Staff Profiles

Program Area Directors

Tom Lang
Tom Lang
New Market, MD
Athletic Director
23rd Year at Camp

In his third decade at Laurel. Camping’s best Director of Athletics! Oversees our 50-person athletic department. Former Big East basketball player at Georgetown; now a PE teacher and high school hoops coach in Frederick County, Maryland. Tom’s father was Athletic Director at Georgetown. Tom is joined each summer by his wife Stacey and their 4 boys. Everyone loves having the Langs in our Laurel family.
Holly Williams
Holly Williams
Newport, RI
Waterfront Director
36th Year at Camp

Biology teacher and coach at St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island. Master’s from Syracuse University. Grew up as a camper at Laurel; met her husband Warren here in 1980. Makes safety and fun the hallmarks of Laurel's waterfront while overseeing swim, small crafts and waterskiing. Thirty sixth year at camp. Unofficial camp historian. Ask her anything!
Zack Pettijohn
Zack Pettijohn
Aztec, NM
Adventure and Interarts Director
14th Year at Camp

Drury College graduate. Teaches high school art and adventure in Aztec, New Mexico. Perfect for overseeing our adventure program -- climbing, high ropes, mountain biking and outdoor tripping. Also manages our vast Inter-Arts department encompassing performing, visual and culinary arts! Ensures that each aspect of our high structured adventure and arts programs is safe, exciting and fun.
Pam Payson
Pam Payson
Warner, NH
Equestrian Director
9th Year at Camp

Colby-Sawyer College equestrian coach. More than 25 years experience running equestrian programs, from beginner to elite levels. Former polo player; University of Connecticut grad. Raises horses and manages her own horse farm. Ninth summer overseeing Laurel Eequestrian.

Adriano Cipriano Tennis Director
12th Year at Camp
Country club pro in his native Brazil. Owns and operates a South American sports marketing firm. Former top NAIA collegiate player; ranked as a Brazilian junior. Returns for his 12th season. Adriano is "Laurel Tennis!"
Gustavo Andrade Tennis Director
12th Year at Camp
Former head tennis coach at Bethel College. Three-time conference Coach of the Year. Former standout collegiate player; ranked as a Brazilian junior. Back for his 12th year at Laurel; "Gus" is a tennis stalwart and camp favorite.