Lori Field - Camp Director
Lori Field is the Associate Executive Director of Family Programs at the JCC and is thrilled to be the Camp Director starting in 2020. At the JCC, Lori has led several JCC wide strategic initiatives including: rebuilding the Day Camp on the grounds of our main campus around creating boundless adventure and building lifelong friendships, rolled out our new membership model J My Way, and re-imagined our Membership and Fitness / Wellness / Aquatics and Recreation Departments. Prior to joining the JCC as an employee, Lori served on the Board of Directors and was a member of the CSL Advisory Council. She is a lifelong member of the JCC and spent 13 years at Camp Seneca Lake as a camper and a counselor. Her last two summers at CSL (2003 and 2004), she ran the Counselor-In-Training program. 
 
Lori previously lived in Chicago and New York City where she spent 13 years working in health care as a social worker, focused on patient advocacy, staff development, crisis intervention and care planning. She also was a youth group advisor for 13 years to children in grades 4 through 12 at various synagogues in the Greater New York City Area. Lori enjoys working with staff around the importance of mission, vision and purpose to inspire action, build capacity and drive positive outcomes. She is looking forward to inspiring the staff to live JCC values: compassion, respect, inclusivity and authenticity and provide campers with an incredible summer experience. 

Lori grew up in Rochester, NY and graduated from Pittsford Sutherland High School. She attended Hofstra University as an undergraduate and received her master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Health, Mental Health and Disabilities from Columbia University. Lori has a post master’s certification in family counseling from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. 
 
Lori and her husband, Seth have two children Avery and Jonah who absolutely love Camp! Lori loves canoeing, sailing, grilled cheese and tomato soup and her favorite time of the week at Camp is Saturday morning Shabbat Services. 

Amie Volz - Assistant Director of Camp Operations
Amie Volz is the full-time Assistant Director of Camp Operations.  She has been with CSL since 2014, leading adventure programming and managing the office. Amie is a career camp person, working extensively in operations and program capacities at a number of camps in addition to CSL.  Amie works on registrations, finance, logistics and daily operations.

Amie moved to Rochester from Charlotte, North Carolina with her partner Bradley. She graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies with a double minor in Psychology and Business. Amie grew up spending her summers on Keuka Lake with her family, and as an adult found herself wanting to return to the beautiful Finger Lakes. In their free time, Amie and Bradley like to be outside in nature hiking, camping, or out on the lake with their dog Griffin.

Neil Pickus - Assistant Director of Camping
Neil originally hails from Saratoga Springs, NY. He is a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and was active in Drama Club, National Honor Society and Orchestra. He also was a captain of the school’s club Ultimate Frisbee teams and served on the board of his local Synagogue’s Youth Group. He matriculated to SUNY New Paltz where he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. After University, Neil moved to Northern California to work as a caregiver for a family member and to explore the nature and art of the West Coast. Neil later moved back to New York to focus on his career as a camp professional and has been working at Summer Camps for nearly 15 years.
 
Neil’s camping story begins in the late 1990’s as a camper, CiT, Counselor, Outdoor Educator, and ultimately a Photography Specialist at  YMCA Camp Chingachgook in the Adirondacks. It was during this time that he developed his love and passion for all things outdoors including hiking in the Adirondacks, biking, and caring deeply for the well-being of the environment.  In 2011 Neil was hired as the first full time photographer for Camp Seneca Lake. Over the years he outgrew the role of photographer and helped to usher in the change to the CSL Program into what it is known as today. He served in various roles within the Programming department, ultimately becoming the Program Director in 2017. In 2018 Neil was named the Interim Camp Director for CSL.
 
In late 2018 he made the move from CSL to Peace Corps to continue his passion of working with children, but this time, abroad. He served for 15 months in Thailand as a Youth in Development Volunteer, working closely with a rural community to address issues such as environmentalism, teen leadership, and social justice. After the COVID-19 pandemic required him to head back to the United States, he rejoined the CSL team as the Assistant Director of Camping!