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Camp Registration for 2021 (both Main Camp and Preschool) is now CLOSED.
We are not taking any additional registrations. If you are already on our waitlist, you will hear from us if a space opens up.


“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.” 

About the Camp Co-Director (currently on leave):

Kennia  Kennia Reddrick graduated from Newbury College in 2008, and earned a master's degree in nonprofit management from Northeastern University in 2019. She currently teaches middle school English at Dexter Southfield. Kennia has led camps in Hawaii and Boston over the past several years. Her favorite camp activities include volleyball, arts & crafts, and nature exploration. Kennia is a wife and a mother to two girls and one husky! Outside of teaching and camp, her favorite activities include cycling, reading, and hiking.  

About the Camp Co-Director:

Joe McDonagh  Joe McDonagh graduated from Bridgewater State University as a history major and is currently pursuing his Masters in Special Education. While at Bridgewater, Joe played for the hockey and golf teams. A graduate of Dedham High School, Joe began at DCH as an Assistant Counselor then was promoted to a Head Counselor position. He became the Assistant Camp Director in 2019 and is Camp Co-Director for summer 2021. During the school year, Joe works as a math teacher at Dedham Middle School. Joe is also an assistant hockey coach for the Dedham High School girls varsity hockey team. 

 

About the Aquatics Director:

Caitlan   Caitlan Shaughnessy has been a lifeguard at the DCH pool since 2015. She graduated from Fairfield University in May 2021 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While at Fairfield, Caitlan was a member of the club swim team and club softball team. This summer, she has been busy studying for her nursing boards. Outside of work, Caitlan loves to spend time with her friends, family, and her black lab, Remy. She also loves being outside and reading. 

 

About the DCH Program Director:

Jenni  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 nonprofit organizations in various youth development and program development roles with a 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 Canton 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.

 

 

2021 Camp Staff:

 

Matt H

Matt

Unit Director - Upper Camp 

Maria

Maria

Unit Director - Lower Camp 

 

Bella

Bella

Drama Specialist

Eric

Eric

Science Specialist 

JoJo 

JoJo

Rec Room Specialist

Vicky

Vicky

Arts & Crafts Specialist

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Sam

Sports Specialist

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Calvin

Archery Specialist

 

 

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Harry

Archery Specialist

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Jayson

Makerspace Specialist

 

 

 

Nicole 

Nicole

Head Counselor - Sharks

Erica

Erica

Head Counselor - Cubs 

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Kelly

Head Counselor - Jaguars 

 James

James

Head Counselor - Monkeys

 Ryan

Ryan

Head Counselor - Goats

Matt T

Matt

Head Counselor - Wolves 

 Jonathan

Jonathan

Head Counselor - Penguins

 Nick

Nick

Head Counselor - Tigers

 Julia

Julia

Head Counselor - Moose

 Chris 2

Chris

Assistant Counselor

Hannah

Hannah

Assistant Counselor

Pat

Pat

Assistant Counselor

 Ethan

Ethan

Assistant Counselor

 Sophie

Sophie

Assistant Counselor

 Ryan K

Ryan

Assistant Counselor

 Fiona

Fiona

Assistant Counselor

 Natalia

Natalia

Assistant Counselor

 JP

JP

Assistant Counselor

 Kayla

Kayla
Assistant Counselor

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Kaylie

Assistant Counselor

Matt

Matt

Assistant Counselor

 Dhaimone

Dhaimone

Assistant Counselor

 Rose

Rose

Assistant Counselor

 Ashton

Ashton

Assistant Counselor

Persia

Persia

Assistant Counselor

 Zia

Zia

Assistant Counselor

Ava

Ava

Assistant Counselor

DaeDae

DaeDae

Assistant Counselor

 Ava B

Ava

Assistant Counselor

 

  

Job Openings

Click on the position title for more info and instructions:

 

Toddler/Preschool Teachers

 

Summer Camp, Pool, and Facilities positions.

Summer position descriptions linked above. To apply, click HERE.
Limited positions still available.

 

DCH Operations Coordinator

 

 

Thank you

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

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Contact Us

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671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 329-5740

Preschool: (781) 329-4841