The Camp By The Sea team is comprised of school teachers, college students majoring in childhood development, former campers, and preschool educators. Along with giving campers a fun and exciting summer, our goal is to provide kids with positive role models and self-esteem. Our team knows that the invaluable experiences, friendships and skills from summer camp can last a lifetime.


Senior Staff

Austin Rabut

Camp By The Sea Director

Austin graduated from Stockton University with a Hospitality and Tourism Degree in 2019. He has worked at Camp By The Sea for three summers in several divisions including our amazing Travel Camp.  From August 2019 – February 2020 Austin worked in Thailand teaching English as a second language to children ages 9 – 13 years old. Austin has been working hard planning an amazing camp experience for your child this summer.

This year Austin will lead Camp By The Sea as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary with an emphasis on safety and an overabundance of fun! 


Amanda McGowan

Early Childhood Education Center Director and the Director of Camp By The Sea: Shacar Division

As a long time South Jersey resident, Amanda grew up in Margate and attended Camp by the Sea as a child. Amanda has a wealth of knowledge in the early childhood field as well as robust experience working with non-profit organizations.  Amanda offers her love for children and dedication to providing the best experience to all as our new Early Childhood Education Center Director.  


Department Staff

Karyn Solari

Karyn Solari is a year – round Brigantine resident and Teaching Assistant at the JCC’s Early Childhood Education Center.  This is her third year working at Camp By The Sea and is excited to take on a new role, supporting the Camp staff with in the Shacar Division.  She is looking forward to seeing old friends and making news ones!


Suzanne Abbot

Suzanne Abbot is a full time Teacher at the JCC’s Early Childhood Education Center and had taught in both preschool and kindergarten classrooms.  She received her teaching degree from Radford University in Virginia and a Master’s in Education from Widener University, PA. She hopes to make your child’s camp experience a fun and exciting one as campers embark on new adventures. Some of her favorite things include spending time with her children, being outdoors, playing soccer, laughing, teaching, candy, coffee, and the color yellow! Suzanne is looking forward seeing  ALL the campers this summer!


Mike Schultz

Mike loves to watch and play sports, listen to and play music, camping, riding waves and baking.

He is currently enrolled in the teacher education program for Elementary Education at Stockton University.

Mike is most excited to see our littles ones filled with joy all summer and support the counselors as they hone in on their leadership skills throughout the summer. Fun Fact, Mile use to own a HAIR SALON!