Meet Our Camp Directors
– Camp Bournedale Summer Camp for Boys
With a camper to staff ratio of better than 3 to 1, Camp Bournedale’s staff is composed of carefully selected sports instructors, coaches, health care professionals, graduates and students from the leading colleges and universities from all over the World. Each staff member undergoes an intensive interview process, which includes a thorough background check with State and Federal Agencies. Each Counselor takes part in an extensive orientation process run by Senior Staff prior to each summer. Our entire staff strives to provide our campers with the best possible summer experience of their lives. There is a strong feeling of community at Camp Bournedale, and everyone, staff and campers alike, becomes part of our Camp Bournedale family which helps to ensure a meaningful, fun and productive summer for all. View Our Photo Gallery.
Owner/Camp Director – Arnie Gerson
My parents, Sam and Anne Gerson, purchased Bournedale in 1939. As a youngster I was a camper, counselor in training (CIT), counselor and then Director. It has been a labor of love for all these years. I attended Tufts College where I was quite active in sports being basketball captain and all New England in baseball.
My graduate work was in education and I obtained an EdM in guidance from Harvard University. I was a teacher and high school counselor for seventeen years. After this I wanted to devote my full time to Camp Bournedale and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey.
We developed an exciting environmental center, a college retreat facility and we also host corporate activities in the off season. My primary interests are still sports and seeing Bournedale campers enjoy camp as a catalyst to develop into happy and productive adults. It has been an extreme pleasure to see not only today’s campers grow, but to see the effect camp has had on our Bournedale alumni who have become significant contributors and leaders in their communities.
Day Camp Director
John Lyman is a dynamic member of the Camp Bournedale staff. He has over 30 years of experience in all forms of camping including day, overnight, sports and trip camps. A graduate of SUNY Courtland, John also holds two graduatedegrees in Education from Salem State University and from Lesley University. He retired after 20 years of teaching math and science at the middle school level to return to a career in camping.
John has been coming to Camp Bournedale for over 20 years initially as part of the Outdoor Environmental Education Program. His favorite camp activities include team sports, fishing, paddle sports and swimming. John and his wife Gale enjoy living on the shores of Great Herring Pond and being part of Camp Bournedale’s fun family atmosphere.
Assistant Camp Director – Darin Fabrizio
Darin has been a key member of the Camp Bournedale Full Time Staff for over twenty years. His background and interest in all sports be it water or land lend them selves well to his role as Waterfront/Assistant Director during the summer season. Overnight camping has been a part of Darin’s life since he was 8 years old going from Boy Scouts to Residential Summer Camps.
Darin joined the Bournedale Staff during his college years as a sailing instructor and has been with us every summer since. He became a member of the year round staff in 1987 upon graduation and has been an active member of the Plymouth, Massachusetts community ever since.
Darin, a graduate of Boston College with a degree in Business Management is the Chief Financial Officer during the off-season at Camp Bournedale. While not at his desk Darin enjoys spending time with his two beautiful Daughters and his wife. They are a true “Camp Family” and really look forward to every summer season at Camp Bournedale.