Instructors

Thursday, February 4, 2016 the Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp Staff of Rachel Bryer, Lee Dumaliang, Nate Coolidge, Haley Barber, and Katie Dobbin received US Sailing's Community Sailing Award for Excellence in Instruction.

Excellence in Instruction: This award recognizes an individual that has consistently demonstrated excellence in instructing, training, or making presentations at local, regional, or national seminars, conferences, or workshops. Delivery of instruction modules, systems, or services and internal on-the-job training may also be considered.

Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp is a sailing and marine education program that runs in one week sessions in Jamestown, RI. The five main staff members named above have worked together for the past three years, and two of the have been part of the program since the first year of camp in 2012. Of the five, three are certified teachers. They are an outstanding group who work together seamlessly and their work ethic is tireless. All five are passionate about teaching kids how to sail and about the ocean environment. They tailor each week’s curriculum to the interests of the kids attending that session. As a group, they have instilled a love of sailing to hundreds of kids over the years. “As the Program Manager, I hear constant feedback about our staff and how wonderful they are. They are respectful of each and every student. They are attentive, engaging, and able to create a safe and fun learning environment each and every week, regardless of age group and/or number of students. “I have been blessed to have such an amazing staff for multiple years. Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp is a success because of their efforts,” Meg Myles, CISF.

- See more at: http://www.ussailing.org/about-us/awards/community-sailing/#sthash.dSXppMjS.dpuf

2015 Excellence in Instruction Winner:  Rachel Bryer, Nate Coolidge, Haley Barber, Lee Dumaliang and Katie Dobbin of Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation

This award recognizes an individual that has consistently demonstrated excellence in instructing, training, or making presentations at local, regional, or national seminars, conferences, or workshops. Delivery of instruction modules, systems, or services and internal on-the-job training may also be considered.

Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp is a sailing and marine science program that runs in one week sessions in Jamestown, RI. The five main staff members named above have worked together for the past three year, and two of the have been part of the program since the first year of camp in 2012. Of the five, three are certified teachers. They are an outstanding group who work together seamlessly and their work ethic is tireless. All five are passionate about teaching kids how to sail and about the ocean environment. They tailor each week’s curriculum to the interests of the kids attending that session. As a group, they have instilled a love of sailing to hundreds of kids over the years. “As the Program Manager, I hear constant feedback about our staff and how wonderful they are. They are respectful of each and every student. They are attentive, engaging, and able to create a safe and fun learning environment each and every week, regardless of age group and/or number of students. “I have been blessed to have such an amazing staff for multiple years. Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp is a success because of their efforts,” Meg Myles, CISF.

- See more at: http://www.ussailing.org/about-us/awards/community-sailing/#sthash.dSXppMjS.dpuf

 

Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp is blessed with an amazing staff! The group gets along famously as a unit. They are creative, flexible, fun, responsible and compliment one another incredibly well. Weekly they are able to tailor the camp's curriculum and activities to meet the interests of the campers. The Sea Adventure Staff truly make this camp what it is - a great camp for outdoor enthusiasts.

Katie Dobbin, Head Sailing Instructor
This will be Katie's third summer working at Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp.  She grew up on Aquidneck Island and was an avid NBYA junior sailor from an early age. Katie taught sailing at Newport Yacht Club for 5 years during the summers before joining the Jamestown Sea Adventure staff.  She attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland for undergraduate/graduate where she earned a BS in Human Studies and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  Katie currently teaches Kindergarten in Cumberland.  She loves summertime and spending time on and around the water in beautiful Jamestown!

Nate Coolidge, Head Marine Education Instructor
Nate is returning to Sea Adventure camp for the sixth year. Nate is amazing! He is so knowledgable, and has an easy, fun manner with all age groups. He artfully weaves learning into a multitude of games and activities. His educational qualifications are as follows:
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology
Master of Arts in Education
Secondary Grades General Science Teacher, Grades 7-12
Middle Grades Science Teacher, Grades 5-8
Grade 7 Science Teacher at Curtis Corner Middle School
Former Environmental Educator for Save the Bay and Audubon Society

Haley Barber, Enivornmental Science and Arts Educator, & CISF Program Director
Haley is a native Rhode Islander. She is an incredible asset at Sea Adventure Camp. Her love for children and outdoor education is contagious. She is energetic, intuitive, and a wonderful leader. Haley has her BA in Environmental Education and Early Childhood Education. This will be Haley's fifth year with Sea Adventure Camp.

Fiona Christie, US Sailing Level 1 certified sailing instructor - new for 2017!!!
Fiona is a Jamestown native. She is a talented sailor and college All-American sailor. She gradutaed from URI with her degree in teaching and art. Fiona is energetic, smart, and a natural leader. Kids of all ages are drawn to her. While this will be Fiona's first year teaching at Sea Adventure Camp, some of her best friends have been instructors at Sea Advenutre Camp, thus she is a natural fit joining the staff.

Noah Simmons, US Sailing Level 1 certified instructor
Noah attends Dartmouth College. He is a native Jamestown-er and a talented sailor. Noah is wonderful with children of all ages. He is a great decision-maker, and a natural leader. This is Noah's second year with Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp.