At Slayton House Theatre Camp of the Arts our staff is dedicated not only to our summer program but to the theatre arts all year round. Meet our staff for 2016!
Rachael Strube (Camp Coordinator)-Miss Rachael has been with Slayton House Theatre Camp of the Arts for 5 years. She has 14 years of experience working with children of all ages and developing cultural arts programming. Rachael holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where much of her research has focused on urban education and residency patters in Baltimore. She is very excited to be back for another year at camp!
Lauren Blake Williams is thrilled to be returning to Slayton House Camp of the Arts after a 6-year hiatus! Since spending four years as a Slayton House counselor beginning in 2007, Lauren has been performing, directing, and teaching drama and music in the Washington, DC area. She received her Bachelor’s of Music in Musical Theatre Performance and Music Education from Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in 2011. Since then, she has been working in the education department at a children’s theatre in Bethesda called Imagination Stage, teaching classes and directing productions for young people ages 1-18. She is currently back in the Howard County area to pursue her Master’s Degree in Special Education at The University of Maryland and can not wait to take on this new role at Camp of the Arts. See you this summer!
Liz Savopoulos (Assistant Director) – Holds a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland and currently works as a school librarian in Montgomery County. An alumnus of Slayton House’s Conservatory program (albeit many moons ago), Liz is thrilled to be back as a counselor and would like to thank the extended Slayton House community for all their support.
Sarah Vogel (Camp Counselor)- After many years attending camp herself, Sarah is incredibly excited to be returning for her 3rd summer working at Slayton House Theatre Camp of the Arts. She has spent many years as a dancer, and especially enjoys ballet and tap. This fall she will be a junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major at Goucher College and is starting to look at medical schools.
Megan Dohler (Camp Counselor)- After many years of being a camper, Megan is beyond thrilled to be a counselor at Slayton House. Last year, she had a blast working with Group 1 on their fantastic shows. Megan graduated from Slayton House’s next door neighbor Wilde Lake High School and now attends Towson University as an instrumental music education major. At Towson, she performs in various music ensembles, including the marching band and the symphonic band. She can’t wait to see what the summer has in store at Camp of the Arts!
Carrie Barrett (Camp Counselor) – This is Carrie’s first year at Slayton House Theater Camp. She is from Southern Maryland and currently lives in the Baltimore area. She is a junior at Towson University pursuing a Music Education Degree with the intention of teaching instrumental music in the public schools. She is excited for what the summer has in store!
Warren C. Harris (Camp Counselor) is thrilled to start his first summer working with Slayton House! He can’t wait to make new friends with all the campers and see their beautiful talents flourish! He just finished his 2nd year at Howard Community College and has one more semester to go until earning his Associates Degree in Theatre Arts.
Cheryl J. Campo (Musical Director for Drowsy Chaperone) Miss Cheryl can’t wait to get started in on such a fun show with the campers and her fellow staff members at Slayton House Camp of the Arts. Having gotten her start in piano and dance at a young age, Cheryl was subsequently bit by the theatre bug in middle school and has since performed, accompanied, musical directed, and choreographed in NJ, NY, CT, OH, and MD. By day Cheryl works at Howard Community College on STEM initiatives but will one day find a way to marry her formal training in science, education, engineering, and law with her love of and passion for the arts.