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 – 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.
Assistant Camp Director – Allan Pederson
Allan joined the Camp Bournedale staff in the summer of 2021 as Camp Director for the Day Camp. His experience in camping stretches back to 2003 where Allan first started his work at Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, Massachusetts.
Allan served as Tennis Department Head for over 11 years and then worked as Landsports Department Head for 2 years until he was tapped to be Assistant Director for the Teen Leadership program at CCSC. This program had over 140 campers ages 14 to 17 and over 40 staff that Allan helped direct in all aspects of leadership of campers and staff. Sadly, CCSC closed permanently in 2020 but that opened up a great opportunity for Allan to join everyone at Camp Bournedale and direct the Day Camp.
Allan is originally from Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware, a Masters degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. Currently Allan teaches fifth grade at Orleans Elementary School on Cape Cod and he resides in Brewster. He has a wife Jennifer and three children Chet (8), CJ (6) and Ivy (4) along with Rosie the dog! Chances are you’ll see them doing some type of sport on camp at all hours with them residing on camp in the summer. The whole family is a part of camp and they love it.
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.