845-356-6440 info@ramapocamp.com

Meet Our Team

The Year-Round Team

Commitment, perseverance, experience, and a full-time passion for camp – that’s what our year-round team is all about. These are the people who have dedicated their lives to Ramapo and do so all year long to ensure that every aspect of a camper’s day is the best it can be. They are responsible for every major component at our camp and handpick the Division Leaders, Counselors, and Program Specialists who guide your children through their daily activities. From the moment you meet them, three things will be immediately evident:

  • their deep connection to children
  • their love and knowledge of camp
  • their boundless energy and commitment to fulfilling your child’s dreams.

Year after year, summer after summer, parents feel comfortable knowing the same extraordinary people are here to take care of their children.

Mike Kulchin

Owner / Director
Since 1990

Michele Kulchin

Owner / First Lady
Since 1990

Lindsey Kulchin

Started at Ramapo in 1992 as a camper.

Joined the year-round team in 2012 and is currently an Associate Director.

Courtney Kulchin

Started at Ramapo in 1995 as a camper.

Joined the year-round team in 2014 and is currently Director of Innovation and Development.

Stu Kellerman

Started at Ramapo in 1991 as an Assistant Director.

Original member of the year-round team and currently Assistant Director Semi-Emeritus.

Ryan Hermanson

Started at Ramapo in 1998 as a Pioneering Specialist from South Africa.

Joined the year-round team in 1999 and is currently an Assistant Director.

Brian Ravettine

Started at Ramapo in 1991 as a Swim Instructor.

Joined the year-round team in 1997 and is currently the Staff & Program Director.

J.C. Stekelenburg

Started at Ramapo in 1992 as a Swim Instructor from Holland.

Joined the year-round team in 1999 and is currently the Operations Director.

Laurie Gesuele

Started at Ramapo in 1991 as an extra pair of hands.

Joined the year-round team in 1993 and is currently the Office Manager.

Aussie Paul Hayward

Started at Ramapo in 1997 as a World Wide Games Specialist from Australia.

Joined the year-round team in 2003 and is currently the Transportation Director.

Marc Spoelstra

Started at Ramapo in 2009 as an Outdoor Adventure Specialist.

Joined the year-round team in 2015 and is currently the Staff & Program Coordinator.

Danielle LaGrotteria

Started at Ramapo in 2009 as a Senior Girls Counselor.

Joined the year-round team in 2018 and is currently an Office Coordinator.

Matt Martinez

Started at Ramapo in 2013 as a Tech Deck Specialist.

Joined the year-round team in 2022 and is currently the Program Coordinator.

Buddy the Bear

Started at Ramapo in 1992 as an Office Greeter.

Quickly became a Ramapo icon.

Jeff DeBello

Started at Ramapo in 1999 as the Camp Chef.

Joined the year-round team in 1999 and is currently the Facility Manager and continues as the Camp Chef each summer.

Steve Aherne

Started at Ramapo in 2006 as a an outside contractor.

Joined the year-round team in 2011 and is currently the Facility Carpenter.

We do ten months of the year for the two months of summer.

“1042”

We do ten months of the year for the two months of summer.

“1042”

Summer Staff

We spend an extensive amount of time finding, selecting, and training our summer staff to ensure our campers are surrounded by dynamic, enthusiastic, and well-rounded people who love what they do and share their passion with their campers day in and day out.

Ramapo Division Leaders are an integral part in the supervision of our campers. They are made up of professional educators each in charge of a specific age group. They are highly experienced with children, provide continual parent communication, and have an exceptional ability to manage staff, solve problems, and make sure we have very happy campers.

Ramapo Counselors are impactful young adults who are hand-picked to work with each specific age group. They are caring, attentive, and nurturing college students who excel at making children feel comfortable in their environment. All of our counselors are trained in the “Ramapo Way,” and they have an inherent ability to easily connect with everyone they meet.

Ramapo Program Coordinators are an important part of our summer staff. They are there to guide and manage our camp Specialists in their respective areas as well as oversee the programs they lead. Each Program Coordinator is a teaching professional with many summers of camp experience combined with an expertise in all the activity areas they supervise.

Ramapo Program Specialists are comprised of amazing teachers and coaches who provide a high level of leadership and instruction to ensure all of our campers receive the personal attention they need. Each specialist brings with them a combination of being extremely knowledgeable in their field as well as an extensive background working with children.

Summer Staff

We spend an extensive amount of time finding, selecting, and training our summer staff to ensure our campers are surrounded by dynamic, enthusiastic, and well-rounded people who love what they do and share their passion with their campers day in and day out.

Ramapo Division Leaders are an integral part in the supervision of our campers. They are made up of professional educators each in charge of a specific age group. They are highly experienced with children, provide continual parent communication, and have an exceptional ability to manage staff, solve problems, and make sure we have very happy campers.

Ramapo Counselors are impactful young adults who are hand-picked to work with each specific age group. They are caring, attentive, and nurturing college students who excel at making children feel comfortable in their environment. All of our counselors are trained in the “Ramapo Way,” and they have an inherent ability to easily connect with everyone they meet.

Ramapo Program Coordinators are an important part of our summer staff. They are there to guide and manage our camp Specialists in their respective areas as well as oversee the programs they lead. Each Program Coordinator is a teaching professional with many summers of camp experience combined with an expertise in all the activity areas they supervise.

Ramapo Program Specialists are comprised of amazing teachers and coaches who provide a high level of leadership and instruction to ensure all of our campers receive the personal attention they need. Each specialist brings with them a combination of being extremely knowledgeable in their field as well as an extensive background working with children.

International Staff

Ramapo offers an added cultural dimension not often found in day camps. Each summer we bring more than 20 international staff members to our camp from over a dozen different countries. We continually search the world for highly-skilled foreign specialists who can provide our campers first-rate instruction while teaching them about traditions and customs abroad. All campers and staff alike enjoy this unique experience. These specialists have come from over 30 different countries such as Australia, the Czech Republic, England, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and more!

There's no place like it.

Contact Us

Ramapo Country Day Camp
600 Saddle River Road
Airmont, NY 10952

Phone: 845-356-6440
Email: info@ramapocamp.com

For campers entering Nursery - 8th Grade
Serving Manhattan and Bergen County

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2023 Camp Dates

(Monday, June 26 - Friday, August 18)

WEEK 1:  June 26 ....................... June 30
WEEK 2:  July 3 .............................. July 7
WEEK 3:  July 10 .......................... July 14
WEEK 4:  July 17 .......................... July 21
WEEK 5:  July 24 ......................... July 28
WEEK 6:  July 31 ....................... August 4
WEEK 7:  August 7 ................... August 11
WEEK 8:  August 14 ................ August 18

Camp will be closed Tuesday, July 4th.