David Fleischner, Director

A third-generation director at Scatico, David was also the boys head counselor from 1981-2015. David has served as president of the New York State Camp Directors Association, board president of Surprise Lake Camp, and as a board member of the American Camp Association's New York Section. During the school year, he has volunteered as a coach of youth basketball and softball teams. He has written articles on homesickness and counselors for The New York Times and Camping Magazine. Click here for his most recent article on camp.

Diana Wallerstein, Director

David's wife and co-director, Diana, has worked full-time at Scatico since 1987. She has served as a board member of the New York State Children's Camp Safety Group. They met originally while students at Columbia University in 1981. 


Kerri was a Scatico camper, counselor, and division leader in the 1980s and 1990s. She returned to camp as an assistant girls head counselor in 2013 (when her son started as a Scatico camper) and has been head counselor since the summer of 2015. She spent more than 15 years as an elementary school teacher in the Bronx and in Rye, New York. She currently works as the Staff Developer for the Rye City School District. 

Cory Schwartz, Boys head counselor

 Like Kerri, Cory's Scatico timeline began in the 1980s and spanned nearly 20 summers as a camper, counselor, and division leader. In his "second" camp career, he has worked as the girls athletics director (2013) and an assistant boys head counselor (2014-15), before becoming the boys head counselor in 2016. During the school year, Cory coaches a high school baseball team and is a freelance photographer. 

Nicki and Audrey Fleischner...

David and Diana's daughters, the 4th generation, both work year-round for camp. 

Older sister Nicki, an assistant director, heads the CIT program, which incorporates a unique one-week service trip to run a day camp for underserved children in the Dominican Republic. She spearheaded the program in 2015, and has presented at an industry conference and written for "Camp Business" on the value of service work in a camp setting. Nicki has a BA from Tufts University (2012), and an MA in Journalism from NYU (2016). She has been a volunteer English teacher for children in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. 

Younger sister Audrey is Scatico's girls athletic director. A 2-sport captain in high school, she graduated as a child development major from Tufts University (2015), where she was a volunteer tutor and Teach For America campus representative. Upon graduation she worked for a year as a first grade teacher in New York City, and then volunteered as an English teacher for a year in Spain and Colombia. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's at Bank Street's Graduate School of Education.  

Scatico is characterized by an exceptionally high staff return rate (nearly 75%), providing a foundation of counselors who are loyal to camp philosophy and provide stability and continuity. Many program heads and division leaders are graduate students or teachers; most have over 10 summers of Scatico experience.