St. Martin's Welcomes New Summer Camp Co-Directors

NEW ORLEANS – St. Martin’s Episcopal School has hired Christine Berry and Juan Lumas as Summer Day Camp co-directors.

         At St. Martin’s Berry and Lumas will be responsible for all summer camp programming for Pre K – 8th grade, including developing curriculum and activities, scheduling and implementation.

         Head of School Merry Sorrells said, “It’s an exciting time for St. Martin’s Summer Camp as we welcome Christine Berry and Juan Lumas to lead our programs. I look forward to working with them both and the expertise and energy they will bring to our camps and campers.”

         Berry and Lumas bring extensive camp knowledge to St. Martin’s – both were a part of Tulane University’s Ripples Summer Camp for more than 16 years, school reps said. During her tenure at Ripples, Berry served as Assistant Director, supervising all Camp Specialists and planning of a variety of fun camp activities for children. While at Ripples, Lumas served as Director of Operations, supervising all staff and monitoring day-to-day activities for the entire camp.

         “I am excited to bring my experience as a camper administrator, teacher and parent to St. Martin’s Summer Camp program and I look forward to working with the staff and campers to make this summer a unique and educational experience,” Berry said.

         Berry holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Grades 1-8 from Louisiana State University, is a certified teacher and has a Master’s in Gifted Education. In addition to her work in camps, she has been a teacher for more than 16 years and was named Teacher of the Year (2015-2016) by Jefferson Parish Public Schools.

         Lumas has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Loyola University, and currently serves as the Middle School Athletic Director and Assistant High School Athletic Director for Holy Cross School. In addition to his more than 16 years’ experience in camps, education and athletics, Lumas has been honored multiple times as District Coach of the Year by The Times-Picayune and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).

         “I am elated to bring my personality and energy to St. Martin’s Summer Camp and for the opportunity to develop programming and relationships that will create memories for a lifetime,” Lumas said.

         St. Martin’s Summer Camp operates annually from June – August. Aimed at providing enrichment activities to students aged 4-14, St. Martin’s Summer Camp offers unique and specialized programming for every interest, school reps said. Registration for 2017 summer camp opens on in early 2017.

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