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.

Jim Griffin, Chair, President, New Century Education

Matt Block, Vice Chair & HR, Director of Human Resources, Summit Middle School

Steven Abrahams, Secretary/Treasurer, Co-Founder/CEO, Milepost Capital Management, LLC

Trudy Atkins, Buildings & Properties, Director of Instructional Innovation and Community Office of the Superintendent, East Brunswick Public Schools

Bill Benkendorf, Buildings & Properties, President, Benks Land Services

Jonathan Clemente, Finance, Attorney/Clemente Mueller, P.A. Attorneys at Law

Paul Gomperz, Program & Marketing, Voluntary Benefit Systems of America

Mike McCabe, Buildings & Properties, Sr. Vice President, Folio Dymamix

Michael Rawitz, Board Development, Retired from G. J. Haerer

Gus Schmidt, Board Development, Retired from Pompton Lakes Board of Education

Frankie Williams, Marketing, Independent Networker

Scott Ross, Building-Properties; Vice President, Global Aerospace, Inc.

Emeritus

Greg Damell, Retired from Somerset Savings Bank

Susan Day, Retired from Union County Parks & Recreation

David Goldblatt, Family Service Manager, Beth Israel Cemetary

Jeff King, Chairman & CEO, Quaker Funds Inc

Robert M. Liegner, MD-MBA, Dentist

Margaret Pfaff, Retired

Alan Williams, Retired

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 

Marc Koch
Senior Director

Katie Donahue
Assistant Summer Camp Director

Brendan Rearer
ETC Director

Emily Galbraith
Interim Camp Director/Marketing Director

Matt Lifschultz
Alumni Coordinator

Natalie Knickerbocker
Environmental Education Director

Daniel Trader
Assistant Environmental Education Director

Nya Noziere
Assistant Conference Director

Joel Gardner
Family and Adventure Coordinator

Office

Michele Scabet
Office Manager 

Debbie Akerstrom
Registrar

Sam LeValley
Secretary 

Facilities

Shawn Van Hook
Facility Manager

Food Service 

Donald Sienkiewicz
Food Service Director 

Directions To Camp