The Beam Staff are the teachers, builders and mentors who work and play alongside campers providing a safe and enriching camp experience. The Senior and Instructional Staff are people over the age of 20 who make a life and living from pursuits involving invention, design, planning and production: artists, architects, engineers, craftspeople, teachers, designers, chefs, scientists and musicians.
Camp Director Cassie Broadus-Foote, an eight year Beam veteran, leads a senior staff comprised of former Beam counselors who have added management and planning duties to their own creative toolboxes.
Professional artists, makers, and craftspeople whose time at camp is primarily dedicated to leading Fundamentals, Domains, and guiding camper’s Independent Work.
Two Bunk Counselors live in each camper cabin. In addition to helping the campers to build a unique cabin culture and camaraderie, the Bunk Guides act as instructors and assistants throughout the Beam program. Our Bunk Counselors are alumni or current students at some of the country’s most important institutions of design and innovation, including Carnegie Mellon, Pratt, Cooper Union, VCU, Harvard, Brown, and NYU.
In the second and third week of camp visiting artists joins us to share their unique practice. Previous guest domains include: Reid Bingham, Jamie Warren, Ian Charnas, Allen Riley, David Kirshoff,, Beam life-time achievement award winner Gerbo and hundreds more artists, designers, engineers, musicians, writers and makers of all kinds.
INSTRUCTIONAL AND PROGRAM ASSISTANTS
Rising 12th graders or college freshman 18+ who have demonstrated extraordinary maturity and ability in a Beam Center program.