2019 camp staff

Camp Staff

Camp Founders

Dr. Ben Coren

  • College professor
  • Coach
  • Athletic director
  • All American football selection
  • Many years as head counselor and director of overnight camps
  • Trustee of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains
  • West Chester University Distinguished Alumni Award winner
  • Member, PA. Sports Hall of Fame

Dr. William Mackrides

  • High School Guidance Counselor
  • Coach
  • 7 year NFL Career
  • Philadelphia Eagles 1948 & 1949 NFL Champions
  • President Eagles Alumni Association
  • University of Nevada Hall of Fame inductee
  • Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame inductee

Camp Director

Mike Mackrides

  • Education:  BS Business Administration & Accounting
  • Professional Career:  President & General Manager Gould Paper Company (Retired)
  • Camping Experience:   40+ years 
  • Youth Sports Coaching:   Lacrosse (High School All-star Coach & co-founder of nationally ranked Dukes Lacrosse Club); basketball and baseball
  • Current Responsibility:  Indian Springs Day Camp Director 

Head of Facilities

Brian Mackrides

  • Education:  BS Civil Engineering, BS Geology
  • Professional Career:  Senior Director of Global Engineering, Campbell Soup Co. (Retired)
  • Camping Experience:   30+ years
  • Current Responsibility:   Indian Springs Day Camp Facility Management

Head Counselor

Mike Nicholson

  • Education:  Masters in Education Administration
  • Professional Experience:  17 years Middle School teaching experience (several county and state awards for excellence in teaching)
  • Camping Experience:  10 years as Senior & Head Counselor at Indian Springs Day Camp
  • Current Responsibility:  Indian Springs Day Camp Head Counselor and Activities Director

Camp Nurse

Jen Mikulich

  • Education: Registered Nurse, Master's Degree in Nursing, Certified School Nurse
  • Professional Experience:  Registered Nurse with 24 years of hospital and community health experience; Nursing Coordinator in Downingtown School District; Certified School Nurse at STEM Academy
  • Camp Experience:  3 years at Indian Springs
  • Current Responsibility:  Indian Springs Day Camp Nurse