Summer Trails Leadership Team

Joe Bucello

Athletic Director

We are excited to welcome Joe
back to camp. He first joined us in
2001 as a member of our Sports
staff. He has coached youth
baseball in addition to high school
football, wrestling and lacrosse.
While not at camp, Joe works at a
NYC Montessori Charter School.

Victoria Dosso

Upper Grove Group Leader (3rd and Up)

Victoria has been a part of the
Summer Trails family since 1996
when she started as a camper. She
became a staff member in 2005 and
joined the Leadership Team in 2012
as the Lower Grove Assistant Group
Leader. She is currently the Upper
Grove Group Leader and Southwoods
Trip Co-Leader. In between camp
seasons, Victoria teaches math at the
high school level.

Joe Grillo

Head Coach

Coach Grillo, the anchor of our
Baseball Program, brings his supreme
baseball knowledge, enormous
experience and true passion for the
game. He was drafted in the 70ʼs and
played in the Texas Ranger system and
was the Varsity Baseball Coach at
Byram Hills High School. Joeʼs focus is
on skill development, drills and
individual camper growth.

Kristen Johannes

Head Lifeguard

Kristen has been part of the
Summer Trails family since 1994
first as a camper, then counselor,
lifeguard, swim instructor and now
Head Lifeguard and Southwoods
Trip Co-Leader. Kristen teaches
Middle School science during the
winter months.

Louise Ehrmann

Little Grove
Group Leader
(PreK and K)

Louise has been part of the Summer
Trails family since 2012. Louise
worked as a lawyer prior to starting
her family and working at camp. She
began camp as a Climbing Wall
Specialist and helped out with our
Sports Program. She is excited to
be heading up our Tennis clinic this
summer. We welcome Louise to the
Leadership Team this year as the
Little Grove Group Leader.

Debi Kelly

Year Round Team Member

Aquatics and Program Director

Debi considers Summer Trails her
second home spending more than 25
summers at camp as both a camper
and staff. In addition to being Program
Director and running our pool, Debi
oversees our Extended Day Program.
Debi joined the Summer Trails full-time
team in the Fall of 2008.

Dan Kreiness

Director & Creative Arts Director

Dan has been a member of the
Summer Trails family since he was in
Nursery Boys and has been on staff
since 1996. He has experience in
many aspects of camp such as being
a group counselor, activity specialist,
Baseball Camp Program Coordinator,
and he is currently the LIT and
Creative Arts Director. Dan is a
Reading Intervention Specialist during
the school year.

Christine Wedvik

Lower Grove
Group Leader
(1st and 2nd)

Christine has been part of Summer
Trails since 2000 when she was as
the Nature Specialist. In 2009
Christine joined the Leadership
Team as the Lower Grove Group
Leader. During the winter months,
Christine teaches a combination
PreK and K class.

Jamie & Dave Sirkin

- Owners/Directors -

Jamie completed her undergrad at Indiana University and then received a Master's of Social Work from NYU. As a camp “lifer” she has spent over 30 summers at camp, more than a decade as a Camp Administrator. Jamie is committed to positively impacting children through the summer camp experience.


Dave Parent

- Year Round Team Member -
- Baseball General Manager -

- Operations -

Dave joined the Summer Trails Staff
in 2008. During the winter, Dave fills
the role of Controller including
Accounting and Operations. In the
summer, when he doesn't have a mitt
in his hand he manages our office and
maintenance staff and coordinates
camp transportation.


Andrea and Scott Ralls
- Owners -

Andrea and Scott have dedicated their professional lives to empowering children. Between them they have more than 50 years teaching and camp experience. They spend their summer in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains at Southwoods the premier residential 4-week children’s camp that they have founded, own, and direct.

Ann & Dave Silverstein

Judy & Marty Davidson

Pauline & Jim Durling

- Founders -

Ann, Dave, Judy, Marty, Pauline and Jim banded together in 1974 to start a small camp named Summer Trails.  Five of them being teachers, they looked to continue to impact lives of children during their summer vacations from school.  They landed here in Granite Springs at the doorstep of Dr. Molly Cohl.  Dr. Molly Cohl had previously run a small camp and petting zoo on this property.  They fell in love with the site and started work immediately on opening camp.  Decades later Summer Trails has grown to accommodate campers age 3-14, offer a wide variety of programs, and impact the lives of thousands of Westchester families.  With their ingenuity Summer Trails has become the benchmark in day camping.