David and Dana Block – Owners/Directors
David and Dana are true camp people and are thrilled to be the Owners/Directors of Camp Monroe! Both have spent many years as leaders and administrators of other camps and have a wealth of experience and knowledge about providing children with a safe, fun and enriching summer camp environment. David and Dana spend the off-season meeting new camper families, hiring staff and working on enhancing every part of our Camp Monroe program. They strive to give every child that attends Camp Monroe a wonderful place to make lasting friendships and enjoy summers filled with personal growth and accomplishments.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, David had a career in sports marketing and promotion, working for entertainment companies and sports leagues. But he never lost his love for camping and always knew he wanted to make it his full-time endeavor; he is living his lifelong dream as a camp director!
Dana received an undergraduate degree in education from Indiana University and a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Columbia University. She has taught in both the private and public school systems in New York and has coached sports and led various educational workshops throughout her teaching career.
And, yes, they DID go to the same summer camp, so you could say that they owe their life together to camp!
Dana and David live a busy life in Dix Hills, New York with their three children, Evan, Samantha and Daniel.