Max McClintock has worked professionally since 1987 with thousands of children. For 9 years he was a Senior Counselor at various day camps in Rockland County. In 1996, he became a day camp Administrator, and for the next three years after that was a day camp Director. In 2000, he founded The Summer Spot Day Camp. Max has also been a key employee for Rockland After School Programs since 1989, serving as a Site Supervisor, Human Resources Manager and Special Programs Coordinator. In 1998, Max was a recipient of Child Care Resources of Rockland Children's Champion Award-'Champion in the Trenches' for "his exceptional commitment to giving every child and family the opportunity to thrive."
People who know Max will tell you that he is a 'hands-on' Director and that being a positive role model and working with and supporting our youth, families and community is one of the great joys of his life. Besides his wife, son and family, other 'joys' of his are cooking, sports, cultural activities, traveling and the outdoors.
Ashley Maclin McClintock, Camp Administrator
Ashley has been our Camp Administrator since 2008 and holds this position year-round. She is a creative problem solver with an interest in licensed, private, non-funded summer day camps. As the Camp Administrator, she is an integral part of the professional staff team and is the key contact person in the office for our camp families, especially when camp is in session. Ashley’s role includes: coordinating and planning administrative tasks (program development, staffing, training, and finances) which supports the entire camp experience, develops new policies, refines past policies, and supports the Camp Director in making sure the policies are being implemented effectively for quality control of the day camp for staff, campers, and parents. Ashley also assists with camp marketing, supervises staff, building consumer relationships and retention, and supervises all photography interns. Her hard work and dedication have a positive impact on our campers and staff.
Ashley is a mom to her fourteen-year-old son who has grown up in The Summer Spot Day Camp since he was three years old, has a B.S. with concentrations in Sociology and Psychology, will complete her graduate school level, Master of Social Work degree in May of 2019, and is American Heart Association CPR certified as well. Ashley has a passion for supporting the social-emotional developmental well-being of children and adolescents.
Our Program Activity Leaders are adults with years of experience in the 'activity' in which they are hired to lead. They combine their own concepts and experience with our philosophy to ensure a true 'fun learning' experience for all of our campers. They work diligently, planning their age-appropriate activities prior to the start of camp and are provided with all the tools and supplies needed to ensure a successful summer for all.
Our counselors are the true 'backbone' of The Summer Spot Day Camp. Many of our counselors are former campers! Prior to the start of each summer season, they take part in a fun and effective week-long staff training program. The importance of being a role model is strongly emphasized. How to ensure the physical and emotional safety of every camper is paramount. The importance of campers making friends and their cognitive, social and physical skill development is well considered. Our training orientations help each counselor develop a skill set in order to be able to: create a positive verbal environment and tell kids 'what to do' instead of 'what not to do', give logical consequences for inappropriate behavior, conduct conflict resolutions when needed, have realistic, high expectations for our campers and give appropriate, positive reinforcement. Our counselors take working at camp seriously, have fun and have a positive impact on our campers lives.
Larayne joined The Summer Spot 6 years ago and was the Head Counselor for our youngest group and is now a Group Coordinator and valuable member of our Administrative team which, among other responsibilities, involves overseeing multiple groups and staff. Before joining The Summer Spot, Larayne was a Counselor and Program Director at Camp Bullowa. For the past 13 years, she has been a Teacher's Assistant in the Nyack School District. Larayne has also been heavily involved with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts as well as the Nyack Red Storm Marching Band. She is a loving wife and mom who is very active in the lives of her two children, including cheering non-stop for her son at various ice hockey rinks.
The Summer Spot Day Camp is licensed by the Rockland County Department of Health