UNIT HEADS

Jessica Tratner; CIT/Yeladim Unit Head
Jessica was instrumental in developing our unique Yeladim program for campers turning 4 by November 1st. Finishing its 3rd year Jessica has created a nurturing, environment where our youngest campers get the opportunity to explore camp in a way that is perfect just for them.  During the off season Jessica is a teacher in the New York City School Systems working with children with disabilities.

Kristie Ellis; Unit Head, Kinneret
Kristie has been teaching preschool for the past 20 years, first for the Navy in Lakehurst, NJ then at the YM-YWHA and Wayne Y. She has also taught Robotics and Sign Language. Kristie has been at Camp Veritans the last five summers working with our youngest campers and loving every moment! She also has two sons of her own who keep her on her toes.

Robyn Murray; Unit Head, El Al
Robyn has been a part of the CV family for the past 8 summers. For the past 21 years she has been teaching special needs children from Kindergarten through 2nd grade in the Paterson School District. Camp is a family affair for Robyn, as her two children currently attend Camp Veritans and her husband, Mark, is an active member of the Veritans Club.

Lori Felsenstein; Unit Head, Negev 
Lori just finished her fourth summer at Camp Veritans (well, her first summer was as a camper here at CV in 1972) and had a blast. During the off-season she works as a social worker in the public school systems. She also has two children; one daughter and one son, both of whom attended Camp Veritans.

Grace Blake; Unit Head, Galil
No stranger to our CV family, Grace has been a Veritans camper, counselor CIT Supervisor and now Galil Unit Head. She is a graduate of Montclair State University with a Master’s Degree in Education with certification to teach K-5 and Students with Disabilities. Grace makes sure your camper enjoys a great Veritans experience from the moment they step on the bus as she coordinates fun bus activities and competitions. During the year she is a teacher in the public schools.

Laura Seltzer–Masada Unit Head
After working her way up from camper to CIT to counselor to art specialist, Laura is ecstatic to be a part of the amazing group of Unit Heads at Camp Veritans.  She is a graduate of the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with certification in Art Education for
K-12.  Laura’s goal is to make sure that all campers find a safe and comfortable environment where they can be themselves and experience new adventures.