George School Day Camp: Meet Our Staff

Mike Bailey, George School Day Camp Director

Mike Bailey came to George School in 2017 as the Interim Senior Athletic Director after an extensive career in fitness, camps, and coaching, including Head Track and Field Coach at the University of Southern California where he coached and assisted several Olympians. He also worked as Director of Youth Sports, including Summer Camp, at Asphalt Green and was the Director of Global Leadership Camps at the Dwight School.

John Benson, Aquatics Director

John (JB) Benson has been the Aquatics Director at George School Day Camp since 1989. During his 33-year tenure, he has taught countless campers how to swim and become more comfortable and confident in the water.  In the off-season, John also teaches swimming in the local community. In June of 2018, he retired from the Council Rock School District after teaching elementary school for 41 years. When he’s not at camp, he enjoys spending time with his six grandchildren, working on projects around the house, or walking the local golf courses in search of the perfect round of golf.

Coleen Ruch, Camp Administrator

Coleen Ruch joined the George School community in 2019. She has spent most of her professional career educating young children. She was the assistant director of Germantown Academy’s Child Care Center and taught preschool for over a decade. She is mom to five children, and her two youngest are students at George School. Coleen enjoys time with her family, spending summer days in Cape May, and hanging out with her Labradors, Jack and Lady.


Joe Swadlow, Upper Camp Division Leader

Joe Swadlow is the Upper Camp Division Leader at George School Day Camp. Joe has been at GSDC every summer since he was 10 years old. He has been a camper, CIT, Counselor, and now Division Leader. Joe graduated from Temple University with a degree in Secondary Education and History and currently works in the Council Rock School District as a middle school social studies teacher. Outside of camp, you can find Joe playing tennis, reading history books, and spending time with friends and family.