Oasis in Central Park


Meet the 2015 Central Park Leadership Team

Lower Camp Director – Taylor Breen

Taylor is happy to be returning to Oasis for her 8th year and super excited for her first year as Early Start & Lower Camp Director!  Last year Taylor was the Division Leader for Early Start...GO BOBCATS! Taylor is certified in Art Education K-12 and has her Masters in general and special education 1-6 from Hunter College. Since attending sleep away camp at the young age of 6, Taylor has always loved ALL things camp! You can contact Taylor at taylor@oasischildren.com .


Upper Camp Director – Mark Blackman

Mark is entering his 14th full summer working at summer camp, and his fourth at Oasis in Central Park. After 10 years at sleep away camp as a Counselor, Leadership Coordinator and Program Director, he has spent the last three years as the Operations Director at Oasis in Central Park.  Now, he is thrilled to be entering his first full summer as the Upper Camp Director. During the offseason Mark is the Assistant Director of a math learning center on the Upper West Side, and moonlights as a filmmaker and entrepreneur. You can contact Mark at mark@oasischildren.com .


Assistant Camp Director – Micah Knos

Micah is pumped about joining the team at Central Park this summer as Assistant Camp Director, supporting Taylor and Mark with all things Lower and Upper Camp related. Micah grew up attending sleep away summer camp, and CAN’T WAIT to "return" to the camp this summer! During the non-summer months, Micah teaches elementary school in Brooklyn. She earned her BAS in English Literature from NYU and her Masters in Education from Relay Graduate School of Education. You can contact Micah at micah@oasischildren.com .


Lower Camp Program Director – Berna Anat

Berna is psyched to be joining the Oasis Team as a brand-newbie and Program Director for Lower Camp this summer. Berna spent the last two summers as Teen Programs Director at the YMCA Sleepaway Camp of Greater New York, and spends the school year both (1) Actin' a fool in front of high-schoolers as Teen Advisor for the YMCA and (2) Actin' a fool in front of her computer/camera as a freelance writer and video editor. Berna is a California native, so she's hyped to finally soak up that Central Park sun with our Oasis instructors this year.


Teen Travel Program Director – Pascale Desmangles

Pascal is excited to be returning for his 10th year at Central Park and his fourth as the Teen Travel Director. During the school year Pascal is a Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey coach. He is currently going through the process of starting his own sports program that will specialize in one-on-one training with kids ranging from 6-13 years old. Pascal can't wait for camp to start so he can see his wonderful kids again! 

Director of Operations – Sophia Latriano

This is Sophia’s first year at Oasis Day Camp and she is anticipating a hard-working, rewarding summer filled with lots of adventure. Sophia is the Operations Director, who will be communicating with parents and campers, and helping in all functions of the camp. Last summer she ran a few camps at her local parks and recreation division, and she grew up attending a wonderful nature discovery camp. Sophia is currently studying Entrepreneurship, Spanish, and Psychology at Penn State University. She is happy to be working with her fabulous assistants, Pedro and Tiffany, who will join her and the other staff at Central Park in creating a memorable and safe summer for the campers and their families. You can contact Sophia and the Ops Team at centralpark@oasischildren.com .

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