Sam Borek, owner and director of Woodmont Day Camp in New City was named president of the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey, earlier this year. Borek will succeed Andy Pritikin, owner, director, and founder of Liberty Lake Day Camp in Bordentown, NJ, and co-founder of Everwood Day Camp in Sharon, MA, in April 2017.
For 11 years, Sam Borek and his wife Ilisha have owned Woodmont Day Camp in New City in Rockland County. Prior to owning Woodmont, Sam worked full time as program director at Camp Laurel, a coed overnight camp in Maine. Sam has been involved in numerous aspects of the American Camp Association, NY and NJ for over 10 years. He has served on the American Camp Association, NY and NJ’s board since 2010 and has worked on various ACA, NY & NJ committees, most recently with the Public Guidance Committee and spearheading the Fund Development Committee.
The American Camp Association, NY and NJ is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the summer camp experience. The organization provides professional development for camp professionals; accredits summer camps to ensure they meet industry-accepted and government-recognized standards; advocates for issues that affect the summer camp industry; provides guidance to parents looking for a camp for their children; assists young people looking to work at camp; and promotes the many benefits of summer camp to the public.
“Sam’s strong sense of business, ability to work well with members of our diverse camp community and dedication to youth development makes him the right person to further our mission at the American Camp Association, NY and NJ,” says Andy Pritikin, Former President of the American Camp Association, NY and NJ.
Borek comments, “I am truly excited to follow in Andy’s footsteps and lead my colleagues in the camp industry as we continue to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults each summer.”