I am Emily Rice and I will be the new director of the Kidzone Summer Camp! This will be my first summer working with Noho Parks and Rec and I am so excited to get to know the community! Prior to last summer, I have spent many years working for summer camps and programs in Palmer, MA.
When I am not at camp, I am teaching 2nd grade at Indian Orchard Elementary School in Springfield. I love teaching my students how to be better readers, and seeing their progress throughout the year is so rewarding. In my free time, I love to spend time with my friends eating food, binging Netflix, and visiting different beaches!
Questions for the Director:
What are you looking forward to as the new Camp Kidzone Director?
I am so excited to welcome campers back after a very strange and unpredictable year. I look forward to working with staff to create an environment that is safe for everyone, as well as fun and engaging for the campers. Everyone deserves some fun this summer!
What do you enjoy most about working with children?
One thing I've learned a lot about children this past year is how resilient they are. These kids have had every problem imaginable thrown at them, and they took it with all they could and adjusted. I am always amazed at their willingness to learn, their flexibility to all situations, and their ability to have fun while doing so!
What is your favorite game?
I like any type of relay game. I love a good friendly competition!