Get to Know Our Staff! Division Leaders

There are a lot of components that go in to making North Shore Day Camp the best day camp that there is, one of the most important being our Division Leaders.  These men and women care and oversee the day-to-day needs of our campers from the moment they bounce off the bus, throughout the day, getting your children back on the bus to go home, and every other moment in between!  So we wanted to give you a sneak peak at who you’ll be hearing from shortly right before camp starts.  Your Division Leader will be calling you soon to introduce themselves!

Felisa Myer, Assistant Division Leader, Stepping Stones
This will be Felisa’s 5th summer at NSDC. She spent the past three summers as a group leader, playing and laughing with her kindergarten girls. “I am very excited about my leadership role at NSDC and spending another wonderful summer making sure my campers have a summer filled with lots of fun and friendships.” During the school year, Felisa is a reading teacher at the Lakeville Elementary School in Great Neck.

Allison Loring, Division Leader, Stepping Stones
This is Allison’s 6th summer at NSDC. “Each day at camp is filled with adventure, laughter and fun. It is a joy to watch the Stepping Stones grow throughout the summer from their swimming skills, to trying new foods, to building friendships and much more. I cannot wait for the 2012 summer to begin!” During the year, Allison teaches second grade at the Glen Head School.

Debbie Strashun, Division Leader, Stepping Stones
“This is my 16th summer at NSDC. I am a nursery school teacher at Temple Beth Torah during the school year. I hope all my campers have a fun summer, with lots of new friends and memories!”

Judi Vandow, Division Leader, 1st & 2nd Grade Boys
This will be Judi’s 13th summer with us. “I love sharing in the many positive changes that the campers and staff experience, from the time they first arrive at the beginning of the summer, through their last day of camp.” During the rest of the year she is also our Associate Director.

Sima Lis, Division Leader, 2nd Grade Girls
“I am looking forward to my 7th year at North Shore Day Camp, as are my two girls who have grown up at camp. I am looking forward to running, playing, and swimming with my campers and making their summer as enriching as possible. By using my comprehensive formal education and completing my second Masters of Education, I look forward to having a diverse age range of children and engaging them in different advancing and broadening experiences throughout the summer and year.”

David Richman, Division Leader, 5th & 6th Grade Boys
This is David’s 7th year with us. NSDC has been a part of his family for the past eight years. Both of his children have attended camp as well. During the year, he teaches Global History to 9th and 10th graders. “As a child, I spent every summer in camp, and made friendships that have lasted to this day. I hope you have the summer of your life, and remember, Camp is about making friends and building memories that will last a lifetime.”

Mike Marinello, Division Leader, 3rd & 4th Grade Boys
His 3rd year with us, Michael has a great deal of experience in camping having been the director of a sleep away camp. He is a Physical Education teacher in the Huntington school district. He is an EMT, First Aid and CPR instructor and a CPO. He’s also the father of two little girls who will be joining him at camp. Mike is a tremendous asset to our camp and a wonderful addition to our leadership team. “A fun and exciting summer at NSDC will create a lifetime of happy memories for your child. I am thrilled to be a part of your campers’ summer experience. On you mark. Get set. CAMP!”

Rob Rothenberg, Division Leader, Voyagers
Rob joined our North Shore family 10 years ago. During the year he is a High School Assistant Principal for Physical Education and Security. He has been in camping for over 20 years and has served as a camp waterfront Director for 15 of those years. “I wish that all of our campers have a rich, rewarding and safe experience.”

Joni Iacono, Division Leader, 1st Grade Girls
Joni joined us 11 years ago. She has been an Elementary school teacher in Queens and currently teaches Fourth grade on Long Island. “As an educator for the past twenty years, I have acquired many skills to help children develop their own sense of self as well as learn to be successful in a social setting. I am looking forward to a fun-filled summer chock full of new friends and experiences.”

Jill Corwin, Division Leader, 3rd & 4th Grade Girls
“This is my 6th year at NSDC and I am so excited for another amazing summer! I have been teaching for over twelve years in the Port Washington School District as a literacy specialist and love having the opportunity to be working with children over the summer. North Shore is such an incredible camp. I love watching children grow and trying new things. Young or old, North Shore is the place to be. Summer at North Shore Day Camp can’t come soon enough for me and my own two children!”

Andrea Last, Division Leader, 4th, 5th & 6th Grade Girls
“This is my 19th summer at NSDC. I am a School Secretary at P.S. 135Q during the year. I started at North Shore Day Camp as a Specialist and “Mom” and worked in many different areas within the camp. I also worked at North Shore Day School for 5 years, which gave me the background and expertise to get me where I am today. Nothing makes me happier than to see the girls having a great summer and making new friends.”

Hilary Bressler, Division Leader, Voyagers
“This is my 15th summer at North Shore Day Camp, the past 9 years as Division Leader of the Voyager program. This teen travel program enables me to learn more about your children as we spend time together during our journeys to cities and places of interest. The Voyager campers are smart and eager to grow and learn through our trips, discussions and events. Your children also get to experience what it is like to be a counselor through our Mentoring program. During the year, I am Sales Manager and Event Coordinator at Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Tennis Center where I see many of our campers and parents, and share stories of the previous summer. It is a gift to be around young people – one that I cherish and accept with love.”