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Summer Camps

Staff

Meet the team

Our camp staff are committed to meeting the individual needs of each camper. Our ratio of children to staff is 15 campers to every 2 counselors. Our assistant head counselors are 16-17 years old, our head counselors are ages 18 and older and our group leaders are ages 20 and older. Specialists lead programs such as yoga, dance, self-defense, drama, archery and more. Everyone is dedicated to the mission of our camps and look forward to creating unforgettable memories for children and their parents.

Ilona Zeltser

Camp Director

Ilona Zeltser has been with the agency since 2011. She has worked her way up from an after-school counselor to her current positions as our JCC Brooklyn Windsor Terrace Site…

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Katie McCord

Supervisor

Katie McCord has been a part of the JCC Brooklyn family for six years. She started out as an assistant counselor in 2015 and was promoted to supervisor in 2017,…

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Christina Ali

Youth Program Coordinator

Christina has had over a decade of experience in the social service field specializing in youth program development and disaster case management. Christina considers her most rewarding life experience as…

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Summer Camp Staff

Christopher Arce

Sports Specialist

Lisa Chernyavsky

Division 1 Leader

Selena DiAngelis

Yoga/Meditation Specialist

Quinn Fireside

Assistant Division 2 Leader

Zachary Gitlin

Bay Ridge Campus Coordinator

Eran Hakak

Israeli Emissary

Abije “Abi” Kaloshi

Sports Specialist

Knick McKay

Video Specialist

Sneha Madimi

Dance Specialist 

Zeno Rodrigo

Music Specialist

Jared Rosenblum

Sports Specialist

Caitlyn Schmidt

Assistant Leader for Division 1

Naomi Stuart

Division 2 Leader

Patrick Tepman

Camp Curriculum Leader

Stephanie Velasquez

Baking Specialist