2016 was the 10th and final year for Ruth Haines as the director of Little Buds. Although we will miss Ms. Ruth- her vision for Little Buds continues in great hands.
Meet Our Lead Directors-Alison Pakula and Ashley Carlson
Ms. Alison has spent many years working in camps and in the field of education. She has spent the past 2 years with Camp Concepts and is now stepping in to help lead our Little Buds division.
Her history of working with children stems back to her own childhood as she eagerly helped her mother in her Pre-School room where she taught. These remain vivid and fond memories as her mom’s “assistant” in the classroom on days off from school. Alison continued with her desire to work with children throughout her adolescence and teen years babysitting, working as a summer camp counselor, and eventually, as an adult, taking on a supervisory role for four years at a local township recreation program.
Alison earned her degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University and she currently serves as a PreSchool teacher in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Alison is a married mother of 2 children and she enjoys her free time relaxing with her family at the beach in Ocean City, NJ.
We are delighted to have Alison join the leadership team of our Little Buds division. All will quickly see her personal and professional experience as well as her passion for this age group.
Ms. Ashley is returning for her 4th year of helping to direct our adorable Little Buds. Having already spent 8 years working with this age group in the summer camp setting, Ashley’s educational preparation began when with her degree Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree from Bucknell University. She is currently teaching at Center for Student Learning Charter School.
When Ashley is not having fun with Little Buds you can find her coaching girls’ softball for one of three programs which she is actively involved in.
We are excited to have Ms. Ashley continue in her leadership role of Little Buds.REGISTER ONLINE NOW