Spotlight on Camp Staff
Lifeguard Dan Dewing
When campers arrive each day to the Camp Christopher swimming pool they are greeted by a gregarious, gentle giant lifeguard, Dan Dewing. This year will be Dan’s third season manning the waters at the Prep and he can’t wait for the pool to open.
“I love St. John’s and being at the Prep in the summer is the best. I find it very rewarding to help the campers become stronger swimmers,” Dan said. “It is a safe, fun environment, and the lifeguards make it awesome!”
Whether it is working to make a new camper feel at ease, or watching proudly as returning campers improve their skills, Dan makes sure that campers look forward to the pool each day.
“We even make lessons fun, and of course everyone loves the afternoon free swim. Friday is Fun Day with water games like water polo and using the diving board. Kids really enjoy themselves and so do I. It’s a great job to have. The kids are awesome,” Dan said.
When asked how his campers would describe him, Dan smiles, “Big, funny, enthusiastic and a singer. I sing a lot!”
Dan, who is a member of the Class of 2015 at St. John's and was voted to be the class speaker at Commencement, will attend Tufts University in the fall. He looks forward to studying business and playing football there. “I’m excited to see where I go,” Dan said. “But I’m excited for Camp Christopher first!”