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Meet the Camp Directors

Summer Day Camp 

Christine Berry and Juan Lumas

Christine Berry and Juan Lumas are the Co-Directors of St. Martin's Summer Day Camp and are responsible for all summer camp programming, including developing curriculum and activities, scheduling and implementation.

Berry and Lumas bring extensive camp knowledge to St. Martin’s – both were a part of Tulane University’s Ripples Summer Camp for more than 16 years. During her tenure at Ripples, Berry served as Assistant Director, supervising all Camp Specialists and planning of a variety of fun camp activities for children. While at Ripples, Lumas served as Director of Operations, supervising all staff and monitoring day to day activities for the entire camp.

Berry holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Grades 1-8 from Louisiana State University, is a certified teacher and has a Master’s in Gifted Education. In addition to her work in camps, she has been a teacher for nearly 20 years and was named Teacher of the Year (2015-2016) by Jefferson Parish Public Schools.

Lumas has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Loyola University, and currently teaches middle school physical education at Newman and coaches the middle school volleyball and basketball teams. In addition to his more than 16 years’ experience in camps, education and athletics, Lumas has been honored multiple times as District Coach of the Year by The Times-Picayune and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).

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George Cottage Camp

Michelle Chauvin

Michelle Chauvin is the director of St. Martin's George Cottage Summer Camp and is responsible for camp programming, including developing curriculum and activities, scheduling and implementation. Chaivin has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of New Orleans. She has taught for more than a decade in Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes, and has worked at Lusher Charter School for the past 6 years. She has a passion for early childhood education and educating the "whole child." 

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    • <em>Summer Day Camp Co-Directors Christine Berry and Juan Lumas</em>

      Summer Day Camp Co-Directors Christine Berry and Juan Lumas

    • <em>George Cottage Summer Camp Director Michelle Chauvin</em>

      George Cottage Summer Camp Director Michelle Chauvin

Theater Summer Camp Directors

Meredith Long-Dieth and Emily Ross

Meredith Long-Dieth and Emily Ross are the co-directors of St. Martin’s Theater Camp. Both also serve in St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s Performing Arts Department.

Meredith Long-Dieth is a graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. She lived in New York City until 2004 and has performed off Broadway, in national tours, on cruise ships, and in various regional theatres around the country. Her past credits include  Ruthless, where she won the Big Easy Award for Best Actress, The World Goes Round and Tunes at Le Petit Theatre, “Miss Mona” at the Biloxi Grand, and “Ms. Pennywise” in Urinetown at Rivertown Repertory Theatre. Meredith also portrayed “Cha Cha” in the national tour of Grease with Frankie Avalon and Chubby Checker, “Ethel Toffelmyer” in The Music Man with Tony Award Winners Gary Beech and Terrence Mann, and in the original cast of Theatreworks USA’s national tour of Just So Stories. She was in the Prince Street Players’ national tour of Cinderella and Merry Go Round Summer Stock in the Finger Lakes. She also worked for The Disney Cruise Line and other regional and touring companies. Long-Dieth continues to perform, direct, and study throughout the greater New Orleans area. She serves as St. Martin’s Performing Arts Director.

Emily Ross has a B.F.A. in Technical Theatre from the University of Kentucky, and a M.F.A. in Scenic Design from Tulane University. She has more than a decade of experience designing scenery and painting for countless shows in and around New Orleans. Some of the Theatre groups she has worked with include Tulane University’s Summer Lyric Theatre, NOLA Project at the University of New Orleans, JPAS, Le Petit Theatre, Southern Rep, NOCCA, the Bayou Playhouse of Lockport, and the Tulane Shakespeare Festival. She serves as St. Martin’s Technical Theatre Director.

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    • <em>Theater Summer Camp Directors Meredith Long-Dieth and Emily Ross</em>

      Theater Summer Camp Directors Meredith Long-Dieth and Emily Ross