TWIG’s Co-Directors, Victor Cooper and Leslie Jenner, have brought their warmth and enthusiasm to TWIG for many years. Victor Cooper is celebrating his 23rd summer with TWIG this year. Mr. Cooper has years of day and overnight camp experience and is a Kinetic Wellness teacher and coach for the Winnetka Public Schools.
Leslie is now in her 8th year at TWIG, after 19 years of camp experience at Adventures in Learning. She will be entering her 27th year at Greeley School in the fall.
Our City Coordinator, Anissa Wilson, has been with TWIG for six years and will be entering her senior year in college, majoring in law enforcement. We are very happy that she comes home every summer and brings her experience to TWIG and our city campers, as they ride the bus back and forth from camp.
Our wonderful counselors are high school and college students from both the city and the suburbs. Many were TWIG campers and many have been with us for several years. They come to us with many areas of interest--sports, science, music, dance, etc. They are all dedicated to making sure that your child's TWIG summer experience is fantastic!
TWIG looks for enthusiastic and energetic counselors who enjoy being with children, and who know how to plan ahead for each week's activities. Our application and interview process is a little tough, but that's because we want only the best counselors out there.
Counselors are paid positions, and applicants must be 16 to apply. CITs are Counselors-In-Training and are not paid staff. They get involved for the unique experience that only TWIG can provide, and must be at least 14.