Peter ("Coach") has been the head coach of men's and women's track and field at Bowdoin College 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.
Steve Slovenski, director, lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Courtney and their son, Sawyer. 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.
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 is the assistant athletic director at Noble HS in Maine. Paul has years of experience supervising waterfront activities to ensure maximum safety. He graduated from Bates College where he was the Captain of the Track and Soccer Teams
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.
We are in the hiring process for 2019 counselors. We look for counselors with integrity, strong values, independence, character, and work ethic who have a variety of skills in sports, music, arts, medicine, and academics. We train them to maintain a safe environment while facilitating activities. Many of our counselors started out as campers and return for multiples years on the staff.
I am a teaching fellow at the Kent Denver School in CO, and a recent graduate of Bowdoin College, where I studied Biochemistry and Education and was a two-year captain of the Track and Field team. I first came to Slovenski Camps as a cabin counselor in the summer of 2015, and have happily returned every summer since. I am in love with the camp's beautiful location on Panther Pond and our family of caring and fun-loving staff who work so hard to create a special experience for our campers.
My name is Kronk and I have been working at camp for around a year 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.
I first attended Camp Slovenski 6 years ago. The moment that I arrived at camp, I found that the absence of my phone was a relief. Instead of my phone, I got to enjoy the company of my friends, the smell of the forest, and meeting new people. As my years at camp passed, I mixed with both the running camp and the dodgeball camp. I can definitely say that I found a home with the runners, and running became my favorite activity at camp. Finally, I loved the bacon, eggs, and pancakes in the morning.
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.
I first came to camp in 2013 for Sand Volleyball Camp. Some of my favorite camp activities included volleyball and canoeing. I love working at camp because I get to live on the lake the whole summer and meet lots of wonderful people!
I first came to Slovenski Camps five years ago, after my Dad told me about a camp he found online so good I was sure he was making fun of me. Fortunately for me, he wasn't, and I have enjoyed running the trails and eating nutritious dining hall food ever since, which helps me train for my Cross Country Season at Ohio Wesleyan University. Having been a counselor for the past two years, I love working with the campers to improve both physically and mentally, and to develop new skills.
Summer of 2018 will be my sixth year at Slovenski Camps: my third year as a counselor after three years of being a camper. This camp is my home away from home and one of my favorite places to be in the world. The environment is always so positive and energetic and I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be in the summer.