Jeff Rose, Director
Jeff Rose joined the Camp George family in the fall of 2007. Jeff came to us from Camp Sabra in St. Louis, MO. Before that Jeff spent many years in Montreal, Quebec, where he was the full time Associate Director of the Harry Bronfman Y Country Camp. He has an education degree from the University of Toronto where he taught grade two prior to moving into camping full time. Jeff’s passion for camp shines through and he promises to make Camp George a safe and fun environment where campers and staff will laugh, learn and grow together and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Karen Kollins, Associate Director
Karen is a veteran of Ontario camping and URJ camping. She has been with Camp George since its inaugural season in 1999 and has helped to develop the Camp George program. A former teacher, Karen brings to camp a love for children and an understanding of children’s emotional and development needs. Karen believes that camp is the ultimate environment for learning and a place where children gain independence through risk taking and relationship building. Karen has a Masters’ of Education and a teaching degree. Her Masters’ research focused on creating an anti-bullying program for the camp environment. Karen met her husband, Daniel Abramson at Camp George and together with their children Ruby and Lev they spend their summers loving life in the Camp George great outdoors.
Jared Kaminsky, Assistant Director
Jared Kaminsky is the newest addition to the Camp George family! He grew up with camp being an important part of his life as a camper, councillor, and canoe tripper. Jared has always cared deeply about protecting the environment having worked in the environmental field over the last 5 years. He previously worked as the Assistant Director for Shoresh, educating the Jewish community to be Shomrei Adamah, protectors of the earth. His favourite place on earth is the beautiful Muskoka region so much so that Jared and his wife Ayla were married at Camp George in September 2018. Together with their baby daughter Leira, this summer will be their first at Camp George. They can’t wait to experience the incredibly fun and enriching environment of camp.
Tal Rozenfeld, Manager of Finances
Tal Rozenfeld, our Manager of Finances (Canada) is responsible for our camp accounts and financial administration. She is a former Business Administrator at UJA Federation of Toronto. Tal moved to Toronto from Tel Aviv many years ago along with her family – her husband Andrei and sons Eli, Michael, and Sacha. When she is not busy crunching numbers, Tal loves to travel. Lucky for her (and for us) Muskoka is one of her favourite places.
Lauren Grundland, Development Director
Lauren is excited to join the Camp George family! Growing up in the Reform movement in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lauren is eager to return to her roots. Lauren is not new to the Ontario Jewish camping community, she spent 7 years as the Assistant Director of The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp and is passionate about Jewish camp and the impact it has on our youth. She has a degree in Jewish Studies from Indiana University and is excited to be joining Camp George at such an exciting time in its history. Lauren and her husband, Yoni, also a huge supporter of Jewish camping, live in Toronto with their two children, Joshua and Nessa. Lauren is looking forward to spending summers on Maple Lake and being a part of the bright future of Camp George!
Josh Nezon, Canadian Youth Engagement Director
Josh Nezon was born and raised in Thornhill, Ontario and is an alumnus of MHarZY (Temple Har Zion), NFTY-NEL and URJ Camp George where he spent many summers as both a camper and staff member. After finishing his studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Josh moved to Australia and served as a Fellow for Melbourne’s oldest and largest progressive synagogue, Temple Beth Israel, before returning to the frozen tundra of the GTA. When he isn’t creating innovative pathways for Jewish youth engagement, Josh can be found playing guitar, training at the gym, taking photos or playing with his parents’ dog Murphy. Josh is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve both NFTY-NEL and Camp George, two organizations that have fostered much of his personal and professional growth.
Kurt Halloch, Maintenance Director
Kurt joined the Camp George team as our year round Maintenance Director in May 2018. Kurt’s diverse skillset and enthusiastic personality is an amazing asset to our community. Kurt ensures that Camp is well maintained all year long and keeps it looking great!