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directors-tony2012Owners Tony and Dale Sparber founded Camp Pocono Trails in 1991 and serve as on-site executive directors. The legacy of the Sparbers in the weight loss industry span virtually their entire lives.

For Tony and Dale, there is no greater satisfaction than being able to personally help young people look terrific, be more confident, and feel better about themselves. That is why Camp Pocono Trails is the realization of a dream come true, where they have helped thousands of children lose weight for over 25 years.

Tony and Dale’s son Zach has been attending camp since he was born. While attending Bergen Catholic High School, he was both an honors student and an all-state football player. Zach now attends Brown University, where he continues his academic and football career. Zach spends time at the camp during summer helping some of our aspiring football players with his CPT Linemen Clinic. Several campers are currently putting their new skills to good use playing high school football!

directors-triciaTricia Winfield (Assistant Director) has worked with Camp Pocono Trails since its inception, providing an extensive camping background. Formerly overweight herself, Tricia was a camper as well as counselor at Camp Pocono Trails. Tricia works in the camp office managing daily operations and is an integral part of parent-camper relations – both during the summer and throughout the entire year.

directors-bobBob Weitz (Assistant Director), a Physical education and Health Instructor, has been with the Sparber family of camps since 1983. He began as the Boys Head Counselor and has served in a range of administrative positions. Bob’s compassionate and levelheaded manner has earned him tremendous respect from his peers, as well as campers, so much so that many former campers have come back to work for him as counselors and group leaders. Bob’s camp philosophy is one of teamwork and support and his objective is to make a difference in the lives of his campers. Bob holds a M.S. in Health and Physical Education. He and his wife Joanne have 2 children, Meri and Andrew who, along with their parents, consider Pocono Trails their second home.

directors-howardBorn in the month of April and taken to camp that June, Howard Gordon (Assistant Director) has been part of summer camping for the last 50 years. The former owner/director of Camp Akiba for many years Howard’s desire to work with campers and staff to help them achieve their dreams has always been paramount to his dedication to the summer camp industry. A lifetime member of The American Camping Association and a former Vice President of Golden Slipper Club Camp Charities in Philadelphia, Howard believes working with children is truly the way to create a future of strong leaders. Howard has been involved with the Sparber family at Camp Pocono Trails as an Associate Director for the past 5 years and has three children, Lexi, Chelsea and Blake all who attended summer camps for many years.