Our Summer Adventure staff is made up of supportive, experienced, and creative teachers and caregivers. A teacher or a teacher-in-training who is in turn supported by an Assistant Counselor as well as CITs heads most groups up.
With the goals of inclusion, tolerance, and kindness among campers as well as encouraging risk-taking toward trying new things, a Summer Adventure experience led by these exemplary leaders offers the chance for a child to grow in so many ways. The result: a camper who, through fun and play, has gained confidence, pride, and social graces!
Meet the administrative staff
Pam Lord Camara has been a Preschool teacher at WDS since 1988 and loves the spontaneity and wonder of being surrounded by curious children discovering and reflecting on the world around them. Working with her husband Mimo Camara as a drum/dance instructor at the school’s summer program since 2000, she was asked to head up the program in 2005. Since then, she has created Summer Adventure with the mission of making summertime just what it was for her as a child: an unhurried, playful, outside time to be with good friends. Along with directing the program, Pam teaches Guinea drum and dance to all Summer Adventurers, sharing her passion for the lively arts of this culture.
Pam gained her BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Maine as well her Montessori Certification for ages 0-6 from the St Nicholas Institute in London. Despite these degrees, children have been her best teachers!
Debbie Pineiro-Zucker has worked as assistant to the director for the Summer Adventure Program since 2007. She was also a head counselor with the program during the summer of 2001. In an earlier chapter of her life, she worked in various day care centers and at a residential treatment center. During the school year, Debbie works with the preschool program as well as taking on the role of assistant to the director.
Debbie has a BA is in Women’s Studies and an Associate degree in Childcare. She is a licensed massage therapist and makes one of a kind beaded jewelry.
Stacie Kremper has been a lifeguard for 38 years and a Water Safety Instructor for 33 years. Creative and positive in her teaching style, we are delighted that she will join us for her 8th summer as Aquatics Director on the pool deck! Campers are scheduled for two swim sessions a day with Stacie and her stellar staff: one instructional and one for pure fun.
Donna Colao graduated from the University of New Paltz with a BS in Elementary Education. She worked as a first grade teacher and then returned to school to earn her Nursing Degree from Ulster Community College. Donna has worked at Kingston and Benedictine Hospitals and was employed with the Ulster County Department of Health for 22 years. She joined us for the Summer of 2011 and we are thrilled to have her back again with us this year.
Camp Staff Image Gallery
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