A fun, loving, and highly qualified staff is essential in order for campers to have the best summer camp experience. It’s all about the people! We screen all of our applications and interview all of our applicants thoroughly for positions. Once at camp, all staff members participate in a 5-day orientation and are trained by our Directors and Group Leaders ensuring all staff is ready for the Braeside experience.
Our staff is carefully assessed for their departmental achievements, and their experience working with children. All Department Heads are extremely qualified in their fields of instruction, and most are professionals in their particular skill area year-round. Furthermore, campers and Braeside benefit from an outstanding counselor return rate every year.
Due to COVID postponing camp until 2021, the staff team listed below is a glimpse into the care that goes into every summer. We begin the hiring process in June of every year and begin updating our staff information here each Winter.
Maria Aranibar, Camp Director
Being a camp counselor at Braeside Camp from 1993-1997 is what embarked Maria Aranibar’s journey into the world of social work. Fresh out of high school, with eyes wide open to what the world had to offer, the year 1993 proved to be an alarming one. It woke her up to the reality of the pain that children and families go through. Being a women and Latina comes with the
Stephen Cross, Co-Director/EMT
Building and Grounds, Code Director
Andrea Newhall, Assistant Director
David Edwards, Aquatics Director
Judith Liu, Humane Education Camp Specialist
Judith coordinates the humane education program week at Braeside Camp. She is a Social worker with over 20 years experience, with an emphasis in behavioral health, animal assisted psychotherapy, social work conservation and humane education. She has worked as both a direct practice provider and psychiatric social worker. She is a graduate of New York Uni