Tenacare Country Day School

Summer Programs


About Our Staff
The foundation of the camp's success is the quality of our staff.  We pride ourselves on our ability to find amazing staff that we successfully train and support.  The staff is composed of approximately 100 teaching professionals and college students, who serve as strong leaders and positive role models.  All staff are at least 18 years of age, and most staff have completed one year of college or more.  To be offered a position at camp, a candidate has to participate in an extensive application and screening process, on-site interview, Criminal Background and Sexual Offender checks (CORI and SORI) as well as a SAFIS fingerprint-based background check, and attend staff trainings.  A high rate of staff return each year. 


We hire experienced staff who love being with kids and are well trained.  Our staff are led by our year-round camp director, Libby Fitzgerald.  Her enthusiasm, dedication, leadership, and more than 14 years of camp experience bring a well-run, respected, nurturing, and safe camp program to the children and staff at Tenacre

In our FULL DAY program for children entering K - 6th, Tenacre staff members are at least 18-years-old and most have completed one or more years of college. In THE THREES and THE FOURS program, we hire a Head/Lead Counselor that must be a college graduate with Preschool teaching experience or an Early Child hood background. We hire 1 to 3 group counselors, one of which may be a high school graduate and 18 years of age.  Activity/Specialty Heads must be college graduates.  Swim staff members are a minimum of 18 years old.  All swim instructors are certified.  In addition, a registered nurse is on-site during the summer.  Our staff are the main reason campers return to Tenacre each summer!

If you have questions about employment, please contact Libby Fitzgerald.
Phone: 781.235.3238 x241
What Parents Say About Our Staff

"I value the professionalism of the staff and the confidence I have that they are taking care of my child and ensuring his safety and opportunity to explore new things (especially swimming)."

"As a parent what I value most about Tenacre is the piece of mind that I have knowing my children are safe, happy, experiencing new things and creating friendships in a supportive environment surrounded by a team of counselors that really care about the well being of each and every one of its campers. What more could you ask for?"

"I value the communication between the camp office, staff and parents. I also think the children were always in a safe and fun environment."

"I feel like the program is extremely well organized, the counselors are very qualified and my son has a fabulous time. The swimming program is also great!"

"Everything is great, but I can say the swim lessons are the best!"

"I value the structure. The great energy. The swim lessons. The amazing young folks who show up everyday and love the kids! Great summer offering!"

"The staff is superb and the variety of activities is excellent. The swimming instruction was top notch."

"I personally value everything about Tenacre. If I had to single out one element it would be the camp counselors. They are exceptional."