Staff Profiles

Program Area Directors

Tom Lang
Tom Lang
New Market, MD
Athletic Director
24th Year at Camp

Going on 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 Maryland. Tom’s father was the Athletic Director at Georgetown. Quite a pedigree! Tom’s 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
37th 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 seventh year at camp. Unofficial camp historian. Ask her anything about Camp Laurel!
Zack Pettijohn
Zack Pettijohn
Aztec, NM
Adventure and Inter-Arts Director
15th Year at Camp

Drury College graduate. Teaches high school art and adventure in Aztec, New Mexico. Perfect for overseeing our adventure program -- climbing, aerial park, mountain biking and outdoor tripping. Also manages our vast Inter-Arts department encompassing performing, visual and culinary arts! Ensures that each aspect of our highly structured adventure and arts programs is safe, exciting and fun.
Pam Payson
Pam Payson
Warner, NH
Equestrian Director
10th 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. Summer #10 overseeing Laurel Equestrian.
Gustavo Andrade
Gustavo Andrade
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tennis Director
13th Year at Camp

Former head tennis coach at Bethel College. Three-time conference Coach of the Year. Now runs his own Tennis Academy in Sao Paulo. Former standout collegiate player; ranked as a Brazilian junior. Back for his 13th year at Laurel; "Gus" is a tennis stalwart and camp favorite.
Val Villucci
Val Villucci
Cranston, RI
Asst. Tennis Director
1st Year at Camp

Head coach of the women’s team at the University of Rhode Island where she also previously led the mens program. Not only a top-level coach, she was a top-ranked singles player at Rollins College and has a USTA mixed doubles championship to her name. We are so excited to have Val continue the tradition of high level and professional tennis instruction on the Laurel hardcourts!
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