Seasonal Staff

Our seasonal staff come from all over the country to live, work, and play at Burgess and Hayward. With their community spirit, environmental stewardship, and range of outdoor skills they are ready to warmly welcome and guide your group through an unforgettable experience!


Outdoor Education Coordinator

Hello, my name is Amanda, and I am originally from Western Massachusetts! I first fell in love with teaching outdoors when I worked at a rustic summer camp during my undergraduate years. That experience set me on a path of self-discovery that included stops in Cape Cod as an AmeriCorps member, in Washington along the Puget Sound as an outdoor and environmental education instructor, in Idaho to further my graduate education in Natural Resources and Environmental Education, and most recently in New Hampshire as an AmeriCorps member with the Lakes Region Conservation Corps. While not teaching or traveling across the country, I enjoy hiking, canoeing, photosynthesizing in the sunshine, reading, snowboarding, playing the uke, sending postcards, and swimming laps. I am beyond excited to be returning to Camp Burgess and Hayward for my second year as one of the Outdoor Education Program Coordinators!


Outdoor Education Coordinator



Senior Outdoor Education Guru

Hello! I’m Alicia and this is my second year as a guru! I am from Norton Massachusetts and went to college in Maine for wildlife biology. In my free time I enjoy being outside hiking, kayaking, or just exploring. When relaxing  inside I enjoy crocheting and cuddling with my cat! I would love to travel the world but the first place I want to travel is Alaska!


Senior Outdoor Education Guru

Hello! Having grown up in Connecticut, I’ve had all of New England as my playground. From skiing and snowmobiling in Vermont, to kayaking on the coast of Maine, I have a deep love for this place. After graduating from UConn with a degree in psychology, I tried the office life for a year in which I learned a lot, but the outdoors was calling me. With that I jumped on a plane to Norway where I volunteered on a farm out in the boonies for a couple weeks and fell in love even more with the outdoors and the amazing people I met. Since then I’ve been on spiritual journey continuing to travel and enjoy this great earth. Peace, love, and happiness are all ya need in this great life… and some good food and groovy company can’t hurt either. I’m excited to spend time on the beautiful Cape and share some great experiences with some great people.


Outdoor Education Guru



Outdoor Education Guru

My name is Meagan Perry and I am from South Yarmouth, MA.  I grew up playing outdoors all the time and loved more than anything to climb trees and build forest forts with my brothers.  After high school I moved to NYC and as fate would have it, I wound up studying Urban Permaculture with a private organization in Brooklyn and it changed me forever.  Since then, no matter what I did, where I went, or with whom I worked, I did it with the ethos of Permaculture in my heart.  I am currently pursuing an engineering degree at Cape Cod Community College and aspire to build regenerative civil infrastructure all over the world.  Some of my hobbies include singing, ceramics, dancing, and playing with my dog Madison!!


Farm Guru

Rami travels the country in her 1983 school bus with her husband Bob, 19 month old daughter Henrietta (Hank) and special needs dog, Murray. She hails from Minnesota, but has lived all over the world! Her passion for farming started when she moved to Colorado to pursue her love of cheesemaking. After spending years in aging rooms, she decided to get closer to the source. For several years she volunteered on countless farms trying to learn what kind of farming gave her purpose. She is still learning and hopes to be learning for the rest of her life. Most importantly, Rami loves to share farming with her communities. Producing nourishment, whether that is with food, knowledge, or fun, remains her goal and her adventure!



Outdoor Education Guru

Hi all! I’m originally from Connecticut, but have lived in Arizona, Switzerland, Scotland, and Ireland too. I’ve always loved being outside but only truly fell in love with biology when I met the beautiful frog species of Central America. That led me to get a B.Sc. in Conservation Biology from the University of Aberdeen and a M.Sc. in Biodiversity & Conservation from Trinity College Dublin, all in the hope of someday helping out endangered frogs. Some of my best learning experiences have been outdoors and I can’t wait to share the excitement with as many young people as possible! When I’m not chained to a library desk, I entertain myself with martial arts, skiing, kayaking, hiking, travel, and photography. I can’t wait to meet you all and soak up the good vibes of the Cape!