A Family Affair
Camping is truly a family affair. Second and third generation camp owners/directors, Richard Bloom and Amanda Bloom Robbins, are dedicated to providing children and families with a positive, nurturing, and enriching summer camp experience. It’s our philosophy!
We are here for you!
Your family’s happiness IS our business. As onsite owners and directors, we do not clock in at 9 and out at 5. We are deeply involved in making every camper’s experience EXTRAORDINARY! We make ourselves accessible to campers and parents every day during the camp season.
If you have a question or concern, we encourage you to call us, and to call us anytime, morning, noon, or night—weekdays and weekends. We know when your kids are happy and safe, you are happy. That’s why at Camp Playland of Redding you are more than a program participant; you are a valued member of our summer family.
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Meet Our Staff
Camp Playland counselors round out our summer family. Playland counselors are chosen for their maturity, ability, experience, enthusiasm, and sincere love of children. Our team is comprised of teachers, coaches, parents, college and high school students. A senior counselor and one or more junior counselors lead each camp group. The senior and junior counselors stay with the campers all day and escort the group to each activity. Activities are planned and led by our wonderful specialist staff. At each activity our staff to camper ratio is one to five or better! Campers love seeing their favorite counselors return year after year.
Amanda Bloom Robbins
Aunt Amanda has been involved at Camp Playland as a camper, counselor, specialist, and director since 1990. You might see Aunt Amanda around the town of Ridgefield teaching music, voice, dance, and drama to kids at area elementary schools and studios. With a background in performing arts, you can find Aunt Amanda leading camp sing alongs and playing on the drama deck.
Aunt Diane has been a member of our Playland family for eighteen years! She began her tenure as our Ropes Course specialist with her two daughters in tow and is now head of our swim staff. During the school year, Aunt Diane is a secondary English teacher in Bedford, NY and an active volunteer in her community. Annually she enjoys leading a service trip to Nicaragua to build homes with local communities.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Camp Leader
This is Aunt Melissa’s 2nd summer at Playland where she has already made a huge impact! Aunt Melissa comes to camp with her son and leads our Pre-K and Kindergarten camp groups. Aunt Melissa is an elementary school teacher during the year as well as a dance instructor.