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  The DCH Pool now closes at 7:30pm. Aqua Zumba classes on Wednesdays start at 7:45pm. 

“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 Director:

Jamie O'Sullivan graduated from Syracuse University in May 2014 with a degree in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education. She served the DCH Summer Camp as an Assistant Camp Director for two summers and was promoted to Camp Director in 2016. Prior to coming to DCH Jamie spent the previous 6 summers working as a camp counselor at outdoor summer camps through both the West Roxbury and Hyde Park YMCA’s. During the school year Jamie is a teacher at the Italian Home for Children in West Roxbury.

 

About the Assistant Camp Directors:

Sarah (O'Hanlon) Doyle graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in May 2014 with a degree in Elementary Education. In 2009, she started at the DCH Summer Camp as an assistant counselor for various groups, and then the head counselor for the Kindergarten group for several years. In 2017 Sarah returned to the Dedham Community House as a member of the camp leadership team and will serve as one of our two Assistant Camp Directors in 2018. During the school year Sarah is a teacher at Children’s Happy Day School in West Roxbury. 

 

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 Director:

Jeremy Birkline graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is a current candidate for a MFA at Emerson College. In 2013, Jeremy taught abroad in South Korea, where he ran several successful English immersion lessons in a variety of classes, including sciences and music. Upon his return, he began working in public high schools in Texas and then Boston and directed several successful summer camps in Kingwood, TX and Rockland, MA. Currently, Jeremy is working at Boston Latin School and teaches taekwondo at the YMCA.

 

About the Aquatics Director:

Jessica Nelson graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in May of 2017 with a BA in Psychology and received her certification in Teaching Childhood and Special Education. She began working at the DCH pool in 2012 as a lifeguard then progressed to a water safety instructor in 2014. Jessica was promoted to Aquatics Director in 2016.

 

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

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Jamie O'Sullivan
Camp Director
Joe McDonagh
Joe McDonagh
Asst. Camp Director
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Sarah (O'Hanlon) Doyle 
Asst. Camp Director

Jeremy Birkline

Jeremy Birkline
Teen Camp Driector

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

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Isabella Conary
Drama Specialist

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

Alejandra Gonzalez

Alejandra Gonzalez
Specialist

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Courtney Beauregard
Teen Camp Counselor
 Emma Tolley
Emma Francis
Teen Camp Counselor
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Kyle Balis
Head Counselor
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Vicky Bruce
Head Counselor
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Nicole Erk
Head Counselor
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Matt Hickey
Head Counselor
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Addy Hodson
Head Counselor

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Maria McDonagh
Head Counselor

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Gabriella Sabatino
Head Counselor
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Emma Tolley
Head Counselor
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Erica Walsh
Head Counselor

Olivia Rose

Olivia Rose
Assistant Counselor

Jake Reissfelder
Jake Reissfelder
  Assistant Counselor
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James Boyle
Assistant Counselor
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Jessie Boyle
Assistant Counselor

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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
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Theo Ferentinos
Assistant Counselor
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Dominique Smith
Assistant Counselor
Andrew Daly
Andrew Daly
Assistant Counselor
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 Jonathan Kelly
Assistant Counselor
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Sam King
Assistant Counselor
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Julia Malki
Assistant Counselor
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Haley McDonagh
Assistant Counselor
Livvy Segall
 Livvy Segall
Assistant Counselor
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Brendan Shaughnessy
Assistant Counselor
Nick Brancato
Nicholas Brancato
Assistant Counselor
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Aidan Pierce
Faciltites Assistant
 
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Jessica Nelson
Aquatics Director
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Meghan Shaughnessy
Assitant Aquatics Director
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 Lauren Barich
Lifeguard
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Dean Boecher
Lifeguard
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Zoey Carlson-Pietraszek
Lifeguard
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Caitlin Murphy
Lifeguard
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Samatha Nelson
Lifeguard
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Dana Nelson
Lifeguard
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Kara Nelson
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Caitlin Shaughnessy
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Ben Shumway
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Tai Thurber
Lifeguard
 
 

Summer Camp Links

Preschool Summer Program
(15 months - Kindergarten)

Summer Camp
(Kindergarten - 6th Grade)

Teen Camp
(7th - 9th Grade)

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.

 

Learn about our NEW Program Director, Jenni Putnam

 

Teen Camp has limited space in the remaining sessions

 

All remaining K - 6 grade Camp Sessions & Field Trips are Closed

 

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

Job Openings

Preschool Teachers
(one Toddler and one Preschool opening)

 

Summer Camp and Pool staff
(Please see the summer application linked below.)

Contact Us

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

Preschool: (781) 329-4841