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Get To know Your Child's Counselor!

Below are profiles of our 2024 counselors:

Leilany pinto

boston, ma

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Hi, I am Leilany! I am a senior and soon to be graduate at Boston Arts Academy in Boston MA. I love to paint and do anything arts and crafts related. I play volleyball and enjoy exploring nature. I have been working with kids for a couple of years and enjoy every minute of it! I cannot wait to meet all of the campers this summer and make fun memories!

Paige westbrook

Darian, ct

certified lifeguard

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I am a rising senior at Darien High School in Darien Ct. I play tennis, ski, and run cross-country. I have been visiting my grandparents in Nantucket since I was a baby.  I have loved all my summers here. I am counting down the days until I get to meet all the campers and look forward to all the camp days we will have together. I cannot wait for my third full summer as a counselor at Murray Camp!

seamus bruno

newton, ma 

Co camp director, certified wsi & head lifeguard

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I am the camp's Water Safety Instructor, Head l Lifeguard, and Personal Trainer from Newton, MA. I attended Stonehill College and Boston College's Carroll School of Business as an accounting major., I also hold a graduate degree at American International College with a M.Ed. in teaching.  I am also the Director of the After School Program at the West Suburban YMCA in Newton Massachusetts 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.

liam bruno

newton, ma

camp operations director & Certified lifeguard

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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 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

camp photographer, art teacher and yoga instructor

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!

Jillian Mcnamara

Hingham, ma

certified lifeguard

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I am a lifeguard and biology student at Lehigh University from Hingham, Massachusetts. Nantucket is my favorite place in the world and this is my third summer at Murray camp. I have two younger brothers and tons of experience with kids from babysitting and coaching middle school track.

Lachlan Quinn

hingham, MA

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I am a rising junior at Milton Academy. I play baseball and soccer and love hiking, skiing, and boating. I grew up in Los Angeles until age 12, and then moved to Massachusetts. I attended a camp every summer for six years in the San Juan Islands called Four Winds*Westward Ho. There I was both a camper and a helping-hand.  My favorite activities were land sports and working in the kitchen. This is my first year working at Murray Camp, and I am beyond excited! I am pumped to get to know everyone, especially the campers. I am looking forward to helping Murray Camp continue to provide a great summer experience.

Natalia Rosenzweig

Brookline, ma

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I am currently a rising junior at UWC Atlantic in Wales. I am from in Brookline MA. Growing up, I have spent all of my summers on Nantucket and was a camper at Murray Camp. I have so many amazing memories of my time here and I could not be more excited to recreate them this summer. I love going to the beach and skiing as well as playing sports like volleyball and lacrosse. I have lots of experience with kids through babysitting and I am looking forward to being back at Murray Camp as a counselor. I cannot wait to meet everyone and have a great summer!

Reese Schoettle

Boston, MA

certified lifeguard

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Hi, My name is Reese Schoettle, I am from Milton MA, and, I will be attending NYU this fall. I have been working at Murray Camp for 4 summers and I am so excited to work again this summer! I love arts & crafts, swimming, and spending time outdoors with campers. Looking forward to a fun-filled Murray Camp Summer!

Stella Gerstenblatt

New york, ny

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I am a rising junior at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in NYC. During the school year I play soccer, basketball and lacrosse on my school teams. I also enjoy skiing, doing crafts, and dance. I absolutely love camp and I have been going to a sleep away camp in Maine for the past seven years. I am really looking forward to getting to spend the summer in Nantucket with my family and sharing my joy of summer camp with all the Murray Camp campers this summer!

Colin mcnamara

Hingham, ma

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I am a rising Senior at Hingham High School. I play soccer, run track and love to ski. I have been coming to Nantucket my whole life and love to explore the island. This will be my third year as a counselor and I am so excited to be back for another summer and cannot wait to see everyone!

Grace Penzone

Lexington, ma

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Hi there! I'm Grace Penzone, and I call Lexington, MA, home. Currently, I am a rising senior at St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA. You will often find me on the lacrosse field or the squash court, but what truly lights me up is making a positive impact in my community. That is why I am proud to be a part of the Special Olympics program at my high school. When I'm not busy with school and sports, I love escaping to Vermont with my family. I am beyond excited to be a camp counselor at Murray Camp. I cannot wait to see what fun lies ahead!

ava newth

newton, ma

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I am from Newton, MA and am a rising sophomore at Concord Academy. I play soccer and love to ski and snowboard in the winter and go to the beach in the summer. I have been coming to Nantucket for the last four summers and have attended Murray camp as a camper and a CIT. I am excited about being a counselor this summer and love working with the kids and doing different activities and arts and crafts.

Audrey Harrington

nantucket, ma

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I am from Nantucket, MA and I am finishing my third semester at Cape Cod Community College where I am studying early childhood education. This will be my first summer at the Murray Camp! I love working with kids of all ages and have had many years of experience in childcare settings including after-school care, summer programs, and babysitting. I love spending time outside exploring the island, going to the beach, and playing games. I also enjoy all sorts of art activities. I am looking forward to meeting all of the campers and having a great summer!

devin mcdonald

austin, tx

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Hi! I am a rising sophomore at the University of Chicago, and this will be my third summer at Murray Camp. I have been coming to Nantucket all my life and was a camper here growing up! I love playing sports, hiking, baking, and going to the beach. I am looking forward to another great summer!

spencer marcus

brookline, ma

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I am a rising senior from Chestnut Hill, MA, where I attend high school at Beaver Country Day School. I play golf, basketball and baseball. I attended an overnight camp in NH for 8 summers and I am excited to be a counselor this summer at Murray Camp. My family has spent summers on Nantucket since before I was born. I love spending time in ACK and cannot wait to spend time with the campers this summer.

Louise Sheehan

fairfield, ct

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I am from Fairfield, CT and I am a rising junior at St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA. This will be my first summer being a counselor at Murray camp and I am beyond excited to be working here! I play lacrosse and soccer and I enjoy surfing and skiing as well. I love to be outside and spend time with kids. I also volunteer with the Special Olympics program and it is always the highlight of my day to play with the children. I am eager to meet the campers and enjoy the summer with everyone!

Ollie Berger

Potomac, MD

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I am a rising Junior at St. Albans School in Washington, DC. I love all sports, but spend most of my time playing ice hockey. I play for my school and also played for Team Maryland and the Washington Little Caps over the last 5 years. I am the youngest of three brothers and have spent the last three summers on Nantucket. I cannot wait to meet all the campers!

ellie penzone

lexington, ma

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Hi, I am Ellie Penzone.  I live in Lexington, MA and I’m a rising senior at St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA. I play soccer and thrive in competitive and team-oriented environments. I'm equally passionate about making a positive impact through my involvement in the Special Olympics program at my school. I find joy in traveling with my family and spending time with my friends. I am excited about my upcoming experience at Camp Murray, I look forward to creating lasting memories for the campers! 

Mackenzie Wilkinson

Corte Madera, CA

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Hi, I am Mackenzie Wilkinson.  I am a rising Junior at Redwood High School in Larkspur California which is right outside of San Francisco. I play Field Hockey for my high school and for club teams. I enjoy traveling, going to the beach and spending time with friends. I have spent my entire life going to Nantucket and Cape Cod visiting my grandparents. I look forward to a great summer and to meeting the campers!!

Abigail roskind

waltham, ma

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Hi! My name is Abbie and I’m from Waltham. I am a rising junior at Gann Academy. I love reading, listening to music, and playing lacrosse and volleyball. I have always loved the beach and am so excited to spend my first summer on Nantucket with my friends. I can't wait to meet all of the campers and staff and I am looking forward to the best summer ever!

Anna cat nelson

new york, ny

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I am a rising Junior at Haldane High School in New York. I have attended Murray Camp for the past seven years as a camper and CIT. I play soccer and lacrosse and enjoy going to the beach. I love Nantucket and spending my summers here at camp.  I also love swimming. in the ocean. I am excited to be a counselor this summer and get to meet all the new campers!

iva jacoby

Wellesley, ma

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Hi! My name is Iva Jacoby and I’m from Wellesley, Massachusetts. I am a rising sophomore at the University of Miami. I love being outside, going to the beach, and lacrosse! I havve been coming to Nantucket for many years and I am super excited for this to be my first summer at Murray camp!

lilo grassl

milton, ma

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Hello! My name is Lilo Grassl, and I am from Milton MA. I attend the Winsor School, and next year I will be a sophomore. You can usually find me playing field hockey or hanging out with my friends and family. I have been going to Murray Camp, both as a camper and CIT, since I was 4, and I have always had such a great experience. I also have a lot of experience with babysitting.  I am so excited to work here this summer! I can't wait to meet the campers.

aidan murray

malvern, pa

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Hi my name is Aidan Murray.  I am 20 years old and from Malvern, Pennsylvania.  I am currently living and working in West Palm Beach Florida while training in jiu jitsu and muay thai.  This will be my fifth year working at Murray Camp.  I grew up going to camp and am very excited to be back again this summer!

amy cappo

carmel, ca

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Hello, my name is Amy. I live in Carmel, CA, and am a rising sophomore at Robert Louis Stevenson School. I play field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse and enjoy traveling and arts and crafts. For the past two years, I have been a CIT at Murray Camp, preparing to become a counselor. I have been attending Murray Camp since I was seven, and I am excited for this summer!

aly cappo

carmel, ca

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Hi! My name is Aly Cappo, and I am a rising sophomore at Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. I love going to the beach, hanging out with friends and family, and playing field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. I have been going to Nantucket every summer since I was born and have attended Murray Camp as a camper and a CIT since I was seven. I am really excited to be a counselor this year and have lots of fun at Murray Camp!

larkin mcKay

new york, ny

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Hi!  My name is Larkin and I am from New York City.  I am attending Emory this coming fall.  I ran track and played soccer throughout high school.  I also enjoy playing golf and skiing.  I started working at Murray Camp as a counselor last summer but have been coming to Nantucket every summer my whole life.  I am excited to get back and cannot wait for camp to start!

fletcher kargam

new york, ny

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My name is Fletcher Kargman, and Nantucket has been a part of every summer in my life. I am a New York City high schooler and love spending quality time with friends. I also enjoy watching movies, playing basketball, swimming, and skiing. I have grown up attending Murray Camp.  It is surreal and immensely rewarding to now step into the role of counselor.  I am eagerly anticipating the joy of guiding and inspiring the campers.

jane westrbrook

darian, ct

certified lifeguard

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I am sixteen years old and a rising sophomore at Sacred Heart Greenwich . I have one older sister Paige and we have both been coming up to Nantucket since we were born. I play field hockey, squash, and lacrosse in school.  I ski, bike, and play tennis for fun. I worked at Murray Camp at the end of last summer and am so excited to come back again!

hadley mortimer

ross marin county, ca

certified lifeguard

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I am a rising Junior at Redwood High School in Larkspur, CA.  I enjoy traveling, playing tennis, and have been a competitive dancer most of my life.  I love spending every summer on Nantucket with my family and friends.  I am very excited for another amazing summer at Murray Camp and am looking forward to meeting all the incoming campers!

Tatum Schoettle

boston, ma

certified lifeguard

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Hi! My name is Tatum and i'm a junior at Milton Academy. I am play on the Field Hockey, Squash, and Crew teams at my school. I love spending time with my family, drawing, and hanging out with my friends. I love working with kids, and getting to help them explore everything Murray Camp has to offer! So excited for this summer!!

lia mastellone

darian, ct

certified lifeguard

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Hi! My name is Lia and I am a rising junior at Darien High School. I play soccer, run track, and enjoy going to the beach. I also love art and crafts, especially ceramics, and spending time outdoors. I have been coming to Nantucket and Murray camp since I can remember and am super excited to finally become a counselor this summer and get to know everyone!

Sophia ferguson

ridgewood, nj

certified lifeguard

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I grew up in Ridgewood NJ, and lived there until a couple of years ago when I moved to Massachusetts. I am a rising sophomore at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. I love soccer, music, exploring nature, and skiing. I have gone to Nantucket every summer growing up, and I loved spending my summers as a camper at Murray Camp. This will be my third summer as a counselor, and I cannot wait to explore the Island with the campers!

Morgan Paiement

Summit, Nj

certified lifeguard

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I am a rising junior at Summit High School in Summit NJ. I dance at a studio in my town. I have grown up going to Nantucket every summer. I love swimming, walking on the beach, shopping around town, and many other island activities. I love working with kids and cannot wait to be a counselor 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. 

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.

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