Congressional School and Camp are fortunate to have Leah Boemerman and Gretchen Quiteles with us on a year round basis. Leah and Gretchen have been integral to our school and camp community with not only your typical bumps and bruises, but also with helping our organization navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. They are constantly in touch with the Virginia Department of Health and up to date on the latest recommendations. They were an instrumental in Congressional Camp opening in July 2020 and Congressional School opening in September 2020. Leah and Lindsey will each be with us this upcoming summer and you can read more about them below!
Leah joined Congressional in 2019. At the beginning of her career, Leah started working in early childhood education as a preschool teacher and after-
care teacher. She was involved in going on mission trips to Alabama to help foster children, to Haiti to volunteer in an orphanage in Cap-Haitien, and she backpacked and camped through Europe where she mentored teenage girls. Leah decided to transition to nursing and graduated from the Northern Virginia Community College LPN program in 2017. Since then she has worked as a Pediatric nurse in an outpatient doctor’s office. Leah has always wanted to get back into education and is very excited to be working in school nursing.
In her free time she is going back to school to become an RN, and when she’s not doing that she is either biking, hiking or camping with her husband. Leah also greatly enjoys volunteering at her church to mentor teenage girls.
Gretchen started her time at Congressional as the Camp Clinic Aide in 2019 and came back for 2020. She has a BSN from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and is a Registered Nurse. She began as the interim school nurse in December 2020. In her free time, she enjoys going on runs at the National Mall and cuddling with her beagle while watching Marvel movies.
Campers with special health concerns are encouraged to speak to the camp nurse prior to the first day of their session. The following forms may also be required depending on campers medical background:
In addition to these forms, any medication turned into camp will require a Medication Authorization Form