Site Director, Bay Terrace Pool & Tennis Center
Camp Director, Kidz Club
Valentina is a graduate from St. Johns University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Biology. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Pace University for Bilingual School Psychology. Valentina has been working with children for as long as she can remember, whether it was volunteering or babysitting. Her professional career started once she began working with the Samuel Field Y as a youth worker in 2006. She started as a counselor in the OST afterschool and “Kidz Club” Nursery Camp during the school year and summer while she was in College.
Valentina has been a counselor and teacher at the “Kidz Club” Nursery Camp; these fun-filled and rewarding experiences were what made her fall in love with day camp. Valentina hopes to use her knowledge and love of camp to ensure that “Kidz Club” continues to be a camp where children learn to grow and have memorable experiences. She has held positions such as the Assistant Program Director in both programs before assuming her year round position in 2014 as the Site Supervisor of the Bay Terrace Center of the Samuel Field Y.
Currently, you can find Valentina directing our Nursery summer day camp, “Kidz Club” at the Bay Terrace Center of the Samuel Field Y. We serve children ages 2.5 thru 6 years old in a day camp setting offering activities such as swim, sports, classroom enrichment, music, art and other specialties such as Yoga and Martial Arts which make up a well-rounded active day. We strive to offer each child a safe and nurturing environment filled with new and enriching experiences that will support their development socially, physically and mentally.