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Meet Our Professional Staff

Keith VanDerzee, Executive Director

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, Associate Summer Camp Director

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.

Erin Sipley, Business Manager/Administrative Assistant

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 will oversee all summer camp programs and activities as well as our twelve 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

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.

Erin Sipley, Business Manager/Administrative Assistant

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, Registrar

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 Sipley, Business Manager/Administrative Assistant

Erin Sipley
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 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!


Maryanne Ledder
Food Service Director

Maryanne 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!

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