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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Leslie Zide
Leslie Zide
Executive Director

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!

Rebecca Karen
Rebecca Karen
Assistant Director

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.

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