Camp Leaders

The founders, owners, and operators of Oasis Summer Day Camp are husband and wife James and Brooke Schamber. Before beginning Oasis in 2008 both directed summer camps along the North Shore. With their vision, talent, and the help of a highly skilled staff, they have created a fun-filled, family-like atmosphere that promotes curiosity, creativity, and sportsmanship. 

Brooke and James Schamber

Brooke and James have an extensive background in child and family services in addition to being parents to two adorable children themselves. Through her training and work as a school psychologist, Brooke is skilled in child and adolescent development, education, and family models. James is a beloved teacher and a Golden Apple Award For Excellence In Teaching recipient who has a graduate degree in curriculum and instruction, and has enjoyed instructing classes for students with exceptional talents at Northwestern University. 

Both have had great success dedicating their time to enriching children’s lives and are committed to exceeding your highest expectations. They are thrilled to invite you and your child to become a member of the Oasis family. They are confident that Oasis will provide your child a fantastic experence where friendships are cultivated that provide memories to last a lifetime!