Welcome to the Group 1B 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!
I am currently going into my sophomore year of college at The College of New Jersey. There I major in Computer Engineering. At college, I am the treasurer of the Swing Dance Club. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out and playing video games with friends. When I was younger, I was a camper at the Y and I look forward to giving my campers the great experience I was given.
Hi! My name is Kelly Hendricks and I am currently a rising senior at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. I am an English major with a passion for writing about all different types of content such as fashion, lifestyle, and home décor! I have worked with children all four years of my high school career babysitting for neighbors and family friends. I am constantly thinking of creative new ways to engage children where they can be outside and enjoying themselves! I myself attended the YMCA camp as a child and loved my experience there. There were always entertaining activities to do and the counselors were always present with whatever we were doing. Now as a camp counselor, my goals are to be just as devoted as my counselors were when I was there! I am here to make your child’s experience just as memorable as mine was!
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!
Specialist - Togetherhood
Hi! My name is Marissa and I am the Togetherhood Specialist at the Y. I graduated from Verona High School and then graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with family/friends, and going to the beach. I love all types of music- but 3 bands I will never get sick of are: The Beatles, Mumford & Sons, and The Lumineers. This is my second summer working at the YMCA with such amazing staff and campers!
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 - 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!