Meet Our Owners

Gordon Josey – Owner & Director

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Gordon Josey has more than 25 years of camping experience in both day and overnight camping. He started working in camping in 1990 as a counselor, before becoming Head Counselor and Associate Director of various camps in Pennsylvania and Maine. For the past 16 years, Gordon has been the owner/director of a prestigious overnight camp in West Virginia called Camp Twin Creeks. Gordon has been running Breezemont for the past 4 years, bringing his enthusiasm and years of expertise to this innovative day camp. Gordon feels truly lucky to have found his summer home at Breezemont and is committed to providing a safe and fun environment for campers. Gordon attending college in Edinburgh Scotland studying Physical Education and Sport Coaching and has a 11 year old son who also attends overnight camp in PA.

Tony Stein – Owner

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Tony Stein is a 3rd generation Owner/Director of Camp Echo Lake, on overnight camp in the Adirondack Mountains, which was started by his grandparents in 1946. Tony’s spent his first summer at camp when he was two months old and has been the director of Echo Lake since 1995. He has served on the American Camp Association’s National Board of Directors, been President of the ACA’s New York Section, and has served on the Board of Directors of Project Morry since its inception in 1996. Tony is driven by his belief that summer camp is an entirely unique and transformative experience for children.

Mark Newfield – Owner

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Mark Newfield is the Owner/Director of Iroquois Springs, a co-ed overnight camp in Rock Hill, NY since 2001. Mark has spent his entire life in camping and is a firm believer in the value of camping and its benefits for children. In addition to his work with Iroquois Springs, Mark has held several positions on the Board of Directors for the American Camp Association, as well as his work with the Foundation for Jewish Camp as a mentor for two newly formed camp programs throughout the country. He maintains a hands-on approach and truly cares about the experiences of every camper. Mark draws from his years of camping knowledge and expertise to develop programs, hire staff, recruit families, and provide exceptional summers for his campers.

Meet the Team

Jeff Rocco

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Jeff Rocco has been working with kids for as long as he can remember. After attending college he ran after school programs in New York City and spent 9 summers working at Camp Twin Creeks, a sleep away camp in West Virginia. During those years he worked as Artistic Director of the Christian Youth Theater, then toured with StarQuest International Dance Competitions and is happy that he has landed at Breezemont Day Camp.

Matt Pritikin

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Camp is in my blood. I’ve spent at least one month at a summer camp for 20 years of my life! I spent my first 6 years out of college working in the corporate world in NYC. After watching my oldest brother Andy have great success in camping and seeing first hand how powerful an impact he’s made for families in his community, I knew I wanted to follow in his foot steps. Camp had such a profound influence on me and I want to share that experience with as many children as possible. I’m thrilled to be at Breezemont Day Camp where I’m heading up marketing and community engagement. I can’t wait to meet you and introduce you to all the great things going on here at Breezemont.

Walter Kowalcyzk

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Wally works full-time as the Operations Director. He oversees pre and post camp operations. Wally graduated from Briarcliff High School and went to Mercy College, where he played baseball and majored in Criminal Justice. In his spare time, Wally is the assistant coach for Briarcliff’s varsity baseball team and enjoys following New York area sports teams.

Sandy Parent

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I started working for Gordon and Camp Twin Creeks year-round 15 years ago, and I enjoy connecting with so many wonderful camp families and staff members. Because of the camp experience, I was introduced to my husband and we have two daughters who also get to enjoy summer camp. My oldest daughter has learned to swim, play gaga, scale the climbing wall and loves hitting the bullseye in archery. My youngest daughter had her first day camp experience last summer making new friends and learning to swim like her big sister. I know they both have an amazing time at camp, learning new skills in a safe environment and it is so special to watch them grow each summer.