Our Team

Animal Camp Jamaica has a year-round team dedicated to making the summer camp experience for our campers the best it can be! In addition to the staff you see listed below, camp has several Jamaican staff that help with program coordination, cooking, cleaning and upkeep of the villa, a driver, and security guards.

Our Team Staff Bio Lori Martin - Animal Camp Jamaica

Lori & Scott Martin

Founders, Owners, Executive Directors


Scott and Lori Martin are the Founders, Owners, and Executive Directors of Cub Creek Science Camp. They met working at a summer camp in 1985 where Scott was running the Ropes Course and Lori was a camp counselor. They fell in love that summer and married three years later in 1988!

Together they have built a unique program for children to experience the wonders of nature, explore the marvels of science, and get up close and personal with a number of different animal species. Scott and Lori have two daughters who have been involved in every aspect of camp. They will tell you that camp is in their blood and how much they loved growing up surrounded by animals and nature.

Claireesa Murphy

Office Manager


Claireesa our Office Manager! You’ll most likely be speaking to her on the phone when you call us. She oversees and manages all of camp’s Registrations and is here to welcome you on the first day of camp!

Claireesa started as a camper in 2004. Over the years, she has been an ASIT ( 2013-2015) , the Nurse’s Assistant (2016), on the Transportation Team ( 2016), and a Camp Photographer (2018). 2022 is Claireesa's first year as the camp office manager, but her 14th summer at camp! She loves Cub Creek and the lifelong friends she's made here. She appreciates that camp gives kids a safe place to be their true selves and explore new interests. She is excited to see camp in a new way and help both campers and families get excited for camp

Our Team Staff Bio - Counselors - Animal Camp Jamaica

Animal Camp Jamaica Counselors


The Animal Camp Jamaica team of counselors are our strongest team. All ACJ counselors are former counselors for our sister camp, Cub Creek Science Camp. They are always our strongest and most outgoing team members- willing to do anything to help a camper have a good time!

When we look for Animal Camp Jamaica counselors, we look for people who are outgoing, organized, creative, patient, and problem-solvers. We are proud to say that we always pick right! ACJ counselors are put through a more selective process than any other position we hire. We talk long and think hard about who we choose to send to Jamaica. The counselors are announced and introduced in the Spring to the campers!