The Trail's End Camp Family
There is a feeling you get when you meet Starr, Stan, Rona and Marc for the first time. You instantly know that your child will be safe in their care… welcoming smiles, sincerity in learning about you and your family, the passion with which they speak about their camp. You recognize how much they value your relationship with them. Two generations working together to provide your child with an experience of a lifetime.
Starr and Stan have called Trail’s End their summer home for over 50 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Starr and Stan were childhood sweethearts.
A physical education graduate of NYU, Stan started at Trail’s End in 1960 as a bunk counselor. After a brief time as Group Leader and Waterfront Director, Stan became the Boys’ Head Counselor in 1967 and served in this role for 20 years. He called this position his “dream job.” In 1986, Stan and Starr were fortunate enough to purchase Trail’s End from the Laub family.
Starr’s career at TEC started in 1964 as a counselor. She then worked as the office manager. Although Starr did not hold a formal position while she raised their two daughters, Rona and Rori, Trail’s End was always a part of her life while she supported Stan along the way. Today Starr plays an important role with the campers as the Grandma figure in their lives. Her loving nature and warm personality are felt throughout camp.
Starr and Stan’s impact on the lives of countless TEC campers and staff has been remarkable. In 2010, Stan received the American Camp Association’s Legends of Camping Award, which recognized his lifelong dedication to the world of camping. View the 2010 Legends of Camping Tribute to Stan on Facebook.
Rona is truly a TEC baby spending every summer at camp since she was 6 months old. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Child & Family Studies and studied Nutrition at C.W. Post. While Rona spends a large amount of her time working behind the scenes at TEC, her kindness, sincerity and compassion provide both campers and staff with the support they need to get the most out of their summer.
Marc was first introduced to the world of summer camp at age 15 when he attended Twin Hills. He went on to work as a counselor at Camp Roosevelt during his summer breaks while at George Washington University. Like many, Marc loved camp but believed his camp days were over when he graduated from college in 1988. After meeting Rona in 1989, they spent their summers at TEC while Marc was obtaining his Law Degree from Boston University. After a brief career in law, Marc began to work for Trail’s End full time in the summer of 1995.
Marc’s dedication to summer camp extends beyond the gates of Trail’s End. He has served on the Board of the New York Section of the American Camp Association, as Co-President of the Wayne County Camp Association and as President of Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education.
Marc and Rona live in New York with their two girls, Kylie and Mackenna.
Sara has been at Trail's End since 2008. She started as a bunk counselor instructing basketball while finishing up her Undergraduate Degree at Lyndon State College. Sara then went on to obtain her Masters Degree from Durham University in Community and Youth Development. After graduating in 2013, she came to Trail's End as a full time Assistant Director.
Sara has served in the roles of bunk counselor, specialist counselor, Group Leader and Tour Director. During the winter months, Sara works in the NYC office communicating with prospective families, current families and plays a major role in all staff hiring. During the summer she can be found leading our tour program and helping to educate families about the spirit and traditions of Trail's End along with sharing her love for camp.