Meet the Group Leaders

imageHi everyone I am Marley Brereton and I can’t wait to be back at Camp Vega this summer! I am looking forward to being the group leader for the juniors this year, since last year I was a counselor with the juniors! Currently, I am studying Psychology and Criminal Justice at Central Michigan University where I’m looking to specialize in work with juveniles. I love being outdoors, spending time with children, being active, and meeting new people. Camp Vega is the perfect place for me!


currumbin-1Hi Everyone! My name is Laura, I’m from Chichester, England. This is my 6th summer at Vega and I am beyond excited to be the Tamary Group Leader! In the ordinary world I work in marketing and also as a dance teacher and cheerleading coach in schools across the South Coast – I love it but much prefer to be on Echo Lake! My favourite things at camp are Olympics, 4th of July and … pretty much everything else! I can’t wait to see everyone and have another amazing summer in the 04349. Counting the days!!


Hi! My name is Pam, I am originally from a small town called Woodstock in Ontario, Canada. Currently I’m living in Cape Town, South Africa working with the Hillsong Africa Foundation. I’ve spent most of my time at Vega so far in junior camp but am so excited to be spending 2018 with the Super Seniors! This will be my sixth summer at Vega, my fourth as a Group Leader. My favorite activities at camp are pottery, spin, sail, and olympics. I’m looking forward to being back on Echo Lake very soon!


Hi! My name is Liz Pruzinsky and I cannot wait to be back at Camp Vega, for my 12th summer spent on Echo Lake. I was a camper for 8 summers (Tamary 2002), and spent three summers on staff (2006-2008). I will be returning for summer 2018 as Inter Group Leader. I currently live in New York City with my husband and one year old daughter, Mia, who will be joining me at camp for her first summer! I am a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA), working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. I truly believe in the magic that Camp Vega offers to campers and staff a like, building self-esteem and confidence, to last throughout the school year. I can not wait to help the next generation of campers and staff create memories like the ones I hold onto from my summers in Maine.

Hi! My name is Talitha and I am from Christchurch, New Zealand, but I have been living in the UK for 8 years now! This is my second year at Vega and I am so excited to be back as the Sub Super Juniors Group Leader! In the ordinary world I work in restaurants as a manager with a focus on training and development for staff. I love musical theatre and dance and I travel as much as I can! I cant wait to be back on Echo Lake and I am looking forward to another amazing summer!


Hi guys! My name is Sarah Young, I am 30 years old and I am from the UK and live in a small city called Stoke on Trent. I graduated from the University of Derby last year with a degree in Early Childhood Studies. I have quite a bit of experience working with children and have even lived in Milan, Italy teaching in a school there. I love working with children and since university I have been working as a Early Years Practitioner/ Teaching Assistant but now have a full time job working in a children’s nursery. This will be my first time working on a camp and even visiting the States! So I am super excited to have been giving the opportunity to work at Vega. My job role at camp is group leader and will be working with the sub juniors and cannot wait to meet you all. My hobbies include swimming, running and going on long walks in the countryside with my dog. I love all things arts and crafts, drawing and painting so will definitely be paying a few visits to the art department! I also love to travel, meet new people and try new and different things so I just know this summer is going to be amazing… so that’s a little bit about me, again so excited to meet you all and have the summer of a life time! See you all in June!!

Hi! I am Alex Sommer and I’m from Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is my first season at Camp Vega and I’m so excited to be the senior group leader! I graduated from Central Michigan University with a recreation degree and have been traveling around the states doing seasonal jobs since then. I’ve lived in Alaska, Montana, Colorado and Mackinac Island and have had many adventures zip lining, snowboarding, hiking, cross-country skiing, biking and planning youth events in recreation centers. On my days off, you can find me snuggled up in a hammock reading a good book. I can’t wait to meet you all!


Hi everyone! My name is Madeline and this will be my tenth year at Vega! I am from New Jersey and recently graduated from Lafayette College (in PA) with degrees in Theater and Sociology.  Vega is a huge part of my family, as I was a second generation camper for six summers alongside my sister and many cousins. I spent the last three years in the theater department and I’m so excited to be the Super Junior Group Leader this summer! My favorite activities at camp are 4th of July, Sunset Circle, and of course the shows in the Lodge! I am looking forward to reuniting with everyone and spending another beautiful summer on Echo Lake!


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