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Get to know the people who make Camp Yachad special!

Mike Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer and Camp Co-Director

2015 will be "Mr. Mike's" 11th summer at Camp Yachad, and his 9th year as Camp Co-Director.  Before coming to the JCC, Mike worked in private day camps as a camp director/administrator.  Before that, Mike got his Masters in Musicology and then worked as a professional musician for several years.  Mike brings his passion for all things musical to Camp Yachad every Friday afternoon when he leads the Shabbatones, the Camp Yachad house band, in a "Rockin' Shabbat"-- one of the things that truly sets Camp Yachad apart from all other camps.  Mike believes that camp is a unique environment where values can be taught, human beings made better, and most importantly-- fun can be had in a safe place!  During the rest of the year, Mike is the JCC's Chief Operating Officer.  He lives in Fanwood with his wife and two daughters, both current Yachad campers.

 

 

Jodi Hotra, Camp Co-Director

Jodi has spent the last 14 years working at Camp Yachad. During the year she works as the Camp Co-Director and as the JCC’s Senior Program Director. When Jodi is not working in camp, she loves snowboarding, and to be outside playing with her 2 adorable young daughters. During camp, Jodi loves to see all of the campers smiling faces. She also loves the energy so much that she wishes she could have it all year long!

Mallory Saks Zipkin, Camp Associate Director
During the year, Mallory spends her time planning for a great summer at Camp Yachad in the hope that all the campers and staff will feel like they are at home. In total, Mallory has spent 12 summers at Camp Yachad and has met so many close friends who, are now, like family to her. In 2000, Mallory was the FIRST and ONLY Camp Yachad “underage and unpaid CIT.” Mallory has an adorable puppy named Dexter who she loves to spend time with when she isn’t at the J!

Cathy Pizzella, Camp Administrative Director
Cathy has been at Camp Yachad for 17 years. She started as a counselor, became an Assistant Unit Head in travel camp and is now the Camp Administrator.  Cathy has spent a lot of time working with children at the JCC, and as a result, she is a familiar face and beloved personality among Camp Yachad and JCC children.

Kim Koza, Aquatics Director
Kim is the JCC’s year-round Aquatics Director and is in her 6th summer leading Camp Yachad’s American Red Cross swim program. When it comes to the water, Kim does it all: she is a swimmer, lifeguard, swim coach and pool manager. Under Kim’s direction, the JCC’s Aquatics programs and swim lessons have become very highly regarded in the community.

Beth Kasper, Summer Academy for Performing Arts Director
Beth has been bringing music, acting and fun to the JCC for seven years as the Camp Yachad Music and Movement Specialist, Camp Yachad Unit Director and preschool Music Specialist. She has also been instrumental in building the JCC’s theater program. She has her Actors Equity Eligibility and has also directed and performed in many local theatrical productions.

 

Gary Schaefer, Maccabi Sports Camp Program Director
Gary has been at Camp Yachad for 18 years in a variety of roles. Again this summer Gary will be overseeing our Maccabi Sports Program for grades 1- 4. During the school year, Gary is a physical education teacher, basketball coach and baseball coach in the Greenbrook Township Public School district. He is also the JCC's Sports Leagues Director which includes overseeing all of the JCC's youth and men's league programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Countdown 'til Camp

Upcoming Events and Dates

August 24 - September 2, 2015
September 3, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
September 4, 2015 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
September 9, 2015 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
September 10, 2015 | 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
September 10, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
September 13, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
September 14, 2015
September 15, 2015
September 16, 2015
September 17, 2015 | 9:15 am - 11:45 am
September 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 21, 2015 | 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
September 22, 2015 | 10:15 am - 11:30 am
September 23, 2015
September 26, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
September 28, 2015
September 29, 2015
September 30, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
October 1, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
October 6, 2015
October 7 - 9, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 8, 2015 | 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
October 11, 2015 | 9:00 am
October 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
October 12, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 13 - 16, 2015
October 13, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 14 - 15, 2015
October 14, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 15, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
October 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 18, 2015
October 18, 2015
October 18, 2015 | 12:00 am
October 20, 2015 | 10:15 am - 11:30 am
October 25, 2015
October 26 - 30, 2015
October 26, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
October 27, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
November 1, 2015 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
November 9, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
November 10, 2015 | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
November 11, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
November 12 - 13, 2015
November 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
November 16 - 20, 2015
November 17, 2015 | 10:15 am - 11:30 am
November 18, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
November 22, 2015
November 23, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
November 26, 2015
November 27, 2015
November 30 - December 4, 2015
December 1, 2015 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 6, 2015
December 7 - 11, 2015
December 9, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
December 14, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
December 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
December 15, 2015 | 10:15 am - 11:30 am
December 18, 2015 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
December 24, 2015 - January 1, 2016
December 25, 2015
December 28 - 31, 2015
January 10, 2016
January 11 - 15, 2016
January 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 15, 2016
January 24, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 7 - 11, 2016
March 16 - 18, 2016
March 21 - 25, 2016
March 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 22, 2016
March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016 | 9:30 am
March 28 - April 1, 2016
April 4 - 5, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
April 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
April 22, 2016
April 30, 2016
May 9, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
May 22, 2016
May 22, 2016
May 26, 2016
June 2, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
June 11, 2016

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