The Weequahic Experience

Summer Camp Directors and Staff

Cole & Kate Kelly, Directors

Hello! Thanks for stopping by to learn a little more about us. We are thrilled to introduce you to Weequahic as well as let you know about our vision for the camp, our philosophy on working with children, and our experience

Weequahic must be a safe, fun, and exciting place for children. Our campers build incredible friendships, learn new skills, and live in a community that cares for them. With the help of our experienced and supportive summer camp staff, we build a warm sense of family every day at Weequahic.

Speaking of family, we have a rambunctious one of our own. Twelve year old Cole, ten year old Jack, and eight year old Luke love summer camp as much as we do. We are excited to raise our children alongside those of our camp families every summer.

We’ve enjoyed many years in camping and education as both directors and coaches. We directed prestigious camps for both girls and boys in New England for 7 years. Prior to joining the camp world, Kate spent 4 years directing a dorm and coaching at Northfield Mt. Hermon, earned a Masters of Education from Harvard, and was a three time captain of the Dartmouth women’s soccer team.

Cole spent the years before choosing the life of a summer camp director earning an MBA from the University of Georgia as well as a M. Ed from the University of Virginia. He also served as two time captain and, later, assistant coach of Virginia’s men’s golf team.

So, now you know a little bit more about us. We would like to learn about you and your interest in our summer camp for kids. Please give us a call (877.899.9695) or send us a note if we can help with any questions. We would be happy to get to know you and your camper soon.

Sue Baldwin, Assistant Director

We are thrilled to have Sue Baldwin serve as our Assistant Director. A standout collegiate student athlete, Sue finished her soccer career as a team captain, first team All American and Academic All American at Dartmouth College.

Sue moved on to coach soccer at Stanford University and the University of Virginia before entering the summer camp profession in 2003. Since that time, Sue has served as athletics director, program coordinator, staffing director and assistant director at several prestigious youth camps.

During each winter, Sue works closely with Cole on identifying, interviewing and hiring the best staff in camping while also working with Kate on creating an incredible summer program for each camper to enjoy. When not talking camp, Sue’s four very energetic children keep her very busy and all look forward to their summers at Weequahic!

Founding Family

Camp Weequahic was founded in 1953 by Art and Mollie Lustig. The moment you walk into the Weequahic Rec Hall, see all of the plaques from years past and catch a glimpse of the large eye-catching flag with only 48 stars….you can’t help but feel the rich history and tradition of Camp Weequahic. The ideal with which summer camp was started – to provide the best in a kids camp – still holds true today, over 60 years after their first campers spent their summer with them in Lakewood, Pennsylvania. Camp had been under the directorship of the same family for more than five decades. As a premier residential camp in Pennsylvania, Camp Weequahic continued its success as Art and Mollie’s daughter Gail, daughter and son-in-law Joan and Buddy, and their daughter Shari maintained its traditions.

Summer Camp Staff

Camp Weequahic takes extreme pride in and continues to be acknowledged for its superior, mature and caring summer camp staff. Our key supervisory staff, who return year after year, provide the foundation that ensures our kids camp is both active and safe. This group is supported by over 70 upper level college students who are interviewed and selected by the directors.