"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

2017 Healthcare Team

Nina WelshNina Welsh - Camp Doctor

Nina worked many years ago as the Head of Swimming at CMS and is now a physician in private practice in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Nina has graciously committed to being our consulting physician for the summer and will be available to our healthcare staff regarding camper and staff healthcare needs, whether in person, via telephone or video-conferencing. We have Bath County Hospital and Physicians Group in nearby Hot Springs, where Nina also works a few days a month, in the event greater medical attention is required.

Nina received her BS and masters in education from West Virginia University and her MD from Marshall School of Medicine. She is board certified in the State of Virginia and by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

We are very excited to have her with us this summer!


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.