About Us

History

Established in 1915, Fairview Lake YMCA Camps has been providing Sleep Away Summer camping for grades 2-11, Environmental Education for schools, Family Programs, and Weekend Retreats for individuals and groups. We develop programs for children, adults and families to realize their potential by focusing on specific skill sets, building confidence and creating a sense of belonging.

Fairview Lake YMCA, an ACA accredited camp, sits on mile-long Fairview Lake in Stillwater, New Jersey.  Our 660 acres adjoin the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, providing access to the Appalachian Trail, Delaware River, hiking and breathtaking views. Two waterfronts are complete with a fleet of canoes, rowboats, kayaks, sailboats and windsurfers to offer a variety of activities and unlimited fun with ample trained lifeguards.

Beyond the mesmerizing views of the lake at the center of camp, we have three athletic fields, two basketball courts, two tennis courts, hockey court for in-line skaters, sand volleyball court, archery and rifle ranges, low and high-ropes courses, and indoor and outdoor climbing walls.

Our cabins are clean and well maintained, complete with screened windows, built-in bunks, storage areas, electricity, flush toilets, hot showers, and most importantly - smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. For an experience closer to nature, we also offer seasonal cabins that have amenities nearby.

Board of Managers

Our Board of Managers works to ensure that all families and children have the opportunity to experience camp, regardless of their ability to pay. The board also works hard to ensure that the quality of life and facilities you will experience here at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps fits within our mission and strategic plan.

Board of Managers
Jim Griffin Chair
Matt Block Vice Chair
Steven Abrahams
Trudy Atkins
Bill Benkendorf
Greg Damell
Jan Gomperz
Paul Gomperz
Carole Husiak
Mike McCabe
Eric Olsen
Michael Rawitz
Peter Renzulli
Andi Sawin
Gus Schmidt

Emeritus
Greg Damell
Susan Day
David Goldblatt
Jeff King
Robert M. Liegner, MD-MBA
Margaret Pfaff
Jane Verpent
Alan Williams

Meet Our Staff

We are committed to providing everyone with an enjoyable and positive experience in a caring environment.  We hire mature, caring, patient and responsible staff who have a sincere interest in working with people, especially children, in the out-of-doors.

If you need to contact a member of the staff, click on the names below. Our staff members are focused on ensuring that your camper, school, or group will have a wonderful time at camp!

Our general e-mail box is fairviewlake@metroymcas.org if you are unsure who to contact.

Bob Kahle
Executive Director

Jennie Griffin
Associate Executive Director 

Jeremy Culpepper
Director of Summer Programs 

Emily Galbraith
Marketing Director

Matt Lifschultz
Alumni Coordinator

Natalie Knickerbocker
Environmental Education Director

Daniel Trader
Assistant Environmental Education Director

Colin Campbell
Conference Director

Nya Noziere
Assistant Conference Director

Joel Gardner
Family and Adventure Coordinator

 

Office

Michele Scabet
Office Manager 

Barbara Scozzafava
Registrar

Debbie Akerstrom
Secretary 

Facilities

Shawn Van Hook
Facility Manager

Food Service 

Donald Sienkiewicz
Food Service Director