Richard Gersten, known at camp as Richie G., has been a Brant Laker all his life. Formerly a camper, counselor, area head and then Director, Rich comes from a strong sports background as both a player and coach. In high school he was a 5-sport varsity athlete and in college played on the freshman basketball team at the University of North Carolina. He has been a teacher and Dean of Students and coached more than 50 seasons of high school sports, including 30 years in basketball.
Rich now works year-round on Brant Lake Camp and is responsible for all decisions involving campers, counselors and the program at BLC. Rich is married and has two children, residing in Brant Lake and New York City with his wife Mieks Gersten, the Co-Director of our Dance Camp and an Associate Director of Brant Lake Camp.