STAFF AND BOARD
We are proud to introduce our 2023 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 Co-Director-Candy Strong
Camp Co-Director- Lizzie Slutzky-Cahill
Camp Business Manager-Laura Post
Aquatics Director-Lindsey Prenderville
Tennis Director-Than Ferris
Program Leader (3–4-year old's, half day program)-
Senior Counselor / Program Leaders
Adults or college students with 3+ years’ experience
High School students with 1-3 years’ experience
Camp Leadership graduates (15-16 years old)
Age 15 and older teens that help with camp office and maintenance duties
• Yoga - Patricia Ferris
• Wilderness - Molly Zucker
• Swim - Alyson Morilla
Board of Directors - Sarah Post, Melina Fisher, Judith Shulevitz, Rob Meyer, Joanne Ainsworth, Lizzy Kuhlenkamp, Wade Speir, Ashley Cavanaugh, Nicole Martocci, Megan Marine, Terry Douglass, Barbara Swanson, Amanda Fletcher, Nora Galatti 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 - Teri Barrett
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!
Lizzy Slutzky-Cahill has been the Finch group Coordinator for the past two summers and for 2023 she will be taking on the Co- Camp Director role along with Candy Strong. Lizzie has extensive experience working with a variety of age groups including 5 years of teaching at Hunter Tannersville Elementary school. Her extensive background in managing business will be very valuable to the camp. Lizzie is super organized, full of creative ideas and brings a positive calm professional presence to her role.
Lizzy has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education/Elementary and a Master's in Curriculum & Instruction.
Camp Business Manager
Laura Post will be returning for her third year taking on the new responsibility of Business Manager. Her three children, Emma, Sarah, and Carter have attended camp for the past 12 years and she often helped out as a volunteer. 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.
Lindsey, Aquatic Director is returning for her second year and 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
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. They will have more adventurous field trips, hiking and camping and more group selected optional activities. Age 12 campers with Camp Director's permission can be considered for the LIT program.
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.