“The Force Behind It All”

Lori Cohen
Lori Cohen returns for her second summer at Next Level. Lori has worked in a variety of capacities at Luther Lee Emerson School for the last 13 years. Before joining Next Level, Lori held a variety of roles at Ramapo Day Camp.
Lori graduated from the University of Vermont and has a Masters in Educational Leadership from Ramapo College.

Lori currently resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two daughters, and like Jen,
believes that every child should experience camp, and looks forward to sharing laughs
and creating memories with each and every one of your children.


Ed Metzendorf
Ed Metzendorf, founder and director of Next Level Camp for Girls and Next Level Camp for Boys, is admittedly a camp geek who spent many memorable summers as a camper and counselor before spending three years as a director at Westcoast Connection, where he created the sports and travel division. In 2000, he caught the start-up wave with Bunk1.com, a summer camp technology company that he developed with other former campers to help camp directors with registration, administration, communication and back-office issues. While at Bunk1.com, Ed visited more than 200 camps across North America and was a frequent lecturer at camp conferences. Ed is on the Board of The Summer Camp and very involved in Camp Champions,  both of which provide children from less fortunate environments
the opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience.

Ed was a two-time Captain of his college tennis team and currently coaches the Hunter College tennis teams. Additionally, he is very involved in both the Mamaroneck Soccer and Basketball Leagues.

Ed lives in Larchmont with his wife Beth (a Social Worker and former Division Leader at Camp Scatico)
and his two daughters, Kate (13) and Julia (10). Ed and his staff look forward to creating memories,
friendships and most importantly many smiles!