Meet the 2017 Camp Staff

Wendy Miller - Camp Director, Camp Counselor 

Wendy is the Education Program Manager at Audubon Sharon and has been the Summer Camp Director for the past ten years. She holds a B.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Science from Penn State University and has been at Audubon Sharon since 1997. Although Wendy does a lot of the behind-the-scenes camp preparation, she enjoys being outdoors with the campers, getting to know the kids and the parents, and sharing her love of nature. She has also been known to teach a few camp sessions now and then, and this year she will once again be teaching the Early Childhood Discovery session for 3 and 4 year olds.

Almas Ali - Camp Counselor

Almas is a Connecticut native out of Stamford, and has a BS in Environmental Science with Minors in Arabic and History. She has been a staff member at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in June 2012, working in visitor services, exhibits and educating the public about various environmental subjects.  She is well known there for her polite, bubbly personality and her enthusiasm for giving child-focused, interactive impromtu tours around the museum.  Almas has also worked as a Camp Counselor for the Jewish Community Center in Stamford.  She considers herself "an art person," and you may even catch her singing a little tune from time to time!  Almas will be joining us in mid-February through the end of August.

Zach Adams- Camp Counselor

Zach was a Summer Camp Counselor at Audubon Sharon for two summers in a row, back in 2014 and 2015 and he was such a big hit with campers and parents alike. We are so excited to have Zach back with us again!  Zach comes from Newmanstown, Pennsylvania, and just received his B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Juniata College.  He plans to attend grad school in the near future to major in Ornithology.  If you know Zach, you know he is a big time birder and also has an extensive knowledge of of wild mushrooms.  His passion for nature and wildlife, along with his rank of Eagle Scout, makes him a fantastic teacher for the young and young at heart and his enthusiasm is infectious.  Zach will be with us through the end of August.

Jane Bok- Summer Camp Assistant

Jane attends the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT where she is in the Classics diploma program (Greek and Latin,) played 3 years of volleyball and performed in the school musical "Pippin."    She is a member of Junior Bearcats Club, which plans activities and cares for the children of Hotchkiss faculty. She is also heavily involved in equestrian activities, being an active rider for 12 years, placing in both the 2015 Northeast Regional Evening Championships Junior Beginner Novice Level and the 2016 National Eventing Championships in the Junior Beginner Novice level.  Other than having an interest and experience caring for children of various ages, Jane enjoys working with farm animals, performing in numerous theatrical productions at the Sharon Playhouse, and doing nature travel with her family to places such as Galapagos, Amazon region, Kenya, British Columbia and Montana.

Jennifer (Jenn) Sincovic- Summer Camp Assistant

Jenn comes to us from Torrington, CT, and has quite a bit of experience working with children of all ages.  Most recently she was helping out in the kitchen at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, but she is also a substitute teacher working with preschool and school-aged children at EdAdvance.  She also has office experience and has worked as a nutrionist and dietary aide.  She also volunteers with the Girl Scouts of America as a leader (her troop has participated in Audubon Sharon programs!) and is a volunteer for her daughter's school's Parent Teacher Organization.  Jenn loves working with children and being in nature, so what a perfect combination to have for a summer camp assistant!

Fiona Ocain- Summer Camp Assistant

Local camp families may recognize Fiona, as she is another local staffer from Falls Village.  She is currently attending Connecticut College majoring in Music with a concentration in performance.  She was/is very involved in music both at HVRHS and at Conn. College, participating in concert band and orchestra, both as first chair flute in college, and being President of HVRHS Concert Band and Flute Ensemble. She was also a Junior Counselor at Laurel Music Camp.  Aside from music, Fional also considers herself an avid environmentalist and enjoys spending time outdoors in nature, especially when it involves teaching children about the outdoors.  She has been a lifeguard the past two summers and Hammond Beach in Cornwall, CT, and has worked with children there, and has also volunteered in New London elementary schools as a tutor and after school mentor.

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