West Creek, NJ
10th Year at Camp
New Jersey Southern Regional High School teacher, football and basketball coach; nominated for 2014-15 New Jersey Teacher of the Year. 2021 Winner of District Teacher of the Year and a finalist for New Jersey Governor’s Educator of the Year. Played quarterback and punter for Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. Has coached football, basketball and track. Won the 2014-15 South Jersey Coach of the year award. Has spent more than a decade in charge of the New Jersey Southern Regional School’s extended school year special education program. Coach Fierro is “the man” and infuses positive energy into every aspect of Laurel athletics!
34th Year at Camp
A true Laurel lifer, Geoff has spent every summer at camp. Geoff returns once again to the shores of Echo Lake as our Waterfront Director having previously worked as the Co-Program Director, head of small crafts and sailing counselor. He graduated Rochester Institute of Technology where he captained the sailing team. Geoff brings a lifetime of Laurel knowledge to our waterfront! Congrats to Geoff on his recent engagement to former Laurel Campus Leader and Climbing Head Kat McClain!
Adventure and InterArts Director
19th Year at Camp
Drury College graduate. Teaches building trades at San Juan College in New Mexico. Zack is the perfect fit for overseeing our adventure program – climbing, aerial park, mountain biking and outdoor tripping. Also manages our vast InterArts department encompassing performing, visual and culinary arts! Ensures that each aspect of our highly structured adventure and arts programs is safe, exciting and fun. Welcome back, Zack, who recently completed his MBA!
Boca Raton, FL
4th Year at Camp
Corey is the head coach of Pine Crest School’s varsity tennis teams. In 2021 he coached his boys varsity team to an undefeated season and state championship, the second in school history. He’s the former women’s tennis head coach at Hunter College and adds a decade of coaching experience to Laurel tennis. He was head tennis coach of Berkeley Carroll in Brooklyn and was tennis director at a Long Island Country Club. Corey was a gold medalist in doubles at the NYS Empire State games, a silver medalist at the JCC Maccabi Games, posted a .750 winning percentage at Gettysburg College before transferring and playing club tennis at Syracuse. We’re thrilled and proud to have Corey’s experience and knowledge at the Laurel Tennis Center.
Dee Dee Turnquest
A University of Central Florida graduate, DeeDee is back for summer #4 at the Laurel Equestrian Center. She previously merged her two passions – psychology and riding – in a children’s equine therapy program. DeeDee is experienced in hunter/jumper and dressage. A longtime competitive hunter/jumper coach in Florida, it’s great to have Dee Dee back!