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 for 2 summers, and has worked for CCUSA for 22 years. Her passion is being a mummy to her 2 lovely children, as well as writing, singing, cooking, painting, making clothes and swimming – who needs time to sleep!

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!

Sophie Sharp

DID YOU KNOW . . .Sophie is the only person in the new Leeds office that is from West Yorkshire and is teaching everyone the lingo. She LOVES anything creative and arty and studied graphic design for five years!

Sophie has worked at Camp Chipinaw as a computer specialist. She enjoys anything design related, travelling and meeting new people!

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.

Gemma McLean

DID YOU KNOW . . .Gemma has travelled to over 15 countries and 19 U.S. States! Gemma is known as the adventurous friend who is renowned for getting herself in the most bizarre situations (and totally embracing them!) Gemma and her friend once pretended to be tour guides around a city to a group of students, safe to say they didn’t learn too much from them…

Gemma has worked at Camps in the USA, Canada and Scotland for the past 7 years. Gemma has had many different roles at camp from being Photographer to the Travelling Camp Co-Director. Gemma’s dream is to buy a camper van and travel the world!!"

Matt Smith

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

Matt worked at Beber Camp in Wisconsin for 5 years as a special needs counsellor and Area Director. His favourite thing to do at camp is teaching kids how to talk in a British accent and attempting to herd the farm animals with the kids. Pigs are his favourite (in case you were wondering).

Sarah Campbell

DID YOU KNOW . . .Sarah has actually worked at camp in 3 different roles, not only as a Specialist Counselor and General Counselor, but she also worked as a Junior Counselor!

Sarah has worked at Camp Twin Creeks in West Virginia for 4 summers and interviewed for CCUSA last year so certainly knows her camp stuff. When not obsessing over camp, Sarah can be found grafting hard in her final year of studies at the University of Aberdeen studying Psychology, or representing the University at Hockey and raising money for both charity and the Hockey Club.

Kelly Wilson

DID YOU KNOW . . .Kelly trained as a dancer and has performed for the royal family, being personally congratulated by the Queen herself!

Kelly has worked for Trails End Camp in Pennsylvania for 4 years and worked her way up to become the Assistant Director of their Swimming Pool. She LOVES travelling and is all about adventure; from being chased by pirates in the Philippines to Free Diving in Indonesia, when she’s not stateside for camp, you’ll usually find she’s wandering elsewhere in the world, tallying over 30 countries in the last 2 years!

Andy Gadah

DID YOU KNOW . . .Andy is originally a Geordie, eats ketchup with EVERYTHING (including Sunday Roasts) and has worked on cruise ships around the south Pacific!

Andy is currently on Summer number 8 in the in the USA at a teen only camp and worked 7 seasons in outdoor education in Canada! He has gained his Canoeing, Kayaking, Lifeguarding, Climbing and Wilderness first aid qualifications all through camp! He enjoys anything to do on the water and can always be found hanging with his best camp mate…Penny the Golden Retriever!