Staff Bios

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Larry Marantz, Owner, has operated summer camps in NY & NJ since 1988. He recently retired from the NYC Dept. of Education after teaching English for 25 years. The father of 3 teen-age boys, (all born and raised in camp), Larry has been a respected innovator in the day camp business.

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Kathy McBride, Executive Director, in her 6th year as director is a lifelong Staten Islander with 3 teen boys. Kathy has taught pre-school for many years. She is not only a director but also has the huge task of being the camp‘s office manager and activity director.

Jessica Giacci, Director, Jessica has been RCDC’s camp director for 11 years and even a counselor for years before that. A lifelong Staten Islander, Jessica has taught 3rd grade for the DOE. for more than ten years. She and her husband Mike recently welcomed their 2nd child and first daughter. Jessica, oversees the health and safety of our campers & Staff.

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Mike O’Hanlan, Director, has taught Physical Education in Brooklyn’s Lincoln HS since 2001. Mike has also supervised the Big Apple games on Staten Island and was once a camp counselor at RCDC. Mike, and his DOE Administrator wife Erin, have 3 young children and live in Westerleigh. He specializes in bringing his love of athletics and physical fitness to our campers.

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Danielle Hepkins, Director, is in her 9th year at RCDC. She is currently a licensed early childhood teacher. An accomplished college athlete, she currently coaches basketball for a NYC HS. She brings an abundance of spirit & enthusiasm to our campers. She organizes and leads all of the camp’s special events.

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Shawn “Skat’s The Clown” Glancy, for most families, Shawn is the very first person to greet you and your children at one of our many open houses. His balloon art is legendary at RCDC, as is his magic, face painting, and good humor. Now in his 17th year with us, Shawn and wife Marissa, recently became parents to a 1 year old baby boy.

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Dianna Mullady, Camp RN, now in her 2nd year as RCDC’s medical director, Dianna has been a NCY DOE school nurse for 23 years.

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Brian McBride, Camp facilities co-coordinator, now in his sixth summer at RCDC, Brian has become one of our most irreplaceable, hard-working employees. As Assistant Facilities coordinator, his “behind the scenes” efforts and ability to withstand the daily rantings of his boss make him an invaluable member of our family.

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Julio Echevarria, Transportation coordinator: Now in his 4th year at RCDC, Julio is responsible for all of the transportation logistics at camp. Currently a NYC DOE yellow- school bus driver, Julio has the difficult task of balancing director specifications with parental demands. The new father of a toddler, Julio also runs the camp kitchen.

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Chris & Joe – Head Counselors

Chris Caputo, a recent college graduate and soon to be NYC science teacher, has been a valued senior counselor at RCDC for the past 5 summers. His keen observational skills and calm demeanor has made him a camper & parent favorite.

Joe Ruggerio, a communication major, graduating next year, is also a 5 year veteran of   RCDC. His gregarious personality and love for children makes him a natural camp leader.

Both Chris & Joe assist our directors with every aspect of the camp’s operation. Their experience as group counselors enable them to assist staff members and recognize our camper’s needs.