The Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp Staff of Rachel Bryer, Lee Dumaliang, Nate Coolidge, Haley Barber, and Katie Dobbin received US Sailing’s Community Sailing Award for Excellence in Instruction.
Excellence in Instruction
This award recognizes an individual that has consistently demonstrated excellence in instructing, training, or making presentations at local, regional, or national seminars, conferences, or workshops. Delivery of instruction modules, systems, or services and internal on-the-job training may also be considered.
Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp is a sailing and marine education program that runs in one week sessions in Jamestown, RI. The five main staff members named above have worked together for the past three years, and two of the have been part of the program since the first year of camp in 2012. Of the five, three are certified teachers. They are an outstanding group who work together seamlessly and their work ethic is tireless. All five are passionate about teaching kids how to sail and about the ocean environment. They tailor each week’s curriculum to the interests of the kids attending that session. As a group, they have instilled a love of sailing to hundreds of kids over the years. “As the Program Manager, I hear constant feedback about our staff and how wonderful they are. They are respectful of each and every student. They are attentive, engaging, and able to create a safe and fun learning environment each and every week, regardless of age group and/or number of students. “I have been blessed to have such an amazing staff for multiple years. Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp is a success because of their efforts,” Meg Myles, CISF.
Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp is blessed with an amazing staff! The group gets along famously as a unit. They are creative, flexible, fun, responsible and compliment one another incredibly well. Weekly they are able to tailor the camp’s curriculum and activities to meet the interests of the campers. The Sea Adventure Staff truly make this camp what it is – a great camp for outdoor enthusiasts.
Sea Adventure Camp Instructors
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CISF Program Director
Haley is a native Rhode Islander. She is an incredible asset to CISF. Her love for children and outdoor education is contagious. She is energetic, intuitive, and a wonderful leader. Haley has her BA in Environmental Education and Early Childhood Education. This will be Haley's fourth year as CISF's Program Director and her eighth year with Sea Adventure Camp.
CISF Educator, & Sea Adventure Camp Head Sailing Instructor
US Sailing Level 1 Certified Sailing instructor
Fiona is a Jamestown native and talented sailor. She graduated from URI with her degree in teaching and art. Fiona is energetic, smart, and a natural leader. Kids of all ages are drawn to her. Fiona has been teaching at Sea Adventure Camp since 2017, and joined CISF’s year-round staff this fall, 2019. Her first project was teaching the Jamestown Fourth Grade students to sail. (Fourth grade sailing is a free CISF programming that started in September 2019 for students who were interested in learning to sail.)
US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructor
In December, 2017, Jackson completed his hike of the entire Appalachian Trail! Jackson graduated from Tabor Academy and attends Middlebury College. He is a native Jamestown-er and comes to Sea Adventure Camp with a variety of assets including the ability to sail well, marine education knowledge (Environmental science major), tall ship experience, sailboat racing experience, outdoor education and outdoor survival skills. Additionally, Jackson is wonderful with children of all ages. He is a great decision-maker, and a natural leader.
US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructor
Eric is Sea Adventure Camp's first councilor in training turned instructor. Eric attended one of the first years of Camp and was hooked! Eric currently attends UMaine Orono, where started the school's first-ever sailing team. Eric is an integral part of camp.
Sailing Instructor, Marine Educator, & Artist
Heather grew up in a sailing family in Canada and has been on the water since she was young. She came to Sea Adventure Camp because she is passionate about the marine environment and enjoys sailing, but not racing. Heather was a councilor in training for a few years and thankfully has returned to camp for the past several years as an instructor. Heather's diverse skills and knowledge along with her sense of humor make her an absolute asset to Sea Adventure Camp.