Directors & Staff

Gary, Barbara & Steve Bloom

A Family Affair! For sixty-eight years, the Bloom family has been dedicated to enriching children’s lives through the camp experience. Our family is incredibly excited to share our summers with you!

Steve Bloom, joined his parents, Gary & Barbara Bloom, in 2011 as Playland’s third generation of Blooms.  Steve lives on campus year round with his wife and four year old son.

The Playland staff is comprised of teachers, college and high school students. Staff members are selected for their maturity, ability, experience and sincere love for children. Many of our counselors are Camp Playland alumni and we have a high rate of returning counselors each year. This enhances the feeling of a camp family.

Matt Dudics


Mary Garesche

Assistant Director

Vivi Torres

Pre-K Division Leader

Lynnet Karamanian

Pre-K Division Leader

Caitlyn VanDeusen

Kindergarten Division Leader

Rachel Cuesta

Kindergarten Division Leader

Kimmy Loop

Lower Camp Division Leader

Emma Zachary

Lower Camp Division Leader

Rachel Wolfe

Middle Camp Division Leader

Sam White

Middle Camp Division Leader

Izzy Weiss

Upper Camp Girls Division Leader

RJ Cavaliero

Upper Camp Boys Division Leader

Jon Zajdel

Aquatics Director

Matt Turek

Athletics Director