At Camp Brainy Bunch, we utilize our professional expertise and knack for creativity to develop our elementary age curriculum. However, the magic behind the method is our amazing staff that puts the pieces together into a day of learning and fun. Through a combination of professional experience, silly personalities, a passion for working with young kids, and in-depth training, our Camp Brainy Bunch staff members are ready to help your child have fun, learn a lot, and make new friends this summer!
Super Staff at Every Site
Camp Brainy Bunch teachers are educators who have years of experience working with young learners. They are college graduates who know how to balance the best of camp and the best of school into one amazing summer program. Our teaching assistants are college students from some of the best universities in the country who help each child feel included and engaged. We are proud that many of our camp staff return to Camp Brainy Bunch year after year.
Training & Professional Development
Our staff spends time in the spring getting ready for your child by training and planning together with our headquarters staff. From mastering the instructional content to emergency and safety planning, our staff arrive at camp prepared and committed to make sure our campers will learn a lot, have fun, and make new friends.
Director of Curriculum: Lauren Keough
Lauren has over a decade of experience teaching middle school in just about every subject except math. She has worked as a teacher in New York City in The Bronx and Harlem in both district and public charter schools. Most recently, she served as the Dean of Teaching and Learning for KIPP: S.T.A.R. College Preparatory Middle School, coaching History and English teachers and working on the school leadership team. She has written curricula that have been used regionally across schools and values raising the rigor bar while keeping engagement high. Lauren has a Bachelor's Degree from UCLA in History and Art History, a Master's Degree in Teaching from Lehman College, and an additional Master's Degree in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she focused her research on teacher support in comprehensive high schools and published work on creating the conditions for successful instructional coaching. Lauren is passionate about supporting instructors, creating valuable professional development to guide adult learning, and brings this to her work as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.