Our counselors range in age from 16 to 55, though typically counselors are college juniors and seniors. We also have college graduates, young teachers, and veteran teachers on our staff. Most of our counselors have worked their way up in the DCD Camp ranks from being a Counselor-in-Training when they are entering 10th Grade, to being Head Counselors when they are in college. Historically, more than half of our counselors are DCD graduates who come back summer after summer. Activity Specialists (Archery, Woodworking, etc) tend to be older, and have special certifications.
All DCD Camp Staff members must submit personal reference, as well as CORI and SORI screening before being hired. Parents have the right to review our background checks, health care, discipline and grievance procedures upon request.
Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are required to be certified by the American Red Cross and have First Aid/CPR/AED Training.
Mike St. Bernard, Assistant Director-Upper Camp
Mike joined the Dedham Country Day Camp Staff in 2015 as the head of our Sports Program. Throughout the year Mike works teaching Juniors and Seniors at a local high school. His favorite activity to play at camp is soccer and he can't wait to spend the summer playing some more great games.
Megan Saia, Assistant Director-Lower Camp
Megan has been working at DCDC longer then anyone else. With the exception of last year when she was off for Maternity Leave, Megan has worked as nearly every position the camp has to offer. She started as a CIT and worked her way up to a Head Counselor. She's also worked as many Specialists including, Cooking, Nature, and Arts & Crafts. In the summer of 2014 Megan was the Assistant Director of Lower Camp. Megan has her Masters in Early Childhood Education and during the winter months works at Dedham Country Day School. We are excited to have Megan back at camp this year!