I’m really excited to be back at Schechter for my 3rd summer as the Waterfront Supervisor! Camp has always been my home away from home and the waterfront has always been my absolute favorite part of camp. I can’t wait to be back on the dock to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time.
A bit about myself, I grew up in Zichron Ya’akov, Israel and moved to Vancouver, BC when I was 15. I am currently a senior at UBC completing my undergraduate degree with interdisciplinary studies in economics, kinesiology and food nutrition and health. I am also currently working on getting my personal training certificate and I work part time at the membership department of the Jewish Community Centre of Vancouver. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing soccer and spending too much time at the gym and too little time on my schoolwork.
My favorite part of a typical camp day is when I get to jump in the lake after a great day of guarding out in the sun. Can’t wait to see you all soon!
Harel Tal, Waterfront Supervisor
Hey Camp Solomon Schechter!!!
I am so excited to see you all this summer as your Girls' Side Supervisor! This will be my 13th summer and I can’t wait to be back in our beautiful camp with all you awesome campers and staff members.
I feel so lucky that I get to hang out with the greatest kids of the PNW in just a few short weeks! You'll be able to find me around camp to talk about your feelings or to do some yoga together! I’m currently studying abroad in Israel, so we can talk about that too! See you all soon at the place where Judaism and Joy are One :)
Naomi Bennett, 2015 Girls' Side Supervisor
My name is Julia Appelbaum and I’m so excited to be Rosh Omanut (Arts Supervisor) at camp this summer! I just finished my first year at University of Washington where I plan to major in the health sciences. CSS has been my summer home since 2003 when I was in Echad session. Camp was the place that helped me foster my artistic abilities. My first choice in chuggim (activities) was always related to art and I can’t wait to bring the same excitement to the chanichim (campers) this upcoming summer!!
In my free time I love to paint, bake, and explore nature! You can find me hanging out (usually crafting) by the water; come join me!! Can’t wait to see you this summer!!
My name is Oliver Jacobson and I’m excited to be returning to the Schechter team for a 5th summer! I’m passionate about all things related to food and environment and I’m looking forward to spending another great summer at our beautiful camp. This year I studied at UBC and took a number of my courses in the Land and Food Systems department; I’m really excited to bring a lot of what I’ve learned to camp.
The past two summers I’ve had the privilege to oversee the the garden in my position as Rosh Ginah (Garden Specialist). This summer I’ll be stepping out of the garden and taking on a broader role as Rosh Teva (Nature Supervisor). I’m looking forward to developing some new and exciting activities to revamp the classic Schechter river trip. We still hope to continue some of the projects from last year, including camp-wide compositing, serving locally grown food, reducing our camp’s food waste and running cooking and nutrition chugs (activities) with the campers.
Spring is in the air, and summer is just around the corner. I can’t wait for camp to start in just 60 short days! (Approximately the same length of time it takes to grow and harvest peas :)
Oliver Jacobson, Rosh Teva
My name is Matan Goodblatt and I will be returning to camp this summer for my 3rd year as the Boy’s Side Supervisor and my 11th consecutive summer at Schechter (that’s more than a year of my life at camp!). I can’t wait for another summer at the happiest place on earth and getting back to helping make sure that all campers have a fun, safe and fulfilling experience.
A little about me: I’m currently a senior at the University of Oregon (GO DUCKS!) and come June will have a B.A. in International Studies with a focuses on International Relations and the Middle East. Over the past five years I have been lucky enough to spend a total of 20 months in Israel on two trips, doing various things such as working on a kibbutz and studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I also play goalkeeper for the Men’s Club Soccer team at the U of O and spend most of my free time playing basketball, hanging out with my friends, or reading.
My favorite thing about Schechter is being able to jump in the lake after getting sweaty and tired after playing basketball. I am most excited to see the buses arrive on the first day and to see all my friends on staff.
Matan Goodblatt, Boys' Side Supervisor
Check out this video of Matan hard at work as last year's Boys' Side Supervisor!
You've probably heard that we have a new chef this summer, and we couldn't be more excited. Chef Jessica comes to us with years of camp cooking experience and a degree from Le Cordon Bleu. To mark our new chef's arrival we have launched a youtube cooking series, in which Chef Jessica prepares a number of camp classics, like grilled cheese and tomato soup, and special dietary meals, like gluten free and vegan dishes, which are served along side of every meal at camp! Check out these three videos of Chef Jessica working her magic in the Schechter kitchen!