Our Staff


  CLAIRE BOHRER     CAMP OWNER    Hi I'm Claire! This is my first year as the owner and its been a blast! My mom and her business partner passed down the company to me this year! I grew up being a camper then working as the assistant director, director and teacher at camp. I have loved every summer getting to watch campers fall in love with learning!  I am currently getting my degree in Business Management. Some of my hobbies are camping, hiking, rock climbing, water skiing and rollerblading. Really any time I get to be outside I'm a happy girl! Can't wait to meet all of the campers and parents this summer! 

CLAIRE BOHRER

CAMP OWNER

Hi I'm Claire! This is my first year as the owner and its been a blast! My mom and her business partner passed down the company to me this year! I grew up being a camper then working as the assistant director, director and teacher at camp. I have loved every summer getting to watch campers fall in love with learning!  I am currently getting my degree in Business Management. Some of my hobbies are camping, hiking, rock climbing, water skiing and rollerblading. Really any time I get to be outside I'm a happy girl! Can't wait to meet all of the campers and parents this summer! 

  VERONICA ASHTON     CAMP DIRECTOR    Hello everyone! As the new director, I am very excited about the opportunity to interact with every child that comes to camp. I have been working at science camp for 9 years and teaching for 20 years with special needs kids!  Most days I run for fun and love to draw. I have two big kids of my own, but as they are now pretty independent, I have FOUR cats.  In addition to my cats, I have an outside pond with 8 goldfish, and an owl box with, I hope, a nest full of eggs. Can you tell I love animals, almost as much as I enjoy working with kiddos? My favorite experiment at camp is for sure Kinder Science Space Jam. 

VERONICA ASHTON

CAMP DIRECTOR

Hello everyone! As the new director, I am very excited about the opportunity to interact with every child that comes to camp. I have been working at science camp for 9 years and teaching for 20 years with special needs kids!  Most days I run for fun and love to draw. I have two big kids of my own, but as they are now pretty independent, I have FOUR cats.  In addition to my cats, I have an outside pond with 8 goldfish, and an owl box with, I hope, a nest full of eggs. Can you tell I love animals, almost as much as I enjoy working with kiddos? My favorite experiment at camp is for sure Kinder Science Space Jam. 

  PATTI GOERTZ      KINDER SCIENCE COUNSELOR    Hey science camp family! I have been teaching at science camp for 18 years and teaching for 30 plus years! I'm excited to watch campers discover science all around camp this summer. Some of my hobbies include cooking (chemistry), gardening (botany), playing with grandchildren (biology & exercising the human body)! My all time favorite camp experiment is Ocean Exploration. 

PATTI GOERTZ

KINDER SCIENCE COUNSELOR

Hey science camp family! I have been teaching at science camp for 18 years and teaching for 30 plus years! I'm excited to watch campers discover science all around camp this summer. Some of my hobbies include cooking (chemistry), gardening (botany), playing with grandchildren (biology & exercising the human body)! My all time favorite camp experiment is Ocean Exploration. 

 
  REBECCA CURREY      SCIENCE EXPLORERS COUNSELOR    Hi, I’m a teacher at Summit Christian Academy and I’ve been working at Science Camp for two years now! I’m so excited to see all the smiling camper faces this summer. My favorite experiment is the Ooey Gooey Science experiment for Science Explorers.  Some of my hobbies include sewing, cooking, and gardening. Can’t wait to meet my incredible campers this summer!

REBECCA CURREY

SCIENCE EXPLORERS COUNSELOR

Hi, I’m a teacher at Summit Christian Academy and I’ve been working at Science Camp for two years now! I’m so excited to see all the smiling camper faces this summer. My favorite experiment is the Ooey Gooey Science experiment for Science Explorers.  Some of my hobbies include sewing, cooking, and gardening. Can’t wait to meet my incredible campers this summer!

  DOMINIQUE ESPINOSA     LEGO ROBOTICS COUNSELOR    Hey there! It’s Dominique!  I currently have my Associates in Teaching and attending Texas State University to pursue my bachelors in Education with a Certification to teach.  My experience has given me the opportunity to work with PreKinder to eighth grade students. I have worked at outdoor summer camps every summer for the last five years! I like to play games, do arts and crafts, and go on nature walks. My favorite colors are white and rainbow tie dye. Science is forever evolving and I can't wait to learn about the amazing ideas our campers can create.  

DOMINIQUE ESPINOSA

LEGO ROBOTICS COUNSELOR

Hey there! It’s Dominique!  I currently have my Associates in Teaching and attending Texas State University to pursue my bachelors in Education with a Certification to teach.  My experience has given me the opportunity to work with PreKinder to eighth grade students. I have worked at outdoor summer camps every summer for the last five years! I like to play games, do arts and crafts, and go on nature walks. My favorite colors are white and rainbow tie dye. Science is forever evolving and I can't wait to learn about the amazing ideas our campers can create.  

  KATE MILLS      LEGO ROBOTICS KINDER COUNSELOR    Hey campers and parents!! I just graduated from The University of Texas so this is my first year teaching! I have had lots of experience teaching older kids through student teaching the past couple of years. This will be my first summer at camp, I am most excited to work with kids who are excited about science and love to explore! I love hiking, photography, going to the movies, and taking road trips!

KATE MILLS

LEGO ROBOTICS KINDER COUNSELOR

Hey campers and parents!! I just graduated from The University of Texas so this is my first year teaching! I have had lots of experience teaching older kids through student teaching the past couple of years. This will be my first summer at camp, I am most excited to work with kids who are excited about science and love to explore! I love hiking, photography, going to the movies, and taking road trips!

  KAYLA VALENCIA     LEGO ROBOTICS 1ST-2ND COUNSELOR    Hi! I am currently in my last year of my education degree at Texas State University. This will be my first summer at camp I'm excited to have a fun and educational experience while learning all about science! I love to read, shop, spend time with my family, and travel!

KAYLA VALENCIA

LEGO ROBOTICS 1ST-2ND COUNSELOR

Hi! I am currently in my last year of my education degree at Texas State University. This will be my first summer at camp I'm excited to have a fun and educational experience while learning all about science! I love to read, shop, spend time with my family, and travel!

  SYERRA NELMS      SCIENCE LAB COUNSELOR    Hey y’all I’m Syerra! I just recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University. I have four years of teaching experience. However, this is my first year at science camp! I am so excited to join the Keep Austin Smart team! I love to teach Zumba Fitness, go to the beach and reading. One of my other favorite things to do is try new and unique restaurants. I’m pumped to share my passion for science and embrace my inner Bill Nye the Science Guy with children in Austin. Get ready for a fun filled summer campers! 

SYERRA NELMS

SCIENCE LAB COUNSELOR

Hey y’all I’m Syerra! I just recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University. I have four years of teaching experience. However, this is my first year at science camp! I am so excited to join the Keep Austin Smart team! I love to teach Zumba Fitness, go to the beach and reading. One of my other favorite things to do is try new and unique restaurants. I’m pumped to share my passion for science and embrace my inner Bill Nye the Science Guy with children in Austin. Get ready for a fun filled summer campers!