“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 20 years, and serves as an American Camp Association visitor who assists other camps with the accreditation process. Owen earned his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Daria serves as the strategy director for Greenwood Trails, which includes managing the camp’s marketing and communications. She received her B.A. from Colgate University and her Masters in Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. During the year, Owen and Daria live in New York City with their daughters, Evelyn and Thea.
“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 19 years of camp experience. Having grown up in England, Andy now lives full time on Long Island, NY. Andy is an avid soccer player and has an outgoing and bubbly personality. 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 is a sports fanatic who understands the great impact camp can have on a child’s life. Whe she’s not at camp, Andrea brings energy and infectious enthusiasm to camp and to her position as science teacher in New York City. 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 outgoing individual who channels all his dedication and enthusiasm to ensuring the campers have an incredible summer. 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.
“I fell in love with the concept of camp and allowing kids to be themselves. Camp is my happy place!”
Sophie has been part of the Greenwood Trails family since 2013. She started as a counselor and moved up the ranks to serve as the Arts Trail Coordinator for two years. In the off season, she is a nanny for a family in London. Sophie also has extensive experience working at preschools and nurseries in England.
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. To Meet our Greenwood Trails staff of 2018 click here.
Greenwood Trails is a Langbart Family Camp. The Langbart family has been involved in camping for over 40 years and are recognized as leaders in the industry. Click here for information on Merrick Woods, our day camp in Merrick, NY.