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The Coleman Country Leadership Team

Associate Director

Pam Hall Pam Hall is the go-to person both for the Colemans and for parents! Although she has a different last name, she has her finger on the year-round pulse of Coleman Country! Accessible and knowledgeable about all aspects of camp, Pam has been an integral part of the team for the past 30+ years. While her home base is the office, which we appropriately call Town Hall because it also is the center of operations, she brings her expertise to all areas of camp and is a familiar, trusted liaison for parents. Coleman Country is a family affair for the Hall family as well: husband Dan is the leader of the full time ace maintenance staff that keeps our grounds pristine and continually enhanced. The Halls’ three grown children are all former campers and staff members.

Pioneers Nersery through Kindergarten

Anna Coleman Anna Coleman
AT COLEMAN COUNTRY SINCE 1992
Anna Coleman (no relation, but we would happily have her as part of our family!) was at Coleman Country first as a counselor of that division before becoming their co-supervisor. Anna holds an M.S. in education and taught kindergarten for the New York City Department of Education until her retirement. Her three children have “grown up” at camp; they are all former Coleman Country campers and counselors. Anna’s grandchildren currently are campers.

Michelle Berger Michelle Berger
AT COLEMAN COUNTRY SINCE 1989
Michelle Berger, co-supervisor of the Pioneers, began her tenure as a Pioneer camper herself. Working her way through the ranks, Michelle has been a CIT, an assistant counselor, and a counselor. During the school year, she is a special education teacher in South Huntington. Michelle received her B.S. in elementary and special education, and her M.S. in educational technology. She is the mom of her own two Pioneer campers.

Scouts entering grades 1 and 2

Meredith Wilk Meredith Wilk
AT COLEMAN COUNTRY SINCE 1997
Meredith Wilk, co-supervisor of the Scouts, says she “grew up at Coleman Country.” She holds a B.A. degree in psychology, a Master’s in education and received dual certification in childhood education and special education. Meredith currently is a fourth grade teacher in New York City. She also supervises our “Shadow” program for campers with special needs. She is an advocate for the camp experience year-round, serving on the Camp Games for a Cause and Dare to Dream Project Morry committees.

Ed Stankewick Ed Stankewick
AT COLEMAN COUNTRY SINCE 2009
Ed Stankewick, co-supervisor of the Scouts, is an elementary music teacher and reading specialist in the New York City schools, with a B.A. in film and music and an M.A. in elementary education. He writes, records, and performs children’s music. Ed, who was a second grade counselor at Coleman Country before becoming a supervisor, is known camp-wide for his musical sing-alongs! His children are longtime Coleman Country campers and counselors.

Explorers entering grades 3 and 4

Michele Mann Michele Mann
AT COLEMAN COUNTRY SINCE 2016
Michele Mann, co-supervisor of the Explorers, says, “Camp has become a second home to us … and the Coleman Country family has become a second family to me and my four kids.” At camp, Michele’s talents began to soar as a head counselor in the Pioneer division. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in education and a Master’s in literary education studies. Michele has been teaching on both the elementary and middle school levels since 2003 in the New York City public school and in Westbury. Michele’s own children, all Coleman Country campers, run the gamut from our littlest Pioneers through all divisions; and her kids are unanimous: “There’s no place in the world my family would rather be than at Coleman Country.”

Dimitri Bernadel Dimitri Bernadel
AT COLEMAN COUNTRY SINCE 2000
Dimitri Bernadel, co-supervisor of the Explorers, has held positions here since he was an assistant counselor. He has a B.A. in Political Science and an M.S. in curriculum and teaching, and he is a teacher during the school year in the Elmont school district. Dimitri is the dad of two campers!

Forty Niners Entering grades 5 through 8

Bob Ednick Bob Ednick
AT COLEMAN COUNTRY SINCE 1992
Bob Ednick, a.k.a. “Big Bob,” began his tenure as a 49ers co-supervisor! A retired teacher of physical education and health, he holds a B.S. in physical education and an M.S. in guidance and counseling. Bob’s grown children are former campers and counselors, and his grandchildren are all Coleman Country campers!

Margie Noble Margie Noble
AT COLEMAN COUNTRY SINCE 1993
Margie Noble came to Coleman Country as a counselor before becoming a co-supervisor of the 49ers. She is a retired high school special education teacher for the New York City Board of Education with dual certification in special education and elementary education, and she is a peer mediator. Margie’s grandchildren have been Coleman Country campers.

Michael Mayo Michael Mayo
AT COLEMAN COUNTRY SINCE 1999
Michael Mayo completes the foursome of the 49ers leadership team as a co-supervisor. He received a B.A. in kinesiology with a focus on physical education, Mike is a middle school physical education teacher in Merrick. Having grown up at Coleman Country since camper days, Mike proclaims, “Nothing could be finer than to be a 49er!”

"My counselors could teach me ANYTHING I ever wanted to learn – and I always wanted to be like them." Coleman Country Alumna