Aaron Cantor - Director Cantor Family

Aaron grew up in Rochester, NY and is a big time camp enthusiast.  He has provided leadership in the camping field for over 10 years and is actively involved with the American Camp Association, Foundation for Jewish Camp, and the Jewish Community Center Association.  Aaron is dedicated to keeping CSL the premier Jewish overnight camp in NY by blending his past experiences in camping, with the latest trends and best practices available. 

Aaron is proud and honored to lead Camp Seneca Lake and is joined by his wife Amanda and two daughters/future campers, Lily and Julia.  Aaron enjoys anything and everything baseball related, cooking outdoors, spending time with friends and family. He enjoys working closely with the CSL community to build incredible memories for the campers served and to maintain the exceptional traditions, programming, and reputation at CSL. And of course, CSL has truly become a experience for the entire family, with his eldest daughter entering her third full summer as a camper in 2018.

Neil Pickus - Assistant Director  Neil Pickus

Neil started at summer camps in 1999.  He went through the ranks as a camper, CIT, counselor, and Photography specialist before coming to Camp Seneca Lake.  He began at CSL in 2011 as the first full-time photographer.  In the years since, his responsibilities have grown; taking on Signature Programs, Hobbies, Media, Field Operations, Program Areas, Curriculum.

Neil was born and raised in Saratoga, New York and graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 2008. He then went on to graduate from SUNY New Paltz in 2012 with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture. Since graduating from University, Neil briefly lived in the Bay Area of California, and then settled back into Saratoga working as a screen printer. Neil has since become the full-time Assistant Director, and works closely with Aaron at the JCC on all things camp!






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