Stephen Rabinovitch | Director
For as long as he can remember, Stephen has been going to the Y Country Camp. He started out in 1990 as a camper in Ridgeview, and has been at YCC ever since. This summer will mark Stephen’s 27th consecutive summer at YCC!
For over 14 years, Stephen has made meaningful connections with campers, parents, alumni, and staff. Marla Gold, Executive Director of the Y, stated: “His passion, wealth of experience, and energy will set the groundwork for a new and exciting future for YCC. Under Stephen’s leadership, people can expect to see many positive changes to enhance the experience for campers.” To support Stephen, a new team of camp professionals is being assembled to ensure that YCC continues to strengthen and grow under his leadership.
Born and raised in Montreal, Stephen attended the University of Western Ontario for three years where he obtained a BA in Political Science. After graduating, he worked as a Youth Coordinator for Royal Caribbean cruise lines. In 2002 he started working full time for YCC as the Assistant Director.
When asked to comment on his new position, Stephen stated: “I’m completely devoted to our campers, staff, alumni, and the entire YCC Family. Not everyone gets the opportunity to do what they love every day… yet here I am, Director of the Y Country Camp. For me – campers have always come first. I feel privileged and honoured to be YCC’s Camp Director and to be able to positively impact campers’ lives by providing a meaningful and inspiring Jewish experience in a fun, safe and healthy environment.” Stephen’s wife Miriam, daughter Livia and son Ashton are proud of him and are excited to spend many more summers at their home away from home.
Marni Schlomowitz | Associate Director
Marni has been working with children in a variety of roles for over 25 years; caring, nurturing and teaching them. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kindergarten and Elementary education from McGill University, as well as a BA in Child Studies from Concordia University. Since graduating in 2002, Marni has been teaching English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Robotics from Kindergarten to Grade 6 at a private day school in Montreal.
Summer camp is very dear to Marni; she was a camper and a camp counsellor and spent the last 15 years as Camp Coordinator at a large accredited day camp in the Montreal region.
Marni is excited to be joining the YCC family and loves that YCC is all about putting the campers first. Working together with Stephen and the rest of the team, we are confident that Marni’s strong leadership skills, high standards and experience in the camping industry will make a huge impact on the Y Country Camp and help ensure that our campers will enjoy a safe, healthy, and fun filled summer.
Marni and her husband Jesse have two children, Morgan and Oliver. The family is looking forward to their first magical summer at YCC.
Camp Management Committee | CMC
David Miller: Chairman
Darryl Erdle Scott Rozansky
Jodi Fellner Earl Rubin
Jonathan Kuczer Lonnie Brodkin-Schneider
Elissa Lifson Joel Shalit
Marty Lucht Lonn Shulkin
James Miller Mandy Steinberg
Mark Novolker Rob Uditsky