Meet Our Team
Our staff is committed to impacting the lives of children, while becoming supportive friends and role models to campers.
Meet our team:
|Director of Youth Programs, Erin Vizza - Erin has worked for a number of years at Love and Care Child Care Center, developing the curriculum and teaching pre-school aged children. She also worked at SunGard Higher Education (Ellucian) for over a decade that provides software and services to help institutions find better ways to teach, learn, manage and connect with their students. She graduated from La Salle University with a degree in Marketing and Communications. Erin is married with three young daughters and lives in Churchville, PA. Erin is passionate about making the Abington Club Day Camp a safe, fun and exhilarating experience for all campers!|
|Director of Camp Operations, Patrick Travers - Patrick has been a teacher in the William Penn School District since 2011 working with middle and high school students, while also coaching baseball and wrestling. Prior to that he worked in the corporate world before he decided to go back to fulfill his life's calling. He graduated from Loyola University of Maryland in 2007 with a degree in History, and attained his Master of Education from Cabrini College in 2015. Patrick has been married for three years and has a daughter, Nora, who attends camp and a son Jack! Patrick is excited to rejoin the team at the Abington Club Day Camp. He brings with him a passion for an active lifestyle, energy, creativity and enthusiasm.|
|After Care Program Director, Denise Venuto-Wurst - Denise is a Mom of three who assisted with Kids Club and was a Yoga instructor at the Abington Club. She graduates this May with her Masters of Science in Clinical Couseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill University and will continue her internship counseling women while teaching yoga. Denise will return for her second season and will read stories to the children at camp and is also the aftercare instructor.|
|Art Director, Alyssa Abel- Alyssa is currently an art teacher at Newtown Friends School teaching children in Kindergarten thru eight grade. She also taught middle/high school children at the Concept School in Westtown, PA for two years. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2017 with a degree in Art Education. Alyssa also displays her art at local farmer’s markets and craft fairs and has her very own Etsy shop to market her handmade jewelry. She hopes to once again create a fun environment in which campers can get in touch with their creative side and express themselves through art!|
|Assistant, Stephen Leventhal - Steve works as the building subsititute at Upper Moreland High School while pursuing an education certificate. He is the assistant of the basketball and baseball team at the high school and head coach of the JV basketball team. Steve graduated from Temple University, studying sports and recreation management. He finds coaching and working with children to be very rewarding and enjoys assisting the children and staff at the Abington Club Day Camp. He has worked at a number of summer camps for the last seven years. Stephen has worked as an assistant, head counselor and junior counselor here at the Abington Club Day Camp.
|Counselors - Staff members at Abington Club Day Camp love camp as much as our campers and return here summer after summer. Our senior staff is mature, responsible and nurturing people. Our junior counselors are full of energy and always ready to lend a hand. Our selected staff is comprised of former campers, college students, high school students, specialists and lifeguards who love camp and working with children. Each group is supervised by a mature, energetic, responsible and nurturing Head Counselor who is certified in CPR and First Aide. Our staff is cleared through a national criminal and child abuse clearance.|
Work at the Abington Club
Interested in joining the Abington Club Day Camp team? We are always looking for bright, outgoing and enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for working with children. We are dedicated to helping our staff enhance their skills and gain valuable experience that will be useful in future endeavors and careers. We provide opportunities to develop leadership techniques, creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills. As a staff member, you will be able to work with children both individually and in a group setting, while strengthening your interpersonal skills. If you are ready to work and play hard, meet new friends, spend your summer outdoors and have your nights and weekends off – submit your application to no later than March 31, 2020. You can read the complete list of positions and download applications here.