Liz is a born and raised Southern Californian and loves the sunny summer at Camp Wise! She has been part of the Camp Wise family since it was called 'Mahanayim' almost ten years ago! She received her Bachelors of Science in Management from CSUN and is currently the Camp Wise Director and the Assistant Director of the Center for Youth Engagement at Stephen Wise Temple. Liz loves the Camp Wise introduces kids to all the fun adventures Los Angeles has to offer and gives them an opportunity to try new things. Liz can't wait welcome all the new campers to the Camp Wise family!
Ashley Marx is thrilled to be joining the Camp Wise Team! Ashley serves the Wise as the Camp Co-Director and Director of Experiential Education in the Center for Youth Engagement at Stephen Wise Temple. Ashley comes to Camp Wise having recently graduated from Hebrew Union College, where she studied Jewish Education and Jewish Nonprofit Management. Born and raised in Seattle, she received her Bachelor's in Early Childhood and Family Studies from the University of Washington. Ashley spent three years working as the Youth Advisor at Temple B'nai Torah in Bellevue, Washington and has many years of camp and religious school experience. .Ashley has over 10 years of camp experience and can’t wait to share it with the Wise community!
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Tatiana is an LA native who grew up at Stephen Wise Elementary School, and is currently studying Child and Adolescent Development at California State University Northridge. Throughout the school year, she is the Youth Advisor for Camp Wise Youth Events, an Assistant Teacher at the Wise Religious School, and works after school at the Homework Club. Tatiana has been working at Camp Wise since 2009, and she is very excited to engage every camper this summer and to get to know all of our camp 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.