Charlie Bueche

AstroCamp Program Director

“I spend my days working with people who are passionate about hanging out with kids. I live a stone’s throw away from the sea, and most importantly, I get to share my love of the ocean with my staff and watch them share theirs with kids. All of my best memories from the last five years have been connected to Guided Discoveries in some way. Whether it was taking kids snorkeling, watching kids kiss a sea cucumber, or adventures with staff, all of them have been wonderful,” says Charlie Bueche of his drive to inspire children with a passion for all things oceanic. 

Charles is responsible for the safety of all students and teachers, and is charged with the hiring, training, and managing the staff. He believes that providing a safe experience is the key to allowing students to take risks and find themselves while at AstroCamp.

Charles worked at the Biological Field Station in Cooperstown, N.Y., during college. With a bachelor’s degree in biology from SUNY Geneseo, Charles applied for a job at CIMI with the plan to stay for two years, but, he says, little did he know about the magical draw of the island. Charles also is a NAUI-certified rescue diver and Red Cross Lifeguard instructor.

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