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Train Today. Perform Tomorrow.

At Next Level Summer Academy, we strive to build life skills, sports abilities, and self-confidence. We aim to nurture and develop good habits, a positive attitude, and great moral character in all of our campers.

Next Level hand-picked coaches and staff members are selected for their expertise in their particular sport, and for their passion and commitment to working with young athletes

Our staff are unique because they must not only meet the needs of our campers and make sure each child is having an amazing time, but must also possess advanced skills or professional expertise in one of our specialty program areas. They are the people your child will come home talking about.

We are proud to maintain an overall staff-to-camper ratio of better than 1 to 5—one of the lowest in the industry—to provide your child with personal, 24/7 supervision. Our staff are carefully chosen, well-trained, and responsible.  Our extensive training exceeds industry standards and fully equips each staff member for the summer ahead.

Train Today. Perform Tomorrow.

At Next Level Summer Academy, we strive to build life skills, sports abilities, and self-confidence. We aim to nurture and develop good habits, a positive attitude, and great moral character in all of our campers.

Next Level hand-picked coaches and staff members are selected for their expertise in their particular sport, and for their passion and commitment to working with young athletes

Our staff are unique because they must not only meet the needs of our campers and make sure each child is having an amazing time, but must also possess advanced skills or professional expertise in one of our specialty program areas. They are the people your child will come home talking about.

We are proud to maintain an overall staff-to-camper ratio of better than 1 to 5—one of the lowest in the industry—to provide your child with personal, 24/7 supervision. Our staff are carefully chosen, well-trained, and responsible.  Our extensive training exceeds industry standards and fully equips each staff member for the summer ahead.

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 which both give kids from less fortunate environments the opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience.

Ed was a 2-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 and Julia. Ed and his staff look forward to creating memories, friendships and most importantly many smiles!

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 which both give kids from less fortunate environments the opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience.

Ed was a 2-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 and Julia. Ed and his staff look forward to creating memories, friendships and most importantly many smiles!