Meet Our Team!
Our staff lives, breathes, and dreams the Day Camp in the Park experience. The Senior Staff and Specialists are comprised strictly of teachers or recent graduates embarking on their teaching careers; the Junior Staff consists entirely of highschool or college students who grew up spending their summers with DCITP (as well as spending two summers as "Counselors in Training").
Every member of our office has spent essentially their entire lives with our camp. We pride ourselves on knowing what children want out of a summer experience because we've been through it ourselves!
Director since our creation in 1979. Previously, Ken directed Ramaquois Day Camp and the R.C.C. Sports Academy. He has written the only Master's Program in Camp Administration in the entire country and is the author of "There Is No Place Like Camp", a book that helps parents learn how to choose a camp wisely.
Director, Camp Guidance Counselor,
Unit Head and camper at DCITP since she was 3, Leia is a licensed school psychologist in Pennsylvania during the school year.
Assistant Director and camper at DCITP since he was 4, Paul is also a science teacher for the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery School District. Paul supervises and plans the camps Great Outdoor Adventure Program, and also works in the office to direct the day camp activities.
Assistant Director and camper at DCITP since he was 7, Karl is also an experienced attorney who has returned to the educational field and is currently a Social Studies teacher in New Jersey. Karl works closely with the administration, counselors, and staff in order to ensure a safe, fun, and organized summer.
Working at DCITP since 2006, Bryan was a Senior Counselor for many years and later became the Director of our CIT program. Now working in the administration as an Assistant Director, he primarily works to maximize the fun of our program and activities for our campers. During the school year Bryan works as a tenured middle school teacher in the Bronx, and lives with his wife Kat and son Jack in Valley Cottage, NY