2024 Camp Staff

Emily Edmonds-Langham (she/her)

Emily joined the Teatown team as Director of Education after many years at the American Museum of Natural History. She’s excited for another summer of camp in the woods, by the streams, and across the fields of Teatown! Emily is an avid birder, gardener, and outdoors person and looks forward to sharing those passions with your campers.

Marie Roche (she/her)

This is Marie’s ninth summer working at Teatown and third year as Camp Director! She is Teatown’s Associate Director of Education Programs and enjoys hiking with her husband and dog. Marie likes all things water related: sailing, rowing, and counting glass eels for the DEC. She is looking forward to an awesome Teatown summer!

Caroline Erb (she/her)

During the school year, I serve as Teatown’s Early Childhood Environmental Art Educator. As a former camper and CIT, I am so excited to be spending the summer at Cliffdale, one of many places at Teatown where I discovered my passion for nature. I love to explore and identify all the plants and animals I see around me. If you see me on the trails, I’ll likely have my field guides in hand!

Maddy Schroeder (she/her)

Hi! I’m Maddy, and I will be working closely with our youngest campers, the Discoverers and Trekkers. This summer will be a blast, as we nurture the love of nature within your child through crafts, exploration, and imaginative play.

Elissa Schilmeister (she/they)

Hello, camp! My name is Elissa. This is my 30th summer at Teatown! I started as a camper, CIT, counselor and have been on Teatown staff since I was 19. This summer, I will be working with the older groups as the Youth Science Coordinator and providing EMT support a few days a week. In addition to working at Teatown, I am a full-time Paramedic. I am particularly fond of the animals that are less appreciated, especially snakes and moths!

Eric Haskell (he/him)

Eric joins our staff with many years of overnight camp experience; a passion for games, songs, and skits; and deep knowledge of wilderness survival skills. He will be working most closely with the Bushmasters and Junior Naturalists. Eric is looking forward to a great summer of Teatown camp!

Millie Dellaquila (she/her)

Hi, I’m Millie. I’ve been handling camp registrations and health forms since 2004 – yes, 20 years ago! I grew up doing similar activities in my backyard like those the campers do at Teatown and I think it’s neat that kids get to experience mud and frogs and all that other fun stuff.

Sara O’Leary (she/her)

Hello, my name is Sara! I am an undergraduate student at CWRU on the pre-medicine track. I have been an EMT-B for over a year, and have volunteered for several incredible agencies which have taught me so much about healthcare. As an EMT at Teatown, I look forward to working with the team to ensure that campers are safe, as well as enjoying more time outdoors.

Michael Gonzalez (he/him)

Michael attended Lakeland high school before completing his biology degree at CUNY City College. Whilst completing his masters degree in Secondary Education at Pace University, he has worked as a NYC Biology teacher helping to foster a love of science amongst his students. He hopes to instill a passion for nature and the natural sciences to his campers, just like summer camp once did for him.

Venmo: @michael-gonzalez-184

Reece Haft-Abromovitch (she/her)

My name is Reece and I’m from Rye, New York. I’m a former student at the Teatown Environmental Science academy. I enjoy hiking, reading, and gardening. I’m looking forward to all the fun treks with the Explorers this summer!

Venmo: @ReeceHA

Hiking and Activity Leaders

Hi! My name is Annissa. I graduated from Mamaroneck High School last year and am currently entering my sophomore year at the University of Washington, pursuing a major in Environmental Studies. This is my first year working at Teatown and I look forward to the amazing summer to come!

Venmo: @annissatan

Hello! I’m Arianna and I just graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in environmental science. I love hiking, making art, and playing frisbee. I’m really excited to have a great time exploring with everyone this summer!

Venmo: @Arianna-Edwards-3

Bella Wasserman graduated from Hackley High School and is a rising sophomore at Colorado College where she is studying environmental science. This is her first summer at Teatown and she is thrilled to explore and learn with the campers!

Venmo: @bwass4

Hello! My name is Catherine and I am a 19-year-old rising junior at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, although I will be spending my junior year abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. I am primarily from Manhattan, but my family has a house in Ossining as well. This is my fourth summer as a camp counselor and my second at Teatown, and I am so excited to be back on the trails. I am studying English Literature, but have always had a passion for nature and exploring the outdoors. I am also an Eagle Scout and have lots of experience hiking, camping, and leading. I’m looking forward to meeting you all!

Venmo: @catherinebourke8

Hi, I’m Gia Montague! I graduated from Ossining High School in the class of 2023 and I am currently continuing my education at the University of Albany. I loved coming to Teatown Reservation when I was little and I’m super excited to keep learning about and exploring nature with my fellow counselors.

Venmo: @gmontague1031

Hi, my name is Harper! I’m a Hiking and Activity Leader and this is my first time working at Teatown summer camp. I also served as the education intern at Teatown this spring. I’m currently entering my freshman year of college, where I’ll be studying ecology and evolutionary biology. I’m super excited to be able to share my love of nature with the campers this summer!

Venmo: @harper-kelsey

Hi, I’m Bella Hope! I’m a rising junior at the Rochester Institute of Technology, studying Industrial Design and Packaging Science. I graduated from Croton Harmon High School and I have been coming to Teatown my whole life. I’m so excited to start my first summer at Teatown!

Venmo: @BellaClara

Hi, my name is Jack. I am a sophomore at Brandeis. I love nature, hiking, and music. I am looking forward to a fantastic summer at Teatown, and can’t wait to meet your campers!

Venmo: @jack-wecksell

Hi! I’m Liana. I’m from Briarcliff Manor and attended Briarcliff High School. I am a rising sophomore in college. I currently attend Fairfield University and am pursuing a major in psychology. I was inspired to work as a counselor at Teatown after coming here for field trips as a child, as well as working as a stewardship intern last year. I’m really excited for this new opportunity! I want to work as hard as I can to make this a fun and welcoming environment for all campers.

Venmo: @liana-randazzo-1

Hi! I’m Malcolm and I’m a Hiking and Activity Leader at Teatown. I have been going to Teatown for the past 13 years, starting as a camper when I was five. I’m headed into my first year at Vassar College next year. I’m excited for the summer!

Hi! My name is Nora and I am from Chappaqua, NY. I am a rising junior at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, where I am studying environmental science and restoration ecology. This is my third year as a senior counselor at Teatown and I am so excited to show the campers all the coolest spots where we can make discoveries and explore our environment!

Venmo: @NoraLowrey

Hi, I’m Oscar Watstein and I’m a counselor at Teatown this summer. I have been coming to Teatown since I was little and know the area very well. I also know a lot about the wildlife In the area, mostly reptiles and amphibians. I enjoy working with campers and I hope to have an exciting summer.

 I am a rising college junior at SUNY Oneonta, studying Adolescent Education and English. I have lived in Croton my whole life, and I’m so excited for my first summer at Teatown!

Venmo: @beckyperr

Hi! My name is Rose and I am a rising junior at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. I attended Teatown as a camper for several years and I’m thrilled to return this summer as a Hiking and Activity Leader. I can’t wait to get out and explore everything that Teatown has to offer!

Venmo: @rose3113

Hi! My name is Shania and I’m excited to be back this summer, this time as a Hiking and Activity Leader! I was a Nature Girl here at Teatown and love native plants, insects, and animals. I am a rising freshman at Cornell, where I will be studying environmental policy. I’m so excited to explore and share my favorite things about Teatown!

Venmo: @Shania-flores-4

Hi! My name is Ben. I’m so excited to be a counselor at Teatown this year. I am an incoming freshman at Virginia Tech, where I will be majoring in dairy and veterinary science. This will be my third year as a Teatown counselor and I can’t wait to share my passion for nature and animals with all the campers this summer.

Venmo: @Ben_fine77

Hi! I’m Isabel! I am a rising junior at Binghamton University, majoring in biology with a focus on pharmaceutical sciences. I attended Croton-Harmon High School and live nearby Teatown! I’m so excited to begin my first summer at Teatown!

Venmo: @icastilla4

Junior Counselors

Hi, my name is Amina! I’m a rising senior at Sleepy Hollow High School! I’m so excited to be a junior counselor here at Teatown, a place that’s always been very welcoming and friendly!

Hi! My name is Bryan, and I am an upcoming senior at Hendrick Hudson High School. I am very excited to return as a junior counselor at Teatown this year. I can’t wait to help campers learn about nature and see them explore the outdoors!

Hi! My name is Chloe and I am a rising senior at Lakeland High School. I am so excited to be a Junior Counselor at Teatown this year! I can’t wait to have a great summer filled with lots of fun with the campers.

Hi, my name is Gianna! I am a rising senior at Kennedy Catholic in Somers, and I will be a junior counselor this summer. I enjoy hiking and spending time with my friends and family. I am excited to have a fun summer!

Venmo: @giannarivello

Hi! My name is Jocelyn and I’m a rising junior at Ossining High School. I like hiking and was a Teatown camper for eight years. I’m looking forward to an amazing summer filled with lots of exploring!

Zelle: maita2008@icloud.com

Hi! My name is Kathleen and I’m a rising senior at Kennedy Catholic. In my free time I love to hike, bake, and spend time with friends! I’m looking forward to a fun summer!

Venmo: @kathleenrivello

Hello, my name Matthew Shehadeh and I am going into my senior year of high school. I am attending Iona prep and I have been coming to this camp for as long as I can remember. I am very excited for this summer!

Hi, I’m Maya and I am a rising senior at Sleepy Hollow High School. I enjoy being outside and working with kids. I’m so excited to be a Junior Counselor this summer.

Hi! My name is Maya, and I am a rising junior at Croton Harmon High School. I have been a camper and a CIT, and my years at Teatown have given me an appreciation for the outdoors. I enjoy hiking and being outside, and look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with campers this summer!

Venmo: @Peter_Sebestyen (her dad’s)

Hello, my name is Rosa and I am excited to be a Junior Counselor at Teatown this year! I am a rising junior at Croton Harmon high school, and have been going to Teatown since I was a kid. I love wildlife, and I’m so happy to be able to share my passion with others.

Hi! I’m Sophia and I’m a rising senior at Yorktown High School. I have always loved coming to Teatown and I am so excited to have an awesome summer!

Hi, my name is Tristan and I am going into my senior year at Croton Harmon High School. I have been at Teatown every summer since I was eight years old. I am excited to be a Junior Counselor and to share my love of Teatown and nature with the next generation.

Venmo: @TristanM777

Hello, camp families! My name is Matthew and I am a student at Pace University. I have been hiking at Teatown for almost my entire life and I am super excited to share my love of the camp with everyone! Also, if your children want to learn more about the MTA and a few Nintendo franchises, ask and you shall receive.