yoga for the last six years and have really integrated it into my daily life. I have previously taught yoga and other health focused activities to children in Nicaragua while leading medical service trips there over the last three years (I am also a Physician Assistant!). For me, yoga is about the body-mind connection, while focusing on the breath. I am very excited to practice yoga with all of you and I'm looking forward to a great summer!

Our 2017 Pool Staff

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  • Jess Murphy - Pool Director

  • Liam Alarie

  • Sawyer Ames

    Hi! My name is Sawyer, I'm 18 years old, and this summer will be my second as a lifeguard at RBDC.  I recently finished up a gap year which I spent working in Brooklyn, NY and studying art history in Europe. I'll be going to Trinity College in Hartford, CT this fall. I loved going to camp all through my childhood summers and am so excited to be able to contribute to RBDC campers getting that same awesome camp experience. I'm looking forward to meeting you all!
  • Claire Bunn

    My name is Claire Bunn and this is my first year working at Running Brook. During the year I'm a student at Williams College, and I just finished my freshman year. My favorite summer activities include going to the beach, playing tennis (admittedly not very well) eating popsicles, and hanging out outside whenever I can. Can't wait to get to know everyone at Running Brook this summer!
  • Sara Coburn

    Hi, my name is Sara and I am so excited for my third summer at Running Brook! I just graduated from Lesley University where I studied to be a middle school math teacher. I am looking forward to spending the summer swimming and playing with each of you. I love cats, Disney music, baking, and being outdoors. When I'm not in the guard chair, I can be found reading in the shade of a tree or under an umbrella. If you see me around the pool, feel free to come say hello and talk to me about math (or anything else you find interesting). Happy Summer!!
  • Sara Egan

    Hello! My name is Sara and I am a rising Junior at Ithaca College! Camp has always been such an important part of my summer, I've been going to camp for about 10 years now and I am so, so excited to be back at Running Brook on staff for my second summer! My favorite camp activities are arts and crafts and legos! I can't wait to meet all of you!
  • Louisa Holmi

    Hi everyone, I'm Louisa! I'm so excited to be returning to camp for my second year.  I have been swimming for as long as I can remember, and I can't wait to help the campers learn to swim and enjoy the sport as much as I do.  This fall I will be entering my senior year at the University of Delaware, where I study biology.  In my free time, I like to hike, read, and try lots of new food.
  • Claire Kresge

    Hey friends! My name is Claire, and I'm going to be one of the lifeguards/swim instructors at camp this summer. I'm so excited to see you all again and to see a bunch of new faces! Just to give you a better idea of who I am, I just finished my sophomore year of college at Boston University. I'm a Deaf Studies major, and my ultimate plan is to teach Deaf children. In my free time, I love singing, swimming, and hanging out with friends! I can't wait for camp this summer because I love swimming with you guys, and I love getting to know you all! See you soon. :)
  • Amy McDonald

    Hi my name is Amy! This is my second year as a lifegaurd and swim teacher at Running Brook. I love to be enthusiastic, goofy, and creative with the activities I teach in my swim class. One of the reasons I love coming to camp everyday is because  I like to help teach and inspire all of the children, they also teach me new things everyday and I really enjoy getting to teach something  so important and influential for each and everyone of them!!
  • Casey Porcello

    My name is Casey Porcello and this will be my third wonderful summer as a lifeguard/swim instructor at Running Brook! I just finished my third year at Bridgewater State University with majors in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. I started swimming at a young age and have loved it ever since, so I know how important it is to get the kiddos comfortable in the water. I am so excited to get back in the pool with the campers and make learning how to swim fun!
  • Sam Porcello

    Hey guys, I'm Sam! I'm excited to return for my third summer on pool staff here at Running Brook! Outside of camp, I just finished my senior year of high school, and I'm headed to Bentley University in the fall for business management, so I'll be making Beaver street my home for a little longer. I also just finished my 11th season of competitive swimming. At camp, I teach a variety of levels during the summer. From seeing a kids float for the first time, pass the deep-end test, or refining strokes and distance, I love being able to help boost the confidence of the campers in and around the pool! I can't wait to meet a lot of you this summer!
  • Jessie Sandberg

    Hello Everyone! I am so glad to be a part of the Running Brook staff of summer 2017. I was a camper for 8 years when I was younger. I love the vibrant energy and the wonderful relationships made here at Running Brook and I am so excited to be a part of the pooling staff for the fourth year. I recently graduated from Skidmore College with an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Biology. I am interested in nursing, public health and archaeology as fields of research. I have studied abroad in Guatemala where I led an archaeological excavation in the Maya Classic site called Xultun. In the fall, I plan to move the Washington DC to explore living in a new and different city.
  • Colleen Sullivan

  • Li Ping Titterington

    Hi my name is Li Ping Titterington, and I can't wait to lifeguard and teach swimming lessons this summer at Running Brook! I LOVE swimming, I've been swimming competitively for around six years now, and I'm so excited to share and teach my passion with all of you! Outside of the pool, I just finished up my junior year at Watertown High School, and I hope to major in either Occupational Therapy or Special Education in college. Let's make this an awesome summer!


785 Beaver St.
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-314-0994
Fax: 781-894-5706

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.