The key to a great summer is a great staff! We take pride in the selection and training of every person on our team. They work hard to create a safe and caring environment, while bringing an incredible amount of energy and enthusiasm to camp.
Your child will be inspired by enthusiastic and skilled coaches, educators, social workers, athletes, artists, actors and musicians. You’ll find all our staff members have one thing in common – a love of camp.
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Executive Director Leslie Zide has more than a decade of experience at JCC camps. She previously held the position of Assistant Director at both Camp Kingswood and Camp Grossman. In addition, Leslie was the JCC Family Program and Community Coordinator for the South Area, where she was instrumental in developing innovative programs to engage families in Jewish life. Leslie brings energy, enthusiasm and creativity to everything she undertakes. She can't wait to see returning campers, welcome new campers and create an amazing camp experience this summer!
Director Alicia McGee has over a decade of experience in the Jewish educational world where she taught at Temple Isaiah as a Jewish Educator and Director of Tichon Isaiah (8-12 grade program). She joined the Kingswood staff in 2018. Alicia received a BA in History with a minor in Politics at Ithaca College and holds a Masters in Social Work from Wheelock College and a Masters in Education from Cambridge College. She lives with her husband, Casey and their three kids, Logan (11), Gavin (9) and Cooper (2) who share her love for camp! She can't wait to have an amazing summer!
Assistant Director Rebecca has more than two decades of experience in the Jewish educational world where she has taught all ages, written curriculum and worked in admissions. At Kingswood, Rebecca started as the Assistant Programming Director, responsible for scheduling all the campers' daily activities. As a former JCC Grossman camper and counselor, Rebecca is excited to be part of the Kingswood family. She feels fortunate that her own children are spending wonderful summers and making lasting memories at Kingswood. Rebecca is a graduate of Brandeis University and holds a Masters of Education from Lesley University.