The Badger Team

  • 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.

  • Stephanie Goodwin Administrative Director

    Stephanie Goodwin holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Management with a minor in coaching from the New York State University at Brockport. Stephanie joined the administrative team last summer and has been in the office throughout the year. Stephanie has attended various camps in the past and has been working with children for 8 years. She is looking forward to another amazing and fun packed summer! Read More.

  • Shaina Ferguson Administrative Director

    Shaina has been part of the Badger team for six years. She began in 2012 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. She is now pursuing her masters degree at Lehman college for school counseling. She is excited for another summer at Badger! 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.