Summer Programs
Specialty Camps

Specialty Instructor Bio

Meet our fantastic Specialty Instructors!

GROSS OUT SCIENCE - Week 2 (July 6 - 10)
SUPER SCIENCE - Week 3 (July 13 - 17)

McKenna Daly is a first grade Gradehead at Shady Hill School. She was previously a Math Instructor and Instructional Support teacher at Tenacre Country Day School. McKenna has a love for Math and Science. She received her BA in Elementary Education at Loyola University MD and is currently earning her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction K-12 at the University of Massachusetts. McKenna loves to teach with a hands-on, inquiry based approach to young children. McKenna has taught a variety of popular specialty programs at Tenacre summer programs for the past 4 summers. McKenna is very excited to start her fifth summer working at Tenacre Day Camp integrating science in a fun and nonconventional way.
READY, SET, DANCE! - Week 7 (Aug 10 - 14)
Brenna Norcross
 will be teaching the Ready, Set, Dance specialty week this summer at camp! She graduated from Saint Anselm College where she was a member of the dance team and dance club for four years. Before college, she danced at Paula O’Malley School of Dance. She is trained in jazz, lyric, tap, modern, ballet and pointe. Brenna has been a counselor at Tenacre for the past two summers. In high school, she taught dance lessons to dancers ages 3-12. She is very excited to bring her passion for dance to Tenacre and is looking forward to a fun and engaging summer!

ART EXPLORATION - Week 5 (July 27 - 31)
Molly Rosenthal
 is the pre-k through 6th grade teacher at Tenacre Country Day School. She loves teaching art to children of all ages and fostering creativity in every student. Molly earned her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and her Masters degree at Framingham State University. In her free time, Molly enjoys staying active, painting, and finding inspiration for her artwork through her travels.

WACKY WATER WEEK - Week 6 (Aug 3 - 7)
SPY LAB - Week 7 (August 10 - 14)

Maddie Loos was born in raised in colorado and moved to the east coast to play soccer. Currently she teaches 9th grade physics in cambridge. Maddie loves to work with young minds, and she has taught the Spy Lab camp at Tenacre for the last 2 summers, and has also been a beloved sports and games activity specialist at Tenacre Day Camp. Maddie received her bachelors of science from Bucknell University,  her masters of education from Rhode Island College, and is currently enrolled at Boston College to receive her masters in social work. Maddie loves Tenacre Day Camp because it is fun, engaging, and inclusive. She is thrilled to be teaching the Spy Lab & Wacky Water specialty weeks this summer!

Cecily Graham
was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a full-time elementary school educator and community organizer. In addition to this she is also an experienced performance artist and audio engineer. Cecily has performed on a host of historical stages such as the House of of Blues Boston and the Apollo theater in Harlem, New York. Her career as an educator began during her senior year of high school as an assistant. Upon completing her degree in Humanities and Fine Arts, she began to further her career in education, performance arts and audio engineering. Cecily is currently a lead teacher at the Sherborn Extended Day of Pine Hill elementary while she completes her master’s degree. As an organizer, she has aided political candidates and causes towards historical victories such as: passing the ballot for $20 million more for affordable housing and open space preservation in Boston, PBS funding and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. Cecily began her tenure with Tenacre Day Camp the summer of 2018 and enjoys sharing her songwriting and music composition skills to help kids become future audio engineers and film directors. Cecily is looking forward to a fun-filled summer at Tenacre Day Camp!

KIDS WHO CODE - Weeks 2 & 3 (July 6-10, July 13-17)
ENGINEERING: BUILD IT - Week 4 (July 20 - 24)

Elisabeth Powers is a prek-5th grade STEM teacher in Needham. She loves teaching her students about STEM through fun, interactive, and hands-on design challenges. In addition, she runs a coding club for elementary students. Elisabeth has her BA in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education from Seton Hall University. She is excited to share her knowledge about STEM, Science, and Coding with Tenacre campers again this summer!

THEATER CAMP - Week 3 (July 13 - 17)
Leah Fine 
has been teaching drama at the Wellesley Middle School for 11 years.  She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut and and MA in Theater Education from Emerson College.  She has performed, taught, directed plays and musicals at many other organizations and theater companies in and around the Boston area.  She is very excited to be joining the Tenacre Camp and creating some fun and imaginative theater with the campers!  

COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP - Week 5 (July 27 - 31
CERAMICS STUDIO - Week 6 (August 3 - 7)

Evan Jacob
Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.