Directors & Staff
Adam has spent 30+ summers in camping, including the past 20 years as part of the Saginaw family. Before coming to Saginaw, Adam was both a camper and on staff for many summers each at Lake-Vu Day Camp in New Jersey and Camp Harlam in the Poconos.
A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Adam spent many years working for Child Protective Services in New Jersey before joining Saginaw full-time in 2007 as SDC’s director. Whether it is recruiting new campers, developing new team building activities, or interviewing new potential counselors, Adam thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work in camping all year long.
Tracy is a Saginaw “lifer”, as it has been her summer home for 35 years. As a camper, counselor, and staff member, she has experienced all aspects of camping life at Saginaw. Equipped with a Master’s Degree in Education from Simmons College in Boston, MA, Tracy is a full time Special Education teacher in the “off-season” in Columbus, NJ where she has been instrumental in developing and managing a comprehensive program for children with Autism. Tracy has been a director of SDC since the summer of 2006.
Our Staff Are Role Models
During the course of your child’s time at SDC, the relationships he or she builds with their counselors and specialists can be very impactful and help to drive your child’s achievements at SDC. Our staff are not only positive role models but they are with our campers every step of the way; helping your child to succeed and even more importantly, coaching them through frustrations and setbacks.
The leadership at Saginaw Day Camp is unparalleled in terms of qualifications, experience, and professionalism. All employees are carefully screened, interviewed and selected on the basis of skill, enthusiasm and a sincere desire to work with children.
- There is approximately one staff member for every five campers.
- SDC counselors are mentored by a Head Counselor who provides guidance to the staff and keeps the lines of communication between parent and camp flowing.
- Each staff member is interviewed face-to-face and participates in a comprehensive staff orientation program.
- We obtain additional private background checks on all employees on site in addition to the State of Pennsylvania required checks.
Head Counselors are all educators during the ‘off-season’, and have considerable experience when working with children and managing staff, campers, and activities. Head Counselors will assist your children with their daily needs and provide guidance and resources to their counselors.
Counselors are hired specifically for their sincere desire to work with children in a fun environment. SDC recruits staff from local colleges including University of Delaware and West Chester University, targeting education majors. We value patience, leadership, dependability, creativity, and sense of fun when selecting caregivers. Many of our day camp counselors are former SDC campers themselves.
- Counselors must be at least 18-years-old and/or entering their freshman year of college.
- Junior counselors must be 16-years-old and entering their junior year of high school.
Specialists are selected for their knowledge and experience in teaching specific activities, whether it be ropes course, instructional or free swim, tennis, or cooking. All specialists are certified (when applicable) in their activity, as well as trained in CPR/first aid.