Welcome to the Half Day Summer Day Camp 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!
Hello, my name is Benjamin Klug. This past year, I attended Morris Hills High School and will be attending the University of Maryland to study Communication in the Fall. Being a ten- season athlete in cross country, winter, and spring track, I enjoy running in my free time. Besides that, I like to let my creative energies out through either photoshop or producing videos. I take any opportunity to write, direct, record, and edit videos for my own personal enjoyment. For the past four years, I have helped baby sit children during holidays and this past year I worked as a supervisor for a gymnasium where young children run and play. Although it is my first year working at the YMCA, I am very excited to be a part of these kids lives. As a previous camper, I know what fun can be had here and hope that I can give back to the community in which I grew up.
My name is Jen Litchfield and I am thrilled to be working as a Camp Counselor this summer. I am going to be a Senior at The University of Scranton this coming Fall majoring in Counseling and Human Services. After graduation, I plan on taking a year of service to get more experience, and then following a year of service to attend grad school for Counseling. I am a huge advocate for health and fitness and I love going to the gym and keeping active, as well as focusing on a healthy way of living! This is something I have always held very important. I also have a passion for working with children and have been babysitting for various families and age groups since I was fourteen years old. I have always loved kids and have a lot of experience with them. Although this is my first year working at the YMCA, I have been a member since I was very young and absolutely love it. I remember loving camp as a child, and I’m so happy I have the opportunity to make this experience that much more enjoyable and exciting for the campers!
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!