Cataumet Club Camp Staff

Committed to Our Campers

Summer camp on Cape Cod is an unforgettable experience, and the unique relationship between camper and counselor is just one of the reasons our campers come back year after year.

The camp is overseen by the Cataumet Club Camp Committee and Camp Director. The Program Director manages the staff and day to day administrative operations, while each activity area is lead by a head instructor and 2-3 assistants.

Safety is our number one concern with a healthy balance of fun and instruction.


Ryan Sylvia

Camp Director

Ryan Sylvia served as the Cataumet Club Camp Program Director from summer 2006 to summer 2014 when he transitioned to the Camp Committee until being named Camp Director for the summer 2017 season. Ryan earned his M.Ed. from Springfield College with a concentration in Athletics Administration. Ryan is responsible for all year round operations of the camp, including staffing, registration and facility/equipment management. He is currently the Director of Athletics for the Middleborough Public School District. Ryan, his wife Shiobhan and son Rowan are Cataumet Club members and year round residents of Cataumet.

Michael Duarte

Program Director

Mike Duarte will be returning as Program Director for the 2019 Season. Mike earned his M.Ed. from Bridgewater State University.  He is currently teaching AP US History and serves as the Head Boys Tennis Coach at Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth, MA.  Mike lives in Rochester, MA with his wife Lindsay and three boys Mikey, Ben and Danny. 

Grace Gelep

Assistant Sailing Instructor

Grace Gelep joined Cataumet Club Camp in 2016 and is back for her third season.  She currently attends Fairfield University . 

Sean Nutter

Assistant Tennis Instructor

Sean will return for his third season with the Cataumet Club. He is currently a members of the Nichols College mens' tennis team.

Tory Dobyns

Assistant Swimming Instructor

Tory will return for her second year as a lifeguard at the Cataumet Club.  She currently attends the University of Denver.

Alice Pendergast

Assistant Sailing Instructor

Alice will return for a third year as a Sailing Instructor at the Cataumet Club. She is attends Connecticut College and is a member of the sailing team. 

Max Carter

Assistant Sailing Instructor

This will be Max's second year as a sailing instructor with the Cataumet Club Camp. As a previous camper, we are happy Max is back to teach what he has learned.

Sam Kittfield-Vernon

Assistant Tennis Instructor

This will be Sam's second year as an assistant tennis instructor. He just finished his sophmore year at the University of New Hampshire and studies Environmental Conservation and Sustainability.

A role in our Summer Camp staff is a great responsibility and an awesome opportunity. Apply today!

508-563-2798 (seasonal)