OUR DIRECTORS AND SENIOR STAFF
PETER R. CORBIN, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR – Peter received his Master of Education and Master of Arts degrees from Columbia Teachers College specializing in counseling and a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University majoring in psychology. Peter spent 20 years at a traditional New England summer camp advancing through the ranks to a leadership position as Head Counselor and Program Director. Prior to founding Corbin’s Crusaders, Peter was Director of BILLDAVE Sports Club.
WENDY CORBIN, CO-DIRECTOR – Prior to joining Corbin’s Crusaders, Wendy was the Director of the Children’s Division at Ford Models, Inc. Wendy has over 10 years of New England summer camp experience, culminating most recently as a Camp Director. Wendy is Peter’s wife and mother of their twin boys; she naturally complements the Corbin’s Crusaders family atmosphere.
RICHARD LOWE, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS -After receiving his college degree in business and sports management, Rick traveled the world from his native England to compete and coach international lacrosse. Rick worked at a New England summer camp for 10 years as a Sports Director. Rick has been with Corbin’s Crusaders from the beginning and knows the children, families, and the program inside out. Rick and his wife, Lisa, have three children and his experience and fun-loving attitude are key components to Corbin’s Crusaders.
MANNY BATTEN, CAMPUS LEADER – Growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the 1990′s, Basketball was king. Manny Batten honed his skills on the blacktop and along with great academics, was able to parlay that into a full scholarship to the Cardigan Mountain boarding school in Canaan, NH. While there he was an all league basketball player, and picked up Lacrosse and Football as well. He then went on to the Lawrenceville School in Princeton, NJ to become a three sport athlete. He chose Lacrosse ultimately because it combined the agility and skills that he learned on the basketball court and the toughness displayed on the gridiron. It proved to be the best decision because Manny ended up being a member of the nation’s top recruiting class of the Division One National Champion Loyola University Greyhounds. His love and adoration for sports and children have made him an integral part of the Corbin’s Crusaders. Manny is married with 3 children who attend camp and, in addition to his phenomenal coaching skills, he is a long standing camp character and leader on campus all summer long.
Our ‘Mighty’ Staff
Since we run year-round athletic programs for NYC and Westchester Schools in addition to camp, we have a full-time Leadership Team that is experienced and knowledgeable. Many are parents and all understand that each child’s safety is the most critical issue.
Seasonal staff are carefully vetted and hired for their skills and enthusiasm for working with and being role models for the children in their care.
Our week-long training for camp staff takes place in June. We focus on our philosophy of building character and provide staff with the tools to manage, engage and motivate campers.
Many of our staff return year after year and our ‘farm system’ of our own Counselors-In-Training provides excellent applicants each year.
WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM
Work with dynamic professional staff and coaches who help foster the “love of the game” to hundreds of children. This is a fantastic opportunity to get leadership experience and know: “There is no greater responsibility than taking care of other people’s children.” Work as a lifeguard, swim instructor, athletic coach or general counselor. Send a resume to: Rick@CorbinsCrusaders.com.