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.
Here are a few of our counselors:
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.
Over the years I've spent several weeks at Slovenski's dodgeball and windsurfing camps. When I first came to camp, dodgeball and similar activities were all I wanted to do but I soon became more interested in sailing and other water sports. Pancakes are and always will be my favorite meal at camp and windsurfing on the beautiful lake on a windy day has to be one of my favorite camp activities right next to sailing on the even more windy days.
Having just graduated from Bard College, a liberal arts school in New York, I decided to come work at Slovenski's camps as a windsurfing and sailing instructor. My father and two uncles were here over 40 years ago as campers and counselors when this place was called Camp Hawthorne!