2024 Summer Leadership Team Introductions

Each week we are going to highlight one of the outstanding members of our Summer Leadership Team at Shibley.

Grace Marshak – Office Manager/Customer Service

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My name is Grace. I always look forward to my summers at Shibley. I have been working at camp for 30 years. It is like being in Disney World for me all summer long. It’s my happy place! My children came to Shibley as campers and now my grandchildren attend camp. I run the summer office and LOVE  interacting with all of the families and staff throughout the summer.

My husband and I run a paint company in the Bronx all year long. I am the salesperson and I collect the $$$. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the happy campers when they start and I also will continue my tradition of hula hooping throughout the duration of the talent shows as additional entertainment for the children.

Rachel Nover – Head Nurse

My name is Rachel Nover and I am the head Nurse at Shibley Day Camp. I am a Congentinal Heart Diease Nurse Practitioner taking time off to raise my two children, Amelia and Nathan. Amelia and Nathan both attend Shibley Day Camp and love it! We live in Port Washington with many, many other amazing Shibley Day Camp families.

This is my second summer working at camp and can’t wait to get back. I am most looking forward to keeping all the children and staff safe. I can’t wait to work with the amazing children and staff that make Shibley such a special place to be.  I am available if any parents want to discuss health concerns or anything health and safety related for summer 2024!

Stefan Serie – Athletics Director

I am excited to join the Shibley team and work alongside this group of proven and successful educational leaders. My nearly two decades of experience in education and athletics have provided me with the tools to enhance our already awesome sports programs in junior and senior camp. The GREEN values of Generosity, Respect, Empathy, Endurance and Nature are essential to the overall development of children, and I look forward to reinforcing these essential qualities with staff and campers.

When not in summer camp, I am a Physical Education teacher and coach in the Harborfields School District. I have had experience teaching Health and PE to grades K-12 throughout the duration of my career. I have coached a multitude of sports such as football, wrestling and track; as well as taught electives including weight lifting and Yoga. My wife Dana and I love running in Spartan races. I have been competing in adventure races since college and I also play competitive beach volleyball in Long Beach. We have been blessed with a daughter Bria who is one year old.

As the Athletic Director, my main responsibility at camp will be to organize and implement safe and fun athletic activities for children of all ages and abilities. I will help serve as an educational leader and collaborate with the staff to help make everyday at camp the best day ever. I am looking forward to seeing all the smiling faces and watching the operation in full swing. I can’t wait to contribute to the magical experiences, personal growth and lifelong friendships. 

Ariana Goldklang – Aquatics Director

 

Shibley Shibley! During the school year I am a Social Worker at the Kew Forest School in Forest Hills, Queens. I work with our elementary school students in pre-school through fifth grade. At camp I am the Aquatics Director, a role that allows me to combine my love for recreation with my dedication to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for each and every camper. This will be my second summer at Shibley after spending 13 summers at Camp Jacobson including 4 as Aquatics Director.

Whether it’s watching our campers build confidence, gain new skills or just have a great time cooling off in the water with their friends, I am committed to nurturing the holistic development of every child at camp. Additionally, I love supporting our lifeguard staff and ensuring that the pools are a place where they also feel valued and empowered as an integral part of our team and the camp community. This summer I am looking forward to our much anticipated water world day!

Additional team members will be added and highlighted each Wednesday.