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

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!