Staff | Camp Hawthorne for Boys | Slovenski Camps

Steve Slovenski


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


Peter ("Coach") has been a collegiate head coach of men's and women's track and field since 1987, and has been running popular and safe camps for over 30 years. 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


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.




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.