Wellfleet Bay & Chatham Camp Staff
Our summer day camp programs in South Wellfleet and Chatham are successful because of our caring, well-prepared counselors who are actively engaged in teaching and playing with campers.
Our leadership team provides counselors with training, educational objectives, and activity ideas, and each staff member provides the enthusiasm for outdoor exploration, the desire to educate, and a caring heart for children. Together we bring fun and learning to campers.
Staff Selection Criteria
Camp staff members are carefully selected for their maturity and their caring attitude towards children. All staff must pass background checks and receive training in safety, child development, and nature study. All are certified in first aid and CPR. The majority of our counselors are of college age and majoring in science or education.
Camp Director and Education Coordinator—Emily Wolfe
Emily Wolfe has worked at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for the past 10 years. Emily has worked as a naturalist, teacher naturalist and for the past seven years has worked as the Education Coordinator/Day Camp Director.
When camp isn’t in session, Emily is busy teaching natural history curriculum in the local schools, coordinating special events, and helping out with the cold-stunned sea turtle season.
Assistant Camp Director, Wellfleet—Pearl Kerber
Pearl has been with the Wellfleet Bay Natural History Day Camp for ten years, eight as the Discoverers counselor and two as the Assistant Camp Director.
When camp is not in session, Pearl is residing in Cambridge as she pursues a dual masters in Early Childhood Education and Creative Arts in Learning.
Assistant Camp Director, Chatham—Morgan Peck
Morgan has spent the last 5 years with Mass Audubon as an outdoor educator, and the summer of 2017 will be her second season as Assistant Camp Director for the Chatham Camp. Before coming to Wellfleet Bay, Morgan worked as the Assistant Director at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats sanctuary in Newburyport.
Morgan is very passionate about marine life and insects, so she loves being on the Cape and exploring the local coastline during the summer months. She is excited for the new adventures and new faces that the summer of 2017 will bring.
What Others are Saying . . .
“The counselors were all excellent!! They were enthusiastic, informative, encouraging, supporting, and knowledgeable. They really helped to make it an excellent experience.”—Camp Parent