Oasis in Central Park

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Meet Our Directors

Taylor Schacter - Early Start Imagine Camp Director (Pre-K, Ages 3-5)

Taylor is happy to be returning to Oasis for her 9th year and super excited for her second year as Early Start Imagination Camp Director!  Taylor is certified in Art Education K-12 and has her Masters in Special Education grades 1-6, and Early Childhood Education, both from Hunter College. Since attending sleep away camp at the young age of 6, Taylor has always loved ALL things camp! She has been searching for something to mimic her amazing summers at sleep away camp and Oasis in Central Park has really made that happen!  In Taylor's free time she loves to bake, travel, take pictures, and snowboard. Her favorite part about camp are the DRESS UP DAYS!!!!!  Her favorite cheer is Little Red Wagon. You can email Taylor at: taylor@oasischildren.com.

Ken Donnelly - Lower Camp Director (1st & 2nd Graders)

Ken is super excited to join Oasis in Central Park as the Lower Camp Director this summer!  In the past, Ken has worked as a counselor and as the Director of Outdoor Adventure for Kiwi Country Day Camp. Recently, he was the Director of the Jr. JAYC Camp at the American Yacht Club in Rye, NY.  During the school year Ken works at the Horace Mann School, Nursery Division as the Movement Specialist.  In his spare time he enjoys bike riding in Central Park, playing guitar, and watching the New York Rangers. You can email Ken at: ken@oasischildren.com

Kirstin Spielman - Upper Camp Director (3rd-6th Graders)

Kirstin Spielman is thrilled to be joining the Oasis community for the summer of 2016. She is a native New Yorker and has been involved in the camping world since she was young child. Kirstin has been a camper, counselor, and director - she grew up at camp! For the past 20 years, Kirstin has been an educator and administrator at the Trevor Day School in Manhattan. She earned her Masters of Education (EdM) in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Kirstin is eager to bring her extensive background in collaborating with children and parents, within both the school and camp environments to Oasis and she looks forward to sharing her passion for camp with everyone. Kirstin is an avid modern dancer, and she values the role of creativity in the lives of children. She is the mother of two children - one of whom is an Oasis camper!  You can email Kirstin at: kirstin@oasischildren.com

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