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.