This will be my 14th summer with Camp Squankum. 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.
In my free time, I enjoy gardening, reading, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite color is periwinkle blue.
I have earned a BA English from Rowan University and MS Instruction from Drexel University.
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 13th 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.
Megan KendardineAssistant Counselor
Hi everyone, I’m Miss Megan! Last Summer (2019) was my first Summer working for Camp Squankum and I was an Indians Assistant Counselor. Working with children and seeing them smile and have fun is a great feeling. I will be a senior at The College of New Jersey, majoring in Special Education, Elementary Education, and iSTEM. In my free time, I spend time with my friends and family and like to stay active by running and biking. I can’t wait for next Summer! I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe 🙂
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.
Heather DerechinskyDirector of Activities
Hi everyone I’m Miss Heather!
I am a 3rd grade special education teacher during the school year. I have been teaching for 4 years and I love what I do!
I have been at Camp Squankum for 5 years! I was the head counselor for the Indians and now hold the role of Director of Activities. I love spending my summers at camp. Each and every year holds a special place in my heart.
We have a lot of fun and do so many fun things! I love the trips that we go on, the different themes and the fun games we played throughout the week. All of that is wonderful but nothing beats the time we get to spend together, the friends we have made and the memories that will last a life time. I love being a part of the Squankum Family!
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.
Sonny MeglinoJR Counselor
My name is Sonny Meglino. This is my second year being a counselor at Camp Squankum. I’m currently a senior at Williamstown High School. I love playing soccer, golf, and basketball. My favorite color is orange because I am a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals football team. I always wanted to work at camp because I’ve been a camper since I was a kid and I love playing games with the campers.
Cait Jaconski Head Counselor Arts and Crafts
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 🙂
Carlotta ReddenJR Counselor
Hello everyone! I am Miss Carlotta and I have been with Camp Squankum since its inception in 2007. I have been a camper, cit, and now a camp counselor. I am proud to say I still have a camp shirt from each year and each campout. Presently I attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angles pursuing a BFA in Acting. I am currently a Sophomore. I love going to the beach, eating ice cream and hanging out with my friends and family. What I like most about Camp Squankum is getting to know the kids in my bunk over the summer, and then seeing them the next year when they come to visit my bunk to say hello. I hope to share my passion for drama with the camp by incorporating what I am learning into a bunk rotation.
Tara HeffnerAssistant Director of Activities
Hi I’m Miss Tara!
I am currently a School Psychologist at Delsea Regional High School and I love it! I am also a Rowan University Alumni, where I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology, Masters degree in School Psychology and Educational Specialist degree.
I have been a part of Camp Squankum for 10+ years and each year it get’s better and better! I have served in numerous roles at camp throughout the years and now I hold the title of Assistant Director of Activities.
I absolutely love the atmosphere of camp! I love getting to make new memories year after year and making sure each camper receives the best camp experience that they possibly can! Camp Squankum is like a second family to me and I am grateful to work alongside wonderful coworkers!
I enjoy spending time with my loved ones & my dog, baking, traveling, laying on the beach as much as possible, Philly Sports and everything Disney! I am excited for the future summers at Camp Squankum and cannot wait to make more memories that will last a lifetime for every camper and coworker!
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.
Blake EdwardsJR Counselor
Hello Camp Squankum! My name is Blake Edwards but around camp you can just call me “Mr. Blake”. I am in my 3rd year of college and my 3rd year as a counselor here at Squankum! I attend Rowan, now pursuing my degrees in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology after previously being a member of the Temple University basketball team. I love sports, cars, I guess sports cars, food, science, and fitness! I have been working at camp for 3 years, but I was a camper myself for many years and Squankum has been responsible for some of my best childhood, and now adulthood memories! I can’t wait to make many more memories and friends along the way during Squankum season!
Alyssa Meglino Assistant Counselor
My name is Alyssa Meglino. I’ve been at camp for 12 years now, starting at the Braves bunk as a camper and this is my 4th year of being a counselor. My favorite hobbies are playing soccer, going to the beach, and hanging out with my friends. I am going to be a Sophmore of Rowan College of South Jersey in the fall. My favorite color is yellow because it reminds me of the sunsets, sunflowers, 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!