Get To know Your Child's Counselor!

Below are profiles of our 2019 counselors! Interested in joining our 2019 team? Scroll down for more information!

Jake Mastrangelo

Hartsdale, NY

I am a lifeguard and a student at Binghamton University in New York, returning for my third summer on staff at Murray Camp.  I enjoy playing soccer, basketball and track at school. I was a member of my school's Debate Club and Model UN.  I enjoy working with kids of all ages and am happy to be returning to Murray Camp this summer!

Olivia Friend

Newton, ma

Julia Larson

new york city, ny

II am a student at Brown University in Providence, RI studying education. I  am a lifeguardI from Newton, MA and am one of six kids, four being younger than me. I love the beach, spending time outdoors, and meeting new people. I have extensive experience with children from care of my siblings, interning at a preschool, mentoring at an elementary school and participating in Best Buddies. I love spending time with kids and I can’t wait for the camp to begin!

​I am a student at Harvard University. from New York City. I spent my summers growing up on the island and attending Murray Camp. My brother is still a camper in the older group! I love to surf, read, run and listen to music. I have been babysitting kids of various ages for a long time and love spending time with them! This will be my fifth summer on staff at Murray Camp, with a recently accepted a lead counselor position  at the camp for this summer. I can't wait to return!

olga moroz

kaliningrad, Russia

Olga is our Yoga instructor, Art teacher and  Photographer. She is a seasonal resident from Russia who loves to travel. Olga spent time this past academic year residing in India, enhancing her Yoga teaching skills. and passion with vegetarian cooking post enjoying an extensive time in Thailand being artistically inspired by the phenomenal sea creatures. Olga's art is amazing with skills in many mediums. She exhibits her works at the Sustainable Nantucket market in town on Saturdays so be sure to stop by and say hello. Olga is multi talented. She took nearly all of the photos on this website. She puts together beautiful books of individual campers' photos while at camp for families, as well as amazing family portraits or events for our camp families which are very popular so book early! If you're interested in getting a custom book of your child's week (or summer) at camp, let her know! Olga can be found mornings at drop off at the registration desk or setting up in the Art room. 

 Visit www.OlgaFrost.Com to view her work!

Jack ramos

wellesley, ma

I am a student at Wellesley High School where I am a member of their varsity lacrosse team. I have lots of experience working with kids, coaching and reffing youth lacrosse as well as providing individual coaching to kids in my town. I like to play basketball, fish, ski and spend time with my family and friends in my free time.  I’ve been coming to Nantucket for vacation most summers but this will be my first year working at Murray Camp and I’m looking forward to joining their team.

ella crystal

bronxvile, ny

I am a lifeguard and a student attending Bronxville High School in NY. I have spent every summer  of my life on Nantucket. I am so excited to be returning for a second summer working at Murray Camp. During the school year, I love to babysit, volunteer as a teaching assistant in a second grade classroom, and spend time tutoring. I also have been competitively swimming all my life, and now swim for the varsity team at my school. I absolutely love helping campers learn to swim, and supporting them in feeling more confident with swimming abilities and having an overall blast at camp. I have as much fun as they do!  . 

seamus bruno

newton, ma

I am the camp's Head lLifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and Personal Trainer from Newton, MA. I attended Stonehill College and Boston College's Carroll School of Business, I graduated last year. and am deciding between graduate school next year to obtain my MBA or M.Ed. in teaching. I am in the process of founding a teen program at the Newton YMCA  where I received an award for employee of the year, last month. I have extensive experience working with kids and coaching. I was the  captain of both my high school's Division one varsity basketball & volleyball teams (Newton North). I have coached a high school AAU basketball team (Middlesex Magic) and continue to train Newton North's varsity swim team. I received a lot of my swim training while  life-guarding for Harvard University during college . 

cassie lawlor

boca raton, fl

I am a student at Washington University from Boca Raton, FL where I played soccer, and was competitively active in swimming, track and cross country. I have five younger siblings and extensive babysitting experience. I love being with the kids at Murray Camp! I was a Murray camper for my whole life and this will be my fourth summer on staff. I recently accepted a position for this summer as a Lead Counselor. !My five siblings all either work or are campers at Murray Camp. I love animals and have had my own business grooming and exercising them on island. I am considering becoming a veterinarian. 

liam bruno

sidney pena

san francisco, ca

I am a  lifeguard I attending the  Menlo School, just south of San Francisco where I run cross country and play soccer and lacrosse. I love spending with children including my two younger siblings. I work as a Lifeguard at a local pool during the academic year. As an athlete, I love to be active, and more importantly, I love to be outdoors with kids doing the things I love. When I was younger, I always looked up to my camp counselors, and I hope I can be as inspirational for the kids at Murray Camp this year.

Kyra geschke

Palo alto, CA

 I am a lifeguard from California. I have been coming to Nantucket every summer of my life. I am a student at Menlo High School near San Francisco where I play competitive club volleyball and am on my school's  tennis team. In my free time, I enjoy being with my friends, going to the beach and volunteering with kids. I attended Murray Camp when I was younger and I am so excited to return to be in a staff position.  

riley st. pierre

hingham, ma

I am a student at Hingham High school. I play on my school's varsity field hockey team and varsity tennis team. I love kids and enjoy all of the camp activities with them. I  have extensive babysitting experience and can’t wait to return to  the Murray Camp staff  for my second summer this year. 

matt mardirossian

potomac, md

I am a student at Lehigh University, returning for my fourth summer on staff at Murray Camp this year. I am an avid tennis player and enjoy teaching campers tennis skills as well as almost all sports. I really enjoy working with the campers  and enjoy all of the curriculum with the campers I am looking forward to another fun filled summer at Murray Camp. 

caroline yaffa

New york city, ny

I lam a lifeguard living in New York City and will be a senior this fall at The Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey. I love to play basketball, tennis, and swim. In addition, I like volunteering with children who have special needs. My favorite ice cream flavor is Green Monster at the Juice Bar. I am really excited to be a counselor at Murray Camp this summer.  

newton, ma

I am a lifeguard from Newton, MA. I graduated from Wheaton College last year with a Business degree, where I was the captain of their men's basketball team. I have completed summer internships at Sustainable Nantucket and at Acksmart.com educating island homeowners about the benefits of organic nutrition and solar energy. I grew up playing competitive soccer and enjoy teaching and coaching it as well as other sports, especially basketball. I have extensive experience working with children. I recently started a business on island this year called Ackeats.com, which is a food delivery service connecting people on Nantucket to local restaurants. Feel free to download the app to try it out!  

william quinn

sherborn, ma

I am a student from Sherborn, Massachussets attending the Dover Sherborn Regional High School. I love swimming and have been competitively swimming for over six years. I have been coming to Nantucket each summer for my entire life and I love everything about this island. I enjoy going to the beach and surfing when I am on island and love the outdoors. This will be my first summer working for the Murray Camp and I cannot wait to meet the campers and help them have the best summer possible!

kayla Gilly

New york City, ny

I am from New York City where I am a high school student at the Convent of the Sacred Heart.  Competitive Irish dancing is my passion, I have competed in Ireland and all over the US. I enjoy photography especially on Nantucket. I love children and I am very excited to be returning for my second summer to Murray Camp

noah abramson

alexandria, va

I am from Alexandria, Virginia and a student at Georgetown Day School. At school, I am a sound technician for the school’s theatrical productions. I love working with kids and have experience babysitting at my temple and for my younger sister. I have been coming to Nantucket since I was a young child. This will be my first year working at Murray Camp and I am looking forward to joining their community.

basia kryca

warsaw, poland

I am from Warsaw, Poland studying at the King’s School, Canterbury in Canterbury, England.  I love playing tennis, windsurfing, dancing, and athletics.  I also have a little brother, Aleksander, who is a toddler so I have lots of experience baby-sitting!  I grew up spending my summers attending Murray Camp since I was a young child with my older brother. I am very excited to be returning as a counselor in training at Murray Camp this summer. It is always so wonderful to see the campers from last season, meet all of the new campers; my soon to be camper friends and my many friends that the camp has given me the opportunity to meet over the years. 

jan kryca

warsaw, poland

I am from Warsaw, Poland, currently attending the Harrow School in London, England.  I grew up spending my summers attending Murray Camp since I was a young child with my sister. I have been on staff for the past three summers and am excited to be returning this summer.   

I am  a lifeguard and an athlete. I enjoy instructing  the campers in sports' skills and all activities. The camp has always been a wonderful experience for me both in attending as a child and being on staff.  . 

Will Sarnie

Nantucket, Massachusetts

I  am a lifeguard and a native Nantucketer who grew up spending my summers at Murray Camp and later working as a counselor and a lifeguard at the camp. I am an athlete that played football for the Ack Whalers prior to being recruited to Bridgeton Academy where I played Lacrosse. After attending college in Boston, I moved to Miami to pursue my real estate license where I continue to reside during the academic year. I enjoy kids of all ages and was happy to be invited back as a camp senior program coordinator this summer.     

I am a  lifeguard from Weston, MA. I am student at Beaver Country Day School in Newton, MA. I love playing on my school's varsity soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse teams. I’ve worked with children from ages 2-12 volunteering at an organization called Lovelane, where I am able to help kids with disabilities ride horses as therapy. I have spent almost all of my summers on Nantucket  and am returning for my second summer as a counselor at Murray Camp, where my older sister worked as well.  I adore kids and have as much fun as they do at camp! 

Charlotte Tomkinson

San carlos, Ca

I’m a high school student from California, and so excited to join the Murray Camp staff this summer. I am currently attending Menlo High School, just south of San Francisco, where I run varsity track and cross country. I have also worked as a swim instructor for the past two years, and a camp counselor for the past six summers; I love working with kids! In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my family and friends. 

layne morris

needham, ma

I am a student at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. I play field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. I have been going to Nantucket since I was a baby and cherish time on island with my family and friends. I adore children and can't wait to spend my camp days with them. I  have extensive babysitting experience. This will be my first year on staff at Murray Camp.  I am so excited to spend my summer with  the campers!

ELLIE SABET

Weston, ma

dana weiner

needham, ma

I am a lifeguard  and a student at Needham High School. I have spent the 8 summers at overnight camp so am quite excited and well prepared to be a counselor at Murray Camp this summer. My favorite activities at camp are anything involving the water including: swimming, paddle-boarding and kayaking.  I also love Arts and Crafts. During the school year, I volunteer at Newton Wellesley hospital and work at a local kids painting studio. Nantucket has been my summer vacation

spot since the age of two,  I am super excited to spend the summer with your children at

Murray Camp!  

abigail gilly

New york City, ny

 I am from New York City and am a high school student at Convent of the Sacred Heart School. I am a three sport athlete; soccer, basketball and soft ball) In addition, I play ion a travel soccer team.  I have been coming to Nantucket since I was a toddler. When I am not working, I can be found at the South Shore beaches surfing and boogie boarding. This will be my  second summer at Murray Camp. I was a counselor in training last summer and excited to be returning as a junior counselor this year.  I am so excited to be back and working with the children.

kaylie lawlor

boca raton, fl

I have attended Murray Camp every summer for practically my whole life!.  I love working with kids of all ages, but particularly love the Minnows! Murray Camp has given me the best summers. I hope to help the campers have that same wonderful experience!

Marion lawlor

boca raton, fl

I have attended Murray Camp with my siblings since I was just a Minnow. I am excited to spend this summer on staff joining my two sisters, Kaylie and Cassie, while my two younger brothers continue as senior group campers. I enjoy the campers and can't wait to teach them new skills and meet new friends. 

Caroline quinn

sherborn, ma

I am from Sherborne, MA  My background includes being a Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor and lifeguard. I am a student at Holy Cross where I was recruited as a member of their varsity rowing team. I had been competitively swimming for 10 years.  I have been helping with the camp operation in my role as an administrative assistant. since beginning 3 years ago.  I have been coming to Nantucket for as long as I can remember.  I am so excited to be on the island working at the Murray Camp for my third summer and having my brother Will join the staff  as a counselor and my sister Alice, as a Counselor in Training this summer.

Interested in

Becoming a Murray Camp Counselor?

We're often looking for new team members to join our camp community. Download an employment application by clicking below and scanning to: ackmurraycamp@gmail.com 

*Please note: If you reside outside of MA and offered a position, you must submit a criminal background clearance from your state of residency in addition to the MA required CORI and SORI documents. Employment is contingent on the camp's review of this licensing required document issued by your state of residency. 

alice quinn

sherborn, ma

My name is Alice Quinn! I go to Dover-Sherborn High School, and I love sports. I’m a competitive gymnast, field hockey player, and swimmer. I love spending time outside skiing during the winter and surfing during the summer! I enjoy doing spending time with kids, especially doing crafts. This will be my first year working at the Murray Camp as a CIT and I am so excited to meet everyone!

From Campers

to Counselors...

Murray Camp is such a mainstay in the life of those who summer on Nantucket that many of our campers become our counselors! All of our counselors have had experience with babysitting and most are First Aid Certified, CPR Certified, and are certified Life Guards.

In addition to our full-time staff, we subcontract three lifeguards from the Nantucket Community School Pool, the crew of the sailing vessel Endeavor, the  staff of Ack Surf School and the Absolute fishing vessel staff.

The Friendship Sloop Endeavor has been offering sailing charters in Nantucket for over 30 years. The Endeavor is a Coast Guard Certified Vessel inspected each spring by the United States Coast Guard. The crew of the Endeavor is required by the Coast Guard to participate in a random drug-testing program. The route the Endeavor takes is typically out through the Jetties and in the Nantucket Sound. The vessel is no more than three miles from shore at any point in the trip. Captain James Genthner has been operating the Endeavor in Nantucket for the entire 30 years. He is a Coast Guard Licensed Captain who has been sailing for over 30 years. Jim and his wife, Sue Genthner, reside on the island year round, where they raised their two children. 

 

In accordance with Massachusetts law, Murray Camp performs full background checks on all counselors and employees of the camp - including CORI and SORI checks.

Murray Camp Nantucket

Established 1989

by Educational Psychologist Mary Murray

508-325-4600

AckMurrayCamp@Gmail.com

15 Nobadeer Farm Road

Nantucket, MA 02554

All Images Courtesy of Olga Moroz

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.