About Us

Kelly and Tom, Founders of Summer Fun!

Our History

Founded by Kelly Foster-Griffin and Tom Freeman in 1993, Summer Fun started out as part of a children’s music demonstration group for teachers working towards their Kodaly Music certification. It rapidly evolved to include dance, theater, and art, and has been going strong in Seattle for over 30 years!

Meet our exceptional staff and instructors

Summer Fun’s mission is to provide a magical camp experience that enriches the lives of children through the visual and  performing arts.

Together, we strive to make every day unique and fun, by using carefully selected, skill-building activities.

Although our goal is process-oriented, we endeavor to bring the highest quality art and technique to our performances. All of our instructors are certified teaching artists.

Lucinda Dalrymple, Summer Fun Artistic Director, Music

Lucinda Dalrymple

Artistic Director, Music

Lucinda Dalrymple is co-founder of Coughlan Academies, a music school serving students in Ballard and the Sammamish Plateau. She has a B. Mus. From McGill University in Montreal, her Kodaly certification, and a Master’s degree in Education from Seattle Pacific University.

Lucinda is a music specialist at The Evergreen School and is past-President of Northwest Kodaly Educators. She has presented sessions in early childhood music education for that organization.

Ann Selznick, Summer Fun Administrative Directory

Ann Selznick

Administrative Director

Ann Selznick began bookkeeping and managing registrations for Summer Fun in 2014 when her daughter was a camper. Her daughter is now in college, but Ann stuck around Summer Fun! She absolutely loves supporting teachers who work in creative arts. Ann is also the Choir Administrator at Northwest Girlchoir.

Before moving to Seattle, Ann had an exciting music business career in New York City managing recording studios, audio engineers and music publishing royalties. Ann has a B.S. in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University and a passion for performing arts.

Marina Clever, Drama Instructor

Marina Clever

Drama Instructor

Marina Clever (she/they) joined the Summer Fun team as the drama teacher in 2020. She is a Bellingham-based choreographer and arts educator passionate about storytelling and creating art with young people.

Marina majored in theatre at Western Washington University and is endorsed in theatre and dance through the Woodring College of Education.

She loves dancing to good music, cooking good food, and taking care of many, many plants.

Nina Crampton, Summer Fun Art Instructor

Nina Crampton

Art Instructor

Nina received her BA in Fine Art from Lancaster University and her Teaching Certificate form Exeter University, both in UK. Since then, Nina has taught in a diverse range of educational establishments in both UK and USA. Since moving to Seattle in 2002 Nina has worked as a Mural Artist, Artist in Residence at Whittier Elementary, Scenic Artist at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Window Artist for Nordstrom.

Nina’s passions? Mountaineering, snowshoeing, backpacking, all things artsy, motorcycle riding, sailing, canoeing and her 3 grown children. Oh, and teaching!

Jenny Modica

Jenny Modica

Dance Instructor

Jenny is a local dance teacher based in Edmonds, Washington. After graduating from the University of Washington in 2021, she returned to her home studio to instruct jazz, ballet, and hip hop classes. Summer time is her favorite and she’s excited to dance with you this year!

Casie Dietrich

Casie Dietrich


Coming soon!

Jan Harvey, Summer Fun Art Instructor, Adivisory

Jan Harvey

Scenic Design - Art Instructor

Jan Harvey teaches Art at Seattle Hebrew Academy on Capitol Hill. During the 20/21 school year, along with encouraging students to draw and paint, classes from 1st–8th engineered, constructed and painted a putt-putt golf course! Lanes were made out of repurposed cardboard boxes from 40 outdoor canopies. This portable project has been used for several holidays and folds up flat for more future entertainment.

Jan’s professional highlights have included working at the Pacific Northwest Ballet as Master Scenic Artist on the painting of Ian Falconer’s Nutcracker at MacCaw Hall. Her work directing an outdoor mural at Whittier Elementary incorporated student design and hands-on painting. Nothing says fun like wildcats and flowers.

Jan’s educational background includes a BA from Albion College with a double major in Art and Speech and Communication and Theatre with a concentration in Technical Theatre. She completed training in Scenic Painting at Studio and Forum of Stage Design with Lestor Polakov in NYC

Pam Gaines, Summer Fun Dance Instructor, Advisory

Pam Gaines


The incredibly talented Pam Gaines has been a dance instructor at Barclay Shelton Dance Centre in Edmonds for over 20 years, where she teaches tap, ballet, jazz, tumbling, character, and has also choreographed and performed with their resident company, “Dance Theatrics”. Pam has choreographed for Choir of the Sound and scores of other school and community productions.

Now that she has retired from the North Shore School District, Pam has more time to enjoy her grandchildren, dark chocolate and olives.

Tom Freeman, Summer Fun Writer & Composer

Tom Freeman


Professionally, Tom Freeman studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and spent the next 10 years performing in musical theatre. He has toured nationally with a one-man show based upon a PBS Wonderworks Series, and performed as a tap dancer on Alaska cruise ships and a singer in a Yiddish review in Southern Florida.

Locally, he has appeared in the Northwest Actors Studio and The Fifth Avenue Theatre. His education background included a B.A. in Music Theory from the University of Washington and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.


Dan Coughlin, Summer Fun Accompanist

Dan Coughlan


Dan Coughlan is co-founder of Coughlan Academies, a music school serving students in Ballard and the Sammamish Plateau. He started piano lessons at the age of five and has had a number of notable teachers including Boris Berlin (one of Canada’s preeminent teachers), Peter Simon (current president of the Royal Conservatory of Music) and Dale Bartlett (noted accompanist).

Dan has a degree in Piano Performance from McGill University in Montreal and was a member of the music faculty at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario Before moving to Seattle.

Robyn Jordan, Summer Fun Art Instructor, Advisory

Robyn Jordan

Art Instructor – Advisory

Robyn has taught visual and tactile arts in various schools and settings in New York and Washington for the years. She received an MFA in fine arts from Parsons School of Design, and she is certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Upon moving to Seattle, she taught art at Lowell Elementary in Capitol Hill.

Robyn loves indie comics and serves on the board of Short Run, a local arts organization. Along with a decade’s worth of self-published mini-comics, she also makes images and illustrated stories for clients such as The Nib, Mutha Magazine, BRIGHT Magazine, Narratively, The Stranger, Seattle Art Museum, King County Metro, SEIU, and The Seattle Weekly. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Seattle Review of Books, and Vox.

Kyran Rengstorf, Summer Fun Music Instructor, Advisory

Kyra Rengstorf

Music Instructor – Advisory

Kyra Rengstorf is the Director of Choirs at Leota Junior High and Woodinville High School in the Northshore School District. She also serves as the music director for the WHS musical theater productions. She has had the distinct honor of serving as the director for the Northshore Elementary Honors Choir.

Kyra earned her BA in Music from Columbia University in New York, where she studied voice, music theory, and dance. She worked for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in arts education and outreach before moving to Seattle. She received her K-12 general, instrumental and choral endorsements in Music Education from the UW, where she sang in the Chamber Singers as a soprano and participated in a music cognition and learning lab.

In the summer Ms. Rengstorf can be found teaching music at performing arts camps in Seattle and at the Lake Samish Music Camp in Bellingham. In her spare time, Kyra can be found cooking, gardening, and working on house renovation projects with her husband, Nathan and children.

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