Our year round professional staff has over 75 years of camp experience. Camp at the J Senior Staff and advocates are American Red Cross Certified First Aid and CPR Provider.
Meet the Camp Management Team:
Director of Camp at the J
Nikki Downey joins Mayerson JCC as Director of Camp at the J. Nikki received a Master’s in Recreation and Sports Management from Florida International University and is also a certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, certified Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor. Nikki will be responsible for the development, implementation and promotion of camp programs and activities for children as well as the hiring, training, and supervision of camp staff. Prior to the JCC, Nikki worked as a Recreation Specialist at the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Camp Director of the City of Naples River Park Community Center, and Senior Program Director of the Greater Naples YMCA.
Teeny attended Miami University and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has experience as a Nature Specialist, camp Unit Head and is also in charge of overseeing all the camp specialty areas and the camp’s extended care program. During the school year, she also runs the JCC’s popular After Crew afterschool program!
Freddie is a graduate of the University of Maryland and a lifelong camp aficionado. He attended Camp Livingston for 12 years and knows exactly what it takes to be a great camper and counselor! As the LIT Director at Camp at the J, he will be charged with instilling the skills and knowledge necessary to enable the future generation of camp and community leaders to succeed for years to come.
“Coach Mike”… “Mr. Mike”… or just plain, Mike… no matter what you call him, he’s been a beloved part of the JCC landscape since 2001, leading kids’ classes, coaching sports teams and of course, working at Camp at the J. Mike is a former US Army Captain and bio chemistry teacher with a BS in biology and chemistry from Georgetown College and other degrees from University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. He is probably best known by Camp at the J campers and parents for showing up at car line in a different crazy costume each day to help set the tone for fun!