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Danny Collins

Camp Director

M.Ed. Education
Cabrini College

Camp Experience

Danny has worked in a summer day camp setting for 30 years as a counselor, basketball instructor and camp director. He has also directed many sports camp over the years and conducted numerous clinics and seminars for youth and adult coaches.

During the School Year
Danny is a Business Education Teacher (Sports & Entertainment Marketing and Management) at Perkiomen Valley High School for the past 25 years. He was a High School and College basketball coach for 15 years and coached his children in their youth sports programs over the years.  Danny also is a PIAA Basketball Official.

Rich Freeman

Camp Assistant Director

M.Ed. Special Education
Pennsylvania State University

Camp Experience
Rich has worked for nearly 35 years as day camp counselor/administrator.

During the School Year
Rich is a retired Learning Support Teacher from the Methacton School District (35 years). Rich currently coaches the Methacton High School Girls Track & Field squad and the Arcola Intermediate School 7th grade Boys Basketball team.

Lauren Wise

R.N., CAMP NURSE

Registered Nurse
Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing

Camp Experience
Lauren has worked at FSDC for the past 10 years as the lead camp nurse and Arts & Craft Instructor.

During the School Year
Lauren is a registered nurse in the Emergency Room at Abington Memorial Hospital.

Drew Scheeler

CIT COORDINATOR, CAMP TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT

BS: Management Information Systems, M.Ed
Shippensburg University and Gwynedd Mercy University

Camp Experience
Drew has been working at FSDC for the past 10 years.

During the School Year
Drew has been a Business and Technology Teacher at Perkiomen Valley High School for the last six years. He is also is the Head Girls’ Volleyball Coach at Perkiomen Valley and has coached his children in youth sports.

Colleen Quittner

CAMP ADMINISTRATOR

Camp Experience
Colleen has worked in a day camp setting as a counselor, Special Instructor and Camp Administrator for the past 20 years.

During the School Year
Colleen is currently a Teacher’s Aide at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy (Elementary Division). Prior to that, she held a similar position at the former St. Anthony/St. Joseph Elementary School in Ambler for twelve years. She has coached many different Youth/CYO sports teams including basketball, volleyball and softball.

Steve Mahan

CAMP SENIOR COUNSELOR

M.Ed. Special Education
Arcadia University

Camp Experience
Steve has worked at day camps for the past 31 years.

During the School Year
Steve is a retired Special Education Teacher (33 years of service) from the Methacton School District. He currently coaches the Methacton Girls Indoor Track team, Methacton Girls Spring Track team and is the Girls Head Cross Country Coach at Methacton. He also serves as a Faculty Manager for Athletics during Methacton High School’s Winter Season.

Jessy Mahan

CAMP AQUATICS DIRECTOR

B.S. in Physical Education and Health – K-12
East Carolina University,

Camp Experience
Jessy has been working in a camp setting for twelve years as a Camp Counselor, Lifeguard and Aquatics Director.

During the School Year
Jessy is currently a Physical Education Teacher in the Lower Merion School District and is an Assistant Track Coach for Phoenixville High School’s Winter and Spring Track teams.

Ashley Lewis

ASSISTANT AQUATICS DIRECTOR

B.S. Kineseology and M. Ed.
Penn State University and Gwynedd Mercy University

Camp Experience
Ashley has been at FSDC for the past seven years working with the pool staff and in our Extended Hours program.

During the School Year
Ashley teaches Health and Physical Education in the Pennsbury School District.

John Conran

CAMP SENIOR COUNSELOR

Secondary Education (Social Studies)
Millersville University

Camp Experience
John has been at FSDC for ten years and has worked at day camps for the 14 years.

During the School Year
John is a social Studies Teacher at Methacton High School and works in the Athletic Department as an event facilitator and coaches the 7th Grade Baseball team.

Melanie Zamachieli

CAMP SENIOR COUNSELOR

B.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Certification in School Counseling
Temple University, St. Joseph’s University, and Gwnyedd-Mercy University

Camp Experience
Melanie has been working at FSDC as the Papoose Sr. Counselor for the past 4 years.

During the School Year
Melanie is a Guidance Counselor in the Upper Dublin School District and has been a classroom teacher for the past 20 years. She has coached Field Hockey, Lacrosse and Intramural sports at all levels.

Sarah Jopko

ARTS 7 CRAFT INSTRUCTOR

Currently in the master’s program/child psychology at Kutztown University

Camp Experience
Sarah had been the Arts & Craft instructor at FSDC for 4 years.

During the School Year
Sarah is a student at Kutztown University.

Emily Bitner

CAMP SENIOR COUNSELOR/PAPOOSE

M.ED, MONTESSORI, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Camp Experience
This is Emily’s first year at FSDC.  In the past she has worked at a soccer camp and a famer’s co-operative.

During the School Year
Emily is a Montessori Assistant Teacher at the Gladwyne Montessori School.

Michael Camusi

BASKETBALL INSTRUCTOR

M.S. SECONDARY EDUCATION (ENGLISH), ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY

Camp Experience
This is Mike’s first year at FSDC and in the past he has worked as communications coordinator for the THON cancer fundraiser event as a student at PSU and has served as a tutor for LaSalle HS students.

During the School Year
Mike is an English teacher at LaSalle College HS.  He has been the JV basketball coach at West Catholic HS and currently assists with the basketball program at LaSalle.

Cassie Detweiler

CAMP NURSE

CURRENTLY IN THE NURSING PROGRAM AT WIDENER UNIVERSITY

Camp Experience
This is Cassie’s first year at FSDC and in the past has worked in the Hospitality industry

During the School Year
Cassie is a junior at Widener University studying to be and nurse.

Paige Menton

SUSTAINABLE GARDEN EUDCATOR AND COORDINATOR

M.S.Ed. ELEMANTARY EDUCATION, U. OF PENN

M.A. , ARCADIA, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION)

Camp Experience
Paige has taught for two summers at the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association nature camp and Pennsylvania Writing Project summer program

During the School Year
Paige has been teaching as a private tutor and writing instructor for twelve years and has coordinated her church’s community garden.