Summer Day Camps

Meet the Summer Team

Your Nature Camp leaders for 2018

Debbie Archer

Summer Camp Manager
After spending 3 years teaching outdoor education on the west coast in Alaska and Southern California, Debbie made a happy return to the east coast, joining the education team at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in 2015. With a M.S. in Environmental Science and experience as an educator, naturalist, and camp program manager, she has a passion for getting kids outside into nature and won't flinch at the opportunity to howl like a coyote or sing a song about a polar bear. She knows the importance of having the opportunity to have hands-on learning experiences where everything from the development of social skills to math thinking can occur. This is Debbie's 4th summer of Audubon Camp. If Debbie were an animal, she would be a Musk Ox because they are the unicorns of the north.

Emily Kaplita

Assistant Camp Manager
Emily is from Connecticut, but has been in Vermont for the past year at Audubon Vermont as an AmeriCorps member.  She graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from Dickinson College. This will be Emily's third summer with Audubon Vermont summer camp, and she cannot wait to explore the wilderness, build fairy homes and spend lots of time out in the sun again.  Emily loves to learn from nature and understands the importance on hands-on learning. If Emily could be one animal for the rest of her life she would be a sea otter.

Rae Bronenkant

AmeriCorps Member: Environmental and Outreach Educator.Rae grew up in Massachusetts, spending her childhood outside exploring outdoors, which fostered a deep love of the natural world. Rae is a recent graduate from the University of Vermont, with a degree in Environmental Studies. Rae fell in love with teaching at the Marine Science Center in Washington, teaching her very first program about one of her favorite topics, the ocean. Sharing her passion with those students ignited a passion for teaching and environmental education. From that moment forward Rae knew that teaching was the path for her. Rae is excited to be serving in an outdoor classroom environment and teaching nature-based education full time. Rae decided to become an AmeriCorps Member because she wanted to be a part of a group of dedicated, intelligent people and to make a difference in Vermont for an organization which she loves. Rae enjoys playing in the outdoors any chance she can, all year round: skiing all winter and hiking and biking all other seasons. She loves spending time with her best buddy, her 13 year old Labrador.

Sam Blair

UVM Conservation Education Fellow. 

Caroline Sullivan

AmeiCorps Member: Burlington Outreach Educator.

Amanda Duffy

Amanda is from Connecticut and has spent the last two years in Vermont at the University of Vermont. Amanda will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Public Communication in 2020. Within her Environmental Studies major, Amanda focuses her curriculum on Environmental Education. Amanda grew up going to summer camp in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and is so excited to share her love of camp, the outdoors, and nature with the kids this summer. She is especially excited to build fairy homes and see what fun we can have near the stream! If Amanda could be one animal for the rest of her life, she would be a baby goat.

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