Directors and Staff

Susquehannock is extremely proud of the experienced coaches and gifted teachers that are brought together each summer to work with our campers. Many of our senior staff and cabin counselors attended camp as they grew up. As a result of what they learned throughout their years, each has a deeply ingrained dedication to the positive development of young people.

Every summer these staff members, as well as staff we have recruited from around the world, gather to provide a time-tested program, which has been developed to inspire and challenge young men and women achieve their maximum potential.

Senior Staff

Win Shafer

Co-Director

Haverford, PA

43rd Summer on Staff

More about Win

Edwin “Win” Shafer Jr. began as a camper and has served as a counselor and an assistant boys camp head. Since 2001 he has been the Susquehannock Camps’ Co-Director.

Win coaches Middle School Squash at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA where he taught 7th grade Science until this year. He will be leaving the classroom to become the Coordinator of Sustainability for EA in the fall of 2017. Win is a licensed PIAA and NISOA Soccer Official, and has also coached Varsity Golf, Middle School Crew, Junior Varsity Soccer and Ice Hockey.

Win took a sabbatical during most of the summer of 2009, hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail with his son Blake.

Win has a B.S. (Biology) from The University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in Counseling from Villanova University.

Skills: Soccer, Soccer Referee, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, White-water Canoeing, Bird Watching

Certifications: First Aid/CPR Certified

Cannie Shafer

Co-Director

Haverford, PA

36th Summer on Staff

More about Cannie

Cannie began at Susquehannock as head of the Craft Shop at S4B, then served as the Assistant Director of S4G, and Co-Director of the Susquehannock Camps since 2001.

Cannie worked for 30 years at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA, including 11 years teaching and coaching, 17 years as the Head of Lower School and 2 years as Assistant Head of School. She also served as Head of Lower School at Germantown Academy in Ft. Washington, PA for three years, and is currently serving as the Academic Dean of Elementary/Middle School at Girard College in Philadelphia, PA.

Cannie has an A.B. from Sweet Briar College (VA) and an M.A. (Elementary and Secondary Administration) from Villanova University. As an athlete at Sweet Briar, Cannie earned 12 varsity letters in Lacrosse, Field Hockey, and Basketball, and is a charter member of the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Skills: Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Basketball                                                   .

Certifications: First Aid/CPR Certified

Andrew Hano

Head of Boys' Camp

Winston-Salem, NC

17th Summer on Staff

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Andrew joined the Camp staff originally in 1990 as a counselor, after 8 years as a camper. Andrew returned to Susquehannock in 2008 with his camper daughter Abigail and his son Drew.

Andrew holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from Wake Forest University. He is an 8th grade American History teacher and Head Coach for Middle School Girls and Boys Lacrosse and Basketball at Summit School (Winston-Salem, NC).

Skills: Swimming, Street Hockey, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Waterfront

Certifications: First Aid/CPR Certified

Jay Pearcy

Head of Girls' Camp

Philadelphia, PA

12th Summer on Staff

More about Jay

Jay joined Camp staff in 1993, after 9 years as a camper. After 14 years away, Jay returned to camp with his wife Jennifer and daughters Kaitlyn and Elizabeth, soon followed by his son Ryan.

Jay is the Middle School Dean of Students at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Jay coaches golf and Soccer in the Middle School and Upper School Varsity Boys Lacrosse.

Jay earned his B.S. in Education at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and his M.A. Ed. from Villanova University (Villanova, PA).

Skills: Lacrosse, Soccer, Fly Fishing and Watersports                                                                 .

Certifications: First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Jon Savitch

Assistant Head of Boys' Camp

Rosemont, PA

30th Summer on Staff

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Jon joined the Camp staff in 1988, after 6 years as a camper. “Savy” is a teacher at the nationally acclaimed Watershed Program at Radnor Middle School (Radnor, PA). He is the Head Middle School Coach of Girl’s Basketball, Girl’s Lacrosse, and Boy’s Soccer.

Jon is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton as well as the NOLS Outdoor Education Program.

Skills: Soccer, Basketball, Outdoor Pursuits, Climbing Tower, Street Hockey, White Water Canoeing, Frolf, Golf

Certifications: First Aid/CPR Certified

Robert Kent

Boys' Camp Senior Staff

Rockville, MD

35th Summer on Staff

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“RK” joined the Camp staff in 1980, after 6 years as a camper. He coached Tennis and Hockey while teaching at the Marvelwood School (Cornwall, CT). He has a fourth degree black belt in Aikido which he taught in CA for over 20 years. RK currently lives in MD and helps run a startup that designs aerospace manufacturing systems. He is the founder of The PeaceCamp Initiative. “RK” teaches an Aikido and Politics course in winter term for the Political Science Department at his alma mater, Williams College, where he was a Philosophy and Religion double major. He earned a Masters degree in Ethics at Claremont Graduate School.

Skills: Aikido, Tennis, Street Hockey, Juggling, Frolf, White-water Canoeing, Digital Photography

Certifications: First Aid/CPR Certified, CMP

Heather DelGrande

Assistant Head of Girls' Camp

Philadelphia, PA

5th Summer on Staff

More about Heather

Heather joined the Camp staff in 2013.

Heather comes to camp with her husband Mike and daughter Zoe. Heather is a fitness enthusiast who has coached both Lacrosse & Swimming and is a lover of the outdoors.

Heather currently works at Springside Chestnut Academy (Philadelphia, PA) in the Admissions department.

Skills: Yoga, Running, Workout/Fitness                                                    .

Certifications: First Aid/CPR Certified and 200 Hour RYT Yoga Certification

Laura Boles

Girls' Camp Program Director

New York, NY

11th Summer on Staff

More about Laura

Laura joined Camp Staff after 9 years as a camper.

Laura graduated with her Master of Arts in Teaching English from NYU. She is currently a middle school English teacher in New York City.

Skills: Swimming, Tennis, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Climbing Tower                                                               .

Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid/CPR Certified                                    .

Seth Brownold

Waterfront Director

New York, NY

15th Summer on Staff

More about Seth

Seth joined the Camp staff after 9 years as a camper. Seth teaches Soccer, Track, Baseball, Weightlifting, Ultimate Frisbee, Climbing Tower, Canoeing in addition to his Swimming instruction at the waterfront.

Seth graduated from Camp Hill High School (Camp Hill, PA), where he was captain of the Soccer team and ran Track. He is a graduate of Dickinson College, where he played Ultimate Frisbee. Seth graduated with his Master’s of Education from New England College (NH). He is currently a high school and middle school math and history teacher at Winston Preparatory School (NY, NY).

Skills: Soccer, Swimming, Track, Baseball, Weightlifting, Ultimate Frisbee, Climbing Tower, Canoeing

Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certified

John Lloyd

Boys' Camp Senior Staff - Head of LITs

Berwyn, PA

11th Summer on Staff

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John joined the Camp staff in 2007 after 8 years as a camper. He graduated from Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, PA) where he played varsity Ice Hockey and graduated college from Temple University.

John is an assistant teacher at Episcopal Academy and he is in the process of finishing his teaching degree.

Skills: Hockey, Baseball, Juggling                                                                        .

Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certified

Michael Whalen

Boys' Camp Senior Staff - Head of CITs

Berwyn, PA

7th Summer on Staff

More about Michael

Michael joined the Camp staff in 2008, after 3 years as a camper.

He graduated from The College of William & Mary and now teaches Religion and History at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA. Michael also coaches Junior Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis at EA.

 

Skills: Tennis                                                         .

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Ciara Pettinos

Girls' Camp Senior Staff - Head of CITs

Malvern, PA

5th Summer on Staff

More about Ciara

Ciara joined the Camp Staff in 2013 after 2 years as a camper.

Ciara is a 2nd generation staff member.

Ciara graduated from Colgate University in 2017, where she studied Geology and Geography and played Club Rugby and Ice Hockey.

Skills: Soccer, Hockey, Track, Rugby, Canoeing

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Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certified, NYS Firefighter/EMT-B

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Bethany Feinberg

Girls' Camp Senior Staff

Washington, DC

10th Summer on Staff

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Bethany joined the Camp Staff in 2009, after 2 years as a camper.

She graduated from Cabrini College with a degree in Secondary Education.

Skills: Softball, Soccer, Swimming                                                         .

Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certified, Lifeguard Instructor certified                              .

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