Meet the Alamander Camp Directors
Hi! We're Abby Wambaugh and Sasha Siegelbaum, the directors of Alamander Camp.
We met each other working at a summer program in Manhattan, and reconnected several years later working as teachers at the Brooklyn Free School. There we used our interests in art and play and our understanding of young people to create school-wide activities and events. We had so much fun that we knew we had to turn it into something bigger!
Now we have a robust summer program and run after school and break camps year-round. Our program has been able to grow so much and stay so awesome because we have the best educators in Brooklyn on our team. Alamander staff are talented and passionate teachers, artists and parents who are committed to cooperative group building, conflict resolution and mediation. We believe in kids and we put that belief at the center of everything we do.
Abby Wambaugh has worked with kids for a decade as a camp counselor and administrator, and a teacher and advisor at Brooklyn Free School for preschool through middle school. She currently uses her expertise in dodgeball and dance-offs to lead grown ups in play at Camp Grounded, summer camp for adults. Abby graduated from Long Island University with a BA in Humor and Social Change. She likes to write stories, build dollhouses, and play dragons with her daughter, Georgie.
Sasha Siegelbaum has worked as a progressive educator for 10 years, and as an advisor at Brooklyn Free School for the past 3. Sasha graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Art and Art History and from Bank Street College of Education with a MS in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. She loves to draw and spend time with her dog, Ramona and son, Milo.
Nancy Fenelon is an experienced educator and playwright. She believes in children as self directed learners, and loves to foster creativity and community through fun and engaging activities. In addition to her work as an Advisor at the Brooklyn Free School, Nancy has spent time teaching and volunteering abroad in Abu Dhabi and Haiti. She holds a BA In English Language Arts & Theater and an MS in Childhood Education and Special Education. She loves reading, writing, and cooking.
Adam Ward is a Los Angeles based artist who spends most of his time building furniture, accessories, and art with LEGO bricks. Over the past four years he's turned his childhood passion into a career by combining the materials he loved as a kid with the designs he appreciates as an adult. Adam also loves to teach. He's taught thousands of kids of all ages, through workshops, playshops, "collaborative builds." Adam also hosts the instructional and inspirational webseries, Brick x Brick on SoulPancake's YouTube Channel. He teaches how to build pieces that can effect a positive change in people's communities, families and lives. Creativity is a gift, and Adam loves to share his with everyone, and inspire others to do the same!