In summer of 2015, we created a new position at Camp Yachad:
Director of Fun.
The qualifications? Someone who was adventurous and exciting, someone who
knew our camp culture and most importantly, someone who embodied the spirit
of Camp Yachad.
Meet Zach Goland
Camp Yachad’s first
Director of Fun!
Zach grew up at the JCC and experienced Camp Yachad as both a camper and a
counselor. And he did it all with an upbeat energy.
When Zach was 17, he held his first counselor position at Camp Yachad. For two
years, he worked with Yeladim, our kindergarten campers. He infused each day
great ruach (spirit)
, fun, warmth and liveliness. Zach was a shining
example of a Camp Yachad counselor.
As a summer camp kid himself, Zach never realized how much of daily camp life
was impacted by the leaders around him until he became a leader at Camp Yachad.
Throughout my life, I can always think back to the JCC
as a second home,
Growing up in a place
like the JCC and Camp Yachad has allowed me to meet
adults that I look up to and can go to for advice, meet
peers who I can create memories with and meet children
who I hope I can impact and show just how incredible
a place like the JCC can be.
For Zach, having the opportunity to make summer special for so many campers
on a daily basis was such a rewarding experience. Nothing exemplifies this quite
like dress-up day this past summer, when – among all the princesses, ninjas and
Supermen – one child walked off the bus dressed up as the
“Director of Fun”!
Summer 2016 marks our 25th anniversary! We can’t wait to celebrate this exciting
milestone with you. Keep an eye out for the details!