DIRECTOR OF JCC CAMPS; DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CHILDREN + FAMILIES
Genna Singer joined the staff at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan in June 2002, assisting the day camp director during the first summer of camp. Genna grew up attending day camp and overnight camp, and worked as a staff member in overnight camp for five years. In September 2002, Genna became the director of After School Programs at the JCC, while maintaining an active role in the summer camps as well. In September 2006, Genna became the director of camps. She developed our outdoor camp, the Day Camp @ Pearl River, while also maintaining our programs at the JCC: the Day Camp @ the JCC and Summer Stock Theater Camp. In 2016, Genna’s dream of opening a camp on our very own property was realized as she opened Camp Settoga. Genna was most excited to watch our camp traditions and amazing programming come alive at Camp Settoga. Genna combines a love of children, a passion for camp, and a desire to help families find their place at the JCC as she plans for the summer. Whether visiting the pool deck on the 6th floor, baking challah on the campfire, or wandering in and out of classrooms on the 2nd floor, Genna marvels as each child finds a new bit of his/herself at the JCC Summer Camps.
Debra joined The Day Camp @ the JCC community during the summer of 2014. She has been a 3s head counselor, Taste of Settoga counselor, and a specialist in ceramics, art, cooking, and yoga. Originally from Westchester, NY, Debra graduated from the University of Delaware and received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College-CUNY Recently, she completed an additional New York state teaching certificate in Early Childhood Special Education at Fordham University. Debra grew up going to camp and was a staff member at Campus Kids in Connecticut. She went on to be a leadership team member at her favorite counselor's camp, Camp Stonewall. During the school year, Debra is a teacher at the JCC's Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School who loves exploring art, nature, and community with children. Debra can't wait to spend this summer with all of you!
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