Weddings & Outings
Kevin Ebner: Owner and Executive Director
Kevin is one of the 7 grandchildren of the late Oscar Ebner Sr. and Virginia Ebner, who bought Camp Awosting in 1948 and founded Camp Chinqueka in 1955. He's been the Executive Director of Boulder Ridge from it's beginning in 2003. Having grown up at Camp Awosting, Kevin brings over 35 years of camping experience to Boulder Ridge Day Camp. His wife Liz, and son Kevin Jr. both work for the family camps. His daughter Kylee attends Boulder Ridge all summer.
Nicole Kelley: Director
Nicole joined Ebner Camps in 2003. Nicole has served as Office Manager, Operations Director, Camp Coordinator and Banquet Manager. She became Director in 2014. She is in the office year round to answer questions and enroll campers. She also acts as Bookkeeper and Human Resources Administrator for the entire Ebner Camps Family.
Nicole has two children ages 1 & 3 who both love camp and attend all summer. She also has a step-daughter who has attended as camper every year since age 5, completed the CIT program and was a staff member!
Matthew Pettinicchi: Associate Director
Matt began working at Boulder Ridge Day Camp in the inaugural season of 2004 as a sports counselor, and has since held various roles ranging from CIT coordinator to Program Director. A resident of Barkhamsted, Matt graduated from Northwestern Regional #7 in 2003. He went on to attend Western New England University in Springfield, MA and graduated in 2007 with a BSBA in Sport Management.
Rachel Schmidt: Associate Director
Rachel graduated in 2014 with her Bachelors of Science in integrated Elementary and Special Education. She is currently in her second year at the University of St. Joseph, getting her Masters in Education with a Literacy Concentration. This will be Rachel's 6th summer at BRDC. Teaching and working with children is her passion, making camp the perfect place to spend her summer!
At Boulder Ridge we take pride in hiring fun, responsible and qualified staff. Our staff range in age from 16 to 50+ and includes students, teachers and parents. All staff are subject to annual background checks. Additionally, new staff must provide 3 references. Our infirmary is led by a licensed nurse with previous pediatric experience.