The CCUSA UK Staff

We've got great team spirit here at CCUSA with everyone having their own area of expertise and bringing different strengths to the different programs we have on offer. 

With over 70 years of combined experience, our eight full-time staff will provide you with the best customer care experience when you apply for a CCUSA adventure

When applying you’ll get to know all of us at some point, either over the phone, if you pop into the office, on social media, at an event or at the embassy for your visa, but in the meantime find out a little more below about the amazing CCUSA team.

Meet our team

Duncan Jane

DID YOU KNOW . . .Dunc studied in the same A’Level Geography class with not 1 BUT 2 Summer Olympic sailing multiple Gold Medallists (one is now a Sir) & played on the same rugby team as one of England’s all-time greats (now an OBE)!

Dunc has worked at 3 different camps around the world totalling 13 summers & 1 winter – Camp Wah-Nee, CT, (8 yrs), Seoul International winter camp, South Korea (1 yr) & Camp California, Croatia (5 yrs), and has worked for CCUSA for 14 years. His passion includes his family, ALL sports and individual fitness challenges (Marathons, Urban races, Triathlons and British Military Fitness).

Mel Cameron

DID YOU KNOW . . .Mel is Welsh and very proud! She loves rugby, photography and all things creative. Mel’s fun fact is that she met Prince Charles at his very own house and told him all about summer camp….he was impressed of course!

Mel has worked at Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in PA for 15 years. She’s in charge of all things media and loves to meet new people and see all of the campers growing up. She loves to travel and hopes to continue and see many more places….her dream location is New Zealand!

Pippa Cresswell

DID YOU KNOW . . .…… Pippa was born and grew up in Hong Kong and Malaysia who has been in 2 Jackie Chan adverts, and is obsessed with anything pickled .... you will nearly always find a jar or pickles on her desk (or hiding in her draws).

Pippa worked at Camp Waziyatah in Maine for 3 years as a Division Director (Camp reality show was filmed there in the 90's called Bug Juice on Disney Chanel). She loves travelling, and has currently ticked off 23 countries. She also loves her food but absolutely HATES coriander.

Caity Kisslingberry

DID YOU KNOW . . .Caity has had a children’s book published & plays the Ukulele!

Caity worked at Camp Jened, NY, a Special Needs Camp for adults, for 2 summers, and has been working for CCUSA since 1992. She loves escaping in her Campervan to Festivals and wherever the road takes her. She has 10 rescue pets, 2 children and a house full of cookbooks and colour.

Dave King

DID YOU KNOW . . . Dave loves dinosaurs and has the skulls of a Triceratops and Diplodocus tattooed on his calves. Ask nicely and he might show you!

Dave has worked at camp for 4 summers. He spent 1 year at Camp Birch Hill and 3 years at Camp Towanda (where Wet Hot American Summer was filmed!) He has worked for CCUSA since 2007 and joined the Head Office team in 2010. When he’s not chatting about camp, he loves going to gigs and has seen Frank Turner over 20 times!

Vittorio Berti (aka Vic)

DID YOU KNOW . . .Vic has served members of a certain mafia group (from America) scotch whiskey in a previous job (we can’t mention which mafia for his own protection)!

Vic has never worked at a summer camp but has attended as a child/camper for 6 years in Italy, and has worked for CCUSA for almost 10 years on our WEUSA/PTUSA programs. His passion is Reading History, Cooking, DIY and can always be found in the gym.

Matt Smith

DID YOU KNOW . . .Matt can pronounce the world’s 2nd longest place name; Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales

Matt has worked at Beber Camp in Wisconsin for 6 years as an Area Director. He loves castles, plants, tea and finding old pubs to eat in. Although he wants to live in Australia, he HATES vegemite!

Hester Jackson

DID YOU KNOW . . Hester has served Freddie Flintoff and Samwell Tarly at B&Q .

Hester has worked at Southampton camp and club on Long Island, NY for 1 summer where she was a General Counselor. She studied Singing at University, and naturally has aspirations to be a top singer, and even serenaded parents at camp with her beautiful voice. Back in the UK, when she is not singing for people, she loves walking her dog Doris and hates chocolate.

Lewis Gardner

DID YOU KNOW . . .Lewis has actually stayed for a night in Cinderella’s castle suite at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Florida.

Lewis has worked at Chestnut lake camp in Pennsylvania for the past 3 summers, working his way up to be the Head of their Outdoor Adventure programme. He loves anything sport related (especially rugby!) and traveling. He even collected a top from every state that he travelled to this year.

Amy Davis

DID YOU KNOW . . .Amy has met One Direction five times and won't hesitate to admit they are her guilty pleasure!!

Amy has worked at Camp Hoffman and Camp Molly Lauman for the last 3 summers, working her way up to be Head Counselor. Amy loves going to camp and getting to sing songs, play with oobleck and watch the campers have a fun summer at camp. Amy's lifelong dream is to travel to Austrilia, New Zealand, Bali and Fiji! She is excited to travel and see more of the world.

Gabriella Vita

DID YOU KNOW . . .Gaby has travelled to 5 continents and lived in New Zealand for nearly 3 years. She has a huge phobia of frogs!

Gaby has worked at Camp Vacamas in New jersey for 5 summers as the waterfront Director. She loves swimming, hiking, camping and all things outdoors! Gaby loves to travel, and her dream is to tick off every country!

Jonny Fenner

DID YOU KNOW . . .Jonny spent a year living and working in New Zealand, in a camper van (named Clifford). Whilst there he loved road tripping and hiking and even met Sue Barker whilst working at a remote Wilderness Lodge!

Jonny has worked at Beber Camp in Wisconsin for 6 years in various roles including Tennis Coach, Sports Director, Outdoor Adventure Director and Hobby Director. When not at camp or travelling, he loves a good country walk with the dog!