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Staff Profiles

Danny Collins
Camp Director
Education
M.Ed. Education, Cabrini College

Camp Experience
Danny has worked in a summer day camp setting for twenty five 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
Business Education Teacher (Sports & Entertainment Marketing and Management) at Perkiomen Valley High School for 19 years. He currently coaches his three children on their youth basketball, lacrosse and baseball teams and has previously coached basketball at the Junior High, High School and Collegiate levels. He is also a PIAA Basketball Official.
Rich Freeman
Camp Assistant Director
Education
M.Ed. Special Education, Pennsylvania State University

Camp Experience
Rich has worked thirty four years as day camp counselor/administrator.

During the School Year
Learning Support Teacher – Grade 8 in the Methacton School District (34 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
Education
R.N. Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing

Camp Experience
Lauren is a registered nurse at Abington Memorial Hospital.

During the School Year
Learning Support Teacher – Grade 8 in the Methacton School District (34 years). Rich currently coaches the Methacton High School Girls Track & Field squad and the Arcola Intermediate School 7th grade Boys Basketball team.
Drew Scheeler
CIT Coordinator, Camp Technology Assistant
Education
Shippensburg University BS: Management Information Systems, Gwynedd Mercy College, M.Ed

Camp Experience
Drew has been working in a camp setting for seven years. He has been the CIT Coordinator at the Flourtown Summer Day Camp for three 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.
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 fifteen 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
Education
Arcadia University, M.Ed. Special Education

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
Education
East Carolina University, B.S. in Physical Education and Health – K-12, currently enrolled Masters in Education, Gwynedd Mercy College.

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.
Melanie Zamachieli
Camp Senior Counselor
Education
Temple University, B.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education St. Joseph’s University, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Certification in School Counseling from GMU.

Camp Experience
Melanie has been working at FSDC as the Papoose Sr. Counselor for the past 3 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.
Kathi Babin
Camp Senior Counselor
Education
Arcadia University, B.A. Elementary Education; NYU, M.A. School Counseling

Camp Experience
Kathi has been working at FSDC as the Papoose Sr. Counselor for 2 years and has worked at local day camps in the past.

During the School Year
Kathi is a Guidance Counselor in the Upper Dublin School District for the past 15 years. She facilitates an after school group for middle school girls focusing on self-esteem, cyber bullying, and female relationships.
Joe Kilpatrick
Camp Senior Counselor
Education
Wilkes University, M.Ed. Classroom Technology

Camp Experience
Joe Has been working with Day Camps for 8 years. This is Joe’s first with FSDC but was with most of the staff back at the GMC Day Camp.

During the School Year
Joe is going into his 9th year as Business Technology Teacher at Unionville HS. He is also the Boys Head Basketball Coach at Unionville.
John Conran
Camp Senior Counselor
Education
Secondary Education (Social Studies), Millersville University

Camp Experience
John has been at FSDC for ten years and has worked at day camps for the 13 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.
Ashley Lewis
Assistant Aquatics Director
Education
B.S. Kineseology, Penn State University Gwynedd Mercy University, Masters of Education

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.
Missy Hartman
Special Instructor/AM Extended Hours Coordinator
Education
B.S. Elementary and special Education, West Chester University

Camp Experience
Missy has been working at camps for the past 16 years and has been at FSDC for ten years as our AM Extended Hours coordinator and most recently the Archery Instructor at camp.

During the School Year
Missy is a substitute teacher in the Springfield School District and mother of three children.who attend Springfield SD schools and are campers at FSDC!
Nick Koffel
Senior Camp Counselor
Education
B.S. Elementary and special Education, West Chester University

Camp Experience
Nick has been at FSDC for five years as a Senior Counselor.

During the School Year
Nick currently is teaching middle school math at West Mont Christian Academy in Pottstown Pa. He is also the assistant varsity soccer and baseball coach for the school.
  • Bloomsburg University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duquesne University
  • Gwynedd-Mercy College*
  • Lehigh University
  • Millersville University*
  • MCCC

*Denotes Education Majors

  • Penn State University*
  • Temple University*
  • Towson University*
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Hampshire
  • West Chester University*
  • Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
  • Lansdale Catholic H.S.
  • Souderton Area H.S.
  • Upper Dublin H.S.
  • Perkiomen Valley H.S.
  • LaSalle College H.S.
  • Hatboro-Horsham H.S.
  • North Penn H.S
  • Springfield H.S.
  • Wissahickon H.S.
  • Mount St. Joeph’s Academy

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