Program Area Directors
New Market, MD
26th Year at Camp
Going on his third decade at Laurel – camping’s best Director of Athletics is our man Tom Lang! Oversees our 50-person athletic department. Former Big East basketball player at Georgetown; now a PE teacher and high school hoops coach in Maryland. Tom’s father was the Athletic Director at Georgetown. Quite a pedigree! Tom’s joined each summer by his wife Stacey and their 4 boys. Everyone loves having the Langs in our Laurel family.
West Creek, NJ
Associate Athletic Director
8th Year at Camp
New Jersey Southern Regional High School teacher and football and basketball coach; nominated for the 2014-15 New Jersey Teacher of the Year award. Has coached more than 40 seasons, including 13 years of Football, Basketball and Track & Field. Won the 2014-15 South Jersey Coach of the year award and earned his 100th career basketball victory in 2016-17. Has spent more than 10 years in charge of the Southern Regional School’s extended school year special education program. Is excited to infuse positive energy into every aspect of Laurel athletics this summer. Welcome home, Coach!
39th Year at Camp
Biology teacher and coach at St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island. Master’s from Syracuse University. Grew up as a camper at Laurel; met her husband Warren here in 1980. Makes safety and fun the hallmarks of Laurel’s waterfront while overseeing swim, small crafts and waterskiing. Thirty-ninth year at camp. Unofficial camp historian. Ask her anything about Camp Laurel! So great to have her on our team!
Adventure and Inter-Arts Director
17th Year at Camp
Drury College graduate. Teaches high school art and adventure in Aztec, New Mexico. Perfect for overseeing our adventure program – climbing, aerial park, mountain biking and outdoor tripping. Also manages our vast inter-arts department encompassing performing, visual and culinary arts! Ensures that each aspect of our highly structured adventure and arts programs is safe, exciting and fun.
2nd Year at Camp
Head Interscholastic Equestrian Association Coach at Mt. Holyoke College. Norwich University graduate. Professional riding coach for many years with five years coaching hunter and jumpers. Certified instructor in Massachusetts; has managed several top boarding, training and breeding facilities. After a successful 2016, looks forward to leading Laurel Equestrian for the second time. Welcome back, Kendall!
Sao Paulo, Brazil
15th Year at Camp
Former head tennis coach at Bethel College. Three-time conference Coach of the Year. Now runs his own Tennis Academy in Sao Paulo. Former standout collegiate player; ranked as a Brazilian junior. Back for his 15th year at Laurel; “Gus” is a tennis stalwart and camp favorite.
Associate Tennis Director
3rd Year at Camp
Former head men’s and women’s tennis coach at the University of Rhode Island. Currently coaches Bethune Cookman’s DI team. Not only a top-level coach, she was a top-ranked singles player at Rollins College and has a USTA mixed doubles championship to her name. We’re so excited to have Val back in summer #3 to continue the tradition of high level and professional tennis instruction on the Laurel hardcourts!