This will be my 12th summer with Camp Squankum.
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, spending time with our animals, spending time with family and friends
Education: BA English – Rowan University and MS Instruction – Drexel University
Favorite color: Periwinkle Blue
I cannot imagine my summer without Camp Squankum. From the early stages of planning and creating this camp environment up to this coming summer season, camp has felt like an extension of my family. Camp Squankum truly has a part of my heart. I love knowing that we have helped to create a positive and engaging summer experience for our campers.
When I am not at camp, you can find me teaching English at Rowan College, Atlantic Cape Community College, and Cumberland County College.
Damon ReddenDirector of the CIT program
This will be my 11th year at Camp Squankum. I am currently the Director of our CIT program. I attended Temple University as an undergrad and majored in Secondary English Education. I have also earned master’s degree in the art of teaching. I have been a resident of Monroe Township since the summer of 2001 and have taught English at Williamstown High School since 2005. I love Camp Squankum for the same reasons I love teaching. The difficult times at camp and school can be overwhelming and discouraging, but the good times are so good, I could not imagine doing anything else. I love to eat; therefore, I work hard at the gym to balance my weight. I love to work out in order to challenge myself and I like to work out in groups to experience the struggle with others. My favorite color is blue which works well with my employment at WHS.
Bobby ScalleyHead Counselor
This will be my 4th year working at Camp Squankum. I am a sports enthusiast. Hockey would be my main sport but I also love soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and golf. Recently graduated from Rowan University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary ed for Mathematics. My Favorite color is Green. I always loved going to work at camps as a kid. Now, as a counselor, I will still be able to be a part of that experience for other children.
Amanda WilliamsHead Counselor
This will be my third year at Camp Squankum and I can’t be more excited to spend my summer with awesome campers.
Hobbies: I love to do anything outdoors, especially wakeboarding, kayaking and swimming.
Education: I graduated from Williamstown HS then received a B.A. in Psychology from Stockton University.
Favorite Color: Lime green and bright yellow are my favorite colors.
I love having the opportunity to spend my summer being childish playing dodgeball, swimming and doing crafts. I also couldn’t ask for better coworkers and campers to spend my day with.
Alexandra KayeJR Counselor
I was a camper at camp squankum for five years & this year will be my 3rd year working at camp. My hobbies are playing field hockey, running track & hanging out with my friends. This coming fall I will be a senior at Williamstown high school. My favorite color is yellow because it’s such a bright and happy color. Since the first summer I started at camp I couldn’t get enough, I always felt super welcomed and in a safe environment. At the end of each school year I would be so excited to start camp. Now working at camp I love every second of it, seeing all of the kids happy faces everyday & watching them have so much fun makes everything about working at camp so amazing.
Carlotta ReddenJR Counselor
I have been involved in camp since its inception in 2007.
My hobbies include basketball and drama classes.
I am a senior at GCIT, with a major in Drama.
I wanted to work at camp because I enjoyed being a camper through the years and want to share this experience with others. Also, my dad (Mr. Damon) has worked at camp, and I cannot wait to be co workers with him!
Shannon GrimAssistant Director
I have been with camp for the last nine years and absolutely love it! Each year gets better and better. I recently graduated from Alvernia University where I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry. I am currently a Medical Technologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. I enjoy watching Christmas and Disney movies. My favorite animals are white tigers. Camp is my favorite eight weeks of the year because of the awesome campers and amazing staff that I am able to work with!
Alexis RutterCamp Counselor
My favorite color is lime green & I also take select classes at Rowan College. In the fall, I will be continuing my education at Rowan College to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. This will be my 5th year at Camp Squankum and I couldn’t be more excited. The kids at camp are the number one reason I wanted to come back. They’re full of surprises and wonderful smiles. I can’t wait for another summer here!
Morgan RichardsAssistant Counselor
My name is Morgan Richards. I have been at Camp Squankum for 10 years. I was a C.I.T. for 3 years and this will be my 6th year as a counselor. My favorite color is blue. I love listening to music, going to the beach, and spending time with my friends and family. I always enjoy coming back to camp because of the campers and the other counselors. Every year, I am able to have a fun and exciting summer because of them.
Tara HeffnerHead Counselor
Hi I’m Miss Tara! This will be my ninth year at Camp Squankum. I am currently in my third year of grad school at Rowan University and will become a certified School Psychologist May of 2018. My favorite color is orange. I love to spend time with family and friends, snowboard, bake, go fishing, lay on the beach as much as possible and anything Disney! I love the atmosphere of camp! It’s a lot of fun to work alongside my friends and interact with the kids. It’s fun to get to see the same kids come back year after year and see them grow! I’m ready for another awesome year at camp having fun with the kids and making new memories that will last a lifetime!
Daniel MinkoHead Counselor
This is my 5th year at Camp Squankum. I love to travel, eat, exercise, sports, read and spend time with my friends and family. I have two Bachelor’s degree. One in secondary education, one in Education, and a certificate in Special Needs. I am currently going back to school to get my Master’s in School Administration. It has to be a tie between blue and green. The kids and the staff make this camp special. Never in all my years of being a camp counselor have I seen such unity and care for one another.
Cait Jaconski JR Counselor
This is my second year at camp
I like to write and play ukulele
I’m going to school for psychology
My favorite color is yellow! I want to work at camp to make fun new memories with new friends 🙂
Lyndsey O'NeillAssitant Activities Director
I’ve been involved with camp since year 1. First as a camper, then a CIT, and now a counselor for the past 7 years. My hobbies: Reading, crafting, and playing musical instruments/marching band -Currently studying at the University of New Haven. Favorite color is purple. I love the environment and people of camp squankum so much that I always come back. Being involved since year one, I’ve seen the camp grow into something great. I love seeing new campers, but I love seeing the returners just as much. We have lots of fun, and I think I have the best job in the world being able to play with kids all day every day!
Kyle MongelluzzoHead Counselor in charge of Gym
How long have you been involved with camp: This will be my 6th summer at Camp Squankum. Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, Swimming, Beach, Going to the Gym. Education: High School- Delsea Regional, College- Rowan University. Favorite color: Red What makes you want to work at camp or keep coming back: I enjoy working in the positive atmosphere that is held by the staff and the kids.
Taylor RichardsAssistant Counselor
Involvement in camp: I used to be a camper myself but now I am going to be a junior counselor. Hobbies: I enjoy reading, traveling, baking and spending time with my friends and family. Favorite color: my favorite color is green. What makes me want to come to camp: I remember having lots of fun as a camper myself and I want to help make other kids have a fun enjoyable summer!!
Tia ThomasHead Counselor
Hi I’m Miss Tia, I’ve been at Camp Squankum since its pilot year. I started as a CIT. I enjoy the gym and spending time with family and friends. I just finished my junior year as a secondary education major with Math concentration. I do love camp, it’s such a fun experience and to see so many of the kids start off as “Indians” and move up to other bunks makes me feel like we, as a staff, have a great impact on them and make their summer a little more fun.
TJ BoothJR Counselor
Hi, my name is Mr. TJ and this is my 4th year at Camp Squankum. Hobbies: playing sports, having out with friends and working out.Education: i am currently a senior at Rowan University studying biology. I hope to continue my education in medical school. Favorite color: Blue. What makes me come back? I love interacting with the kids and having fun with them. Also, the camp is such a positive environment which brings pure bliss to everyone. Fun Fact: i do not lose in 8ball pool and ping pong (challenge me).
Alyssa Meglino JR Counselor
My name is Alyssa Meglino. I’ve been at camp for 9 years now, starting at the braves bunk when wearing the red camp shirts. My favorite hobbies are playing soccer, watching crime shows especially Criminal Minds, and going to concerts. I am going to be a Junior of Williamstown High School in the fall. My favorite color is yellow because it reminds me of the sunsets and lemonade. Every year I look forward to coming back to camp because of the family aspect of it all. You truly get to know the kids better more and more every year, which makes it hard leaving them in August. I look forward to making the best of my time working with Camp Squankum!