The Directors

Stephen Rabinovitch, C0-Director

StephenRabinFor 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 29th 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 growing team of camp professionals has been 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 being Camp Director, 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.

You can email Stephen at srabinovitch@ymywha.com.

Marni Schlomowitz, C0-Director

marniMarni 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 15 years as Camp Coordinator at a large accredited day camp in the Montreal region.

Marni loves that YCC is all about putting the campers first. Working together with Stephen and the rest of the team, Marni’s strong leadership skills, high standards and experience in the camping industry have made a huge impact on the operations at YCC and have helped ensure that our campers 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 another great summer at YCC.

You can email Marni at mschlomowitz@ymywha.com.

Camp Management Committee | CMC

David Miller: Chairman

Jodi Fellner
Jonathan Kuczer
Elissa Lifson
Marty Lucht
Mark Novolker
Stu Reider
Scott Rozansky
Earl Rubin
Lonnie Brodkin-Schneider
Joel Shalit
Lonn Shulkin (Vice-Chairman)
Mandy Steinberg
Rob Uditsky
Stephanie Weschler

Top 6 things your kids will experience this summer at YCC

  • 01Leadership From the youngest to the oldest camper, we offer leadership opportunities for all.
  • 02Boating and Canoeing Time spent on the water makes your realize that camp is really something special. After all, when do you get to do this during the rest of the year?
  • 03Kotel Moments At our Shabbat service, campers are encouraged to get up in front of their peers and share their "Kotel Moment" - something special that happened during the week. These poignant moments are the brightest part of every week.
  • 04Shabbat Service Ours is a simple, but meaningful inclusive service that begins with with candle lighting and singing, and continues on Saturday morning.
  • 05Camp Songs They remain with you forever. From Friday night sing-alongs to the songs after meals - it's what camp memories are made of.
  • 06Mercaz Before each meal, the entire camp meets at Mercaz in Rubin Park. Here they bond, listen to general announcements, see skits, sing O Canada, raise the flags, and then head off to the dining halls.