Page updated March 24, 2015

Our 2015 Summer Sports Camp Staff...


Director:  Norm Friedman 

Norm has been working with children in the East Bay for over 25 years, creating and directing programs and teaching a wide variety of sports, as well as chess and cartooning classes.  His first program in El Cerrito was a weekend baseball session held at Cerrito Vista Park in September,1992.

All programs, from the summer of 1989 to the present, have been strictly non-competitive and co-ed.

Affiliations over the years:

  • Approximately 30 East Bay Elementary Schools
  • El Cerrito Community Center
  • Piedmont Community Center
  • Albany Community Center
  • Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center


Assistant Director:  Joel Gildersleeve 

Joel has been a teacher in the Albany Unified School District for the past ten years.  Joel can be found at the Cornell School.  He first teamed up with Norm 16 years ago, becoming Assistant Director two years later. 

During the summer, he is there to greet your kids in the early morning! On Sundays, Joel oversees our 4-5 year olds when family responsibilities and his teaching job allow him the time.  


Senior Staff

John Dorsey:

This is the 4th consecutive Sports Camp for John who previously had worked in some of the other City of El Cerrito Camps before joining us.  One of the nicest guys you'd want your kids to spend time with, John brings welcome energy and lots of experience. 


Colin Outhisack:

Colin is an Ultimate Frisbee instructor at the college level, and one of Assistant Director Joel Gildersleeve's fellow teachers at the Cornell School.  After a month in Europe, Colin will join us in early July for the duration of the summer.  Frisbee lessons, anyone?


Sheila Bauzon :

Sports Camp 2015 is #6 for Sheila, who is occasionally a coach in our Sunday Soccer & Baseball program when she can take a break from her studies.  Great energy.  Great attitude.  Sheila graduated from El Cerrito High (as Homecoming Queen!) in 2012, and is currently concluding her junior year at Mills College in Oakland.


Emily Leung :

Emily, reliable and fun, is back for a third consecutive summer. 




Aijaynae Cornish :

One of our young, smiling faces.  This summer will be Sports Camp #4 for Aijaynae.

Cailyn Sakurai :

Our latest recruit, Cailyn will be bringing her enthusiasm and good humor to Sports Camp for the first time.


*** CIT's and other coach/counselors will be added shortly!