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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!!!

2016 Head Staff Announcement – Activity Counselor Supervisors (ACS’s)

We are very excited to announce this next group of Head Staff Members for next summer…the ACS’s!! This great duo has a tremendous amount of both camp and professional experience that will make them wonderful supervisors of our Activity Areas this summer! Welcome Izzy and Chris!!!



Returning for her fourth summer at Schodack, Izzy has experienced camp from many angles – as a bunk counselor, as a member of our ropes team and now in her second summer on Head Staff as ACS. Izzy has tremendous knowledge of all the activity areas throughout camp and brings wonderful versatility to our Leadership Team. Izzy is a Physical Education teacher in the UK during the year and can’t wait to return to Schodack in June!









For the past two summers, Chris has been a wildly popular member of our tennis staff and he is thrilled to make the step up to Head Staff in 2016. An overall sports enthusiast, Chris has played tennis at a regional level back home in Scotland and loves to coach as well. For a fun fact about Chris – he once went on a grueling week-long trek through mountains and volcanoes in Iceland…he says it’s one of his favorite adventures! Chris could not be more psyched to join Head Staff 2016!!!!