Get To know Your Child's Counselor!

Below are profiles of our 2021 counselors:

seamus bruno

newton, ma 

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I am the camp's Water Safety Instructor, Head l Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and Personal Trainer from Newton, MA. I attended Stonehill College and Boston College's Carroll School of Business as an accounting major., I am now a graduate student at American International College working toward my M.Ed. in teaching  I am also a program director at the Newton, MA YMCA during the academic year. I have extensive experience working with children 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 athletes at the Newton YMCA. I received a lot of my swim training while life-guarding for Harvard University during college. I grew up attending the camp and really enjoyed it.

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Emily Cleveland

Charlotte, North carolina

I am from Charlotte, North Carolina and attend Skidmore College in upstate New York. I love photography, reading, and spending time with my dog. I have lots of experience working with children through babysitting and various volunteer opportunities. Also, I have recently been a tennis counselor teaching the beginner skills of tennis through lessons and games. I truly enjoy working with young children, especially those with special needs, and hope to become a special education teacher one day. I have been going to Nantucket my whole life and am so excited to be working for the Murray Camp this summer! 

liam bruno

newton, ma

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I am a lifeguard from Newton, MA. I graduated from Wheaton College in 2018 with a Business degree.  I was the captain of their men's basketball team. I have completed summer internships at Sustainable

Nantucket and Acksmart.com. I enjoyed educating the ommunity about the benefits of organic nutrition and solar energy. I grew up playing competitive soccer.

I was the captain of my Division one varsity basketball team (Newton North).

I recently started a business on island and on MVY called Ackeats.com and MVEats.com both hosted via delivery.com, which is a delivery service connecting people on Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard to local restaurants, grocery and beverages delivery. Download the the app to check it out. I am also working part time as a real estate salesperson at Congdon and Coleman Real Estate Office on Main Street. Please reach out if I can assist you anytime with information regarding child  friendly rentals &/or sales.  I enjoy working with children of all ages and especially teaching them basketball skills as well as water, safety classes and lifeguard skills. I grew up attending the camp and had great summers there throughout my youth.    

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!

ELLIE SABET

Weston, ma

I am a  lifeguard from Weston, MA. I am student at Tulane University. I love playing soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse. 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 forth 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! 

AIDAN MURRAY

Paoli, PA

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I am a lifeguard  and a rising senior at Malvern Preparatory school outside of Philadelphia. I have attended Murray Camp since age 4  and worked as a CIT as soon

as  I was old enough. I have lots of experience working with children. I am the oldest of four. I enjoy teaching kids a variety of sports' skills.

I have played club lacrosse and hockey throughout my youth. II am looking forward to playing varsity lacrosse and hockey at school in the fall. Nantucket is my favorite place in the world and working with the campers has always been and continues to be, a blast! I am available for lifeguarding at your children/adult gatherings this summer if you have a pool and are looking for lifeguarding for any events. 

noah abramson

alexandria, va

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I am a lifeguard from Alexandria, Virginia and a student at Cornell University.  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 third summer working at Murray Camp.  I am really  looking forward to returning and seeing my former and new campers. 

ella crystal

bronxvile, ny

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Hi! My name is Ella and I am a lifeguard from Westchester, New York. I will be a sophomore at the University of Richmond in the fall majoring in Sociology and Leadership. . Nantucket is my favorite place and I am so excited to be back on island this summer. I grew up as a competitive swimmer and love working with children to improve their swimming skills. In my free time, I love taking my dog for walks, going to spin class, or spending time at the beach with friends. I  love spending time with children and have extensive experience babysitting. I am so excited to be returning to Murray Camp for my fourth summer and look forward to

reuniting with the campers and meeting our our new camper friends. .

william quinn

sherborn, ma

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I am a  lifeguard and a student at Skidmore College. I   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 fthird summer working for the Murray Camp and I cannot wait to greet the campers , new and former, and help them have the best summer possible!

layne morris

needham, ma

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 I am a rising junior at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts. I play field hockey, ice hockey, and tennis. I have been going to Nantucket since I was a baby and cherish time on island with my family and friends. I adore spending time with my campers and cannot wait to have camp days with them. This will be my third year on staff at Murray Camp! I am looking forward to seeing their smiling faces! 

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!

Madeline Wooster

Marin County, CA

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I am a lifeguard and student at Marin Academy, living in Marin County, California. I have spent the past seven years in Nantucket and it is my happy place! I love working with kids of all ages as well as cooking, hanging with my rescue dog, and playing tennis and lacrosse. I have one younger brother and I have lots of babysitting experience as I spent the past three summers nannying for a family with four girls. I love going to the beach, doing arts and crafts, surfing, and doing anything with campers. This will be my first summer at Murray Camp and I cannot wait to get started!

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. 

Caroline Roche

Milton, MA

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I am a student at Buckingham Browne and Nichols High School in Cambridge. I grew up sailing in Scituate Harbor and enjoy  activities such as tennis, skiing, and club soccer! I spent last summer as a nanny on the island and have extensive babysitting experience. Throughout my childhood, I’ve had the opportunity of spending time here on Nantucket with family and I have a profound appreciation of the island. This is my first summer at the Murray Camp and I can’t wait to get started and enjoy the summer with the campers.

Devin McDonald

austin, texas

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I am from Austin, Texas, and a student at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. I study the Classics and play soccer and squash at school. I have been coming to Nantucket since I was a baby and spent many summers as a camper at Murray Camp. I have lots of experience working with kids through babysitting, theater, and tutoring, and am so excited to be returning as a Murray Camp counselor this summer!

Owen Larson

new york, new york

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I am a high school student at Fieldston School in New York City. I started attending Murray Camp when I was 4 years old. The Murray Camp community has been like a family to me. I love spending endless hours in the water or on the beach, reading, running, and playing sports, especially soccer and basketball. I am so excited to return this year as a counselor. I cannot wait to greet all of  the new and returning campers!

Mary McElroy

simsbury, ct

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My name is Mary. I am from Simsbury, Connecticut and a student at Boston College. This will be my 2nd summer at Murray Camp and I’m so excited to be returning! I play basketball and lacrosse and enjoy spending time at the beach. I enjoy volunteering and teaching young kids how to play basketball. I’m so excited to spend the summer on Nantucket and seeing new and returning faces this summer.

Erica Fanning

Westport, ct

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I am a  lifeguard and a student at Boston College, from Westport, CT. I love going to the beach, staying active, and listening to music! I have been a camp counselor at my YMCA for the past two summers and babysat for for the past  6 years. I love kids and enjoy doing all camp activities with them. I am super excited to work at Camp Murraythis summer as well as to be spending my first summer on the island! 

Marian 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, and by brother; Nina, Kaylie, and Scottie while my  younger brother Bobby  

continues as senior/ CIT  camper.

I enjoy the campers and can't wait to teach them new skills and meet new friends. 

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Reese Schoettle

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Anabell Platt

hingham, ma

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I am a lifeguard and student at Hingham High School. I play volleyball, varsity basketball, and tennis. I have grown up adventuring on the island and I am looking forward to spending the summer as a counselor. When I am not working, I love going to the beach and spending time with my family and friends. I love children and I cannot wait to make memories, similar to the ones I had growing up on Nantucket.  This will be my first year at Murray Camp and I am so excited to meet the campers!

I am a lifeguard and a high school  student from Boston. I attend high school at Beaver Country Day School In Newton. I have attended Murray Camp as a camper and a CIT.  I am excited about being a counselor this summer. I love kids and enjoy teaching them all sorts of water and sports skills, Art  in various mediums and crafts. I have two younger siblings and lots of babysitting experience. 

Scottie lawlor

boca raton, fl

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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. 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. 

Hi, I’m Scottie Lawlor. I live in Boca Raton,  Florida and have been coming to Nantucket since I was born. I began attending Murray camp at 4 years old with my 5 siblings. I’m a rising sophomore at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I play football, basketball and volleyball in high school . I really enjoy sailing and boating. I’m looking forward to meeting all the other counselors and campers  and having a great summer!

Nina lawlor

boca raton, fl

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Hi!! My name is Nina Lawlor and I’m from Boca Raton Florida. I’m going to be a sophomore at Richmond University this fall. I am planning on majoring in child psychology because I’ve always loved working with kids. I especially love Murray Camp because I used to be a camper myself!

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. 

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.