Shorefront Y camp staff love their jobs! Before the start of camp, all staff receives extensive training in our safety guidelines, daily procedures and camp activity curriculum and schedules.
Supervision and Training
Counselors are supervised by a division leader as well as the camp director and assistant director. Division leaders are mature college students, who have risen through our ranks as exceptional camp staff. These staff members are specially trained to supervise younger staff and work with kids.
Various activity specialists who are experts in their fields help us develop our creative programs.
Staff to Camper Ratio
Additional assistant counselors are placed in younger division groups to take exceptional care for our youngest campers, far exceeding the basic camper/staff ratio required by the Department of Health.
Nick is responsible for all school age (K-9thGrade) camps, all Teen (6-12th grade) programs during the school year, as well as all of the youth enrichment classes during the school year. Nick is a Brooklyn native and a proud graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School. He attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he majored in Philosophy with minors in Political Science and Sociology. He has over 10 years of youth development experience, working as a Middle School Athletic Director in lower Manhattan, as well as taking on a variety of roles at multiple day camps throughout New York City. Nick joined us from the Jewish Community Center of Austin, Texas, where he spent 3 years as the Teen Director and Assistant Camp Director. He came home to Brooklyn in 2017 and is now entering his 2nd summer as the Director of our wonderful Camps here at the Shorefront Y.
Justin Meyer- Teen Program Manager and Assistant Director of Day Camps
Justin is our Assistant Camp Director and manages our teen programs year round. Justin is a proud alumni of teen programs in Brooklyn community centers, with over 14 years of experience working in local JCCs. Justin attended City College of Technology, where he majored in Secondary Math Education and performed research in pure mathematics and was published in several academic journals. Justin has been a member of our team for a number of years and held a variety of positions, such as Science Specialist, Teen Division Leader, Camp Operations Director, and many more. Justin is excited to provide enriching, meaningful, and memorable programming to a new generation of teen leaders in our community!