Staff & Counselors


Camp Staff

Nicole Goheen

Camp Director
Nicole is entering her seventh year with the UMBC Summer Day Camp, with this year being her third as Camp Director. She served as Assistant Director in summer 2021, and was a counselor for three years prior. Nicole holds a degree in Elementary Education, and has achieved her Master’s at Loyola University. During the school year, Nicole works as a third grade teacher. She is so excited to continue her role at the UMBC Summer Day Camp, and is ready to welcome back all campers for the best summer ever!

Dominic French

Executive Director

Dominic French has extensive experience working with children since arriving at UMBC in 2013. He has spent two summers as a camp counselor in the UMBC Summer Day Camp, has worked as a specialty instructor for UMBC Baseball and Softball camps, and in addition, has coached 6-7 year olds in softball and peewee football. Dominic attended the UMBC Summer Day Camp for over 6 years as a camper, and is currently entering his seventh year as a Camp Administrator, and first summer as Executive Director. He assists in the day-to-day activities of the camp operations, as well as manages staffing including counselors, specialty instructors, & junior counselors.

Jimmy Dwyer

Assistant Director
Jimmy has been a member of the UMBC community for 6 years as both a student and an employee. Jimmy has experience working multiple summer camps in New York, particularly camps with an emphasis on swimming. He has coached kids from ages 6-18 in swimming for the past 3 summers. Jimmy was a student-athlete on the UMBC Swimming & Diving team and graduated from UMBC’s graduate degree program in 2023. This is Jimmy’s second summer working with the UMBC summer day camp. Jimmy will work closely with and oversee the junior counselors and assist in day-to-day camp activities.

Ash Venable

Program Coordinator
Ash has worked with UMBC Summer Day Camp and Recreation for over 5 years combined. Over the years, she has held various roles, including counselor, Arts & Crafts instructor, and Marketing Coordinator / Photographer. This summer, Ash will step into the dual roles of Program Coordinator and Photographer. Her wealth of experience extends beyond the camp setting, having spent a decade honing her skills as a youth softball assistant and instructor in Baltimore County. Working with children of all ages, Ash has cultivated a deep understanding of youth development and enrichment.