Meet the Directors & Staff
Owen Langbart, Owner/Director
“Camp is absolutely the perfect place for young people to discover who they are and become the best versions of themselves.”
Owen strongly believes in the value of the camp experience, especially for today’s kids who need to get “unplugged,” make lifelong friendships and become more confident and independent. He has been a camp professional for over 25 years, and serves as an American Camp Association visitor who assists other camps with the accreditation process. He also serves on the Youth Camp Advisory Safety Council (YCASC) for the State of Connecticut as the representative for private resident camps. The YCASC works with the Office of Early Childhood and other government regulatory agencies to ensure best safety practices for all camps in Connecticut. Owen earned his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. During the year, he lives in Larchmont, NY with his wife, Daria, and their three daughters, Evelyn, Thea and Josie. Sometimes they sing and dance to camp songs in their kitchen.
“Every child should have the opportunity to experience summer camp. As well as building self confidence and self esteem, it also provides friends and memories to last a lifetime!”
Andy has over 20 years of camp experience. Having grown up in England, Andy now lives full time on Long Island, NY with his wife Kait. Andy is an avid soccer player and has an outgoing and enthusiastic personality, perfect for leading campfires. Andy received his BA in Leisure Management and Childhood Development from Manchester University and a HND (Higher National Diploma) in Sports Conditioning and Coaching from The University of the West of England.
“Camp is a great environment for kids to learn teamwork and respect for each other. Camp is like a giant sleepover, but even more fun!”
Andrea first went to day camp when she was three years old, and has spent almost every summer since then at camp. She hopes her son Mason will one day follow in her footsteps of living the camp life. She is a sports fanatic who understands the great impact camp can have on a child’s life. When she’s not at camp, Andrea brings her energy and infectious enthusiasm to her position as a science teacher in New York City. She has also completed the NYC Marathon twice and has run half marathons in 32 states (and counting). Andrea received her B.A. and her Masters in Science Education from Binghamton University.
“Camp is a place where you can do what you want to do, be who you want to be and have the best experiences of your life!“
Alex is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of all of the campers. He is an energetic and dynamic individual who channels all his dedication and enthusiasm to ensuring the campers have incredible summers. During the year, Alex is a Personal Trainer and volunteer Police Officer. He has a B.A. in Police and Criminal Investigation from The University of Central Lancashire, England.
“Greenwood Trails is truly a home away from home. No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what interests you have. Greenwood Trails will always be a welcoming and accepting environment for all”
I have been involved in Greenwood Trails since 2013, eventually meeting my wife here and now proud to send both my children here as campers. Ever since my first year as a counselor, I knew this was my home and that summer camp was my calling. I spend all winter thinking about how to make each summer even more fun than the last and how to keep camp fresh and exciting for our campers who come all summer long, year after year. GWT is such a unique place and the experiences our staff and campers have here give them memories and friendships to cherish forever.
Each summer, a group of dedicated staff come to Greenwood Trails from around the country and all over the world. This team of spirited role models works hard to make every camper’s summer fun, memorable and positively life changing. CLICK HERE TO MEET OUR 2022 STAFF
Greenwood Trails is a Langbart Family Camp. The Langbart family has been involved in camping for over 50 years and are recognized as leaders in the industry. Click here for information on Merrick Woods, our day camp in Merrick, NY.
"Kate Morris"by Katie Morriss, CAMPER 3
I describe it as my second home because I have all my friends here.