Monthly Archives: October 2017

Introducing Jessica Moriarty – Health Center Coordinator!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are beyond excited to announce the return of a very special person to camp! Jessica Moriarty will be joining the Schodack team as our new Health Center Coordinator next summer, and we are so looking forward to having her back in the fold at camp.

Starting in the 1980’s, Jessica spent 10 summers at Schodack, beginning as a Junior Camper and progressing through to Group Leader. (Some of her favorite camp memories include swim meets, showering in the rain and lunchtime horseback rides!) After camp she attended Union College and always maintained a passion for working with children. Jessica went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary School Education from Bank Street College of Education.

As a nearly 20-year veteran elementary school teacher, Jessica has amazing skills and experience working with children and their families. She currently teaches Grade 4 at East Hills School in Roslyn and lives in Syosset, NY with her husband Brian (also a Schodack alum), her son Jake who will be in his second year at Schodack, and her daughter, Abby, who will be starting as a new camper!

Jessica is thrilled to be back at camp and looks forward to being the friendly face for campers and the reassuring voice for parents in our Health Center. She will bring a wonderful presence to camp and we are lucky to have her. Please join us in giving Jessica a huge, warm welcome back to Schodack!!!

 

Exciting News From Camp!

 

We are thrilled to announce an exciting staffing update for next summer!

Alyssa Applebaum, a Physical Education teacher, varsity-level coach and former Division 1 collegiate soccer player will be switching roles to take over as our Sports and Activities Coordinator.  With her strong background in sports and fitness, Alyssa will oversee all of our Sports and Activity Programs.

Alyssa, who grew up as a camper and staff member at Schodack, played Division I Soccer at Syracuse University, where she also received her B.S. in Communications. For the past 13 years, Alyssa has taught Physical Education to preschool, elementary, middle school and high school students at Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, NJ.

Continuing her passion for individual and team sports, Alyssa also has an extensive coaching background in Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, Tennis and Volleyball at both the middle school and Varsity level. After three years as our Health Center Coordinator, we are thrilled that she will now be in a position to run clinics in various sports throughout the summer and personally train our Activity Counselors on the most successful ways to provide fun and engaging athletic instruction.

Alyssa will be joined by her sons, Spencer (4th-year camper) and Carter (1st-time camper), at camp this summer as well, so please join us in welcoming Alyssa into her new role for 2018!!!