Hillari has been an integral member of the year round Elmwood team for the 30 years that she has called Elmwood home. She began her Elmwood career following several years as an educator at a private school in Manhattan. Hillari holds a Master’s Degree in Education and gained her expertise in child development both in and out of the classroom. She is passionate in her devotion to her family, her community and to Elmwood. Hillari’s son, Harrison, and daughter, Becca, are both Elmwood alumni. Her dedication to the core values of Elmwood is an inspiration to our entire camp community.
Gregg was an Elmwood camper and began his career as a staff member 25 years ago. In 2003, Elmwood became his year round home. Gregg sits on the board of the the American Camp Association and was the former Program Chairperson for the Tri-State Camp Conference. He is currently the President of the Rockland Westchester Day Camp Association. Gregg was the creator and founder of a highly regarded not-for-profit organization which focused on the performing arts. Its mission was to foster understanding and acceptance amongst children and adolescents. Gregg and his wife, Rachel, are parents to Elmwood campers Emilia and Zoe. Gregg’s booming presence and voice have been resounding throughout Elmwood for over 25 summers.
Operations Director/ Co Swim Director
Kate first joined the Elmwood staff as a swim specialist working with the Stepping Stones campers. It was this early exposure to teaching children that led Kate down the education path in college. After graduating Cum Laude from Salve Regina University, with dual degrees in elementary and special education, Kate was a second grade teacher at a local private school. Now, 14 years after her first summer at Elmwood, Kate is an essential member of our year round team and the co-director of the Elmwood swim program.
After 12 years as Senior Director of Partner Marketing at Nickelodeon, Rachel chose to shift careers and joined our year round team in fall of 2019. Rachel grew up attending and working at summer camps. She has loved the positive impact Elmwood has had on her family, Gregg, Emilia and Zoe and is now thrilled to be part of this community. Rachel is the first voice you hear when you call Elmwood, and she enjoys working with families and overseeing transportation.
Jeff Ackerman & Bobbi Wittenberg,
Jeff and Bobbi became directors emeritus following 26 years of directing Elmwood. They enjoy working closely with Hillari and Gregg, and continuing to be a part of the Elmwood community.