Staff

STAFF AND BOARD

We are proud to introduce our 2022 Camp Counselor staff. This is a really talented group of educators and college/high school students.

 

Adult Professional Staff 
each is 21+ years old with special expertise and relevant experience:

Camp Director-Candy Strong

Program Director-Melanie Sussman-Myhre

Camp Administrator-Laura Post

Aquatics Director-Lindsey Prenderville

Tennis Director-Than Ferris

Program Leader (3–4-year old's, half day program)-Lizzy Slutzky-Cahill

Senior Counselor / Program Leaders 
Adults or college students with 3+ years’ experience

Counselors 
High School students with 1-3 years’ experience

Assistant Counselors 
Camp Leadership graduates (15-16 years old)

Camp Helpers 
Age 15 and older teens that help with camp office and maintenance duties

Special Instructors 

Yoga - Patricia Ferris
Wilderness - Molly Zucker
Swim - Lindsey Prenderville

Volunteers 

  • Board of Directors - Sarah Post, Melina Fisher, Judith Shulevitz, Rob Meyer, Joanne Ainsworth, Lizzy Kuhlenkamp, Teri Barrett, Amy Mechlowitz, Wade Speir, Ashley Cavanaugh, Nicole Martocci, Lindsey Prenderville, Megan Marine and Will Peters

  • Camp Attorney - Peter Swords

  • Health Director - Dr. Allan Lans

  • Camp Van Drivers - Bob Post

  • Traffic Safety Coordinator - Sarah & Bob Post

  • Camp House Coordinator - Patricia Ferris

  • Twilight Park Board Liaison - Nicholas Lemann

Staff

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Camp Director

Candy Strong

Candy (Campfire) Strong’s 20 years of Camp and teaching experience provides the professional framework for our nature based traditional camp program. Her credentials and background in camp management are exceptional and her fun-loving spirit and love of anything camp is extraordinary. She has a degree in Education and is a certified Montessori teacher. Her camp experience includes directing a residential camp in Florida with Girl Scouts and summer day camp school programs. She is a certified paddling instructor, an archery coach, and holds numerous other Red Cross and outdoor skills instructor certifications. Candy has 3 children and in the off season lives in Florida with her husband Philip and their youngest daughter Josie. 

 She can't wait to see each of you on the mountain in July! You can give Campfire a shout on our new Instagram page!

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Administrative Program Director 

Melanie Sussman-Myhre

Melanie Susman-Myhre's creativity and teaching background has been invaluable in finding, creating and managing the variety of programs needed for many of our camp activities. She has led music, dance, and arts and craft support for Twilight Park Day Camp for the past 5 years. She is a woman of many talents and skills and has been a Project Manager, Account Manager, substitute teacher at Hunter Elementary and has run a variety of children’s programs. Melanie’s family lives in Hunter and her son Philip attends TPDC.

Please join me by welcoming back Mrs. Melanie T this summer by sending her a shout out or project ideas on our new camp Instagram Page!

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Laura Post

Camp Administrator 

Laura Post

Laura Post, our Camp Administrator, will be returning for her second year taking on the new responsibility of Assistant Health Director. Her three children, Emma, Sarah, and Carter have attended camp for the past 11 years and she often helped out as a volunteer keeping the Twilight Park spirit alive! During the winter season Laura enjoys working part-time in a Pre-K classroom back in her home state of Ohio. She has a Masters Degree in Human Resource and considerable experience in a variety of camp, school and community volunteer positions. She is organized, efficient and very customer support oriented. Please help me by welcoming back Momma Bear this summer by sending her a shout out on our Instagram page!

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Aquatic Director

Lindsey Prenderville

Lindsey, our new Aquatic Director has been involved in camp activities as a volunteer and as the mother of three Twilight Park campers Eli, Henry and Erin. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a masters in clinical social work and currently works for Shenendehowa Central School District in their behavioral and social/ emotional program. She has lots of experience as a professional and volunteer in school, clinical and educational settings. But her passion is camp, children and the outdoors. Lindsey is a certified water safety instructor and has past experience with lifeguarding. She is looking forward to helping your children grow their aquatic skills

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PROGRAMS FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

Teen Programs, a key part of our Day Camp, geared toward our teen campers who are ready for the next challenge. It is a progression from a more independent camper
to real leadership and job responsibilities.

All camp staff & volunteers are fully vaccinated for COVID 19

  • Leader in Training (LIT): 13-14 years old with demonstrated maturity as a camper (12 year old
    turning 13 in 2022 will be considered) They will have more adventuresome field trips, hiking and
    camping and more group selected optional activities.

  • Counselor Assistants: 15 years old with LIT or CIT Program or comparable experiences or 16-year-olds without experience are eligible for volunteer or paid Counselor Assistant jobs.

  • Camp Helpers: 15 years old and older teens wanting a non-counselor job at camp that will assist with office duties, set up, and maintenance of facilities and equipment. Positions can be full or part time.

  • Counselors / Lifeguards / Instructors: 16 years old and older can apply for a variety of full and part time positions.

Find Summer Employment
as a Camp Counselor, Instructor, Lifeguard