People

Our Directors: CGI in the Poconos is fortunate to have a married team of two dedicated directors.  Both Gershon and Devorah Sandler have extensive experience in camping and youth programming.  Click here to link to their bios and see the commitment and expertise they bring to CGI in the Poconos.


Directors Gershon and Devorah Sandler & Family

Our Dedicated Team: All members of the CGI in the Poconos staff are selected after a rigorous screening process to ensure that each meets the excellent CGI in the Poconos standards for overnight camping staff.  After staff is selected, they each receive thorough training prior to the start of the camping season. Our Head Counselor has developed valuable expertise in child/teen behavior and development. Our Learning Director is a seasoned teacher who specializes in this age group. We require all counselors and education specialists to be seminary students. Our athletic and arts programs are supervised by a staff of specialists with expertise in their respective fields.

Our Advisory Board:

Rabbi Nissen Brenenson
Director of Education, Jewish Children’s Museum

Rabbi Yisrael Deren
Director, Chabad of Western & Southern New England

Mrs Natasha Dresner
Consultant, Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy