About Pierce Country Day Camp
Pierce Country Day Camp is the best place under the sun for extraordinary summers! At Pierce we LOVE camp and LIVE camp in everything we do. Established in 1918, Pierce remains America’s first and finest summer day camp. Four generations of our family have remained 100% committed to creating a magical place where children thrive. Our mission statement is short and sweet, rock solid and unwavering: CHILDREN FIRST! At Pierce, we will take care of your children as if they were our own. The experiences we provide Pierce campers create friendships, skills and lifelong memories.
Pierce serves children ages 3 to 13 and provides door-to-door transportation from Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Meet Our Team
Will Pierce - 4th Generation Owner/Director
Will represents the 4th Generation of the Pierce family to own and direct Pierce Country Day Camp. Will was a camper at Pierce and has worked in the roles of counselor, maintenance crew and Group Leader. Will graduated from Dartmouth and then spent 7 years in Los Angeles working at a private equity real estate firm. Will is a current board member of both the NYS Camp Director's Association and American Camp Association NY/NJ. He is also a member of LICAPS. Will lives right here at Pierce with his wife, Kristie, and their 2 children, Brooke, and Ben.
Courtney Pierce-Philippou - 4th Generation Owner/Director
Courtney represents the 4th Generation of the Pierce family to own and direct Pierce Country Day Camp. Courtney grew up at Pierce as a camper, counselor, group leader, office admin, bus driver and pre-school teacher. Courtney graduated from Hofstra with a degree in Psychology and Speech Pathology. Courtney is a standards inspector for the American Camping Association, has served as President of the Long Island Association of Private Schools and Day Camps, and is also a current board member of SCOPE. Courtney lives right here at Pierce with her husband, Pete, and their 3 children, Johnny, Charlie, and Thomas.