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Summer Camp Staff 2024

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Sarah Breznen

Camp Director

Happy summer everyone! I’m Miss Sarah and this will be my 15th summer at Woodcock. I’m excited to meet new campers, welcome returning campers, and explore nature together! 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 wondrous connections and interactions in nature if you take the time to look. I live in Norwalk and in my free time I enjoy gardening for wildlife, oil painting, and volunteering. If I could be any animal, I would be a chipmunk because they are observant, alert, and can carry snacks in their cheeks!  


Jennifer Bradshaw

Assistant Camp Director

My name is Jennifer Bradshaw, but the campers call me Miss Jen. This is my 11th 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 7-year-old son, Jase and our 4-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

I’m Jen and I’m so excited to spend another fun 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, animal lessons, and observing the nature all around us. Learning (and teaching) about plants and animals is a passion of mine! I love to spend time outside hiking, swimming, exploring, climbing trees, and rollerblading! I also enjoy all types of creating, from crocheting to painting, jewelry making, and more. If I could be any animal, I would choose a snake because of how strong and powerful they are and their love of laying out on sunny days!


Tommy McCarthy

Uncharted Director

Hey everyone! I'm Tommy and this is my 3rd summer at Woodcock. When I’m not leading the Uncharted program for 7th and 8th graders, you can find me visiting various groups to support counselors and lead special activities! My favorite thing to do in nature is sit in a quiet place and watch for wildlife. I am crazy about birds and love to take pictures of all the different species that can be found. I'm also on a mission to learn more about moths this summer. I think they are incredibly interesting creatures that are often misunderstood - there are thousands of different species in the Northeast! If I could be any animal I would choose to be a Raven because they are intelligent, curious and playful. They can do acrobatic tricks like barrel rolls while flying, and will even drop things mid-air and then dive to catch them just for fun! 

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Jeanne Young

Camp Registrar, Director of First Aid 

My name is Jeanne Young. This is my 11th 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 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 and making 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.

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Kevin Andros

Senior Staff

Hey everyone! My name is Kevin Andros. I am from Ridgefield and this will be my 4th summer at Woodcock but my first summer on senior staff! This summer I will be taking care of our animals and the rest of the time I will be teaching cool lessons or helping out different groups. I have a crested gecko named Doug 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 collecting vinyl. If I could be any animal, I would be a capybara because they are great swimmers and they seem like they are always having a good time. I can’t wait to see everyone this summer!

2024 Season Camp Counselors

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Liam Edson


Hello, my name is Liam Edson, and I am from Ridgefield, Connecticut. This will be my fourth year at Woodcock and my first year as a counselor. I am studying Physics in my sophomore year at Middlebury College in Vermont. Some of my favorite things to do in nature are back-country skiing and hiking. I am also a huge fan of running, biking, and rock climbing. I am most looking forward to spending my whole summer outside teaching kids and myself a bunch about nature. If I could be any animal, I would be a hawk, so I could soar around all day looking for yummy food.

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Erin Getty


Hi everyone! I’m Erin Getty and this is my first summer at Woodcock! I’m from Wilton, CT and have just finished my first year at RIT where I am studying Civil Engineering Technology. One of my hobbies is rowing which I have been doing for about 4 years and I continue at RIT on the varsity team! Outside of rowing and school my other hobbies are reading, listening to music, drawing and watching movies. My favorite thing to do in nature is go on walks and listen to all the sounds! If I could be an animal, I would be a dolphin because they get to spend a lot of time exploring the ocean and hanging out with friends and family! I’m looking forward to hanging out with all the campers and exploring nature together this summer at woodcock! 

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Grace Kausyla


Hi everyone! My name is Grace Kausyla and I am from Wolcott, CT. This will be my first summer at Woodcock Summer Camp and I am excited to meet everyone! I am a senior animal science major at UConn. During the school year I work at the Kellogg Dairy Center, taking care of UConn’s dairy cattle. I plan on becoming an agricultural teacher in the future. I love hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, and spending time with my 20 chickens and 2 ducks. Chickens are my favorite animals! I am looking forward to meeting all the campers and learning more about nature with them throughout the summer! 

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Catheryn Perez


Hello! My name is Catheryn Perez. This is my first summer at Woodcock! I am from Norwalk, CT. In my free time, I love to meditate in nature and play with my dog outside. I am looking forward to getting to know all the kids and show them the beauty of the great outdoors. I currently attend UCONN as a Marketing major with a minor in Philosophy. I love to swim, go to the gym, and write in my free time. If I could be an animal I would probably be a cat, I’d love to be able to lounge in a sunny spot all day and see nature from their perspective.

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Dylan Ralph


Hi everyone! My name is Dylan and I’m a rising senior at the University of Maine pursuing a degree in marine biology and this is my first summer with Woodcock! I like to spend my free time exploring the woods and fishing the local ponds of the Ridgefield area, and when I’m not doing that you can probably find me playing hockey or ultimate frisbee. I’m super excited to be down by the water this summer catching huge frogs at the creek, and if I could be any animal I’d have to be a great blue heron because I’d love to soar the skies, and fish all day.

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Nina Reines


Hi everyone! My name is Nina Reines, and I am going into my senior year at the University of Connecticut, where I study Animal Science. I live in Sherman, CT, and this is my first summer at Woodcock. My hobbies include hanging out with my friends and animals, on top of singing and listening to music. My favorite thing to do in nature is watching all the wildlife I am surrounded by. In my own backyard, there have been many bird sightings. There are also many deer, bears, and one bobcat. Due to this, I have recently gotten myself a wildlife camera to observe these animals and how they behave. If I could be any animal, I would be a wolf. Wolves are very intelligent, and I really admire the family bonds they form. This summer, I am looking forward to meeting everybody and sharing my love of nature with all the campers!

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Michael Saccucci


Hello! My name is Michael Saccucci and this is my fourth summer as a Counselor at Woodcock. I'm from Ridgefield and 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 hiking to see the remnants of the Ives cabin on the local Ives Trail. I'm looking forward to seeing all the new and familiar faces and having another great summer. If I could be any animal, I'd choose a sea otter so I could relax in a kelp forest and eat some sea urchins.

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Mason Sibley


Hi everyone, my name is Mason. I am going into my senior year at the University of Connecticut. I am studying Biology, and I am a member of the UConn Men’s Crew Club. I live in Ridgefield, and this is my second year at Woodcock. I am really looking forward to exploring the trails, meeting new campers, and working with the team again at Woodcock. After an awesome summer experience as a counselor last summer, I know fantastic new adventures and experiences will be had at camp this summer. I enjoy rowing, working out, 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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Sofia Schaffer


Hi everyone! I’m Sofia Schaffer and this is my first summer as a counselor at Woodcock! I am a rising student at Bates College in Maine where I will be pursuing an English degree. I just finished my gap year, which I spent in Ireland and New York studying art and journalism. I love the natural world, and my hobbies include reading books, birdwatching, sketching, writing stories, and pressing plants in my journal. If I could be any animal I would be a fox, because they’re very mysterious and I’d like to know what they get up to when no one’s watching.

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Maddie Smith


Hi! My name is Maddie, and this is my first summer at Woodcock. I’m from Redding, CT, but I recently graduated from boarding school in Kent, CT. I’ll be attending William and Mary in the fall, where I intend to major in biology and kinesiology. I am so excited to be a counselor this year, and I am especially looking forward to meeting all the campers and spending time in nature! I go hiking all the time, and I love to watch wildlife. I’m a huge animal lover, and in my free time, I ride horses. I also row, paint, run, and love to go to the gym. If I could be any animal, I would be an otter because I love to be active and play games!

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Jack Sullivan


Hi everyone! My name is Jack, and this is my 2nd 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 just finished 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 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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Tyler Zolotorofe


Hello! My name is Tyler Zolotorofe, I am from Ridgefield Connecticut, and am going into my Junior year of Endicott College as a psychology major. Growing up I attended Woodcock nearly every summer as a camper. Because of this I am thrilled to finally get the opportunity of being a counselor to work with my peers and replicate the safe and fun environment I had experienced growing up alongside the camp.  My favorite things to do in nature are taking walks with friends, listening to music at the beach, looking for animals, and kayaking. One of my favorite pastimes is cooking meals and as a result, I would love to learn safe sustainable foraging and gardening this year to better my culinary understanding! If I could be any animal, I would be a lizard on a nice hot rock just enjoying the sun and catching bugs because that sounds like a good life :).

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