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 Counselors

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?


David Platford 

A talented artist and an excellent baseball player in his younger days, David has occasionally served as a coach/counselor during the past 15 years.  He will be with us through the first three weeks of the summer.  After that, who knows? Until then; welcome back!


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, who graduated from El Cerrito High as Homecoming Queen in 2012, will be entering her senior year at Mills College after the summer.


Emily Leung 

Emily, reliable and fun, is back for a third consecutive summer.  She will officially be a senior staff member upon turning 18 in early July.


Junior Counselors


Cailyn Sakurai :

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

Cameron Daly

We last saw Cameron about ten years ago... when he was a participant!  Cameron will join us in mid-summer.



Henry Lindsay

Not too long ago a summer camper,  Henry will be working with us in the morning for about half of the summer.  He will also be assisting at the
El Cerrito Swim Center in the afternoon.