Mary Stein is the proud founder, owner and director of Dream BIG Day Camp, Denver’s premier camping experience for children. After leaving a successful NYC/Westchester County counseling career with children and families, she has enjoyed over 30 years in the camping community. Founded in 2005, Dream BIG Day Camp is a culmination of her own dream of returning to Denver and starting a first class children’s camp.
Mary is a former owner and director of Camp Echo Lake, a full season residential camp in Warrensburg, NY. Echo Lake serves approximately 550 children and employs 225 staff members each summer. She graduated from the University of Colorado and earned her Master’s Degree from Fordham University in New York City. Mary has served on the board of the Rose Women’s Organization and has held various board positions including the American Camp Association, Project Morry and the Montessori School of Denver. She was nominated as one of Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business and is a member of the Colorado Chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization, a dynamic, global network of more than 14,000 business owners.
Mary is the mother of twin 18-year-old boys and actively runs after them. She loves skiing, tennis, golf and cycling as well as cheering on her sons at their numerous athletic and life events. Mary grew up in Denver where she successfully competed in high school basketball, volleyball and soccer.