LiTTLE Buds Day Camp

We believe our youngest Little Bud campers (ages two, three, four, and five)  have a powerful urge and curiosity to learn about themselves and the world around them. The best opportunities for learning come from socialization, exploration, and discovery all of which are highlights of our established summer camp program. This is why our “Little Buds” have their own unique and designated program to provide a developmentally & age appropriate program in a safe and nurturing environment. This well-balanced day camp program provides campers with the social, emotional and physical stimulation that is essential for this age group. Our mature and caring staff is a nurturing group made up of adults who work in the child care field, college students and some teenagers. In many ways, because of the unique developmental and social needs of our Little Buds age group, it is like a separate camp entity.  However, our youngest (and cutest campers) are a big hit with the older campers when they are out and about campus making it a wonderful community of campers ages 2-14!

CLICK HERE to meet the amazing staff members who will help your child SHINE at camp.  (Video welcome links included)


Meet the Directors

Ms. Ashley & Miss Jen


Miss Ashley 

Ms. Ashley is returning for her 8th year of directing our adorable Little Buds.  Having already spent 9 years prior working with this age group in the summer camp setting, she brings knowledge and experience to our team. Ashley’s educational preparation began when with her degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Bucknell University.  More recently, she earned her Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. Ashley is a middle school Science teacher at the 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 in which she is actively involved. Ms. Ashley's favorite leisure activity is traveling and exploring different parts of the world. 

We are excited to have Ms. Ashley continue in her leadership role of Little Buds.  You can email Ashley at


Miss Jen 

Miss Jen is excited to begin her 4th year as assistant director in Little Buds (although she has been working at Little Buds as a Lead Counselor for the 2-3-year-olds for 11 years).  This year, she will continue to work as the Lead Counselor for the 2-3-year-olds in addition to her role as assistant director.  Miss Jen graduated from DeSales University in 2015 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and her master’s degree from Wilkes University in Early Childhood Literacy in 2019.  Currently is teaches 3rd grade after 5 years of teaching full-day kindergarten teacher at a private school where she has been teaching for the past 6 years. You can email Miss Jen at


When not teaching or working at camp, Miss Jen loves to travel, cook and always enjoys a good book! She is excited to begin another summer of camp, see old camp friends, and meet some new camp friends.