Meet the Director

Craig Barrows

Craig is excited to be joining NJY Teen Camp. While this will be his first summer with the NJY community, he is not new to Jewish camping. With 20 years experience, and the last 10 with teen travel he has a passion for working with teens and helping them develop into young leaders.

Craig has worn many hats at summer camp including maintenance, counselor, division head, operations director, staff-in-training director and teen travel director.

Through expertly planned educational, recreational, and cultural experiences, Craig believes TAC provides a foundation to build character, and positive social skills, along with a strong Jewish identity.

Craig attended Southern Connecticut State University for general studies in Mathematics and he spent 5 years in the United States Army, but realized his passion was in camping. As a camper himself, he knows the positive benefits Jewish overnight camp can have.

Craig currently lives in Dover, NJ. In his freetime, he loves to staff Birthright Israel trips and enjoys exploring local eateries. In 2014, he was selected to the very first Birthright Fellows cohort to be an informal educator on Birthright programs to Israel and staffed over 15 groups to Israel sharing his passion of travel and the land of Israel.

Craig is excited for his first summer with Teen Camp and is ready to learn all about NJY programs, while sharing his many years of experience with his campers and staff.

“There’s something magical watching young leaders exploring the world around them and I am excited to be a part in their journey of discovery”

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