Lisa Kane, Harlam Day Camp Director
Lisa is excited to join Harlam Day Camp as its new Director in 2017. Prior to coming to Harlam, she worked as a guidance counselor and faculty member at the Tatnall School in Greenville, DE. In addition to working with students and families in that position, she also served as a camp counselor and Director of the Summer Teen Programs at Tatnall for eight years. Lisa looks forward to working closely with HDC’s children, families, staff and greater community to ensure incredible experiences for all this summer.
Lisa earned her in Master’s Degree in Social Policy and Practice from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been able to effectively apply her skills and qualifications within school, community, and clinical settings. Lisa has extensive experience and skills in classroom collaboration, individual and group instruction, crisis intervention, and counseling techniques.
Lisa attended several day camps and overnight camps in her youth, including the JCC Day Camp in Wilmington, DE and Camp Ramah in the Poconos. She has traveled to Israel four times with the JCC, The American Jewish Congress and with her family, participated in BBYO and USY and celebrated her consecration, Bat Mitzvah and confirmation at Temple Beth Shalom in Wilmington, DE. More recently, Lisa has served on Congregation Beth Emeth’s board as Social Action Coordinator and Executive Committee Secretary. Through her social action involvement, she has become a leader working with families who are homeless though Family Promise.
Lisa’s family has had a long-term commitment to leadership in the Jewish community. Her father served as President of Jewish Federation and her mother was National President of Jewish Family Services. Lisa has served on the Kutz Home board as well as the ACLU.
Lisa lives in Wilmington, DE with her 11-year-old daughter, Sara.
Aaron Selkow, Harlam Executive Director
Aaron arrived at Camp Harlam in 2011 and was responsible for initiating the development of Harlam Day Camp as the URJ’s first-ever community-based program of its kind. Aaron’s career as a camp professional provided him with the vision to extend Harlam’s reach to younger children and their families, but it was his time as Vice President of Program Services at JCC Association in New York (the umbrella organization for 150 JCCs and Camps in North America) and as its Director of the Merrin Center for Teen Services that inspired such an effort here. His research, experience and leadership in the camping field – both in resident and day camp programs – is both broad and deep.
While Aaron resides at Camp Harlam in the summer, he works closely with HDC’s leadership in mapping out the camp’s growth, creating and sustaining strategies for improvement, maintaining the connection to Harlam, and helping to deliver excellence to HDC’s families, campers and staff members. Aaron and the rest of the Harlam professional staff work in partnership with Lisa Kane and the HDC staff to ensure success throughout the year. Aaron is among many people on the Camp Harlam team that spend time at HDC during the summer camp season.
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