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Summer Camp Staff 2023


Sarah Breznen

Camp Director

Happy summer everyone! I’m Miss Sarah and this will be my 14th summer at Woodcock. I’m excited to meet new campers, see returning campers, and I look forward to sharing discoveries and adventures! You will see me around giving special nature or art lessons and teaching campers about our local woodlands and wetlands. I love learning more about the amazing plants and animals around us. I especially like insects and small mammals. There are so many extraordinary connections in nature if you take the time to look. I live in Norwalk and in my free time I am an artist and enjoy painting, gardening, and volunteering with habitat restoration. If I could be any animal, I would be a squirrel because they have incredible climbing skills and live in tree houses.


Jennifer Bradshaw

Assistant Camp Director

My name is Jennifer Bradshaw, but the campers call me Miss Jen. This is my 10th summer at Woodcock. I am so excited to see all the returning campers and to meet the new ones! Helping kids get excited about nature and fostering a sense of wonder is one of the best feelings I've ever had! I live in Ridgefield with my husband our 6-year-old son, Jase and our 3-year-old daughter Nicky. In my free time, I love to play outside with my kids, go for hikes and just explore nature. I also enjoy collecting cool nature items that I've found in nature or have purchased, to put in my "Cabinet of Curiosities"! If I could be any animal, it would be an Octopus because I love the ocean and Octopuses can navigate mazes, solve problems, remember, predict and use tools to take apart anything!

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Jennifer Meikle

Waterfront Director

Hi everyone! I’m Jennifer and I’m so excited for my second summer at Woodcock. I can’t wait to spend the summer canoeing on the water with you all as the Waterfront Director! When I’m not on the pond, you can find me leading crafts, special activities, and animal lessons, tending to the Pollinator Garden, and observing the nature all around us. Learning about plants and animals is a passion of mine! I enjoy all types of creating; I like crocheting, painting, jewelry making, and more. I also love to hike, rollerblade, longboard, climb trees, swim and explore! If I could be any animal, I would be a snake because they are so strong and powerful and they love sunbathing on rocks (which I deeply relate to!).


Tommy McCarthy

Uncharted Director

Hey everyone! This is my second summer at Woodcock and I’m so excited to explore, create and have fun alongside campers! When I’m not leading the Uncharted program for 7th and 8th graders, you can find visiting various groups to support counselors and lead special lessons! My favorite thing to do in nature is sit in a quiet place and watch for wildlife. I especially love to take pictures of birds! If I could be any animal I would choose to be a Raven because they are intelligent, curious, and love to play!

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Jeanne Young

Camp Registrar, Director of First Aid 

My name is Jeanne Young. This is my 10th 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.

2023 Season Camp Counselors

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Kevin Andros


Hey everyone! My name is Kevin Andros. I am from Ridgefield and this will be my third summer as a counselor at Woodcock. Last spring, I got my Bachelors in Environmental Education and Interpretation from SUNY ESF in Syracuse. Some of my favorite things to do in nature are walking my chocolate lab Moose and looking for cool mushrooms. I also have a crested gecko named Doug (pictured) and I would love to get a snake in the future. Reptiles and fungi are my biggest passions but recently I have been getting into astronomy. Right now my favorite animal is a snapping turtle because of their cool shells and pretty eyes. I can’t wait to see everyone this summer!

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Charlotte Bowler


Hi! My name is Charlotte Bowler and I am from Ridgefield, Connecticut. This will be my fourth year with the Woodcock summer camp program, but my first year as a Counselor! I was a CIT the previous 3 years. I am a rising freshman at Lafayette College where I am hoping to pursue an education in Biology and Psychology. I am obsessed with everything nature and most especially the animals that live amongst us. I can always be found hiking the trails of Connecticut or reading a book under a big shaded tree. I am looking forward to seeing all the new campers that get to experience Woodcock for the first time this year! If I could be an animal, I would be a black panther because of their mysterious and nocturnal nature. 

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Teddy Corper


I'm Teddy and this is my 5th summer at Woodcock. I also help teach afterschool classes! I am from Wilton, Connecticut and am an early childhood education major. My main hobbies include taking long hikes, biking, and hanging out with my friends and family. My favorite thing to do in nature is to hang out by a lake or spend the day swimming in the lake. This summer I am excited to have fun with all of the campers! I love hiking on the trails at Woodcock, catching frogs and turtles in the pond, and getting to know all my campers at opening circle! If I could be any animal, I would be a red panda so I could spend all day relaxing in trees and eating bamboo.

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Elijah Crehan


Hello everyone! My Name is Elijah. I’m a rising student at UConn majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Digital Marketing. I’m also working towards my commercial pilot’s license out of Danbury airport. For most of my life I’ve lived between Danbury and Ridgefield and have always loved exploring the woods of New England. In my free time I play guitar, work on old cars and motorcycles, go for hikes, juggle, and explore historical places with my metal detector. If I could be any animal, I would be a Mountain Lion. They’re intelligent, agile, strong, and adaptable. I’ve been coming to Woodcock nearly every summer for over 10 years as a camper, CIT, and counselor. I’ve helped on and off with the after school program at Woodcock and this will be my third summer as a counselor! I’m very excited to see familiar faces and meet all the new campers! I can’t wait to share a fun educational summer with everyone at Woodcock!

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Josh Farhi


Hi! My name is Josh Farhi and I'm from Wilton, Connecticut. I recently earned a BA in Psychology from Western New England University.  I enjoy hiking, tennis, bike riding, playing video games and listening to music.  My favorite thing to do in nature is hiking on trails with lots of big rocks and hills.  If I could be any animal, I would be an orangutan because I could use my really long arms to swing on trees and eat food with my feet.  This will be my second summer at Woodcock and I'm super excited to explore the great outdoors with everyone!

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Kaitlyn Maloney


Hi everyone! My name is Kaitlyn Maloney and this is my first summer at Woodcock! I am going into my senior year of college at University of Connecticut.  I am studying Special Education and Human Development and Family Science. My hometown is Fairfield, CT. My main hobbies include: Making jewelry (necklaces and earrings), listening to music, hanging out with friends and drawing! My favorite thing to do in nature is to go on walking trails around CT and I also collect shells and sea glass on the beach walks in the summer. I am mostly looking forward to meeting staff, parents and campers and learning more about nature and animals together! If I could be any animal, I would want to be an aquatic animal like an axolotl because I love to swim! :)

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Kristen Meikle


Hi! My name is Kristen, and this is my second summer at Woodcock. I’m really excited to meet this year's campers! I’m from Ossining, New York, and I’m currently finishing up a degree in psychology at Binghamton University. I love animals, swimming, reading, exploring new places, and learning why and how things work or behave the way they do. My favorite part about nature is never knowing what you might find next. If I could be any animal, I would be something that lives near the water so it would be easy to cool off!

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Natasha Ring


Hi! My name is Natasha Ring and I'm from Wilton, Connecticut. Next fall I will be a sophomore at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania where I will be an environmental studies and education double major. My hobbies include reading, running, coaching and playing field hockey, and reading to a first-grade class! This will be my second summer as a Counselor at Woodcock, although I was a CIT here for two years before that. If I could be any animal, I would be a red-eyed tree frog because I love their colorful bodies and think it would be amazing to be in a rainforest. I can’t wait for the summer!

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Michael Saccucci


Hello! My name is Michael Saccucci and I'm from Ridgefield, Connecticut. This is my third summer as a Counselor. I studied environmental science with a concentration in marine science at the University of Delaware. One of my favorite things to do when I'm out in nature is hiking. I especially like the local Hemlock Hills trails and the trails in Black Moshannon State Park in Pennsylvania. I'm most looking forward to having a great time and learning new things with everyone this summer. If I could be any animal, I would like to be a bee because I could fly around hanging out on flowers and enjoy some fresh honey.   

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Will Santella


Hey team! My name is Will Santella, and this will be my first summer at Woodcock. I went to The College of Wooster for my BA in Geology, and Colorado State University for my Master's in Education. One of my favorite things to do outside is look for fossils and interesting rocks. I also love backpacking, climbing, and snowshoeing, and I'm so excited to explore the great outdoors with you all this summer! If I could be any animal, I would be a moose, so that I could hang out in the forest all year and stay warm. I am looking forward to hanging out with you all soon!

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Mason Sibley


Hi everyone, my name is Mason. I am going into my junior year at University of Connecticut and studying Biology. I live in Ridgefield and this is my first summer at Woodcock. I am really looking forward to exploring the trails, meeting new campers and the team at Woodcock and having new learning adventures at camp this summer. I enjoy hiking, camping, video games, traveling, skiing and playing the guitar in my free time. If I were an animal I would be an otter because they like to swim, play and eat a lot!

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Jack Sullivan


Hi everyone! My name is Jack, and this will be my first summer at Woodcock as a counselor, though I have previously helped care for the animals at the nature center and have been a CIT. I live in Wilton, Connecticut, and I’m about to start my freshman year at Brown University. Some of my hobbies are hanging out with my friends, reading, playing with my dog, going for hikes, and doing puzzles. While it’s difficult to choose, my favorite thing to do in nature is probably to look for salamanders. I’m super excited to be a counselor this summer and can’t wait to get to know all the campers and share with them my appreciation for nature. If I could be any animal, I would probably be an octopus so I could live underwater and have eight arms to use for whatever I need.

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