As you might already know, Guardian Castle was closed last week. We Guardians, however, were hard at work making fixes and upgrades to our trusty Castle. And in keeping with the theme of new things, we were able to spend Shutdown Week getting to know our new year-round Camp Director! Now you may be asking, “But what happened to Shawna?” Fortunately, Shawna is still with us full-time and you will continue to see her act in her role as Operations Manager at our Burlington Facility. 

Most of you at camp in Waltham have likely already met Laura, but for those of you who haven’t, be sure to say “Hi” when you see her around the Castle.

Laura is our new Camp Captain, aka Summer Camp Director, for Zombie Nerf Camp, Wizards and Warriors, and Black Watch Camp.  She started with us this summer and is looking forward to helping camp grow even bigger and better!

Laura grew up near Detroit and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University where she studied Outdoor Recreation and Youth Studies.  She has lived in Denver for the last 10 years, and is really excited to relocate to New England.  She has spent several years working with camps and afterschool programs.  

Outside of work, Laura enjoys singing and was in an 80’s cover band for several years.  She also loves to read, paint, play board games, and snuggle with her many pets.  She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 5 chickens, and a pet cornsnake.  In her spare time, Laura likes to solve math problems and dye her hair fun colors.