"Dear Ann, I just want you to know that you were an amazing camp parent to me. Ever since my first year at Roots & Shoots, you have made me feel so secure and welcome.  Manners, trust and most importantly friendship are the three main things you have taught me over the years, and you have been a huge part of my life."   - Camper | Newport News, VA

2016 Healthcare Team

Annie WentzelAnnie Wentzel- Registered Nurse

Annie will be returning for her 5th summer at Camp Mont Shenandoah. She graduated from Duke University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1981 and completed her Masters of Public Health from the University of South Carolina in 1992. Her background is in Intensive Care and Infectious Disease. She flew as a Flight Nurse on the Nightingale Helicopter from 1985 to 1990. She traveled for years on mission trips to the Philippines and Africa with Operation Smile, providing post operative care for children undergoing cleft lip and palate surgery. She currently works at The Williams School in Norfolk, Virginia as their School Nurse with a Kindergarten through 8th grade population of children.

Annie is extremely proud of her son, Taylor and her daughter, Lindsay. Taylor will be a senior at Norfolk Academy next year. He is an avid rower, runner and soccer player. Her daughter, Lindsay will be a Sophomore in University Honors at Virginia Tech in the fall, studying Wildlife Science. Lindsay is a former CMS camper and JC.

Annie lives in Suffolk, Virginia with Taylor and Lindsay, a large black lab named Brogan and a rescue kitty named Ollie G. “Ollie G” is a play on words for “allergy” as he was rescued PRIOR to realizing that her children were allergic to cats. She is looking forward to spending time at CMS this summer.


Lizzie WelshLizzie Welsh- Nurse Practioner

Elizabeth is a former CMS camper, counselor and is excited to assume the role of camp nurse for a second summer.

Lizzie graduated from the University of Virginia with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2009. She returned to her hometown of Haverford, PA where she spent the next four years working as an RN in urban and suburban hospitals. She went on to become a Nurse Practitioner and currently works in primary care at Philadelphia University.

Lizzie, an avid runner since childhood, also enjoys rowing and still competes with her Philadelphia rowing team. After this long, cold winter, Lizzie cannot wait to return to camp and swim in the Cowpasture.


2015-karen-krackKaren Krack - Registered Nurse

Karen lives in Chesterfield with her husband Rudy, and their cat Keats.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from William Patterson College with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1975, and completed her Masters of Professional Studies Summa Cum Laude from SUNY-New Paltz in 1995.  She has worked in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York in hospitals, in the Operating Room, in Public Health, as a W.I.C. Nurse, and has 30 years of experience in School Nursing.  She has worked for 13 years at St. Edward-Epiphany School in Bon Air, Virginia as the School Nurse for a Pre-K through 8th grade population.

Karen has two daughters.  Jennifer, 35, and her husband live in Ohio with their children, Caiden and Charlie.  Jessica, 33, and her husband live in Chesterfield with their daughter, Elsa.  Karen is an avid reader, cook, and baker, and loves singing in her Church’s choir.  She recently received the Richmond Joint Engineering Council Chair’s Cup for her voluntary service.

She has previously worked at two camps in Virginia over the past 5 years, and is looking forward to her time at CMS.


2015-jane-walshJane Walsh- Registered Nurse

Jane lives in New Kent, VA. She is married to her best friend, Michael, mother of four grown children and a proud grandmother to Oliver, Nolan, and Gwen…and by the time camp begins this June she will have a new baby granddaughter.

Jane is a nationally certified school nurse in which she has been employed for the past twenty years.

She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, socializing and eating at new restaurants with friends. She is very excited to be returning to Camp Mont Shenandoah! She is looking forward to making new friends and catching up with some former campers!


2015-andrea-arnettAndrea Arnett - Registered Nurse

Mrs. Arnett returns to us for her 6th summer at camp this year. Originally from Tennessee, she currently lives in Fredericksburg Virginia with her husband David, and daughters, Erica and Emily. She has over 20 years of Emergency Room nursing experience, and is currently a Stafford County Virginia School nurse. One of her favorite hobbies is watching both her daughters play competitive softball in high school and with their travel teams.