Oak Knoll Nature Camp | Staff

Discoverers campers in the Nature Play Area at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

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Camp Director—Jacqui Shuster (she/her)


This is Jacqui "Nighthawk" Shuster’s first year as Oak Knoll’s Camp Director. She is also the regional Camp Director for Mass Audubon South East. Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a focus in Ecology and Chemistry. Her favorite part of camp is sharing unexpected nature moments with campers!


Our Camp Staff


Camp staff members are chosen primarily for their ability to relate to and oversee youth in an outdoor setting. We hire enthusiastic, positive, and knowledgeable counselors who create an emotionally and physically safe atmosphere. All staff undergo background checks, are certified in CPR and first aid, and receive training in health and safety procedures, child development, natural history, and environmental education best practices.

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status is required immediately upon hire.


What Others are Saying . . .


"Always an awesome experience. I never think twice about leaving my kids with the staff at Oak Knoll." –Camp Parent