Welcome to the Group 1 for Junior Boys!
Below you will find the counselors and staff that will be with your kids at summer day camp. You'll also find the schedule specific to this group so you can see what your kids are doing at camp!
My name is Alana Ippolito. I will be a sophomore at Penn State University and I am majoring in Accounting. I really enjoy playing sports and being active, so I’m excited to work at the YMCA this summer. I spent a summer volunteering at a camp in Parsippany, where I gained skills and experience taking care of children. I really enjoyed this experience because of the bonds that I formed with the children. It is extremely rewarding knowing that I have an impact on the campers’ lives, which is why I take my role so seriously. Some of the activities that I participated in during high school and my first year of college include cheerleading and ballet. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know the campers this summer!
I’m Vandana Venkat and I’m a sophomore Biology major at The College of New Jersey. I have been working for camp at the YMCA for two summers now. I also worked for Kids Club during my senior year of high school. My interests include swimming and reading.
Specialist - Cooking
Hello Everyone! My name is Jaritza and I can wait to see all the new and returning faces. I am a returning camp staff but this summer I will be one of the cooking specialists. I can’t wait to make so many wonderful foods with your children and see them have fun learning new recipes. This summer is going to be awesome! See you all at camp!
Specialist - Fun & Fitness
Hi everyone! My name is Carmela Pagliarulo and I attended Rowan University. My major is Health and Physical Education. I am a big sports fanatic. I love watching sports, playing sports, and coaching sports. I played soccer, basketball, and spring track. I am a Physical Education teacher for Apple Montessori School. I am also a fitness trainer at the Max Challenge of Wayne gym. As you can see, health and fitness are a huge part of my life. I have worked for the YMCA for three years now. I am a Site Director for Lincoln Park Elementary School for Kids Club. This will be my third year at summer camp! I can’t wait to bring Fun and Fitness to a whole new level here at camp and make it the best summer yet!
Specialist - Challenge
My name is Jessica Prentice. I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Education. Since then I have worked in several school districts in the Morris and Sussex county area for about 10 years. I am currently working as a 6th grade English teacher. Outside of school, I love arts and crafts, football, and gardening. I look forward to the warm weather, so I can spend all my time outside with my family and friends. As a child, I attended several summer camps for soccer and girl scouts which were always the highlight of my summer vacation. I look forward to making my second summer at the YMCA awesome for everybody!
Specialist - Arts & Crafts
My name is Eileen Racioppi and I am an art teacher at Montville Township High School. I received my B.F.A. at the University of South Florida and then attended The School of Visual Arts in New York for Graphic Design. I was a Graphic Designer/ Illustrator and Art Director before I became a teacher. Because of my love for children and my passion for Art, I am living the dream teaching. This will be my second year at Summer Camp and I am excited share my knowledge and passion with the campers!