Year Round Staff
Jordyn Barry joins Camp Rodef Shalom after being the Director of Teen Engagement and teaching in the religious school since 2018. Originally from New Jersey, Jordyn earned her undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, graduating with a BA in Religion studies with a double minor in History and Jewish Studies. Jordyn also holds a masters degree in Jewish-Christian Studies from Seton Hall University. Jordyn previously worked at the JCC of Central NJ and the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia holding positions on the camp leadership team, in addition to coordinating the JCC Maccabi Games Delegations, and teen philanthropy opportunities. Jordyn’s passion for Jewish engagement stems from her upbringing in a reform congregation, many trips to Israel and the relationships she formed with Holocaust survivors. Jordyn lives in Alexandria with her puppy Gundy and is looking forward to an awesome summer!
Megan O'Briant has worked at camp for the past 5 summers and is so excited to take on this new leadership role at camp full time! She attended University of the Sciences for her bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology and East Stroudsburg University for her master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Her passion for the sciences served her well as head mad science specialist for several years. Megan's favorite camp memory was of being Color War Captain. Megan loves Camp Rodef Shalom's community and is ready to be the first line of communication for families and friends. In her free time, Megan loves spending time with friends and family, playing soccer and pickleball, and trying new shows (hit her up if you want to talk about survivor). Megan is also a huge board game nerd and is always down for a game night!
Our Head Counselors and Head Specialists are college students or above, some of whom work in the Nursery School during the school year. They are supported by Assistant and Junior Counselors, who are high school students from our community.
Many of our staff are former campers who have gone through our LIT (Leaders In Training) program during their camper years. It is our honor to continue shaping them into role models by teaching them maturity, patience, and responsibility, as well as resilience, levelheadedness, and resourcefulness. This is an on-going process.
Our Supervisors and Leadership Team are seasonal employees that help develop curriculum, manage camper behavior, train staff, and support families.