Director of Office Operations
Beth Agdish – Yoga Program Director
Beth’s involvement with camp began as a volunteer. Her love for the kids, staff, and yoga is what drove her to pursue a greater role at Camp Courant. Beth just completed her fifth year as Yoga Program Director.
Linda Amos – Camp Nurse
Nurse Linda has dedicated her services to Camp Courant for 14 years. She happily ensures all campers and staff are safe and healthy throughout the camp season.
Jacki Bouffard – Music & Performing Arts Director
Jacki got involved with Camp Courant to help pilot the Music Program and thanks to the generosity of the Garmany Fund, is currently celebrating her sixth year as a Music & Performing Arts Director. The community of Camp Courant is what keeps her coming back year after year. She loves sharing music and other performing arts with Hartford’s kids.
Rachel Ciccone – Co-Music & Performing Arts Director
Rachel has been a member of the staff since 2016 and was hired as a student of The Hartt School alongside her fellow co-directors to pilot a music program. What started as a small music program has since grown to a larger program encompassing both music and performing arts. Rachel is amazed year-after-year by the energy, skill and passion of the campers and can’t imagine a summer without them.
Amanda Clark – Unit D Director
Amanda has been with camp for 12 years, and originally got involved as a high school graduate because of since-retired Camp Director, Stan Glowiak. She knew she wanted to work with children and saw camp as a great start on her path to doing so. Starting as a counselor and working her way up the ranks to Unit Director, Amanda has been able to grow such great relationships, friendships with not only staff but will campers as well. She is honored to work with children in the capacity in which she does and to be able to make their summer every single year!
Ricky Clark – Unit B Director
Greg Dresko – Sports Director
Greg started with camp in 1998 after his junior year of high school. His mother had worked with since-retired Camp Director, Stan Glowiak, at New Britain High School, and gave Greg a job as a counselor with Unit C. He knew he wanted to work with kids and saw this opportunity as the perfect launching point to his career. Greg quickly fell in love with camp and over time became a Unit Director before stepping into his current role as Sports Director. To Greg, seeing the kids’ smiles when they get off the bus is the best feeling in the world, and he wouldn’t trade his experiences at camp for anything else.
Beth Gibbs – Co-Yoga Director
Beth was hired as Executive Director of Camp Courant in 1998 before “free-tiring” in 2013. She started the yoga program in 1999 and then established the Garnett Gibbs Family Foundation at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to keep it going.
Jose Gonzalez – Maintenance/Special Projects
Bernard Gullotta – Head of Maintenance
Cerina Hernandez – Healthy Choices Director
Angelica James – Financial Literacy Director
Angelica was introduced to Camp Courant by family members who worked at camp each summer and loved it. Now in her eighth year at Camp Courant, Angelica had spent six years as a counselor before stepping into the role of Program Director for the ‘Finance is Fun’ program. Angelica comes back each year because she gets to work with some of the most amazing kids she has ever met and feels being part of the staff is like being part of a big family.
Gail Jensen – Food Services Director
Jennifer Kinell – Early Learning Director
After seeing an email through the schools about Camp Courant needing a new early learning director, Jennifer applied, joined the team in 2018 and never looked back. She loves working with, interacting with and getting to know the campers, as she is a teacher during the school year. Her son attends camp with her and loves it, as he talks about it all year round. The camp environment is something she simply loves.
Madeline Martinez – Music Program Director
Willie Noble – Maintenance/Special Projects
Nicole Robinson – Unit C Director
Nicole has been at camp for 16 summers. She began as a Unit D counselor for four years before taking over as Unit C director, a role she has held for the past 12 years. Having worked with Marta Shepard in the school system, she encouraged Nicole to apply when she was looking for summer work. She comes back to camp each year because she loves the relationships she builds with campers.
Evanna Shepard – Unit A Director
Marta Shepard – Behavior Manager/HARC Liaison
Marta has worked at Camp Courant for the past 32 years. Starting as a counselor she has since worked as a Unit Director, the Program Coordinator for Junior Leaders, Director of the Photography Club, before entering her current role as Behavior Specialist. During the school year, she works for the Board of Education as a Special Ed Paraeducator with children that have autism. Her love for children is what keeps bringing her back, as it is her purpose to ensure that campers leave camp better than they came, empowering them to be great individuals for their community.