Summer Camp Staff

Sarah Breznen - Camp Director

My name is Sarah Breznen, or "Miss Sarah" at camp. This will be my 10th 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. 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 6th 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.

Jeanne Young - Camp Registrar/Director of First Aid

 

My name is Jeanne Young. This is my 6th 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 and this will be my 2nd summer at Woodcock. 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. 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

Aidan Callahan

My name is Aidan Callahan, and I’m a film major at Xavier University. I love movies and video games, and I enjoy bringing that love to nature. I also love animals of all sorts and have two dogs at home. This is my first year at Woodcock, so I’m excited for all the adventures I’ll have with new and old campers alike. See you at camp!

Charlie Pratt

Hello! My name is Charlie and I’m going to be spending my junior year fall semester in Kunming, China! This summer will be my third year as a woodcock counselor and I am so excited to have fun in nature with my group! I am a conservation biology major, and I love the bugs and snakes at the nature center. My favorite animal is a raccoon because they have a cool mask pattern and are very resourceful. I can’t wait to see who can beat me at limbo this summer!

Eamonn Hanrahan

 

Hello parents, family members, and campers, my name is Eamonn (pronounced Aim-in… Thank the Irish for the strange spelling). I am currently a junior at the University of Scranton located in Northeastern PA, where I am studying Human Physiology/Kinesiology. I hope to pursue a doctorate degree in Sports Psychology once my undergraduate years are over. Some of my hobbies include playing baseball, exploring, watching late 90’s cartoons and exercising! If you can’t find me at the local fitness center, odds are you can find me hiking the local state parks. I look forward to being your counselor, and having a great summer. I hope you’re ready to explore, learn and have fun!

Elizabeth Kenneally

Hi!! My name is Elizabeth and I’m so excited to be a counselor again at woodcock! I am a rising sophomore at Tufts University studying cognitive brain science and computer science because I love learning how the world works. My current favorite animal is a leaf cutter ant because they walk in a line together holding little pieces of leaf in the air and I think it is very cute. One of my favorite things to do is to catch turtles on the pond. I’m looking forward to meeting all the campers this summer!

Hannah Nossan 

My name is Hannah and I’m excited to be one of your counselors at camp this summer. This fall I’ll be a senior at the University of Miami, pursuing a career in wildlife conservation and sustainability.

I like to sing and play music on my guitar. I also enjoy reading and exploring places around the world. On a recent trip to Washington State, I hiked in Olympic National Park and had the opportunity to see a black bear and mountain goats in their natural habitat. Our family has a pet frog and we hope to adopt a beagle this summer.

A fun fact about me is that I have been training as an aerial artist for almost 10 years and take circus classes in NYC. I’m looking forward to an exciting summer at Woodcock Nature Center and getting to teach and learn with all of the campers.

Jason Alfandre

Hi campers! My name is Jason Alfandre, and I'm a rising sophomore at Bates College. I'm planning on majoring in Biology, and hope to focus more on wildlife and conservation bio. In high school I played football and baseball, and in college I am playing ultimate frisbee. I also play the drums, and love listening to music, especially classic rock. I have 2 dogs, Sophie (German Shepherd / Beagle mix) and Ziggy (yellow lab). My favorite animal is an octopus, but I've never seen one in person. One of my goals every week of camp is to catch as many creatures as possible so we can see them up close and learn cool facts about them, so I want you all to help me find them and we can learn together!

Joshua Fusaro 

My name is Joshua Fusaro. This is my 1st summer at Woodcock Nature Center. Growing up and living in New Milford, Connecticut I spent a lot of my youth going to places like Steep Rock Preserve where I'd spend hours just walking the trails looking for snakes to catch or listening to bird calls. Naturally I'm a very outdoorsy person that enjoys; hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and interaction with the local wildlife in my area but that doesn’t mean I don't enjoy other hobbies like playing video games or listening to music. My main passion is animals, especially birds and reptiles. I love to learn all I can about every animal on this planet. If I could be any animal I would be a jellyfish because they just cruise around the oceans without a care in the world just living like themselves plus they basically get to travel the world and eat fish almost anytime they want, sounds like a win/win to me.

Liza LaManna

Hi, my name is Liza! This is my first summer as a counselor at woodcock and I am so excited! I am a rising senior at the University of Alabama studying environmental science. When I graduate I hope to do something with conservation or human geography. I love being outside, cooking and listening to music. My favorite animal is a sloth and I have seen 7 in the wild! 

Margot Wentzel

My name is Margot and I am a rising Junior at UConn for Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Material Science. I hope to one day work in sustainability and clean energy in the hopes of saving our environment. I am from Cape Town, South Africa but now live in Wilton CT, since 2017. I was an avid swimmer in high school and met many South African Olympic swimmers doing that. I still love to swim in my free time especially in the ocean.  I absolutely love ostriches, they are my favorite animal because of their long necks and fast running speed. I am so excited to be working at Woodcock for my third summer and cannot wait to go canoeing, hiking and just spending the whole summer outdoors!

Megan Ferris

My name is Megan Ferris, and this will be my second summer at Woodcock. I will be a senior at the University of Connecticut in the fall majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Animal Science. My favorite animal would either be a panda bear or a shark. In my free time, I love to read, hike, and swim. I own a cat name Scooter and a turtle named Sam who I love greatly. I am very excited to be a returning counselor this summer and look forward to seeing all the campers!

Sarah Klotz

Hi! My name is Sarah and I'm an acting major at Chapman University. This is my second year as a counselor at WNC and I am so excited for this summer! Some of my favorite things to do are explore the woods, read and listen to music. My favorite animal at Woodcock (and EVER) is Rocco the ball python!

Sarah Magnano

Hi! My name is Sarah and I'm going to be a junior at Franklin and Marshall college. I'm enjoying my major in environmental studies and anthropology as well as my minor in German. One of my favorite animals is an elephant and I love to sing, hike, and travel. This summer, I'm especially excited to introduce all of our animals to the campers (especially Chubbs)!

Sawyer Banbury

Hi! My name is Sawyer. I've lived in Weston, Connecticut for many years, but I actually grew up in Thailand. I love the natural world and I'm amazed by its beauty and wisdom. I also love working with developing kids, and I hope I can pass on some of my admiration for outdoor education. I am going to Tufts in the fall after taking a year off to travel throughout the country and abroad. My favorite National Park is Badlands in South Dakota. My favorite mountain range is the Himalayas and my favorite animal is the cow. I look forward to camp this summer!

Teddy Corper

My name is Teddy, and I go to the University of Kansas. I love the outdoors, especially lakes and ponds. I enjoy playing and watching basketball, video games, joking around with friends, and learning new things. Camp is going to be just as much fun for me as it will be for you!

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