Connecticut

2017 Summer Staff


Sarah Zeller
Camp Director
Nickname: Boss Lady
School and Major: Gordon College, BA in Youth Ministries in 2007; SNHU, MEd in Elementary education – First Year

This is Sarah’s 7th year working with Emagination. Her background is in traditional summer camp and she brings experience in staff training and program development. Sarah will be camp director in CT and joined by her husband, Robby and daughter, Gabrielle at camp.

Dwayne Moore
Assistant Camp Director
Nickname: Big D
School and Major: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, BA in Communication Design (graphic Design); MA in Professional Media and Media Management; MFA Interdisciplinary Studies – First Year

I can’t wait to meet all the new faces and make memories with everyone that will last ALL of us a lifetime because with each of us, we make a difference.

Emily Didylowski
Healthcare Assistant
Nickname: EDiddy
School and Major: SUNY College at Brockport, Nursing

I can’t wait to meet everyone and have some fun outside this summer with a great staff and camp members!

Jeffrey Powell
Healthcare Assistant
Nickname: Gage
School and Major: Boston College, Nursing

I can’t wait to get to know the campers and staff and have a fun summer!

Deleon Blakey
Teen Leadership Coordinator
Nickname: Dee
School and Major: Georgia State University, Speech Communications

I can’t wait to meet the staff members and teach the importance of leadership to campers! This summer will be awesome!

Drew Carlstedt
Program Coordinator
Nickname: Drew
School and Major: Rochester Institute of Technology, Computer Engineering

I can’t wait to meet all the amazing campers, learn at least two new board games, and participate in some OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES!!

Jesse Pollack
Recreation Counselor
Nickname: Jessiah the Wise
School and Major: Duke University, German Major/Education Minor

I can’t wait to have fun!!! I’m also really excited to work with everyone, staff and campers alike. I think it’ll be a really good summer 🙂

Cristina Figueroa
Recreation Counselor
School and Major: University of Connecticut, BA in Marketing

I can’t wait for my first Emagination summer camp experience. This summer will be full of fun in the sun (or rain!)

Sydney Caparaso
Technology Counselor
Nickname: Buddy
School and Major: Providence College, Applied Physics/Mathematics major with a pre-engineering track.

I can’t wait to meet and collaborate with the talented campers and staff while making new memories and friends!

Sara Velleca
Technology Counselor
School and Major: Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Chemical Engineering

I can’t wait to meet all the new camper friends and spend time having fun in and outside of the classroom!

Santino Giannini
Technology Counselor
Nickname: Sonny/Sunshine/Cheech/Bobajani
School and Major: University of Connecticut, Communications

I can’t wait to teach campers some new skills and learn from them! We’re going to have an outrageously fun summer.

Hung Hong
Technology Counselor
Nickname: Barry
School and Major: Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Computer Science and Interactive Media & Game Design

I can’t wait to share my knowledge with the campers and have a lot of fun this summer!

Christopher Natcharian
Technology Counselor
Nickname: Chris
School and Major: Northeastern University, Computer Engineering & Computer Science

I can’t wait to impart my passion for coding and design to all my campers!

Nathan Glick
Technology Counselor
Nickname: Nate
School and Major: Rochester Institute of Technology, Game Design and Development
I can’t wait to teach some awesome skills to some awesome campers! Time for a great summer!
Rushab Patil
Technology Counselor
Nickname: Rishi
School and Major: Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Aerospace and Robotics Engineering

I can’t wait to meet campers and teach them coding and its applications in robotics. I am very excited to make new friends and memories

Matt Conway
Nickname: Matt
Technology Counselor
School and Major: New England Institute of Technology, Video Game Design

I can’t wait to meet the campers and have a ton of fun teaching a variety of awesome courses! Looking forward to this summer!

Thomas Kurien
Nickname: Tom
Technology Counselor
Nickname: Rishi
School and Major: Rochester Institute of Technology, Information Sciences and Technology

I can’t wait to teach kids and young adults all of the fun and exciting things C# has to offer.