Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Keith VanDerzee

Keith VanDerzee

Executive Director

Keith arrived at Camp Mason in 2015, having previously directed YMCA resident camps and outdoor centers throughout New Jersey. Keith brings with him an energetic personality and a passion for YMCA camping. Keith lives with his wife and two children.

Jackson Patterson

Jackson Patterson

Summer Camp Director

Jackson joined Camp Mason in the winter of 2013 as part of the summer camp team. He’s been working at YMCA camps since 2005 in America and Australia and loves all things summer camp.


Anna Bilton

Summer Camp Program Director

Anna spent the 2013 summer as our Iroquois Village Leader and in March 2014 was hired as our Summer Camp Program Director. She oversees all summer camp programs and activities as well as our seasonal program staff. Anna is from Newbury, England and brings a great amount of energy and a love of the outdoors to her position.


Alison Fisk

Outdoor Center Director

As director of the Outdoor Center, Alison oversees the staff and programming for more than 8,000 visitors to Camp Mason throughout the year.


Kelli Varon

Outdoor Center Program Director

Kelli has previously worked as a naturalist and senior naturalist and in March 2014 became our Outdoor Center Program Director. She will work with schools, retreat groups, our family camps and other special programs. Her experience – both at Camp Mason and at other outdoor centers – will serve her well in her role here.


Shani Kately


Shani is the first voice you hear when you call the camp, and knows the answers to almost every question about registering for all of our programs.


Erin Carbone

Business Manager

Erin joined our administrative staff in September 2012. Her main responsibility is to pay the bills and keep the lights on!


Bernie Sulzer

Facilities Director

Bernie rejoined the full-time staff here at Camp Mason in 2009, and manages the entire camp facility, as well as the staff who maintain it. They’re the reason the grass looks great, the hot water flows, and the roofs don’t leak!

MaryAnn Ledder

Food Service Director

MaryAnn joined us in 2012, and manages the kitchen and dining hall staff here at camp. She and her staff are responsible for the delicious camp cooking you find here all year long!