Entering Fifth through Ninth Grades

Group photo after the color run.

49ers

While younger campers are exposed to all activities so that they can make enlightened choices later in life, older campers augment their own days to create optimal fun and personal skills enrichment. Campers design portions of their own program.

A typical day for the 49ers includes a variety of activities as well as daily and weeklong blocks of time dedicated to the pursuit of electives – Selective and Club periods. The enhanced program feature is undoubtedly one of the reasons our senior campers say, “Coleman Country gets better every year!”

Professional coaches and trainers are available for those who want to strengthen their know-how in soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball; STEM courses are offered in robotics, and coding; creative arts encompass chorus, drama production, woodworking, crafts, dance, and set design.

Special events exclusively for 49ers — extending camp hours — include a Broadway show, Mets game, Great Adventure and Splish Splash, and in-camp extravaganzas such as the “Battle of the 49ers.” There is a sleepover at camp, inclusive of evening swim, roasted marshmallows, and a campfire. All 49ers venture outside the Coleman Country grounds on appealing weekly day trips, and they can also take part in our incredible optional overnight excursions! Find out more about 49ers trips.

Meet the 49ers Team

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!

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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!

Lexi Mayo

Lexi Mayo

At Coleman Country Since 2001

Lexi Mayo, part of the leadership trio of the 49ers, literally grew up at camp, having begun as a Scout camper! Climbing the Coleman rungs through the years as CIT, assistant counselor, and then head counselor, the divisional director declares, “Nothing could be finer than to be a 49er!” Lexi, an elementary school counselor in the Oceanside School District, has an M.S. in education in school counseling. She interned with the American Camp Association while attending graduate school.

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Lexi Mayo, part of the leadership trio of the 49ers, literally grew up at camp, having begun as a Scout camper! Climbing the Coleman rungs through the years as CIT, assistant counselor, and then head counselor, the divisional director declares, “Nothing could be finer than to be a 49er!” Lexi, an elementary school counselor in the Oceanside School District, has an M.S. in education in school counseling. She interned with the American Camp Association while attending graduate school.

Michael Mayo

Michael Mayo

At Coleman Country Since 1999

Michael Mayo completes the threesome 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!”

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Michael Mayo completes the threesome 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!”

Sample Schedule

9:00 AM

Arrival

9:15 AM

Instructional Swim

Explore Aquatics
Campers wearing swim flippers.
10:00 AM

Line-Up

Group photo of 49ers all in the same camp shirt.
10:15 AM

Selective

Campers with a robot and a laptop.
11:00 AM

Lunch

11:30 AM

GaGa

Campers playing Gaga.
12:00 PM

Challenge Course

Smiling camper completes zip line
12:30 PM

Club

Explore Clubs
Campers doing crafts together.
1:15 PM

Free Swim

Two campers come out of waterslides
2:15 PM

Intramurals

Camper swings tennis racquet
3:00 PM

Archery

Counselor helping a camper with archery.
3:30 PM

Basketball

Two campers playing basketball
4:00 PM

Snack

Two campers eating popsicles together.
4:00 PM

Round-Up

Birds eye view of the baseball field.
4:20 – 4:30 PM

Dismissal

“When your kids leave happy – and come home happier – you’ve found their ‘happy place’! Thank you Coleman for so many smiles that keep on coming and for helping them Dream Big and reach their goals.”