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.
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!