More Mature Key Staff

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