Resident Camp Directors & Staff

Directors & Staff

Nancy Garran - Executive Director

David Peterson - Resident Camp Director

Nancy Garran and David Peterson met while counselors at camp and began their careers as camping professionals in 1978 soon after their marriage at the Camp Monomoy Chapel. They are the parents of two boys who both attended CCSC as campers and are now on staff themselves. Both Nancy and Dave are committed to the philosophy that “camping can make a difference in a child’s life”. Nancy who has a B.S. in nursing from Skidmore College oversees the management of the overnight and day programs as the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Sea Camps. David, having graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a B.S. in science education and physical education, works closely with Christie Peterson and Assistant Directors, Jim Flanagan, Angie McDermed, Daniella Garran and Allan Peterson in directing the overnight residential programs. Both Nancy and David are involved in the American Camp Association at the regional and national levels as well as being active in their local community. Camping is a full time career for Nancy & Dave along with being parents and grandparents.

Directors & Staff

Christie Peterson - Resident Camp Director

Garran Peterson - Associate Director, Sailing Master

Christie has worked at CCSC in a number of positions, including cabin counselor, head counselor, swim head and, most recently, assistant director. She is a former elementary school teacher on Cape Cod and received her Bachelor’s degree from Springfield College. As a full time camping professional, the management and direction of Cape Cod Sea Camps is her sole career. Christie is an active participant in the American Camp Association where she volunteers as a Standards Visitor. Christie is also a Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Trainer for the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Red Cross. She will join Dave and four Assistant Directors in overseeing CCSC’s overnight camp.

Garran was born and raised on Cape Cod and is our Associate Director of Camp Rentals at CCSC. As a fourth generation member of the Delahanty family, Garran works both in the seasonal camp rental business and directs our large waterfront and sailing programs. Garran began working at CCSC full time in 2004 as our Group Manager after graduating from Bridgewater State College with a BS in Psychology. In 2008 he accepted the position of Associate Director and began managing the day-to-day activities, financial reporting, sales and marketing for the camp rental business. He was fortunate to meet his wife Christie during summer 2002 while working as counselors in the Resident Camp and are raising their two children Finnegan and Nora at Camp.

Garran is active in the community as a member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals, is on the Accreditation Committee for US Sailing, has served on the Board of Directors and helped create Sail Cape Cod which is an adaptive community sailing program, and enjoys connecting in community networking events. During free time, Garran enjoys many hobbies including sailing, powerboating, camping, home improvement projects and genealogy research. His passion is sailboat racing and he has gained notoriety on his boat the “KNOTTY DOG” in several local races including Figawi and Hurricane Cup with second place finishes. He’s got the red hats to prove it!

Directors On Tour

Directors from the Cape Cod Sea Camps will be traveling the country throughout the year to speak and meet with prospective campers. To arrange a meeting in one of these areas, please contact our office at 508.896.3451 or email