Director of Extended Year Services
I have worked at BB&N summer camp for 9 years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. I started as an Activities Counselor, developed programming for the Classic Camp, managed the Extended Day Program, and currently the Director. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Duquesne University and a Masters Degree in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 from Cambridge College. I have a passion for teaching and truly enjoy exploring new ways to engage all kids. I continue to be impressed with our summer camp staff, who work hard everyday to make camp the best place on earth! Summer@BB&N has provided me with a “home away from home” feel and we hope you feel the same!
Head Summer Camp Nurse
My name is Cristina DeFabritiis and this will be my 18th summer working at BB&N. I began my time here as a CIT, then Junior Counselor, Head Counselor, and now hold the position of Summer Camp Office Manager. During the school year, I teach 1st grade for the Watertown Public Schools. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, traveling, and finding new “diners, drive-ins, and dives” to add to my list! I am looking forward to another summer of summer camp memories with campers, counselors, and parents. While my primary job is making sure the camp office runs smoothly, I also love interacting with campers on a daily basis and helping parents feel at ease about our program. Let’s get ready for a fantastic Summer 2023!
Junior, Senior, Teen, and LIT Camp Manager
BB&N Summer Camp has been a part of my life for more than 20 years. During this time the camp has been a place for children and young adults to gather together for a memorable experience full of learning and adventure. Our staff has had a long tradition of inclusive practices which seek to highlight the strengths found in each of our campers and build self-esteem. In my view, camp plays an essential role in the overall development of a child. If we can create an atmosphere at BB&N that encourages participation and healthy risk-taking, our campers will go home each day filled with feelings of accomplishment and fellowship. Promoting an environment at camp that will foster this type of positive growth for our next generation of leaders is crucial. I am very excited to help carry on the tradition of excellence that has been established by others and look forward to establishing new traditions as we look to the future.
Kiddie Camp, Activities, and Camper Support Manager
My name is Abbie DeMagistris. I am a 3rd grade teacher and former first grade teacher for Melrose Public Schools. This is my 7th year at BB&N summer camp and I am very excited to be back for another year of fun! My favorite thing about BB&N is that while it has many activities that makes it unique like archery and nature, we value the importance and love of classic camp activities like arts and crafts, beading, and sports! When I am not working I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my puppies, Finley and Hazel. I’m looking forward to another great summer and I hope you are, too!
Program Lead: Camper Support, Office Assistant, Activities
Hello! My name is Claudia Jenkins and this is my 2nd summer at BB&N Summer Camp. I began my journey at camp as a hands-on-fun counselor for kiddie and first grade groups. For the past decade I have worked with children and adolescents within educational and camp-like settings. I have an undergraduate degree in Pre-Medical studies based in Psychology and Child & Family Studies. Presently, I am a School Psychologist in the city of Boston. On my off days you can find me with friends and family exploring the city or trying a new restaurant. BB&N provides campers a safe space to grow while allowing them to have fun and be themselves. I am so excited to get to work with all ages this summer.
Program Lead: Specialty, Sports, Transportation, Pool
Hi Everyone! My name is Jack Haverty and this will be my 15th summer at BB&N Summer Camp as a Camper, Counselor in Training, Counselor and now Program Lead. This camp has been the best part of my summer for a long time and I can’t wait to continue that this summer! Last year I finished my Masters Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Pittsburgh and I am currently a Special Education Teacher (Grades 1+2) at Mystic Valley RegionalCharter School in Malden. On my days off you can find me exploring the city and involved in various sports both coaching and still playing. I can’t wait for this upcoming summer and hope to see a bunch of new and familiar faces there!
New Program Lead
Program Lead: Field Trips, Early Morning/Extended Day, LIT, Fun Friday