“The Force Behind It All”
Edmund Dee returns to Next Level for a 2nd Season. “Big Ed” (as he has known at Next Level) is a graduate of Iona College and holds a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Mercy College. Ed has eleven years of school counseling experience, and has spent the past five years working as a guidance counselor at Regis High School in Manhattan. Prior to Next Level, Ed has spent the two summers working as camp liason/head counselor at the Field Club Camp in Greenwich, Ct. He loves music, running, and sports, and lives in New Rochelle with his wife and two daughters. Ed simply loves working with young people and is excited to bring his experiences to the Next Level!
Scott Gilberti also return to Next Level. Scott currently works as a Physical Education teacher at in the Mamaroneck School System. Scott is also the Varsity Head Coach of the Mamaroneck Wrestling team and oversees Larchmont-Mamroneck Youth wrestling club. Scott loves all aspects of camp spending over 10 summers as camper and head counselor a variety of camps.
Ed Metzendorf, founder and director of Next Level Camp for Girls and Next Level Camp for Boys, is admittedly a camp geek who spent many memorable summers as a camper and counselor before spending three years as a director at Westcoast Connection, where he created the sports and travel division. In 2000, he caught the start-up wave with Bunk1.com, a summer camp technology company that he developed with other former campers to help camp directors with registration, administration, communication and back-office issues. While at Bunk1.com, Ed visited more than 200 camps across North America and was a frequent lecturer at camp conferences. Ed is on the Board of The Summer Camp and very involved in Camp Champions which both give kids from less fortunate environments the opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience.
Ed was a 2-time Captain of his College Tennis team and currently coaches the Hunter College Tennis TeamsAdditionally, he is very involved in both the Mamaroneck Soccer and Basketball Leagues.
Ed lives in Larchmont with his wife Beth (a Social Worker and former Division Leader at Camp Scatico) and his two daughters, Kate (13) and Julia (10). Ed and his staff look forward to creating memories, friendships and most importantly many smiles!