Lavinia Schoene has been associated with BCWS since 1968 as a student, camper or staff member. This is her 32nd year directing. She holds degrees in biology and education, and has been a teacher and science curriculum advisor.
The camp is staffed by high school, college, and graduate students and teachers, most of whom were once BCWS campers themselves, and are knowledgeable in specific areas of the natural world.
They bring their education, experience, energy, creativity and sense of humor to each moment. Most are certified in CPR and either Basic or Wilderness First Aid.
There are 2-3 supervisors in each dorm (depending on age and number of campers). Workshop and hikes include about 8 campers and 2 staff members. Backpacking trips include about 7 campers and at least 3 staff.