Children's Beach House - Wilmington
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 411
Wilmington, DE 19801-1674
(302) 655-4288 | (302) 655-4216 FAX
Children's Beach House - Lewes
1800 Bay Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645-9184 | (302) 645-9467 FAX
We would be proud to have you as a partner in making the Children's Beach House a dynamic force in the lives of some of Delaware's at-risk youth.
Richard joined the CBH staff in July 2003. He had worked for 20 years in residential summer camp programming, 10 of those years as executive director. Rich's fundraising experience includes special events and grant writing. He has authored several successful federal grants as well as numerous foundation grants.
Besides his work with CBH, Rich volunteers as a community mediator and facilitator for the Center for Resolutions in Media, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Neumann College in Aston, Pennsylvania.
Jennifer joined the staff as the first director of the Delaware Center for Youth Development in 2006. She comes from Pennsylvania, where she worked as the assistant executive director at the Center for Resolutions for three years. Prior to that, she was the director of educational programs at Woodrock Inc. in Philadelphia, and was the director of curriculum at FOUNDATIONS Inc. in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the College of Wooster in Ohio.
Nicholas joined CBH in May 2006 as a camp counselor. In 2007, he accepted a summer internship at the Wilmington office. His role was to support the work of the Finance Committee as well as the accounting office. In May 2008, he accepted the business manager position. Nicholas holds a bachelor's degree in financial planning and a minor in interpersonal communication from Salisbury University.
Joy Kelly joined the CBH staff in October 2008. She moved to Delaware in 2007 from Fairfax, Virginia, where she worked for Fairfax County Public Schools for more than 22 years. During her career with Fairfax County, Joy acquired a broad range of experience in a variety of education-related settings, providing administrative support in elementary and middle schools, and a special education center, as well as in central administrative offices, including the School Board office and the office of the Superintendent.
Kyle attended Archmere Academy and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in environmental science, and a minor in chemistry.
Kyle began his involvement with CBH as a volunteer during the summers of 1995 and 1996. During the next two years, he accepted the caretaker's assistant position and applied his talents in building maintenance. In 1999, the new and improved facility was under total reconstruction. Kyle helped maintain the very popular aquariums that were such an integral part of the Environmental Education Program. He was the first counselor hired in 2000 for the Sandcastle Day Camp. Kyle resumed his position as assistant caretaker throughout the following summers. His contributions to CBH have earned him a full-time position as property manager.
Laura joined CBH on November 3, 2008. Laura grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Delaware in 2007. She received her bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University and worked as a health and physical education teacher for 11 years. Laura taught nine years at Greencastle Antrim Middle School and two years at the Slippery Rock Area Elementary Schools. In conjunction with teaching, Laura coached basketball and softball in Greencastle and volleyball at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. Since moving to Delaware, Laura also works as a crisis counselor with Delaware Guidance Services.
Robert Wingo (Bob)
Steph joined the CBH staff in May 2016. Originally from Philadelphia, Steph began attending overnight camp in Massachusetts when she was 9, and she was hooked! She returned to that same camp as a staff member in 2001, and has only missed two summers of camp since then. Steph has held a variety of roles at several different camps, including bunk counselor, Head Counselor, Waterfront Director, CIT Coordinator, Assistant Director, and is thrilled to have finally become a Camp Director. She has worked at private girls’ camps, in non-profit settings, and at a camp specifically for children who lost family in 9/11.
Steph has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and earned her MSW at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She worked in children’s mental health in Philly prior to moving joining the Beach House and moving to Delaware.
Bobbie joined CBH as a consultant in July of 2009. She holds a bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock State College, a master's degree from Duquesne University, and a doctorate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A Pittsburgh native, Bobbie relocated to Delaware in 1988. She is currently a school psychologist for the Cape Henlopen School District.