Meet the Team
Born and raised in Massapequa, New York, Eric Glodstein realized shortly after graduating high school the impact summer camp had on his life. Coming from a family of educators, Eric learned the importance of getting a good education, both inside and outside of the classroom. Along with his three siblings, Eric grew up watching his father help direct Robin Hood Country Day Camp and credits this experience for key lessons he learned at an early age—most significantly, the importance of a good work ethic, and of treating everyone, regardless of age, with respect.
Although he would go on to attend Columbia University’s Teachers College, Glodstein noted that his college training in entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School was an important foundation for his later success in business and management. At Penn, while many of his classmates were in route to a more traditional career track, Eric was attending American Camp Association conferences and educational workshops and meeting camp owners and directors. It was at Penn that Eric realized he was going to make summer camp and working with children his lifelong passion and career.
From 1997 to 2014, Glodstein was the Owner/Director of Red Robin East Day Camp. Eric helped turn Red Robin East into a prominent day camp on eastern Long Island. A cornerstone of Eric’s philosophy at Red Robin East was that every child feels welcome and at home. “Have fun”, “Try your best”, “Never be afraid to make mistakes” and “Help your fellow campers” were mottos to live by at Red Robin East. Prior to purchasing Red Robin, Eric was the Assistant Director at Crestwood Day Camp, Athletic Director at Lawrence Country Day School, taught business education at Uniondale High School and did various stints as a high school wrestling coach. Eric is a Standards Accreditor for the American Camp Association accreditation program and has served as an adjunct professor teaching economics at the collegiate level. In his spare time Eric enjoys running on the beach, gardening, training dogs and attends programs at Columbia University’s Executive Development Program to continue his education.
Eric’s belief is “there is no place like camp” and looks to bring that same passion and enthusiasm to every camper’s and counselor’s camp experience. Eric is excited about joining the Saltaire family and welcomes the opportunity to talk about camp with you. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.