Our Leadership

Kenna Weber

Director - Summer Programs 
Master's in Human Development and Family Studies
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I am proud to share that this year I will be returning as the Director of Running Brook Camps; a role that has been a dream of mine for over ten years. Camp has always been my favorite part of the year. I get to enjoy the outdoors, play games and help campers and counselors create their own moments of success and joy. Not to mention getting to play in bounce houses every week and having the opportunity to go swimming every day!

Prior to this fabulous job of getting pied in the face or breaking out in spontaneous dance parties, I received my Bachelor's of Science and Master's in Human Development and Family Studies, and then received my License in Marriage and Family Therapy. I then spent ten years working in various school settings, residential programs, and outpatient settings, providing clinical support to individuals and families. The heart of my work is connecting with others and helping them enjoy the strengths they have while challenging themselves to grow at the same time. Camp is a place that fosters moments of connection, support, and growth. Running Brook Camps continues to be a family of almost 100 counselors who show up every day ready to bring out the best in each camper. Ready to share a story, ready to teach a game, ready to talk out a friendship glitch, ready to create new lyrics to a song for a talent show performance!
 
My favorite parts of camp are hearing camper jokes, learning a new game, and partaking in the spontaneous dance parties! I love learning the newest dance moves and songs from campers! Outside of camp, I love exploring new hiking trails and discovering beautiful views. We are fortunate to have so many state parks and beaches around us! You will likely see me with my baby daughter in a backpack on my back and a large coffee mug in my hand. 
 
I look forward to seeing you this summer!

Alyssa Nastri

Assistant Director - Summer Programs
Master's / Education Specialist in School Psychology
Master's in Child Study and Human Development

I am so looking forward to my 7th year at Running Brook Camps - it is a dream come true to be able to spend my time thinking about how best to support everyone in the RBC community. 
 
My very first job was at a performing arts summer camp, and I have fostered my passion for working with children in various capacities since then. I completed two graduate degree programs at Tufts University (Child Study and Human Development + Clinical Psychology and School Psychology) in an effort to continue learning everything I can about working with children and teenagers. During the school year, I will be supporting the students at CHCH as a school psychologist. 
 
One of my favorite things to do is learn everything I can about a child - from their favorite color to their biggest worry - and use that knowledge to support them in challenging situations. There is nothing more powerful than a positive and compassionate connection, and that is what I strive to create with campers, families, and counselors alike! Outside of work, I love reading, swimming, going on outdoor adventures with my two dogs, and spending quality time with friends and family. I can't wait to dress up, wear wacky socks, try new things, and meet a whole bunch of new friends at camp this summer!

Ben Staines

Assistant Director - Day Camp
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Greetings! My name is Ben Staines, and I am excited to return to RBC for my 12th year. I am always amazed at the energy, enthusiasm, perseverance, and creativity that campers bring every day at RBDC. During the school year, I am a school adjustment counselor and have a small private therapy practice. I am also getting my CAGS (certificate of advanced graduate study) in educational leadership and hope to one day become a school administrator. 
 
Much of my “downtime” is spent playing with my three kids and 100lb lab, Bailey. We love our dance parties, going for hikes, and playing music together. I also love to play drums, guitar, and ski. 
 
I can't wait to see you all in the summer!

Janice Michaud

Assistant Director - Day Camp

Ben Jorgensen-Duffy

Assistant Director & Extended Day Coordinator - Day Camp

I'm excited to be returning to camp for my 7th year! Since my first year at Running Brook, I have known that it is a special community and have loved being a part of it more every day! I am eager to jump back into my role as an Assistant Director and Extended Day Coordinator this year.

RBDC was my first real job in high school and it inspired me to pursue a career in outdoor education. Outside of camp, I have just completed a BA in Educational Studies and Human Development from Connecticut College, concentrating on how to foster individual and community growth through outdoor education.

After camp I will continue to pursue these goals through seasonal outdoor programming wherever the wind takes me! I am looking forward to taking what I have learned from Running Brook with me and coming back with more stories, games, and experience to give to the RBDC community.

I can't wait to come back to camp this summer. Nothing beats a job that includes getting pied in the face... even if it means smelling like rotting milk for the rest of the day! My favorite part of camp is playing games, getting to know all of the incredible people here, and challenging myself to try as many amazing new things as possible!

Julianna Cacciatore

Assistant Director - Day Camp
Masters in Occupational Therapy

Hi everyone! I am excited to be returning to camp for my 7th year! Running Brook has been such a special place for me to work at all these years. Making my way up the ladder from Junior, Assistant and Head Counselor, I have now taken on a new role as Assistant Director and could not be more excited to be a part of this leadership team.

RBC has given me so many new friends, lessons and has helped me grow so much as a person. Outside of RBC, I have recently graduated from Regis College with my Masters of Occupational Therapy! I ultimately would love to work in a school, whether that be elementary, middle or high school. Working with children has always been something that comes easy to me and the interactions with campers throughout the summer are some of my best memories.

My favorite parts of camp are Special Event Fridays, Popsicle Tuesdays and seeing how much fun the kiddos have throughout the summer! I am most looking forward to dress up days and Aqua Day/Belly flop contest, as I was a previous champion! I can’t wait to see everyone and have the best summer yet. 

Mary Sieminski

Assistant Director - Day Camp
Master's / Education Specialist in School Psychology

Hi everyone, my name is Mary and this will be my third summer at Running Brook! I am so excited to be part of this special community. I am passionate about helping make camp a safe and fun place for everyone!
 
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Penn State and a Master's degree in School Psychology from Tufts. I am currently at Tufts, working towards an advanced degree in School Psychology. 
 
This year at camp I am most excited to meet and get to know all the campers, to eat some yummy popsicles, and to wear my wacky socks. In my free time, I love spending time with my friends and family, listening to podcasts, doing escape rooms, and visiting the beach! 
"They make the camp feel very personal and welcoming despite the scale. Couldn't be more impressed with camp administration."

Ericka Berman

Director - Leadership Training Program

Eric Burke

Director - Adventures
Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Illustration

I've enjoyed teaching Visual Art in high schools in Massachusetts for twenty years and currently teach at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood. Outside of the classroom, I worked as a set designer for school theater productions, moderated Adventure clubs, played percussion in school musicals, and acted in school plays. I have extensive experience planning and leading student travel, including Fine Arts trips to Boston, New York City, London, France, and Italy.

In the summer, I am a co-director of the Adventures program and supervise a team of counselors on day trips and overnights throughout New England. Some of my favorite Adventures over the past fifteen years with Running Brook Camps have been waterfall repelling in the White Mountains, whitewater rafting down the Kennebec River in Maine, and surfing on Cape Cod. In my spare time, I am an avid saltwater fisherman and enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my family. I graduated from Montserrat College of Art with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Illustration.

Kirsten Alper

Director - Adventures (Day Trekkers & Excursions)

Michael Buckley

Director - Creative Arts

I am a proud Equity actor, improvisational comedian, and camp counselor! I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I earned my BA in English and Secondary Education from Emmanuel College in Boston. Some of my passions include trivia, books, and team-building exercises. I also enjoy watching movies, exploring New England, building the LGBTQ community, and thrift shopping.

Sarah Coscia

Director - Swim Program and Challenge Course
Master's in Exercise Science
 
I can't believe that 2023 will be my 11th summer at Running Brook and I am so excited to make it even better! During the school year, I am a PE teacher at Greater Lawrence Technical High School. Clearly, physical activity is a passion of mine!
 
Outside of school, I have been teaching swim lessons for 18 years and I have been a lifeguard for 16 years now. I am also the assistant swim coach at the high school. Outside of the pool, I am also very passionate about volleyball. I actively play and coach in the area. I currently coach at Babson College and SMASH Volleyball Club.
 
I love being outside, being active, and finding ways to make my life the best it can be. I love being healthy, even though I have a weakness for pizza and ice cream. 
 
I can't wait to see all the smiling faces at camp this summer! And I am even more excited to watch all the campers grow as swimmers. After last summer, I need to order way more green bands! :)

Denise Goguen

Camp Manager

I am excited to share that this is my 28th year with Running Brook! When I started out, I was doing the accounting work for camp behind the scenes. A few years into it, I began managing the Camp Office year-round. For the past eleven years, I have been both the Camp Manager as well as the Accounts Receivable Manager for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School. I have very much enjoyed being directly involved with the campers, parents, and staff each summer and throughout the year. It is great seeing the kids summer after summer, watching them grow-up and getting to know so many of their families.

Some of the things I enjoy doing outside of camp are cooking (either for my family at home or in East Hall for my family at work), volunteering, traveling and in the summer hanging out by the pool and entertaining.

Maddie Sachs

Business Office and Summer Programs Coordinator 

I am excited to say that summer 2023 will be my 10th summer at Running Brook Camps, and I am looking forward to it!  I grew up in Waltham, and after high school and throughout college, I spent my summers working with Denise in the Running Brook Camps office.  After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management, I began working full time for Chapel Hill – Chauncy Hall School in the Development Office.  After almost two years in Development and missing one summer of camp, I realized I didn't want to miss out on another summer at camp.  I am happy to say, as the Payroll and Benefits Manager for CH-CH, I am a part of the Running Brook Camps team year-round.  I enjoy being a member of this fun, supportive community, and getting to know our campers, parents, and staff every summer!
 
When I am not at camp, I love spending time with family and friends as well as cooking, reading, playing games, finding new restaurants to try, being outside, and playing with my two cats!
"I have had very positive interactions with all of the camp administration - they do a wonderful job."

RUNNING BROOK CAMPS AT CHAPEL HILL - CHAUNCY HALL SCHOOL


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

Director: Kenna Weber, L.M.F.T.

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.