Welcome to the Group 5 for Senior 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!
Hello my name is Austin Thomas. This will be my third year at the YMCA. I currently study at St. Bonaventure University. My hobbies include outdoor activities such as hiking and biking and I love to stay active and fit.
My name is Mason Lucas, and I’m going to be a junior at University of Delaware where I’m studying music education. I love music, and love sharing it with kids. I’ve taken online courses specifically dealing with child protection and engagement, and I’m excited to make the campers’ summer a great one!
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 - Cooking
Hello, my name is Chelsea Arena. I have recently graduated from Southeastern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise Science. I have over 10 years experience working with children. Working with children has really taught me a lot and I love teaching them new things every day. I recently started working at the Y and could not be more excited to start this journey.
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 - 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 - 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!