Summer Camp Staff

Senior Camp Staff

Sarah Breznen - Camp Director

My name is Sarah Breznen, or "Miss Sarah" at camp. This will be my 9th summer at Woodcock. I’m excited to meet new campers, welcome returning campers, and I look forward to the discoveries and explorations of each group. I live in Norwalk with my cat Melvin, and Ethel the hedgehog. Ethel sometimes makes a special appearance at camp. I enjoy camping, cooking, balcony gardening, and art. My favorite thing to do in nature is to sit and sketch what I see. Observing nature can bring you closer to the amazing local plants and animals. There is so much going on in nature if you take the time to look.  If I could be any animal, I would be a squirrel because of their nimble climbing skills and ability to leap through the trees. 

Jennifer Bradshaw – Assistant Camp Director

 

My name is Jennifer Bradshaw, but the campers call me Miss Jen. This is my 5th summer at Woodcock. I am so excited to see all the returning campers and to meet the new ones! I live in Ridgefield with my husband and one year old son, Jase. In my free time, I love to play outside with my son, go for hikes and just explore nature. If I could be any animal, it would be an owl because they fly so gracefully and because I have a special bond with our resident owl, Clack.

Jeanne Young - Camp Registrar/Director of First Aid

 

My name is Jeanne Young. This is my 5th summer at Woodcock.  As Registrar, I make sure all the administrative ducks are in a row so we can all put the focus where it belongs...on the campers! As Director of First Aid, I work to make sure we have all the info we need to give campers a safe and healthy camp experience. I’m looking forward to seeing camper’s smiling faces each morning at the check in tent and seeing them off, happy and exhausted, at the end of each day.  I am happiest when I’m hiking, sitting quietly in nature, or exploring in the woods. I love listening to music, cooking and spending time with friends. If I could be any animal, I would be a fox because they are quietly curious, analytical and adaptive.

Sam Nunes – Waterfront Director

 

My name is Sam Nunes. I am the Waterfront Director. I went to Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and I studied biology and psychology. I grew up in South Windsor, Connecticut but I now live in Ridgefield, Connecticut. I like to run, do photography, and write in my journal. My favorite thing to do in nature is to look for clues and signs to orient myself and tell me what is happening around me. I am excited to experience my first summer camp at WNC! If I could be any animal, I would be an owl, because they are excellent observers and can move silently through the air!

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Camp Counselors

My name is Charlie Pratt.  I’m 19 and a rising sophomore at Middlebury College, majoring in Conservation Biology with a Chinese language minor. I love sailing, collecting hot sauce and listening to music. This is my second year as a WNC counselor. I can’t wait to visit the Lower Dam with my camp group and catch lots of frogs! My favorite thing to do in nature is kayak on the pond. If I could be any animal, I would be a penguin because they live in big communities and get to slide around on their bellies on the ice.

My name is Elizabeth Kenneally and I am 18 years old. I spent the past year in Equador and will be attending Tufts University in the fall, studying Cognitive Science. I love running, playing violin and hiking (my favorite thing to do in nature!). I’m looking forward to working with the kids during camp and learning all about the animals here at WNC. If I could be any animal, I would be an eagle because they can fly. 

My name is Fiona Klotz. I am 18 years old and an incoming freshman at George Mason University with a currently undecided major. I love the water, the outdoors, reading and going on exciting adventures. I was a camper at Woodcock from ages 5-10 and a CIT in 2015. Woodcock has always been a special place to me and I hope that I can show all our campers just how amazing Woodcock can be! If I could be any animal, I'd have to go with an octopus because they live in the ocean, are one of the most intelligent creatures and are currently being questioned if they are actually aliens.

My name is Jamara Myers. I’m 20 and entering my third year at PACE University where I am studying Health Care Management.  I am from Danbury and enjoy basketball, playing with cats, and grilling. My favorite thing to do in nature is exploring streams. This is my second year as a WNC counselor. I’m most looking forward to teaching kids the loveliness of nature and what it offers us. If I could be any animal, I would be an otter because they are beautiful and glide peacefully in the water. They are extremely smart animals that are underappreciated!

My name is Luke McNally. I’m 18 and a senior at Weston High School. I will be attending Purdue University in the fall, studying Pre-Medicine. I spend a lot of time playing basketball, relaxing at the beach or going for hikes. This is my second year as a WNC counselor. The thing I’m most looking forward to are Fun Fridays! My favorite thing to do in nature is to hike to the top of a high mountain; being able to see for miles. If I could be any animal, I would be a polar bear because I like the cold and fish. 

My name is Margot Wentzel and I am 19 years old. I am a rising sophomore at UCONN and I’m majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I am from Cape Town, South Africa but have been living in Wilton for a year. I love reading historic fiction novels like The Book Thief and All the Light We Cannot See. I am looking forward to canoeing and owl watching at camp. If I could be any animal, I would be a sloth so I could sleep all day.

My name is Megan Ferris. I am 20 and going into my junior year at UCONN, studying Environmental Science and Animal Science. I love hiking, camping, reading, doing crafts and watching movies. My favorite thing to do in nature is swim. During camp, I’m looking forward to being outdoors and teaching the kids (two things I love most!).  If I could be any animal, I would be an otter because they love to swim and are super cute (they hold hands while sleeping so they don’t float away from each other!).   

My name is Michael Wallace. I'm 18 and will be a freshman at Harvard College in the fall. I enjoy running cross country, hiking, and reading in my free time. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge and love of nature with the campers. If I could be any animal, I would be an orca so that I could swim anywhere in the world!

My name is Owen Smith. I am 19 and going into my sophomore year at Syracuse University, studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises. I’m on the varsity crew team at school and I enjoy skiing. My favorite thing to do in nature is hiking. I’m excited to get campers involved in nature and enthusiastic about conservation and our environment! If I could be any animal, I would be a dog because they are social and curious.

My name is Sarah Klotz. I am 19 and a sophomore at Chapman University, studying Theater Performance. I love hiking, reading and hammocking. My favorite thing to do in nature is find salamanders. During camp, I’m looking forward to making new discoveries every day and making fairy houses. If I could be any animal, I would be a puppy because I love meeting new people and have tons of energy.

My name is Sarah Magnano and I am 19 years old. I am entering my second year at Franklin & Marshall College in the fall, majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Psychology. I love singing and reading. My favorite thing to do in nature is hike. During camp, I’m excited to learn about the animals here at WNC and make new friends. If I could be any animal, I would be an elephant because they are very intelligent.    

My name is Sawyer Banbury. I am 18 and a senior at Weston High School. I will be attending Tufts University next Fall where I will be studying Psychology and Neuroscience. I am a rower and I love the outdoors, listening to/playing music, and watching/playing sports. During camp, I’m looking forward to being in nature all day but I’m more excited to work with our campers and build relationships with my peers. My favorite thing to do in nature is hike; thinking and observing my surroundings. If I could be any animal, I would be an eagle because I could fly anywhere I want and explore new places (also, eagles are awesome!).  

My name is Tiana Myers, I’m 19 and I just finished my freshman year at Drexel University (Go Dragons!). I love to read or listen to music in my free time. Science is my favorite topic, any kind really. I’m looking forward to teaching the campers all about the animals here at Woodcock. If I could be any animal, I would have to be an axolotl because they look super cool and have really interesting features that a lot of other amphibians don’t have.

My name is Elijah Crehan.  I’m 16 and will be going into my junior year at Danbury high school. I have been a CIT (counselor in training) at Woodcock for the last three years and a camper since 2011. I’m very excited to fill in as a counselor for a few weeks this summer. I love sharing my knowledge on animals and nature with the campers. Outside of Woodcock I am a student pilot and enjoy driving and working on cars. During camp I am most excited about going on the pond and catching turtles with my group!

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