Our Director, Dana Zimmerman

Dana comes to CDC with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a deep commitment to camping and to making Center Day Camp the best it can be! Dana holds a degree from Western Kentucky University in recreation administration and outdoor leadership. She has served in a range of roles at camps throughout the US, including assistant camp director, outdoor educator, and challenge course manager. Dana is an ACA visitor, a certified LNT Master Educator, and a Certified American Canoe Association Instructor, a member of the Summer Camp Society, and is actively involved in The American Camp Association (ACA), The American Camp Association New England, EPIC New England and Maine Summer Camps. 

Summer 2019 Leadership Team 

EMT, Amie Girard

Amie will be joining CDC for her third summer working as our onsite health care professional. During the school year, Amie is a bus driver for the Lakes Region school district and volunteers with her certified therapy dog, Eva. Amie's experience in emergency management and her compassion ensure a safe and caring environment at Center Day Camp.

Program Supervisor, Max Freeman

Max graduated from the University of Maine in 2014 with a degree in elementary education. Currently, he is a middle school math teacher in Milford, ME. This will be Max's ninth summer working at Center Day camp. Over the years he has held many positions, most recently as our boating specialist. Max's energy and commitment to both CDC and our campers bring excitement to our program. 

Head of Junior Camp (K - 3rd), Marlena Lantos

Marlena graduated from Skidmore College in 2016 with a degree in education and psychology. She taught kindergarten through second grade at the Boxberry School in Harrison, ME for two years. This year she is working as an ed tech in Portland, ME. This will be Marlena's seventh summer working at Center Day Camp. She has worked as a general counselor, unit leader, and assistant director. Marlena's wealth of experience in both child development and Center Day Camp tradition makes her a great leader for our junior campers.

Head of Senior. Camp (4th - 9th), Sydney Sellinger 

Sydney is going into her senior year at the University of Maine pursuing a degree in elementary education. In her free time, Sydney volunteers at a local literacy program in Orono, ME. She will be joining the staff ofCenter Day Camp for her third summer, Sydney has previously been both a counselor and unit leader. Sydney's ability to help campers reach for thier goals and step out of their comfort zone makes her a great leader for our senior. campers.

Head of Waterfront, Elizabeth Girard

Elizabeth graduated from Southern Maine Community College in 2018 with a degree in criminal justice. She is currently an EMT and firefighter in Casco, ME. Elizabeth has spent four summers as the head lifeguard at Point Sebago, and is a lifeguard and swim instructor. She will be joining the CDC staff for her second summer. Elizabeth's diverse background in waterfront safety and management makes her a great leader to our waterfront team. 

Leader in Training (LIT) Coordinator, Dakota "Potato" DuPlissie

Dakota graduated from Thomas College in 2016 with a degree in Sports Management. Since then, he has been an ed tech and soccer coach in Windham, ME. Dakota will be working at Center Day Camp for his sixth summer. He has held various positions at camp including counselor and athletics specialist. Dakota's ability to connect with campers and act as a role model makes him a great leader to our LIT's.  

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