Meet the Small Crafts Staff

 Kevin Gunn – Department Headkevin-gunn

I am excited to get back to Vega for my 3rd year in the small crafts department. I have previously worked 12 summers as a sailing instructor at both residential and day summer camps across the country, but find Vega as one of my favorites! During the school year, I am a high school teacher and sailing coach in New Orleans and the sailing director for the New Orleans Yacht Club. I also work as a U.S. Sailing small boat instructor trainer; it is my job to conduct certification courses to potential U.S. Sailing instructors. I also enjoy spending time with my wife of 5 years and working on sailboats in my garage. Looking forward to seeing everyone this summer!



Hi everyone! My name is Candela Perez, I’m from Spain and this is my second summer at Camp Vega. I can’t wait to be back at Vega and see you all. I’ll work on the Sailing and Small Crafts department, like last year. Hope to have many windy days to go sailing and have a lot of fun in Echo Lake. I’m so excited to begin summer 2019.




Hi everyone! I’m Amanda and I’m so excited to be working at Vega this summer! I am currently a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania studying Economics, Urban Studies, and Consumer Psychology. I’m involved with many fashion and business clubs at school that take up most of my free time, but I love to work out when I get the chance. I was a camper at Vega for seven years, and I’m ecstatic that I have the chance to return for my eighth summer as a counselor! You’ll be able to find me at Small Crafts & Sailing every day! I cannot wait for Sunset Circles, Olympics, being back on Echo Lake, and most importantly, getting to experience the magic that is Vega with all of you!  Let’s make Summer 2019 one to remember!


 Hi! My name is Brittany Wells and I’m so excited to be coming back to Vega for my 8th summer!! I am from Bryn Mawr, Pa and during the year I go to school at the University of Alabama, where I am majoring in athletic training! This summer I am working in small crafts!! I’m so excited to be back on the lake and back in my summer home!  




My name is Kendall Kransdorf, and I’m so excited to be returning home to Vega for my 8th summer!! I’m 18 (turning 19) years old, and I’m from Short Hills, New Jersey. I’m currently a Freshman at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee majoring in Human and Organizational Development and minoring in Business. I couldn’t be more excited to get back out on Echo Lake in the Small Crafts department this summer! Outside of sailing, I love dancing, skiing, and traveling. I can’t wait to meet everyone and see all your smiling faces down by the lake!




Hi everyone! My name is Bela Trachtenberg and I am so excited to be back at Vega for my 8th summer. I am from Gladwyne, PA and attend Tulane University where I am studying neuroscience and early childhood psychology. Small crafts was always my favorite activity during my 7 summers as a camper and I cannot wait to be back on Echo Lake again! Looking forward to seeing you all at the sail docks!!


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