• John H. Collins Owner

    John Collins, Jr. was born and raised on the Badger property with camp taking place in his backyard for his entire life. John attended camp himself, followed by his four children, and today, his two grandchildren can be seen roaming the property as proud Badger campers. Year round, John Collins is the head coach of the nationally ranked Badger Swim Club. Read more.

  • John H. Collins 3rd Executive Director

    John Collins III is a third generation Badger Director who attended camp since he was a tot, moving up the ranks to counselor, lifeguard and assistant director, before going on to become the Executive Director, as he remains today. He learned the how to manage and direct the camp first hand from Badger founder, his grandmother, Ruth Collins. Read More.

  • Jay Ceballos
    Jay Ceballos Swim Coordinator & Director of Special Events

    Jay Ceballos has worked at Badger Day Camp for more than 12  years, and works year round with Badger as an integral member of Swim School staff teaching young swimmers how to develop their stroke technique. Jay is a Teaching Assistant for Middle School Physical Education and also coaches girls soccer. Read more.

  • Shaina Ferguson Assistant Director

    Shaina has been part of the Badger team since 2012! She began as an assistant counselor, then a head counselor and now on the administrative team. She recently graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelors Degree in Education and Human Services. Read More.

  • Audrey Bruno Assistant Director

    Audrey has always known that her calling was to work in education. A graduate of St. John’s University with a BA in Elementary Education with a Master’s Degree in Literacy Education from The College of New Rochelle. Audrey began her career in New York City in 1998 as a First Grade Teacher. Read more.

  • James Horan
    James Horan Sports Director
    James grew up on Long Island and attended Plainview-Old Bethpage High School where he played soccer, football, and baseball. He played Division III Football at Alfred University and obtained his Masters Degree in Physical Education from Hofstra University.  Read More
  • Denise Geertgens Arts Director

     Denise is excited to join the Badger team this summer! She comes to us with many years of experience working with children. Denise began her teaching career in 2005, working in the Bronx as a second and third grade teacher. Read More