Welcome to the Group 3B 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!
Hi, my name is Alex Welch, I am 19 years old and I am a camp counselor. I had gone to the camp when I was growing up and still have memories from those times. I am studying video game design at Sacred Heart University and I play ice hockey as well. I hope to teach and encourage the kids to have outstanding teamwork and cooperative work, while most of all, having fun!
My name is Anna Sikes and I go to Roanoke College in Virginia. I recently switched my major to psychology and plan to get my masters after I graduate. I enjoy hiking, camping, listening to music, and playing with my dog. I have worked with children for about four years and this is my second year working at the YMCA summer camp. I attended summer camp as a kid and always enjoyed attending. I am really excited to be a part of the camp and I am looking forward to a fun summer.
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 - Environmental Science
You may recognize me from the pool deck or camp last year, as I have been working for the Y for the past 6 years. I grew up here at the Y beginning in pre-K, going to camp and volunteering through Leaders Club. I am currently a rising senior at Penn State University, majoring in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management. During the school year, I work as an Environmental Educator for Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and Penn State’s Outdoor School. I have taught programs that provide children with a positive outdoor education experience as they learn about the natural world through hands-on lessons and guided exploration. I am excited to take the experiences I have gained in school during my time as the Environmental Science Specialist this summer!
Specialist - Fun & Fitness
Hi, I’m Steve, the Fun & Fitness specialist here at the Lakeland Hills YMCA Summer Camp. This will be summer number nine spent here at the Y. When I’m not at camp, I spend my days in school. I’ve been a public school teacher in NJ for the last 19 years, eight of which were spent coaching HS basketball. I’m an avid runner and love all sports, both watching and participating. In my spare time I enjoy spending with my beautiful daughter, doing anything and everything that makes her smile. I look forward to another great summer here at camp.
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!