Yes, we're lucky to have an amazing facility here at YMCA Camp Sloper, but it is truly the staff who make our camp great. In the summer, and throughout the year, YMCA Camp Sloper is home to hundreds of dedicated staff members who love working here. Many of them were past campers and many departing staff find themselves in related fields for their careers such as Teaching, Pediatrics, Social Work, and Occupational/Physical Therapy.
Although we can't showcase the majority of our Sloper Staff Family, take a moment to see who our summer of 2022 Leadership Staff are.
Camp Director - Justin Hubeny
Justin has been working at the YMCA Camp Sloper and the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA for 18 years, and has been the Camp Director of Sloper for 4 years. Justin has been apart of many different departments throughout his years including Youth Sports, Child Care Morning and After care, Teens, and Day Camp. At camp, he has had many roles as well, including Senior Counselor, Specialty East Director, East Coast Director, Assistant Camp Director, and currently Camp Director. Some of Justin's favorite activities to do at YMCA Camp Sloper are playing a round of Frisbee Golf, hitting home runs at the Sloper Stadium, and owning the 4-Square court. He is a board member of the Conneciticut Camping Association and is a major figure in the CT camping community. When Justin is not at camp, you can find him rooting for his favorite sports city, Philadelphia, specifically the Eagles.
Assistant Camp Director - "Too Tall" Tom Sangeloty
Tom has been with YMCA Camp Sloper since 2012 when he joined the Sloper family as a senior counselor. He then moved into other roles at camp such as the Specialty East Director and East Coast Director until reaching his current position as the Outdoor Center Program Director. Too Tall Tom, as the campers know him, oversees the Wanderers and C.I.T.s during the camp months, as well as all specialty area directors and the waterfronts. Tom's favorite things to do at camp include completing the High Ropes elements, hitting a bullseye at Archery, and performing on stage at LOGS. When not at camp, you can find Too Tall Tom on the golf course with his family!
Camp Office Administrator - Sarah Dupre
Sarah joined the YMCA family in spring of 2020 as Sloper's Office Administrator. To most that work at camp, Sarah would be considered the "all-powerful camp mom" as she is the backbone of what camp is. Sarah handles all documentation, rentals, profiles, payments, and so much more all year round! Although newer to the world of Sloper, she is no stranger to the Sloper way. With two campers of her own, she has a parent perspective of camp. When not working at camp, you can find her most weekends back at Sloper on the many hiking trails with her family and dogs.
East Coast Director - Nick Charnysh
"Coach Nick" has been with YMCA Camp Sloper since 2014 and started as a senior counselor. After a few years as a counselor, Nick moved into the role of C.I.T Director, where he would stay for 2 years. Currently, Nick is the Youth Program Director at the Southington-Cheshire YMCA, but acts as the East Coast Director during day camp where he is in charge of all programming K-5. Most notably, Nick is the leader of the Y's Youth Sports program (known as Coach Nick). Nick's favorite activities to do at camp include going boating, shooting hoops on the east coast, and bird watching throughout the Sloper trails.
Unit Directors (Seasonal)
Wanderers Director: "Miss Jess" Monte
Sloperian Director: "Miss Angie" Dortenzio
Navigator Director: Marissa Robarge
Explorer Director: Kaylee Drobish
Pioneer Director: Matt Calbo
Specialty East Director: Liam McManus
Ranger Director: Abby Lamson
Trailblazer Director: Allyson Kudla
Specialty West Director: Ian Fisher
C.I.T Director: Nate Borkowski
East Coast Waterfront Director: Sarah Meade
West Coast Waterfront Director: Arianna Jones
Special Needs Coordinator: Olivia Sherman
West Coast Director: Anthony Dortenzio