Sign Indonate Facebook

“The staff was incredible! My son left that camp feeling so good about himself and with a giant boost in his self esteem/confidence. I can't thank you all enough.”

Applications for new camp and pool staff will be accepted beginning February 2021.  

 

About the Camp Director: 

Alexandra Weyer graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Social Studies with concentrations in History and International Studies. Alexandra began working in early childhood education in 2013 serving as Pre-School Teacher, Lead Summer Camp Counselor and Before and After-Care Instructor. Alexandra started the summer camp program at Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, FL as well as serving as Education Coordinator. Alexandra is relocating from St. Petersburg, FL with her husband and two cats. Alexandra is excited to be joining the DCH Camp Community and looks forward to meeting all the families and campers very soon.

 

About the Assistant Camp Director:

Joe McDonagh graduated from Bridgewater State University as a history major and is looking to finish his masters in Secondary Education. While at Bridgewater, Joe played for the hockey and golf team. A graduate of Dedham High School, Joe began at DCH as an Assistant Counselor then was promoted to a Head Counselor position and will now our newest Assistant Director. Currently, in the school year, Joe works for a Union firm in Boston, but is looking to join a school system this upcoming fall and begin his career in education. In addition to his education goals, Joe also coaches with Dedham Youth Hockey

  

About the Teen Camp Program Lead

Alex Reilly graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in English Education and a minor in Deaf studies. While at BU, she worked with diverse student populations in preparation for a career in education. Alex even completed her student teaching at an all-boys public school in London, England! Alex spends her days teaching 7th grade at Winthrop Middle School and her evenings reading teen fiction or crocheting something new! Alex grew up in Maryland but always heard great things about the DCH Summer Camp from her cousins who attended. She is thrilled to join the team and create some fun camp memories!

 

About the Aquatics Director:

Coming soon!

 

About the DCH Program Director:

Jennifer Putnam joined DCH in December 2018 as Program Director overseeing DCH's seasonal programs and events, summer camp, and summer pool. Jennifer received her B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Wheelock College in 2004. She has worked with several diverse nonprofit organizations in various youth development and program development roles with a large focus on health education, summer camps, and adult enrichment programming. Jennifer has a passion for working with families, youth of all ages, and adults in recreational settings including summer camp and year round programs. Originally from New York, Jennifer has lived in Massachusetts for two decades and currently resides in Dedham with her husband and three children.

 

Camp Staff Qualifications and Certifications:

All members of the Dedham Community House Summer Camp staff are run through the Massachusetts CORI and SORI systems prior to working at DCH. In addition all DCH Head Counselors and most Assistant Counselors and Activity Specialists are First Aid and CPR certified.

 

Camp Health Care Supervisor:

The DCH Summer Camp, as required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, has a designated staff person serve as Health Care Supervisor. A member of the camp leadership fills this position as part of their job responsibilities. Beyond the on-site Health Care Supervisor, DCH works with a local doctor each summer who serves as the Camp Health Care Consultant.

 

2019 DCH Summer Camp Staff

Alexandra Weyer cropped
Alexandra Weyer
Camp Director
Joe McDonagh
Joe McDonagh
Asst. Camp Director
Alex R
Alex Reilly
Teen Camp Program Lead

 

 

AndrewW
 Andrew Walsh
  Archery Specialist
Jordan
Jordan Lawlor
Arts & Crafts Specialist
Clare OConnor
Clare O'Connor
Science Specialist

IsabellaC

Isabella Conary
Drama Specialist

Madison Lightfoot
 Madison Lightfoot
  Arts & Crafts Specialist
Ronny Pucci
Ronny Pucci
  Woodworking Specialist
Avery Miranda Cropped
Avery Miranda
Science Specialist

Alejandra Gonzalez

Alejandra Gonzalez
Specialist

Courtney Beauregard Cropped
Courtney Beauregard
Teen Camp Counselor
 Emma Tolley
Emma Francis
Teen Camp Counselor
 KyleB
Kyle Balis
Head Counselor
VictoriaB
Vicky Bruce
Head Counselor
Nicole Erk Cropped 1
Nicole Erk
Head Counselor
Matt Hickey CONFIRM
Matt Hickey
Head Counselor
no picture
Addy Hodson
Head Counselor

MariaM

Maria McDonagh
Head Counselor

GabbyS
Gabriella Sabatino
Head Counselor
EmmaT
Emma Tolley
Head Counselor
EricaW
Erica Walsh
Head Counselor

Olivia Rose

Olivia Rose
Assistant Counselor

Jake Reissfelder
Jake Reissfelder
  Assistant Counselor
JamesB
James Boyle
Assistant Counselor
JessieB
Jessie Boyle
Assistant Counselor

MatthewB

Matthew Boyle
Assistant Counselor

Fiona Power
Fiona Power
Assistant Counselor
Ryan Polansky
Ryan Polansky
Assistant Counselor
Matt Thissell
Matthew Thissell
Assistant Counselor
Kiley Flynn
Kiley Flynn
Assistant Counselor
TheoF
Theo Ferentinos
Assistant Counselor
DominiqueS
Dominique Smith
Assistant Counselor
Andrew Daly
Andrew Daly
Assistant Counselor
JonathanK
 Jonathan Kelly
Assistant Counselor
SamK
Sam King
Assistant Counselor
JuliaM
Julia Malki
Assistant Counselor
Haley
Haley McDonagh
Assistant Counselor
Livvy Segall
 Livvy Segall
Assistant Counselor
no picture
Brendan Shaughnessy
Assistant Counselor
Nick Brancato
Nicholas Brancato
Assistant Counselor
no picture
Aidan Pierce
Faciltites Assistant
 
camplogo
no picture
Coming soon!
Aquatics Director
no picture
Coming Soon!
Assistant Aquatics Director
camplogo
Lauren Edited
 Lauren Barich
Lifeguard
Dean Edited
Dean Boecher
Lifeguard
no picture
Julia Burke
Lifeguard
Zoey CP
Zoe Carlson-Pietraszek
Lifeguard
Sam N Edited
Samatha Nelson
Lifeguard
Dana Edited
Dana Nelson
Lifeguard
Kara Edited
Kara Nelson
Lifeguard
Caitlin Edited
Caitlin Shaughnessy
Lifeguard
Bella Saliba Cropped 5
Bella Saliba
Lifeguard
Ben Edited
Ben Shumway
Lifeguard
no picture
Tai Thurber
Lifeguard
 
 

Summer Camp News

Check out how DCH Teen Camp partnered with Livable Dedham and the impact they made on our community.

Read all about it in the Dedham Times 4 part series under Teen Camp News.

 

"DCH Summer Camp Featured On Channel 5 Wake Up Call"
"# 1 Patch Pick of where to send your kids to camp"

Job Openings

Toddler/Preschool Teachers:

Click here for info and instructions

 

Thank you

Charles River Apparel for your generous donation of washable masks for our office, preschool and summer staff!

Charles River Apparel Snip

Contact Us

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 329-5740

Preschool: (781) 329-4841