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.
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. New staff members participate in a week of orientation where they are trained by our Directors and Group Leaders to ensure all staff is ready for the Braeside experience.
Nicole holds Degrees in Early Childhood Education as well as Music and has been working with children for over 20 years. She has owned and operated Rhythmz, Inc. since 2015, and is using her experience to assist Braeside in expanding the current programming and reviving the historic property. Nicole has a theater arts background with experience in many styles of music and dance. She has experience in public and private schools, as well as working with local government.
Aiden maintains our beautiful spacious campground and helps as a Day Camp Counselor. He is a High School Graduate with experience as a Counselor and Tutor for Rhythmz, Inc.
Aiden is very generous volunteer of his time!
Angelina has been a part of Braeside for 14 years. She attended camp, was a CIT, a Counselor and is now Lead Counselor training to be Assistant Director. She is currently completing a Degree in Early Childhood Education with intentions of running her own Daycare. Angelina is always the first to volunteer!
Adrian was a Summer Day Camp Junior Counselor through the Orange County Summer Youth Program in 2022. He was awarded Braeside's Summer Youth of the Summer and will be returning next year as a Braeside Overnight and Day Camp Junior Counselor.
James volunteers his extensive experience in Quality Assurance to assure Braeside meets or exceeds all compliance standards.
British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
United Fresh USDA Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM)
Safe Quality Food (SQF)
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
American Institute for Baking (AIB)
International Food Safety & Quality Network Lifetime Member (IFSQN)
Mary Harnick, Director
Earl is a father, grandfather, and retired truck driver. He is a volunteer at Braeside who maintains the pool.
Malunga was a Summer Day Camp Counselor in Training (CIT) in 2022. She adapted quickly to her role and will be returning as a lifeguard next summer.