Dan Baer - Camp Director
Dan joins the Camp Seneca Lake team after 6 years as the Camp Director of Camp Mountain Chai in San Diego. Previously, Dan held positions as the Camp Operations Officer at Camp Inc. Business Academy in Denver, CO and as the Associate Director of Camp Interlaken JCC in Milwaukee, WI. Dan was a participant in the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Yitro Leadership Program and Lekhu Lakehm Fellowship, and he was JCCA Merrin Teen Professional Fellow. Dan holds a degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, and is excited to return to the Finger Lakes region. Growing up in Akron, OH, Jewish community has been a part of his life since growing up at JCC preschool and continuing through his active involvement with BBYO and Hillel. Dan enjoys traveling, playing soccer, skiing, hiking, and rooting on his hometown sports teams.

Molly Okun - Family Experience Manager
Molly is a lifelong “happy camper” and is excited to be joining the Camp Seneca Lake team after spending 17 life changing summers at Jewish overnight summer camps across North America. Having never lived north of Atlanta, Georgia, Molly comes to snowy Rochester from Tampa, Florida and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Sociology from Florida State University. Prior to joining the CSL team, Molly was the Community Engagement Manager at Jewish Federation of San Diego, Director of Teen Learning and Engagement at Temple Sinai in Atlanta, and the Program Director / Staff-in-Training Director at Camp Mountain Chai in San Diego. Molly’s favorite camp job is being the S’mores Specialist and she is looking forward to roasting mallows in the CSL firepits this summer. While not at camp, Molly enjoys traveling, reading/watching Harry Potter, and spending time with friends.

Syd Zuckerman - Staff Experience Manager
Syd returns to Camp Seneca Lake, after 10 years as a former camper and staff member, as the Staff Experience Manager. Syd joined the CSL community after growing up at Camp Lakeland and feels grateful that CSL continues to welcome others with open arms. After leaving their hometown of Olean, NY, Syd studied International Relations and Political Science at Syracuse University and went on to earn her Master's of Urban Planning at the University at Buffalo. After graduate school, she worked as an urban planner at a transportation tech startup and is excited about how she can use her strategic planning skills to an arc plan for staff appreciation and support. Syd's favorite part of returning to camp is seeing her former campers transition throughout the years and how they contribute to our community in their own, unique way. When not at camp, Syd likes to read anything you'll give them, make playlists for road trips, and dog sit for friends and family.