The Mataponi Difference
With over 20 years of “hands on” experience at Camp Mataponi, as well as raising 3 daughters of their own, owners Marcy and Dan Isdaner can impressively say they have pretty much seen it all! They have enjoyed helping thousands of girls make memories of a lifetime amongst their friends, who ultimately become more like sisters in our Mataponi family.
The Isdaners understand what it’s like to be parents with daughters that will grow emotionally and physically through the years – from a young girl into a teenager – in the blink of an eye. Because of this, they consider their role as directors to be a partnership with their camp families. By getting to know each child and her parents, they invite the whole family into the camp experience. Together, they will build on each camper’s individual qualities to ensure successful summers, year after year.
The emphasis at Camp Mataponi is being the best YOU can be. We strive to empower every girl to strengthen her character and learn more about herself as she forms long lasting and important friendships. One visit to camp and you can’t miss seeing the hand painted inspirational signs hanging up around camp, reminding our girls of important life lessons: “Don’t strive to be better than someone else, strive to be your best self.” and “Don’t count the days, make the days count.”
The culture of Mataponi is one that focuses on a healthy balance of creative fun, competition, and an appreciation for others experienced in a safe, supportive, and aesthetically beautiful environment.