Welcome to the Group 1A 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!
This fall I will be a senior at Centenary University in Hackettstown graduating with my Bachelors in social work! I love arts and crafts as well as enjoying the outdoors. My family and pets are very important to me and I like to enjoy nature with them! I love working with children and having fun with them. This will be my second summer at the Y and I’m super excited to have an awesome summer yet again!
Hi! I grew up in Kinnelon, and I just finished my freshman year at Boston University, where I’m studying biochemistry as a pre-med student. I’ve worked with children for a few summers now, and my favorite experience has to be working at a traveling petting zoo and teaching children about animals! I love nature and wildlife, as well as exploring new places. This is my first summer working at the YMCA, and I’m looking forward to it!
Specialist - Interactive Tech Time
Hello! My name is Jill Catlett and I am the Interactive Tech Time Specialist. This is my fourth year working at the LHYMCA. In the past, I have been a counselor for Group 6. I am so excited for my first year working as a specialist. I have created and planned new engaging and interactive games/activities for my rotation. I graduated from Susquehanna University majoring in Elementary Education. I love working with kids and am excited to enjoy camp 2018!
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 - 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 - 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 - 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!