Chris McRae

Chris McRae is the Director of the Summer Programs at Charlotte Latin School and a Middle School Earth Sciences teacher. He holds a Master of School Administration from Gardner Webb University as well as a Master of Science degree in Geogology from Auburn University. He enjoys playing basketball, anything Disney related, visiting the mountains and spending time with his wife and two children. Chris is also a professional member of the American Camp Association.

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Laura Walker

Laura Walker is the Assistant Director of Summer Programs, as well as a lead After School teacher for grades TK-KG & 3rd-5th grade at Charlotte Latin School. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and Art from Appalachian State University and a Master’s degree in Sports Management administration from Liberty University. She enjoys art, woodworking, music, painting, the outdoors and spending time with her husband and two English Bulldogs, Petunia & Buttercup. She is currently learning to play the ukulele! Laura is also a professional member of the American Camp Association.

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Nora Brooks

Nora is a retired Union County high school American History teacher. After teaching at Sun Valley High School for 26 years, she joined the CLS family – first as a classroom substitute, and then in the library as the after school assistant. Nora recently joined the Summer Programs Office, assisting with registration and communicating with camp instructors and vendors. In her free time, Nora still re-enacts history characters, loves to read and spends time with a growing number of great nieces and nephews.



Our summer counselors are a team of enthusiastic college and high school students, most of whom were previously campers. Counselors assist with many different aspects of the day including camp instruction, carpool and bus duty,  halftime activities and walking campers safely across campus. We have a talented group of counselors with interests ranging from technology and the arts to sports and competitive Lego building!

All counselors have completed a thorough background and drug screening before beginning employment with Charlotte Latin Summer Programs.


Medical Staff

Charlotte Latin Summer Programs has trained medical staff on campus throughout the summer. CLS nurses and athletic trainers, Cheri Pratt, Dawn Hull and Jean Asinger, all ensure that our campers are taken care of each week. All of our counselors, instructors and camp staff are epi-pen trained. If your child has severe allergies, please call Assistant Director of Summer Programs Laura Walker at 704-846-7277 to discuss an action plan as well as medication drop off on your first day of camp. 

Camp Instructors

Our summer staff is amazing! Charlotte Latin Summer Programs is dedicated to offering a variety of quality programs. Many of our instructors are Charlotte Latin Faculty and Staff who teach camps based on professional experience and personal hobbies. We also have several vendors and CMS and UCPS teachers who join our team each season. Come join the fun this summer with our enthusiastic staff!