Staff | Athena Girls | Slovenski Camps

Steve Slovenski

Director

Steve Slovenski, director, lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Courtney and their children, Sawyer & Daisy. He teaches high school math, physics, robotics, and engineering at USN. Steve graduated from Princeton University where he founded a club for dodgeball, laser tag, and other active events. Steve has a Masters in Education from Vanderbilt University and has been teaching and directing Slovenski Camps since 2010.

Dave Slovenski

Program Director & Waterfront Director

Dave Slovenski, program director, is a graduate of Princeton University where he held the Ivy League Pole Vault record and ran the school dodgeball tournament. Dave coached track & field at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before teaching math, physics, and robotics at Choate Rosemary Hall and then Franklin Road Academy. When he’s not at camp, Dave lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Ieva and son Henry.

Peter Slovenski

Director

Peter ("Coach") has been a collegiate head coach of men's and women's track and field since 1987, and has been running camps for over 25 years - serving as founder and director of the Bowdoin Summer Day Camp since 1989, and co-founder and co-director of the Dick Fosbury Track Camp. Coach earned a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Stanford University in 1980.

Dugan Slovenski

Director

Also goes by 'Camp Mom', Dugan is a mother of three boys. She is "outnumbered, but not outsmarted". She earned a B.A. in History from Stanford University in 1980, and a public teacher certification from Bates College in 1985. She is an experienced SAT tutor and former high school math teacher.

Paul Slovenski

Assistant Director

Paul Slovenski will be the Assistant Director of the Camp this summer. For 10 years “Slivers Slovenski” has been the Waterfront Director, Head Lifeguard, and Windsurfing Instructor at Slovenski Camps. As the Assistant Director he will be more involved in the year-round operation of the camp and camp facility. Slivers has spent 30 summers involved in waterfront safety in lakes and pools including seven summers as pool Director of the MIT Summer Camp in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and 8 summers as the Weston Golf Club Pool Director in Weston, Massachusetts. He has also spent 36 years coaching sports, teaching Physical Education, or directing athletic departments. His work in athletics and physical education included 12 years as the Athletic Director of Bayview Glen School in Toronto, Canada, and 15 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a coach and an Assistant Professor of Physical Education.

Counselors

Persephone

Persephone

Hi! My name is Persephone and this will be my second year as a counselor! My favorite thing to do at camp is kayaking to the beach and my favorite food that they make are s’mores brownies! I also love campfire- all of the fun music and competitions make it pretty much the highlight of the day! I’m so excited to be working here this summer!

Tigger

Tigger

I have loved Slovenski Camps ever since I first walked down the main road back in 2012. Between all the friends I made and the valuble life lessons I have learned, I owe many wonderful summers to Slovenski Camps. I particularly enjoy gaga ball, but I am always happy to play any game involving battle rockets, swords, and anything in between. Even after going to camp for so long, it will never become old in my eyes! There will always be a special place in my heart for Slovenski Camps!

Boots

Boots

I first attended Slovenski Camps as a cross country camper and have been coming back ever since. If I am not leading a group of cross country campers through the trails, I enjoy taking campers on kayak trips around the island.

Kronk

Kronk

My name is Kronk and I have been working at camp for around two years but was a happy camper for two years before that. I love Panther Pond and the endless activities. I help out with Pole Vault and am always excited to meet new people.

Nala

This will be my third summer working at camp and I could not be more exited for nights by campfire. I spend most of my time with the cross country camp, which the peninsula's lakeside trails are perfect for. I also love playing jungle pong and eating ice cream from the Mosquito.

Snow White

Snow White

I first came to camp in 2013 for the Sand Volleyball Camp. Some of my favorite camp activities include volleyball and canoeing. I love working at camp because I get to live on the lake and meet so many wonderful new people every summer!

Belle

Belle

I first came to Solvenski Camps as an A Capella camper in 2012 and then joined the staff in 2014. In the past, I worked at Stevens Brook Elementary School (K-5) as a Literacy Interventionist Ed Tech. I am a graduate of the University of Maine with a BA in Mass Communication and minors in Theatre and Spanish. The thing I love most about camp is how once you get there, you are able to escape from the distractions of the rest of the world by becoming completely immersed in nature.

Mushu

Mushu

Hello! This is my third year as a counselor after four years of being an a capella camper. So many options to choose from but I love singing at campfire, making friendship bracelets but most of all spending time with the campers and getting to know them. The friendships I made at camp are some of the strongest I have and I hope your camper has that experience as well. Slovenski Camp is my home away from home and I am beyond thankful that I get to spend my summer working on Panther Pond.

Taz

I first started coming to Slovenski Camps in 2012 and I've been coming back ever since! I love seeing old friends and making new ones, as well as spending time outside, in nature and on the lake. I enjoy many camp activities such as friendship bracelets and kayak trips, and having the opportunity to meet new campers. I couldn't imagine a better place to spend summers.

Winnie

Winnie

I first went to Slovenski camps when I was about eleven years old. I began at the Athena Girl's Camp and then went onto the Track and Field Camp as I progressed through the years. My favorite camp activity was swimming in the lake and paddleboarding out to the mini island. My favorite camp food is the yogurt and fruit that is served in the morning. One of my favorite parts working as a counselor is the annual camper vs counselor Man-Hunt game, which is always one of the highlights of the week.

Spider-Man

Hey, I’m Spider-Man. I am a second year counselor here at Slovenski Camps and a former camper as well. I am a student/athlete/musician being primarily a hockey and tennis fan while being a trumpet player. At camp I enjoy Gagaball and anything with dodgeballs to be completely honest. My Favorite meal here is whatever has pulled pork and rice, very exciting. I love talking to campers and getting to know them on a personal level and try to help them have a great time and become a better people.

Rajah

Rajah

I first started coming to Slovenski camps in 2014 when I was 11 years old. I'm a big fan of the food and activities here, as well as the amazing people (both counselors and campers) that I get to see every year! Returning to camp is always something I look forward to, since I love participating in all the activities with such great people, and I'm so excited that I have the opportunity to work at Slovenski as a junior counselor this year!

Fezzik

Fezzik

I'm Fezzik! When I was a camper, I fell in love with the traditional camp style: living on beautiful Panther Pond, sleeping in the wooden cabins, and the nightly campfires all came together to form the perfect summer camp experience. I'm so excited to come back for my second year as a counselor at Slovenski Camps.

Dash

Dash

I first came to camp the summer before fourth grade and have attended the dodgeball and cross country camps for six years. My favorite activity is always something with battle rockets and the evening sessions of capture the flag or manhunt are a blast. The camp food is always delicious, and the bread rolls they serve with meals are fantastic. I always look forward to coming to camp because it is so easy to meet new people, the staff are always welcoming, and it feels like a second home to me.

SweetPea

SweetPea

I first came to Solvenski camps when I was 13 while doing the Dick Fosbury Track Camp, and then I went on to do Athena for two years. The fun atmosphere of going to a classic camp on the lake was what I enjoyed most in the summer. My favorite activity as a camper was definitely Gaga Ball, but a chill evening Beach Newcomb game was always fun. As far as food goes I am a breakfast person all the way, and the granola and yogurt are always my go-to in the morning.

Roo

Roo

The first time I came to camp was in 2013, I was 10 years old. As a camper, I've loved swimming in the lake, playing gaga ball, pole vaulting and campfire every evening. The meals are incredible, my favorite being the stir fry. I love camp because it's a beautiful place to get connected with nature and have fun playing games outdoors. I love all the people I meet here, both campers and counselors, and I'm very excited to be coming to camp as a junior counselor this year!

Thumper

Thumper

I first came to Slovenski when I was 8, and this is my first year as a counselor. I went every summer for 8 years and with every visit brought new fun. I was obsessed with this game called, Gaga Ball, as I had no other place to play it besides at camp. As for food, I used to always look forward to the desserts they made, and everyone would get so excited when they heard them called out. But what I love the most about this camp, is everyone’s kindness, as it was always so refreshing to see.

Wonder Woman

This is my first time at Slovenski camps. My favorite activity that we offer is Scatterball.I just love to see the kids have a great time being outdoors! The lake view is breathtaking.

Spartacus

Spartacus

This is my first year being a counselor at Slovenski Camps. Getting to bond with the campers during Jazz Night and our games is an amazing time. I love working with the campers and doing the games during campfire!