Meet Our Directors
Scott Leonard – Director
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 there 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.
Scott’s passion for providing a safe and meaningful summer experience for every camper under his care is evident throughout all facets of camp. His strong camp background allows Scott to understand, firsthand the positive impact a summer can have on a child, and his dedication, passion, and enthusiasm for camp are the hallmarks of his leadership of Pocono Springs.
Annie Copp – Associate Director
Annie started at overnight camp at home in Canada at the early age of 8 and has been involved in camping ever since. She spent nine summers at Camp Laurel South in Maine where she held many roles from an Activity Specialist in both Ropes and Small Crafts, and a Campus Leader for 5 amazing summers. Annie has a Bachelors of Science from St. Francis Xavier University and Bachelor of Education degree from Crandall University in Canada. Annie spent 5 years teaching middle school and high school Math and Science before moving into the full-time role with Pocono Springs in 2016.
Annie is a founding member of the Pocono Springs family and has been an integral part of the development of our culture and program. As the Associate Director, Annie is involved in all aspects of the camp experience. Annie believes wholeheartedly in the impact the camp experience can have on the lives of our campers and staff. The social and life skills that campers leave camp with, along with the independence, confidence, friendships, and memories are something she believes are so valuable in a child’s development and she loves guiding our camp staff in developing these things for our campers.
Zach Aronson – Boys Head Counselor
Zach leads our Boys Side of camp with an infectious sense of fun and PSC Pride. Prior to Pocono Springs, Zach spent his summers at Camp Laurel South, starting as a camper then as the Adventure Director and ultimately a Campus Leader.
During the school year, Zach teaches 6th grade World History in Florida and enjoys cooking, climbing and exploring the outdoors. He feels lucky to spend his summers at Pocono Springs with his wife Annie, since it was at camp when they first met!
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!
Gui Alves – Operations Director
As a member of our full-time team, Gui manages the day-to-day operations of camp logistics. With a bachelor’s degree in Sports Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Camp Administration, Gui’s knowledge and understanding of Camp Operations makes him a true asset to Pocono Springs.
Throughout the year, Gui works to facilitate the coordination of our pre and post camp facility rental, partnering closely with our groups to ensure a customized and detail focused experience.