Large adult staff leads the way.
At Eagle Hill, we provide exceptional care to the individual camper. Our experienced Directors are extremely “hands on” in their approach to working at camp and genuinely care about meeting the needs and interests of every Eagle Hill camper.
Our large adult staff is comprised of parents, teachers and coaches who work with children all year long. All of these adults are dedicated to keeping campers safe, active, and happy during each camp day. They are strong role models who provide high quality supervision and instruction every step of the way.
MEET THE EAGLE HILL LEADERSHIP
Jesse Scherer – Camp Director
Jesse has lived his entire life in and around the camping business. Starting as the youngest camper at Eagle Hill and rising through the ranks to become a waiter, counselor, Group Leader, Head Counselor and Camp Director, Jesse’s years of camp experience at Eagle Hill serve him well as he leads the camp through its fifth decade of operation under his family’s ownership. After receiving an undergrad and law degree, Jesse has spent the last 20 plus years running camp on a full time basis, recruiting campers and staff, developing the camp program during the off-season and directing the operations during the summer at camp itself. As the father of twins and career “camp person”, Jesse prides himself on taking the time to get to know each camper personally and has the ability to affect each camper’s experience with the individual camper’s needs in mind.
Toba Duggan – Assistant Director
Toba joins her brother Jesse each summer as an integral part of the management of Camp Eagle Hill. As the Operations Manager, Toba is involved with overseeing the workings of the camp’s kitchen, dining room, office, canteen, infirmary and laundry service. Toba is a 3rd Grade Teacher with the Mount Vernon Board of Education and the mother of three daughters, all of whom have been campers for many years at Eagle Hill. As a former camper and longtime staff member, Toba understands the value and worthwhile nature of the kind of camp experience children can have at Camp Eagle Hill.
Marie Wood – Assistant Director
Marie is thrilled to be a part of the Eagle Hill team. As the oldest of seven children and currently working professionally as a school teacher, Marie has been involved with the education and care of children her entire life. Marie holds certifications in elementary and special education from St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York as well as a certification in middle school math education from The University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Marie has worked with children of all ages and currently works as a gymnastics instructor with children from ten months of age through college-aged students. Marie has been teaching gymnastics for 15 years and has recently supervised the Eagle Hill gymnastics program in addition to her responsibilities as the camp’s Program Director. Marie has worked with Girl Scouting groups, Cheerleading groups and many, many other groups over the years. New and different experiences are the absolute best way to learn, grow and gain opportunities, in Marie’s opinion. Marie is excited to bring to camp that which she has learned through her vast experiences and enjoys contributing to the growth of Eagle Hill’s wonderful group of campers and staff while continuing to add to her own personal growth through her work at camp.
Michael Rivlin – Camp Administrator
Summer camp has been a key staple in Michael’s life ever since he was a young boy. Having spent over thirteen years as a camper and five years as a staff member at day and overnight camps throughout the East Coast, he knows firsthand what makes the camp experience so memorable and magical. Before moving into a camp administrative position this past season, Michael worked directly with campers of a wide age range for several summers. Michael truly enjoyed being the leader of a large group of campers and helping individual campers to enjoy all that a summer at camp has to offer. This experience, together with all of his camp experiences, has sparked an interest in furthering his love for camp life and driven him to embark on a career in the camp industry. Michael is very excited to join the team at Camp Eagle Hill.
Craig Diamond – Arts Director/Woodworking Instructor
Craig loves camp in every way! He loves to share his outdoor experiences with the campers from nature walks and geology to keeping the telescope out late at night to look at the rings of Saturn. Making traditional furniture using only hand tools is what Craig does during the year. His experience in the field of woodworking gives our program an edge over traditional woodworking programs. Teaching children as a lifelong educator, Craig is bringing it back full circle with his unique program that challenges campers to think for themselves and solve problems. An active sailor and chef, summers are the best time of year because they’re spent with a great family at Eagle Hill.