President & Executive Director, The Family Schools, Inc. Milisa ‘misa’ Galazzi, holds an MA with Honors in Education from Rhode Island School of Design, and a BA from Brown University, where she majored in Studio Art and minored in Women’s Studies and Cultural Anthropology after graduating from Phillips Academy, Andover. For the past three decades, she has recruited, hired, trained, and mentored thousands of new and veteran educators while maintaining a robust studio art practice – all of which continues today. Human education runs through her blood and for twenty-one years, she was the first full time Director of Brewster Day Camp while she also worked very closely with the Executive Leadership Teams of TFS Inc. She is passionate about the social and emotional development of young children and believes that excellent early education sets the stage for a lifetime of success. Cultivating Creativity and Mindfulness to LEARN, TEACH and LEAD with Clarity, Intention, & Purpose is her life’s work. Along with her husband of thirty years, David Michel, misa co-parented their two adult sons, Dan and Max Michel. Together they love to scuba dive, hike, and canoe camp in the deep woods.
Co-Director, Brewster Day Camp: Morgan Chase is a Cape Cod native and 23 year veteran of BDC and The Family Schools. She has an extensive background in education and the camping world. Morgan holds an MA in Elementary Education from Lesley University, and a BA in Journalism and Photography from Elon College. During her years on the Brewster Day Camp staff, Morgan has helped implement the BASE and the OFF CAMPUS programs, and in 2021, she designed an all new Mariners Hill Camp program. She also was instrumental in redesigning the swim curriculum at BDC. As the head swim coach of the Malden YMCA Crocs, Morgan has continued to create and build programs that give children the opportunity to grow successfully in an ever-changing world.
Co-Director, Brewster Day Camp, Will Mason has grown up on Cape Cod and at Brewster Day Camp, spending 8 summers as a camper and more than a decade on staff. Will has worked in many different roles at BDC, including as a Tent Counselor, Field Sports Head, MUGS Head and multiple summers as Admirals Hill Head. He holds a BS in Physics from Bridgewater State University and is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Social Work. When he’s not living and breathing all things BDC, you can find Will playing guitar, basketball or golf.
Associate Director, Ciara Byrne is from Canton, Massachusetts. She holds a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Boston College and BAs in Psychology & Education from the College of the Holy Cross. Ciara was BDC’s Program Director in 2021, and she has also been a member of the year-round Family Schools faculty, working in the Beacon classroom. In her free time, Ciara enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with her dog.
Camper Life Director, Kristen Green holds a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Boston College and a BA in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College. Kristen grew up spending her summers at Camp Wyonegonic in Denmark, ME, and has held many different roles at BDC, most recently as a Tent Counselor and Activity Head. She has experience as an Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. She enjoys snowboarding in the winter, cycling in the summer, and playing with her two dogs, year-round.
Mariners Hill Camper Life Director, Corey Roberts holds a MA in Early Education from Lesley University and a BA in English from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. While there, she also completed the Teacher Education Program. Corey joined the BDC staff in 2003 as a Beetle Cats counselor. During her tenure at camp, she also held the positions of Sailors Hill Head and Mariners Hill Head. Last summer she helped develop and run the Mariners Hill Camp program. Corey is a first grade teacher at The Rashi School in Dedham, where she has worked for the past 12 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to the beach, and going on adventures with her daughter and extended family and friends.
Program Director, Ian Hamilton is a Cape Cod native who spent over a decade as a camper and counselor at the Monomoy Day Camp at Cape Cod Sea Camps, where he ran the Archery program and worked with the CIT’s. Ian holds a BA with honors in Theatre Education from Wheaton College, where he was awarded with the ’21 LGBTQ+ Excellence in the Arts. In 2022, Ian was hired by Nauset Regional High School as the full time Drama Teacher. Outside of camp and school, Ian works as an acting coach and director for Cape Rep Theatre’s Young Company. In 2021, Ian joined the BDC family as the Archery Head, and is beyond delighted to continue his role as Program Director for the 2023 season.
Mariners Hill Camp Program Director, Sadie Skayne is a native Cape Codder and longtime member of the TFS Inc. community. Sadie started her tenure at BDC in 2001, and since then has held many positions on our campus including year-round Lead Teacher of the Salt Box School, TFS Seasonal Swim Director, Office Manager, Field Sports Head and Sailors Hill Head. Sadie holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Westfield State College and a master’s degree in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University. In 2022, Sadie joined the Nauset Integrated Preschool team as their full-time Curriculum Director, traveling between 4 classrooms teaching art, music, science, physical education and social emotional learning. Sadie appreciates the outdoors in all seasons and loves spending time skiing and swimming with her family. She is thrilled to join the BDC Leadership Team, and is looking forward to creating an engaging and enriching Mariners Hill Camp program!
Camper Leader Director, Scott Rizzo holds a BA in Political Science and U.S. History from Roanoke College. In the summer of 2003, Scott joined the BDC family and has remained close to camp for more than two decades. Scott began his time at BDC as a Tent Counselor, and was Admirals Hill Head for four summers before becoming the Camper Leader Director in 2018. In the winter months, Scott works as an after-school program teacher for elementary age children. Scott is passionate about shaping the lives of young people. He enjoys playing ice hockey and spending time with his close friends and his nieces and nephews.
Aquatics Director, Max Michel holds a BA in Developmental Neuropsychology from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. A second generation Rhode Islander, Max has spent his life in and around the water. Every summer to date, Max has been either at overnight or day camp as a camper or counselor. Max attended TFS and Brewster Day Camp for sixteen seasons and has been a BDC staff member for five. He went to Camp Nebagamon in Wisconsin for seven summers, and then worked on staff as a 4th grade boys cabin counselor while teaching waterskiing. He is currently a certified Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor and is also pursuing his real estate license in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. When not doing all things water related, you’ll find Max riding old motorcycles and going on long hikes with his standard poodle, Beacon.
Aquatics Equipment and Safety Director, Adam Pettengill has been with The Family Schools, Inc. for 20 years. During his tenure, Adam has been a part of the following teams: infant/toddler; preschool; Salt Box School; maintenance; health administration and BDC. Adam spent the past year working closely with our school and camp directors sprucing up the campus. He is looking forward to another summer on the water at Cliff Pond, and thrilled to be a part of the BDC directors team again. When not walking the grounds of TFS, or manning the launch for BDC, Adam enjoys strolling the beaches and trails of the Cape with his wife, and making sushi.
Swim Director, Rachel Nahirny holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Geology form Middlebury College. She spent her first summer at 3570 Main St as a tent counselor in 2017 and fell in love with all things BDC. Her last full summer at camp was in 2019 when she was Sailors Hill Head and she is thrilled to be spending another summer back at BDC. Excited to run the world’s greatest pool noodle water polo league, Rachel is currently working at an outdoors school in Colorado where she is leading backcountry expeditions and teaching 11th grade science. Her free time is filled with snowy ski days, spontaneous dance parties and rousing repeat-after-me songs.
BASE Director,Lucas Quinn is returning for his third summer on staff after completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. As a life-long camp kid at Cape Cod Sea Camps and now a counselor at BDC, Lucas loves to work outside and in the water, whether it’s sailing, kayaking or swimming. Having learned to sail on Cape Cod Bay, Lucas went on to sail in college, travelling around the country and competing against the best sailors in the nation. He now enjoys sharing that love of sailing with others down at BASE. Lucas is looking forward to starting a full time engineering position in the fall, and is excited for opportunity to work with great campers and staff members at BDC again this summer! Lucas loves to be on the cape spending quality time outdoors in beautiful Nickerson State Park.
Admirals Hill Head, Isabelle Eastman grew up on Cape Cod, where she developed a love for reading as well as the outdoors, and was once crowned the Eastham Turnip Queen. Since graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with degrees in history and English, Isabelle has been living in Amherst and Chapel Hill, where she works as a librarian and environmental educator. She has spent five summers at BDC as a counselor, program head, and hill head. Isabelle’s favorite part of camp is Mondays, when she gets to see new campers return after a long winter away from camp!
Sailors Hill Head, Robin Moynihan holds a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. Born and raised on Cape Cod, she spent seven summers as a camper at BDC and returned to the camp family as a staff member in 2018. Having previously held the positions of tent counselor and BDOC Head, Robin is thrilled to be returning to Brewster Day Camp for another summer as Sailors Hill Head. With her love of camp comes a passion for the outdoors, play, and frozen hot chocolates.
Facilities Director, Richard Peterson has been working at BDC for over twenty years. During that time, he has held several positions including: Tent Counselor, Archery and MUGS Head, and Camper Leader Director, prior to his current work at BDC. Rich holds an MA in Education, and when he is not at BDC he can be found at the Nauset Regional Middle School teaching 8th grade U.S. History and coaching the Track & Field Team. Rich lives year-round on Cape Cod with his wife and three children who also attend BDC.
Health Director and Camp Nurse, Kathy Riley earned her BSN from Penn State. Since then, she has worked in surgical oncology and Hospice care, and is currently in her 21st year as a School Nurse. Nurse Kathy spent 18 summers at Cape Cod Sea Camps, finishing her time there as Nurse Manager for the Day and Resident camps. In her spare time, Kathy sings with the Cape Cod Chorale and thoroughly enjoys spending time with her 5 grandkids ( and her 7 adult kids too!). 2021 was her first summer at BDC, and Kathy says she still pinches herself that she got to work with such a warm and welcoming staff!