Meet the Team

Paul Isserles

CAMP DIRECTOR

First Year At CJ:

2009 (and then back again in 2019)

Positions held at Summer Camps:

Counselor, Song Leader, Coach, and Camp Director

Favorite activity at CJ:

Line-Up

Favorite thing about CJ:

I love starting the day with line-up.  It is our chance to come together as a camp community, have fun, sing our camp song, raise our camp flag, and begin the day with energy!

Favorite Movie:

Remember the Titans and The Sandlot

Favorite Song:

Right Now by Van Halen

Adam Grundfast

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR

First Year At CJ:

2019

Positions held at Summer Camps:

Counselor, Group Leader, and Assistant Director

Favorite activity at CJ:

Line-Up

Favorite thing about CJ:

I love seeing the smiles on our campers' faces and hearing the sounds of their laughter.

Favorite Movie:

Anything with Marvel superheroes (particularly the first Avengers movie)

Favorite Song:

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Marci Kamberg

NURSERY CAMP DIRECTOR

First Year At CJ:

2009

Positions held at Summer Camps:

CIT, Counselor, Waitress, Group Leader, and Nursery Camp Director

Favorite activity at CJ:

Cooking

Favorite thing about CJ:

The smiles on the campers' faces when they try new things and make new friends

Favorite Movie:

The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music

Favorite Song:

You've Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman from Toy Story

Jane Dornbush

OFFICE MANAGER

First Year At CJ:

2018

Positions held at Summer Camps:

Horse Riding Specialist and Office Manager

Favorite activity at CJ:

Line-Up

Favorite thing about CJ:

I love watching our campers grow and flourish!

Favorite Movie:

The Wizard of Oz and Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Favorite Song:

Better When I'm Dancin' by Meghan Trainor

Lisa Gerson

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

First Year At CJ:

2010

Positions held at Summer Camps:

Counselor and Office Staff

Favorite activity at CJ:

Goodwill Games - Camp Jacobson's version of Color War

Favorite thing about CJ:

The camp mentality of being unplugged, trying new activities and having fun all day long!

Favorite Movie:

Good Will Hunting

Favorite Song:

Seasons of Love from RENT

Shari Rich

LOWER CAMP DIRECTOR

First Year At CJ:

2010

Positions held at Summer Camps:

Counselor, Group Leader, Inclusion Coordinator, and Lower Camp Director

Favorite activity at CJ:

Line-Up and Music

Favorite thing about CJ:

I love watching new friendships develop every day at camp!

Favorite Movie:

For the Love of the Game

Favorite Song:

Hall of Fame by The Script

Jessica Visvader

UPPER CAMP DIRECTOR

First Year At CJ:

2017

Positions held at Summer Camps:

Group Leader and Upper Camp Director

Favorite activity at CJ:

Playing kickball with my campers and cheering on the Apache Relay

Favorite thing about CJ:

I love seeing the smiling faces in the morning when I go on the buses to welcome the campers and staff!

Favorite Movie:

A League of Their Own and Little Rascals

Favorite Song:

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor and Fight Song by Rachel Platten

Nicole Werner

PROGRAM DIRECTOR &

SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

First Year At CJ:

2009

Positions held at Summer Camps:

Group Leader, Dance Specialist, Drama Specialist, CIT Coordinator, and Program Director

Favorite activity at CJ:

Arts & Crafts

Favorite thing about CJ:

This has been my summer home for so many years of my life. I love it at Camp Jacobson!

Favorite Movie:

The Goonies

Favorite Song:

Summertime by Michael Franti

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