Scott has been working in the camping field since 1969, when he started as a 16 year old waterfront instructor at Onteora Boy Scout Reservation near Livingston Manor, New York. Working with children and teaching in the outdoors have continued throughout his life to this day. Scott’s educational and professional background have led to expertise in many fields including first aid, forest biology, art, architecture and design, aquatics, primitive and wilderness living skills, sailing and canoeing, organic gardening, construction and fine woodworking. He is an expert outdoor educator with extensive experience leading wilderness adventure trips in The Adirondacks, The Catskills, on The Delaware River and in Harriman State Park. For over 40 years as a camp professional, Scott has worked creating, implementing and directing experiential learning programs for camps, schools and youth organizations.
Staff training, team building and leadership training are some of Scott’s strong suits. He has worked with: The Boy Scouts, Rosmarin’s Day Camp, The Union of Reform Judaism’s Camp Shalom Day Camp and its National Teen Leadership Training Academy at Kutz Camp, The Warwick Valley School District, Green Meadow Waldorf School, Threefold Educational Center, Wellspring Living Arts, Cornell Cooperative Extension, The 4-H and Americorps. Through the years he has mentored, coached, taught, counseled and trained thousands of young people. Scott started working with Ed at The Nature Place Day Camp in 1990 and is wholeheartedly dedicated to its mission of connecting children to the wondrous world of nature.