Meet Our Team
Dan O’Neil, Camp Director
Dan O’Neil has been working with children age 5 to 16 in youth programs and summer camps since 2002. He is from the Arlington area and holds a Bachelor Degree from James Madison University. Since his arrival at in 2007, Dan has carefully and successfully established Congressional Camps as a leading program in the Northern Virginia area. Under his guidance and leadership, Congressional Camps have become a thriving summer program and a standard of excellence, providing a positive experience for staff, parents, and young campers. When he’s not working, Dan enjoys playing soccer, rooting for the Redskins, spending time with family and friends, and being a super father to his three young daughters, including campers: Kendra and Kinley.
Gene Giammittorio, Camp Extended Hours Director
Gene Giammittorio graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources. Gene has worked for Congressional Schools and Camps for a number of years. He is a Wilderness First Responder. Away from Congressional, Gene likes spending time with his really big family, hanging out with his friends, hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and basically anything else outdoors.
Josh Rodgers, Great Adventures Director
Josh Rodgers has worked with Congressional Schools and Camps since 2001. Josh studied Theatre Education at East Carolina University and holds an AAS in Early Childhood Education. During the school year, Josh teaches three- and four- year-old children at a Reggio Emilia inspired school in Durham, NC. His upbeat and easygoing attitude provides his staff and campers with a positive experience. Josh works especially hard to develop a creative and hands-on experience for the Great Adventures Program. Josh enjoys music, theatre, and spending quality time with his family and loved ones.
Patrice Wade, Specialty Camp Director
Patrice Wade, our Congressional Specialty Camps Director, is a graduate of James Madison University and is currently completing her graduate studies at George Mason University. Patrice has been working with Congressional Schools and Camps since 2010. During the school year, she is a middle school ESOL teacher within the Fairfax County Public School System. Patrice is a cheerful and outgoing leader who loves designing creative experiences for young children.Patrice enjoys taking on new challenges and adventures, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.
Krystal Speed has worked as Congressional Camp’s Personnel Director since 2013. She holds a BS in Elementary Education from South Carolina State University, a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Vanderbilt University and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She spent 5 years as an elementary educator before transitioning into the field of HR. When camp is not in session she is the Children’s Director at a local church and provides project management support to a Maryland-based non-profit. Her role of ensuring our staff are well supported so they can focus their full energy on creating a fun and safe summer experience for campers, is one she enjoys and takes pride in.
John Duffy, Day Camp Head Counselor
John Duffy is an elementary school health and physical education teacher. This is John’s 5th summer at Congo and he is really passionate about working with children of all ages. He loves to see a child who is shy and nervous try a physical challenge, and be able succeed! He enjoys a very active lifestyle that includes running, playing sports, and spending time with my family.
Matt is an aspiring teacher who graduated from Radford University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science along with a teaching license. This will be Matt’s 5th summer at Congressional Camp, having served as a Lead Counselor since 2011. He enjoys working with kids of all ages and challenging them to try something new and exciting! In his free time, Matt enjoys cheering on all D.C. area teams and playing soccer.