Interim Co-Directors

Annie Cohen worked at the Cove from 2008-2013 as a camp counselor and cook and as an assistant director in 2015. Annie holds a BA in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic (ME) with a focus in Environmental Education. She has also worked as a trail crew leader for The Student Conservation Association before becoming a field instructor for the Voyageur Outward Bound School. She has many wilderness experiences and certifications and has led many group wilderness trips for students and campers of various ages. 

Jennifer Smith has a degree in Environmental Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. She has served as BCWS Assistant Director and has been a well-regarded naturalist and science educator, including at the Ford Nature Center in Alexandria, VA. Jennifer also served as Student Consultant for the Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Clinic at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

Caretaker and Senior Staff Member

David Sicree has been the caretaker of the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies for over 20 years. He has a deep knowledge of the facilities, logistics, and program.


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.


In Memory

Longtime Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies Director Vini Schoene passed away on November 30, 2020 after a brief illness. Vini was the Director of the center for 37 years after having been a camper and counselor in the late 60s. She shared her love of the outdoors and the environment with thousands of campers and school students. We are dedicated to honoring her legacy by living the lessons she taught us and preserving the program and place that were so dear to her heart. 


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.IMG_4555

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.


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