Director of Camp JCC and Teen Engagement
Dave is entering his second summer as Director of Camp JCC. Dave has been a camp director or assistant director for 11 summers and has spent many more as a camper, CIT, counselor, specialist, and program leader. Dave enjoys dressing in costume, the car pick-up line, making anything into a song or cheer, and generally just being loud. In addition to “Donkey Thursdays,” Dave’s favorite parts of camp are the silly organic moments, the planned and spontaneous activities alike that campers talk about all year, and seeing the tremendous growth of campers and their families day to day, week to week, and summer to summer.
When not at Camp JCC, Dave enjoys playing the guitar and ukulele, singing karaoke, and cheering on the Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, and Florida Gators.
Kids Connection Program Manager and Camp JCC Administrator
Sarah Cooper is the Camp JCC administrator, in addition to her other UJFT/Simon Family JCC roles. She has been with the Simon Family JCC for more than four years and previously served as an educator in public schools. Sarah is especially excited for camp this year because camp is a special place for children to learn and practice social skills. She loves how this learning takes place with so much excitement and energy that it does not feel like learning. Sarah also loves to see the friendships that form as campers get to know each other throughout the summer.
When not at camp, Sarah enjoys playing volleyball, going on road trips, and spending time with friends and family.
Director of Jewish Innovation, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC
Sierra has been an informal and formal Jewish educator for more than a decade.
This will be Sierra’s fourth summer working with a JCC summer camp. She discovered the magic of camp as a second grade unit head, and loves seeing that magic reflected in her own children’s eyes.
When she is not at camp, you can find her doing yoga, or having fun with her husband and two children at the beach or on a road trip to Pittsburgh to visit their extended family.
Youth and Family Program Coordinator, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC
Nofar has been happily organizing children and family programs, including PJ Library and Camp JCC programs, at the Simon Family JCC for two years.
She looks forward to seeing the familiar faces of the lovely kids she has already gotten to know and welcoming new kids joining for the first time with open arms!
When not at camp, Nofar enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and extended family or getting caught up in a great book!