Jane Amstey - Director

Jane Amstey has decades of experience in the breath of youth work and camping fields. She has a deep-seated love of camp and Jewish education, understanding the tremendous impact they have on youth.  Jane seeks to honor the rich traditions of Camp Seneca Lake and ensure that camp is at the forefront of best practices for positive youth development. Offering fun engaging opportunities, she seeks to infuse Jewish values and traditions in a meaningful manner. 

Jane was born in Rochester, NY and moved to California for High School. She attended Stony Brook University as an undergraduate and graduate, receiving a master’s degree in Social Welfare with a concentration in Planning, Administration and Research. Jane is blessed to have two wonderful sons, Logan and Jordan, who share her values and enthusiasm for camp, as they have cultivated valuable lifelong skills and friendships.  Jane is an animal lover, artist, nature enthusiast, and enjoys sharing moments with her family and dear friends. Jane is grateful for the opportunity to lead Camp Seneca Lake, working with staff and the friends of CSL to make wonderful memories for this camp community.


Staci Hiller - Associate Director

Staci started her CSL career in the mid 1980s. She spent eight years as a camper and became a counselor in 1993.  In 1996-97 Staci served as Seneca Unit Head and spent the following three summers as Program Director. While she was at Camp (and since) Staci obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut and a Masters of Science degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Rochester.

Staci then taught Biology and Earth Science for the Livonia Central Schools for several years.  In 2014 and 2015 she returned to CSL as the Hachshara Director where she was thrilled to be working with the new staff members. Recently, Staci has been working at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, teaching and planning family programs. As the Associate Director, she looks forward to being inspired by staff members everyday as they work their magic and give campers memories that will last forever. 


Max Krieger - Assistant Director

Max has spent nearly every summer of his life at CSL beginning when he was eight years old as a youngest Cayugan. He continued to attend CSL all the way through his Senior Camper summer in Tusc 2004. Since then, Max has held a variety of positions on staff including Counselor, Unit Head, Associate Program Director, and now Assistant Director for Camper Development. Being at Camp for over two decades has allowed Max to experience everything CSL has to offer from a variety of perspectives. His favorite Camp memories include winning Fight Song as Cayuga Unit Head in 2012, being a co-founder of Color War in 2007, and all the relationships built with campers and staff throughout the years.

During the year, Max is a Health and Physical Education teacher at Monroe One BOCES in Rochester, NY. Max also coaches boys basketball at Brighton, which is where he attended high school. He earned his bachelors degree from Syracuse University and masters degree from Brockport College. Teaching, coaching, and working with youth are Max's primary passions. Some of Max's certificications include being an Instructor for American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR; Therapeutic Crisis Intervention; and Certified Food Safety Manager. He describes being able to return to CSL each summer like living in a dream; and looks forward to providing opportunities for campers and staff to feel the same way.


Kevin Snyder - Assistant Director

Kevin has been a member of the CSL staff since 2012, holding several positions including Tennis Specialist, Tuscarora Counselor, Athletics Program Area Leader, Staff Director, and now Assistant Director for Programming. Kevin grew up attending summer camp at various Boy Scout Camps in Western New York and developed a love for the summer camp experience through both his time as a camper and staff member. Kevin graduated in 2014 from Allegheny College with a degree in Political Science and Communication Arts and was a four year member of the tennis tram. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree in American History from Pace University and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute. 

During the year, Kevin works at Ross School, an international boarding school in East Hampton, NY. There, Kevin teaches History, serves as a house parent, and is the Head Boys and Girls Tennis Coach. Working with students and campers to develop their interests is one of his passions and he enjoys being able to pursue it 12 months a year. Kevin loves coming back to his home away from home each summer to provide amazing opportunities for the CSL community to have fun and grow.