Martha Thomas
Aunt Martha
Portrayed by Desiree Gould
Aliases Aunt Martha
"The Doc"
Family John Baker (brother;deceased)
Ricky Thomas (son)
Peter Baker (nephew/niece)
Angela Baker (niece)
Occupation Doctor
Status Alive
Appearance(s) Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988), (mentioned)

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989), (mentioned)

Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008), (mentioned)

Gender Female
Born 1945
Age 38
Height 5'5"

Martha Thomas was a disturbed divorcee who took in her nephew when her brother and niece were killed in a boating accident. Martha already had a son, and wished for a daughter, so she raised Peter to be his dead twin, Angela.


Martha was a doctor who divorced her husband, sharing joint custody of their son, Ricky.


Sleepaway Camp (1983)Edit

During a Fourth of July weekend in 1975, when Ricky was at his father's house, Martha planned on meeting John and his family. Shortly before they were set to meet, there was a boating accident and John and Angela were killed. She brought young Peter home with her from the hospital that weekend and presented him with a dress. She told him that she already had a boy and always wanted a girl, so from now on Peter would be Angela.

Eight years later in 1983, Martha came home with groceries for her son and Angela, and wished them well as she sent them to Camp Arawak for the summer, after reminding Ricky not to tell anyone that she did the paperwork for their physicals herself.

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)Edit

Phoebe mentions Martha's role in raising Angela during a late night campfire. Angela later shares one of Martha's sayings ("Keep your morals strong and you'll never go wrong" and "There's plenty of fish in the sea") with Molly Nagle to cheer her up.

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)Edit

Martha was mentioned again when Angela informed Tony DeHerrara that she had a crush on him, but that he and Marcia Holland made a good couple. Angela was fine with that because her aunt always said, "there's plenty of fish in the sea."

Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)Edit

Newspaper clippings from shortly after the Camp Arawak murder spree mention Martha refusing to speak with investigators, mirroring Angela's silent behavior earlier.

¨Arawak murder shocker: Aunt had convinced Peter Baker he was a girl!¨

September 3, 1983

In a Bizarre twist of events, authorities have learned that Camp Arawak killer, Peter Baker's aunt, Martha Thomas had been cross dressing Peter in girl's clothing for close to a decade.

¨Apparently, the aunt had made Peter believe he was a girl for all these years. We believe this plays a crucial part in Peter's repressive killing spree¨ explained Police Chief Robert Galluzzo.

Martha Thomas, who is currently in custody of the Hudson Falls police, has not yet divulged all the details. Investigators have been trying desperately to get Ms. Thomas to cooperate, but claim that she spends a lot of hours just glaring at them without uttering a word.


Martha is a chipper family-oriented woman. She is flighty and may have some bi-polar or manic mental conditions. She and her brother seem roughly the same age; they may be twins, as the gene runs in the family.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Pamela Springsteen's interpretation of Angela seems influenced by Aunt Martha. They share the same cheerful disposition. She is only seen in two scenes of the original film, but her presence is felt throughout the series by Angela's actions.

While not seen since the original, Martha is referenced in each sequel.

Martha and John may be twins, as they are roughly the same age and twins run in their family.