Tatiana soofer


Tatiana is an LA native who grew up at Stephen Wise Elementary School, and studied Child and Adolescent Development at California State University Northridge. Tatiana is the Camp Wise Director, runs the Camp Wise Youth Events, oversees the after school DK/Kindergarten through 6th grade Extended Program, supervises the Madrichim program in Religious School, and is the 7th grade Rosh Hodesh counselor for Wise Temple Youth. This is Tatiana's 11th year working at Camp Wise as well as her 5th summer as one of the Camp Wise Directors, and she is very excited to engage every camper this summer and continue growing our Wise programs and community.

Jake Jaffe
Assistant Director

Jake has been a part of the CYE community for three years now in many of our programs! Jake grew up in LA attending school, summer camps, and youth groups. After studying Cultural Anthropology at CSUN, Jake found an outlet for his enthusiasm, creativity, and love of camp through his involvement in the CYE. Jake is also an instructor for Wise Extended Programs, Religious school Madrichim coordinator, and WTY Youth Advisor and counselor. Jake has worked for 9 years in the camp community, including years of year-round overnight camp experience. Jake is honored to be a part of Wise and create meaningful connections with campers, staff, and their families!


Camp Wise Counselors are highly trained staff members, many of whom grew up at camp and have returned to contribute positively to their community. Camp Wise counselors act as siblings, friends, supervisors, tour guides, coaches, artists, and Red Cross certified First Aid and CPR responders! Our staff is cleared thoroughly through industry standard national background checks. Many camp wise staff members also work during the year at the many other CYE programs at Wise.


There are so many activities at Camp Wise and each are instructed by a qualified and trained specialist. Many of our specialists work in public and private schools, after school enrichment programs, and private businesses. All specialists are cleared through human resources and background checks. Each specialist brings their expertise and professionalism, giving our campers higher quality experience.