Assistant Director, Youth & Adolescent Services
Camp Director, Camps at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
Andy Gavora is the Assistant Camp Director, and works during the year as the Director of our on-site After School Day Care Program and co-facilitator of the Teen Council youth leadership group. For Andy, coming back to Queens after she graduated from McGill University was synonymous with coming back to the Samuel Field Y where she spent most of her youth. Part of the SFY family since she started in nursery school as a two-year old, Andy has had some of her best summers spent as a camper climbing Clay Mountain, eating Marino’s ices on Shady Field and travelling to Toronto to see Niagara Falls with Teen Camp.
Andy has been having a lot of fun working with the camp staff on coming up with new and creative activities and trips to add to the daily camp repertoire. She strongly really believes in empowering the staff, and giving them the freedom to come up with their own programs and being available to fully support them along the way. Out at the campgrounds Andy isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty in our vegetable garden, and when she isn’t helping to judge the banners and cheer at Maccabiah or playing Ga-Ga with Tween Camp, Andy is always available to answer any questions that camp families might have. Andy has made some of her best and closest friends at camp, and strives to give every camper the same great experience that she had.