Neil Pickus - Interim Director

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 moved to Rochester in 2015 to pursue a career in camping and has since become the Interim Director, preparing the staff for an amazing Summer 2018!


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. This summer, Staci is delighted to be returning as an Associate Director.  She is looking forward to being inspired by staff members everyday as they work their magic and give campers memories that will last forever. 


Aaron Cantor - Managing Director of Youth Programming

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.   In addition to supporting CSL, Aaron works year-round at the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester with several other program’s such as Camp Sisol, The Wolk Center, and the After School Program (Gesher). Aaron is also a proud CSL dad as his eldest daughter attends Camp.  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.