Chris McRae is the Co-Director of the Summer Day Camps 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 geology 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.
Laura Walker is the Co-Director of Summer Day Camps 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, photography, the outdoors and spending time with her husband, son and two English Bulldogs, Petunia & Buttercup. Laura is also a professional member of the American Camp Association.
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 Day Camps 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 staff is amazing! Many of our instructors are Charlotte Latin Faculty and Staff who teach camps based on professional experience and personal hobbies. Our camp teachers have a passion for teaching and creating a fun learning environment. We also have instructors from several vendors and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School and Union County Public School teachers who join our team each season.
Our summer counselors are the best! They 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, special Camp Victor activities and walking campers safely across campus. Our counselors make our camps so much fun and really do make the camp experience memorable for our campers. There isn’t a moment in the day where they are aren’t busy playing games, directing traffic, keeping our campus clean or teaching a science experiment. They truly do it all! Our talented group of counselors have interests ranging from technology and the arts to sports and competitive Lego building. And let’s not forget about their water-slide skills!
All counselors have completed a thorough background and drug screening before beginning employment with Charlotte Latin Summer Programs.
Charlotte Latin Summer Day Camps 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 Co-Director of Summer Day Camps Laura Walker at 704-846-7277 to discuss an action plan as well as medication drop off on your first day of camp.