7586 State Route 8, Brant Lake, NY 12815
(518) 494-2406

More Mature Key Staff

Through Four Generations and over 100 years of private ownership, Brant Lake Camp has always taken pride in being a place - "Where Sports Are Done Right"

One of the key factors that differentiate Brant Lake from other camps is that we have more mature counselors—who we call our “Key-Staff”, than any other camp that we’re aware of.

In addition to our five Directors, Rich, Bob, Karen, Dave and Andy, who have over 100 years of experience as Directors of BLC, we have more than 30 Key Staff members. These staff members represent the backbone of our Counselor Staff and provide the mature, daily leadership and oversight in every one of our Mini-Camps. This Key Staff group, who is mostly comprised of teachers and coaches, total close to 500 years of experience at Brant Lake Camp and are among the most favorite staff we have among the kids.

Having so many Key Staff allows us to accomplish well so many of the special things we do within our program and ensures the warmth, spirit, guidance, safety and healthy fun for which we are known.

Key Staff

Rich Gersten             40+                    Rick Brunt              31
Bob Gersten              40+                    Dave Cramoy             27
Andy Berlin              20                     Max Gersten             23
Mani Cadet               16                     Skylar Nichols          15
David Cutler             34                     Tom Riley               10
Kate Camnitz             13                     Rick Kozlowski          27
John Vaslowski           24                     Merl Norcross           40+
Nick Maske               12                     Stu Champion            12
Zach Cohen                9                     Orley Fields            15
Irwin Cohen              40+                    Hamish Cooper            4
Adam Stoner               3                     Blake Pearson            8
Bill Gillet              34                     Ronan Runciman           3
Joe Patrick               5                     Skylar Nichols          15
Danny Thomason            4                     Robbie Paterson          3
John Stewart              7                     Trystan Dafydd           3

Administrative Key Staff

Mieks Gersten            30                     Karen Meltzer           40+
Jen Gillet               11                     Sandy Norcross          40+
Charlie Maxam            21                     Abu Yardmici            25
Beth Bernstein            5

Coaches (Coached at Middle School, High School or College Levels)

Rich Gersten            Dave Cramoy                Andy Berlin
Bob Gersten             Merl Norcross              John Vaslowski
Rick Brunt              David Cutler               Nick Maske
Stuart Champion         Zach Cohen                 Orley Fields
Adam Stoner             Bill Gillet                Dane Smith
Ray Abellard            Anthony “Moc”              Jordan Baltimore
Ben Barley              Tony Dacosta               Chris "Moo" Haynes
Rachel Milim            Jayne Katz                 Chris Riley
Althea White            Ryan Hantverk              Trystan Dafydd
Danny Bernstein         Josh Hayes