Office of the Dean of Special Programs
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
PRIOR TO JUNE 25, OR FOR INQUIRIES
Debbie Amico, Program Coordinator
AFTER JUNE 25, IF YOUR CHILD IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN CAMP:
Camp Northwoods at Falstaff’s Pavillion
From off-campus, dial directly 580-8116.
From on-campus dial x8116.
In the event your child will be absent from camp or late to arrive, please notify Camp Northwoods at the above number (by 8:45 a.m. would be helpful, earlier on trip days.) If you are unable to reach Camp Northwoods, or for other inquiries, please contact the Office of the Dean of Special Programs at 518-580-5590.
Ellen Mattison – Camp Director
This is Ellen Mattison's fifth year with Camp Northwoods. Ellen received her Bachelor's Degree from State University of New York Geneseo with a major in Childhood Education and Special Education. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Literacy at SUNY Albany, and teaches in the Saratoga Springs City Schools. In her free time, Ellen loves spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, playing guitar, and making jewelry.
Jake Zanetti– Assistant Director
Molly Donovon - Counselor
Courtney Martindale - Counselor
Devan Mattison - Counselor
Education: Skidmore College Class of 2014, Pursuing a BA degree in Psychology
Experience: Returning Camp Northwoods Counselor (3rd year), student learning at the Greenberg Child Care Center, years of babysitting
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, vacationing, going to the beach, doing arts & crafts, being outdoors, playing sports, & exercising.
Matt McGarry – Counselor
Education: Senior at SUNY Potsdam, pursuing a BA Degree in Childhood/Childhood Education
Certificates: CPR/First Aid Certified
Experience: Returning Camp Northwoods Counselor, Schuylerville Central Schools After-School Counselor and Summer Camp Counselor, SUNY Potsdam Sheard Literacy Center Mentor and Tutor.
Interests: Being outdoors playing baseball, football, basketball and golf. Spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending sporting events, snowboarding.
Chelsea Ranck – Counselor
Education: SUNY Potsdam, class of 2012; BA degree in Early/Childhood (Birth-6) with English Specialization
Certifications: New York State Teaching Certification Early Childhood Education (Birth-2); New York State Teaching Certification Childhood Education (Grades 1-6); Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Experience: Years of babysitting, camp counselor for 3rd-5th graders at Gaving Park in Wilton for three summers, volunteer as a BIG sister in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, Returning Camp Northwoods Counselor, America Reads tutor, volunteer mentor for The -Adopt-A-Bear Program at SUNY Potsdam.
Interests: Loves spending time with family and friends, enjoys traveling, arts and crafts, working out and playing sports for fun. Loves to do any outdoor activity such as skiing during the winter and being outside during the summertime.
Lindsey K. Ranck – Counselor
Education: Junior at The College of St. Rose, studying Social Work with a minor in Family Studies.
Experience: 4th summer working at Skidmore, Volunteer at Friday Knights Child program with autistic children at the College of St. Rose, and I also volunteer in the pediatrics building at Albany Medical Center.
Interests: I love to spend time outdoors, with friends and family. I love to hike, ski, and lay on the beach! Love to play sports of any kind, and love playing and spending time with my two dogs!
Sean Rossley – Counselor
Education: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Suny Adirondack majoring in Elementary Education 1-6 concentration in History
Certifications: CPR/First Aid; Peer Leader
Experience: Substitute teacher, Teacher's Aide, Tutor, Schuylerville Summer Camp Counselor, Schuylerville Elementary School's Before and After School Program for 4 years and Camp Northwoods Counselor for 4 years
Interests: Swimming, hiking, acting, singing, astronomy, drawing, ultimate frisbee, soccer, lacrosse, arts and crafts and spending time with family and friends.
Ben Rybaltowski– Counselor
Education: Sophomore at Lehigh University, pursuing a BS Degree in Civil Engineering
Experience: Years of teaching swim lessons at Charvale Pool Association, Lakeridge Recreation Center, and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Community Swim Program
Interests: Swimming, camping, hiking, playing music, kayaking and traveling.
Mikayla Wells – Substitute Counselor
Education: Sophomore at The College of Saint Rose, Childhood/Special Education major, Schuylerville High School
Certifications: CPR/First Aid
Experience: Internship at the Unity Sunshine Pre-School in albany, asisted children with learning Institute for Women, three internships at Schuylerville Elementary School, Camp Northwoods Counselor 2010 and 2011
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, sports, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, coaching softball and reading.
Evy Yergan – Substitute Counselor
Evangeline Yergan grew up in Saratoga Springs, NY and attended Camp Northwoods as a child. She just finished her freshman year at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts studying theatre education, and hopes to open a small theatre company one day. She's extremely happy to be home in Saratoga this summer working at the camp where she grew up.