Rachel joined the team as Director of Shibley Day Camp in Fall 2015. Since the age of three, Rachel has been attending camp. She started at a local day camp followed by overnight camp. After many years as a camper, she transitioned to the role of counselor and then leadership staff. After graduating from Penn State with a B.A. in Public Relations/ Advertising, she spent eight years working in PR. Realizing that her true passion is camp, she returned to camping in the summer position of Operations Director of a co-ed residential camp.
In Fall of 2009, Rachel joined the full-time staff of an all-girls overnight camp in NH. As Associate Director, she worked closely with families throughout the year and was responsible for the Program Team/Office over the summer. Rachel is very involved with the camping industry. She is active in the American Camp Association as she has served on the Tri-State Camp Conference Program planning committee and is also a standards visitor. Additionally, she has worked closely with Project Morry, a year-round youth development organization, where she has served as their Spring event chair.
Simply put, she loves camp. It’s the best way to spend a summer – creating friendships, learning new skills and being part of a summer family. Please email her at Rachel@shibleydaycamp.com for more information about camp!
Heath joined the Shibley team as Associate Director in Fall 2017. He is a lifelong camper and experienced classroom teacher. He has been on staff at day camp on Long Island since 1995, on the Leadership Team since 2001 and a full time camp professional since 2009. Heath has a Masters in Elementary Education from Long Island University and a degree in Chemistry from Union College.
Heath’s passion is for creating a camp program and culture where all children (and staff) take risks, explore interests, make friends and discover who they want to be. He is an active member of the American Camp Association as a standards visitor in the accreditation process of camps. Heath also regularly attends and participates in industry events and conferences in order to find ways to further improve the camp experience.
Heath met his wife Lauren while both working as day camp counselors and they have two beautiful daughters, Alexa and Sari who attend Shibley in the summer. He can be reached at email@example.com and loves talking to new families, current families, alumni, staff and ANYONE who wants to discuss camp (or Star Wars or Rock n’ Roll or the Mets!)
Director of Administration & Transportation
Robert Kulchin has been a part of Shibley Day Camp his entire life. He grew up at camp and worked many seasons at Shibley while going to school. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree in business administration from Adelphi University and his law degree from Hofstra Law School. Add to the credits above Bob’s instincts for working with children and it’s easy to see why he figures so importantly in so many areas at camp.
Equally adapted to sports programs as he is to office administration, Bob has worked as a counselor, sports specialist, swim instructor, group leader and administrator. When not performing functions like these, he lends his business expertise to all facets of Shibley’s administrative agenda. The two most-often heard words in the busy month before camp begins each year are, “Ask Bob!” Our multi-talented head of administration can handle it all – and does, year after year.
Randi Chase joined the Shibley family in 1994 as a specialist at the camp’s Sports Complex. The following year Randi was promoted to Group Leader and she hasn’t looked back! In Fall 2016, Randi joined the Shibley year-round team as Assistant Director.
Randi received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, where she played on the Varsity Basketball team and served as Student Director of the Cornell Intramural Athletic program. Randi went on to study the field of Sports Management at St. John’s University.
Shibley has become a second home for Randi, where her three children spent their summers as campers and counselors. Randi has maintained lasting friendships with her campers and their families, and considers the staff extended family. Spending summers with Shibley campers is not a job to Randi – it is her passion!
Billy joined Shibley Day Camp in the spring of 2017 as our Facilities Director. He has spent more than 25 years working in the outdoor/marine industry including stints as a whitewater rafting guide, ski patrolman, ropes course facilitator, boat captain, and dockmaster. Billy oversees the entire property and is our Certified Pool Operator responsible for maintaining the four heated and filtered pools – that’s over a quarter million gallons of pool water each summer!
Billy has resided in Port Washington with his family for 10 years. As a camp parent he loved the physical environment that his children were spending their summer days in and they loved their camp experience! The first time he turned in to camp from Warner Ave. and drove down the road surrounded by trees, he was amazed. Like most people, he could not believe that this property exists here in Roslyn. When a position opened, Billy was excited to join the full time team and now he spends the entire year caring for our beautiful facility. He looks forward to summer all year long!
Shibley summer staff are hired and trained through a rigorous process which includes personal interviews with directors, background checks, required references and extensive training. We hire excellent teachers, coaches, parents & students who love to work with children and are passionate about providing them with an outstanding camp experience. Many staff members began at Shibley as young campers and/or have worked on staff for 15+ years!