Meet Our Directors

Scott & Dani – Directors

Scott and Dani’s passion for providing a safe and meaningful summer experience for every camper under their care is evident throughout all facets of camp. Their strong camp background allows them both to understand firsthand the positive impact a summer can have on a child. 

Scott’s camp story began at Iroquois Springs, where he spent every summer of his childhood developing a true love and passion for overnight camp. Scott knew from an early age that camp was going to play a significant part in his life even after his camper days were over.

Upon graduating from Boston University with a degree in Human Physiology, Scott was eager to return to his roots and assumed a full-time position in the camp industry. Working at Woodmont Day Camp, a private day camp in Rockland County, Scott spent 8 years as an Assistant Director which provided him a unique directorial perspective, allowing him to draw on both his day and overnight camp backgrounds.

Additionally, Scott is an active member of the American Camp Association where his role as an ACA Lead Visitor offers him the opportunity to work closely with fellow ACA Accredited Camps, advising and verifying their compliance with those safety standards necessary for accreditation.

Dani has “sipped the camp bug-juice” since boarding the camp bus at 5 years old. Upon graduating Lehigh University with an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in both Social Research and Childhood Education, Dani entered the professional camp world and has worked full-time in the camp industry for the past 15 years. Dani is an active volunteer with the American Camp Association, a speaker at the annual Tri-State Camp Conference and serves on the SCOPE Dinner Committee.

Reach out to Scott Leonard: scott@poconospringscamp.com   
Reach out to Dani Suchow: dani@poconospringscamp.com

 

Mary Pat Draddy, LMSW – Program Director

Mary Pat spends her summers at Pocono Springs as our Program Director, overseeing the planning and implementation of camp program activities and special events. With a Master’s in Social Work from New York University, Mary Pat takes pride in creating and delivering a summer program filled with activities that are rooted in the social and emotional growth and well being of each camper.

When she’s not at camp, Mary Pat enjoys living in New York City with her husband and two children, both of whom are proud PSC campers!