The Southampton Staff

The Best at Attracting, Training, and Retaining Outstanding Summer Camp Staff

At Southampton Camp & Club, we take great pride in a professional staff development program that includes an extensive recruitment and interview process, background checks, and an ongoing, comprehensive training program unsurpassed in the camping industry.

The Highest Standard of Professionalism in Camping

Our Leadership Team is a highly trained and dedicated group of education & camping professionals with exceptional experiences working with children. All prospective staff undergo a thorough interview process and background check.

With staff salaries that are among the highest in the industry and a unique performance evaluation system that focuses on continual development, we ensure a wide pool of qualified applicants and a quality staff that returns year after year.

Small Groups, Exceptional Supervision

At Southampton Camp & Club, we place campers in small groups with high staff-to-camper ratios so that we can best supervise your child and keep YOU informed. Division Leaders and counselors review each camper’s day, EVERY day. Phone calls home and emails sent regularly and proactively by Division Leaders keep you up to date regarding everything from your child’s swim progress to new friendships. Communication is essential in facilitating the most secure environment for our campers and we look forward to being ‘Partners in Parenting’ with all our camp families each summer and throughout the winter.

SCC’s commitment to the health and safety of every child is unsurpassed. At SCC, a child’s emotional safety is as important as his or her physical safety. Staff is trained in CPR, First Aid, AED & Epi-Pen administration, and Responding to Emergencies. Every member of our staff undergoes an extensive training/orientation program prior to camp to ensure that your child is being supervised while having amazing summer.





Dani Soffer – 2 Year Olds

Dani was born and raised in New York, has been a camper since the age of 3, and is excited to be part of the SCC team this summer!

Dani received her bachelors degree in child and family studies from Syracuse University and a masters degree in health education at Hofstra university.  She has over 14 years of experience working with high school students for the NYC DOE.  Since relocating to Florida in 2020 she continues to work with with children by holding workshops for teens and parents on various health topics.

Dani has 2 children and is excited to share SCC with her daughter, Skylar this summer.

Fun Fact: Dani is one minute older than her sister Jessi, and two minutes older than her sister Nicki, having shared 40 summer Birthdays together (she is a triplet!)


Brigid Coffey – 2 & 3 Year Olds

Brigid is excited for a spirited summer with the mini day stepping stones campers! This is her 8th summer at a TLC camp and her 5th at Southampton, having held positions such as Group Leader, Division Leader, Head of Art & Office Manager previously at camp.

During the year, Brigid is the lower school art teacher at The Green Vale School in Old Brookville, NY. She is also mom to two campers, Francis and Pippa, who were raised at SCC. Brigid holds a Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of Southern California and an MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Brigid infuses each day with her creativity and sense of humor and is looking forward to providing a nurturing and fun-filled experience for both campers and parents.


Ashley Brett-Carillo – 3 Year Olds

Ashley joins us for her second summer at SCC all the way from Toronto, Canada. Ashley has a diverse background working with children from camp, recreation, cruise ship programs and teaching.

Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in arts and education from Wilfrid Laurier University. During the year Ashley teaches preschool working with children ages 3 and 4 preparing them for elementary school.

She strives to create a warm and nurturing environment where her young campers can grow and experience joy each day! Ashley is excited to welcome our newest campers and families for an incredible summer at SCC!


Anneliese Rosen – 4 Year Olds

Anneliese will be returning in 2023 for her 8th summer as a division leader at SCC and her 10th summer with the TLC camp family. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in childhood general and special education from Bankstreet College of Education. Anneliese loves nurturing our 3 & 4 year old campers as they establish meaningful relationships, take positive risks, and build their confidence over the course of the summer.

Outside of camp, Anneliese lives and teaches in Westchester County.  She and her husband, fellow division leader Max Rosen, are very excited to have their 3 year old son, Jonah, in the Stepping Stones division this year for his first summer at SCC. They also welcomed a new baby and future camper, Eli, into their family this spring. For Anneliese, days at SCC are truly a family affair. She understands firsthand how important a meaningful camp experience is for a family, and she can’t wait to make summer of 2023 special for your little ones!



Sam is excited to return for her second summer as a Division Leader for our four-year-old campers. SCC felt like a second family from her first day, and she has been counting down the days to summer 2023 since the end of last summer!

Sam is currently working for the New Jersey DOE as a multiple disabilities self-contained teacher and is an ABA registered Behavior Therapist. She recently completed her master’s in special education with an LDT-C endorsement.  Sam loves the energy of camp and making it the best experience possible for her campers! She can’t wait to create unforgettable memories again this summer at SCC!




Emily DiRusso – 5 Year Old Girls

Emily is so excited to be returning to SCC for her third summer as a Division Leader for the 5 year old girls!

Emily has her masters degree in special education, and has a wide range of experience working with children. She taught elementary school for three years in New Jersey, before spending this year as a nanny in NYC.

Emily loves being at SCC, and is committed to bringing her enthusiasm and positive energy into her daily interactions with campers! Emily especially loves teaching SCC campers the STARFISH values. Who runs the world, GIRLS!


Alexa Laskowitz – 6 Year Old Girls

Alexa is so excited to be returning to SCC for her fifth summer and second year as a division leader.

During the school year, Alexa is a first grade teacher on Long Island and holds a bachelor’s degree in childhood and middle school education, a master’s degree in childhood special education and will soon begin working towards obtaining a Ph.D in educational literacy this fall.

Alexa oozes fun & creativity, and cannot wait to share this with the 6 year old girls at camp.

Fun Fact: Alexa loves hiking and recently has visited Zion National Park where she hiked up the side of a canyon.


Caroline Quigley – 7 Year Old Girls

Caroline joins SCC for her first year as a division leader and she is excited to start this new adventure!

Originally from Guam, Caroline studied early childhood education before spending the last 10 years working for Norwegian Cruise Line out of Hawaii helping to create fun and lasting memories for the young cruisers.

Caroline can’t wait to meet new friends, create wonderful memories, and have life-changing moments with the campers and team at Southampton Camp & Club!

Fun Fact: Caroline was previously part of the women’s Guam soccer national team!


Amanda Burriesci – Girls 8 – 11 Year Old Girls

Amanda is super excited to be coming back for her 7th summer season at SCC and her 3rd as a Division Leader!

Amanda holds a masters degree in secondary education and a bachelors degree in biology. During the school year Amanda is a middle school Science and NYS Regents living environment teacher at Our Lady of the Hamptons RCS located in the heart of Southampton Village.

Amanda takes pride in all that she does with regards to camp staff relationships, camper relationships and camp spirit and she cannot wait to bring her daily enthusiasm for the Summer of 2023 and to watch her campers have fun and grow each day!




Kevin O’Shea – 5 Year Old Boys

Returning for his second summer, Kevin will once again be joining the 5-year-old boys division for the best camp season yet. He brings with him over 10 years of kids recreation experience from cruise ships, resorts, and camps all over the country. With boundless energy and enthusiasm, Kevin loves being silly and having fun. He can’t wait for camp to start!

During the year, Kevin works as an elementary teacher in upstate New York and holds a master’s degree in early childhood & childhood education.

He places a strong emphasis on compassion and the emotional well-being of his students and campers. Kevin believes every child deserves to feel safe, valued, and understood. He absolutely loves working with kids and sees summer camp as an excellent time to form positive relationships, build

confidence, and just have fun!

Fun fact: Kevin completed his student teaching in Queensland, Australia!


Adam Creglia – 6 Year Old Boys

Adam is ecstatic to return to SCC for his fourth summer and second as the Division Leader for our 6 Year Old Boys!

During the school year, Adam teaches 9th and 11th grade social studies on Long Island.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz in adolescent education and has his master’s degree in ENL from SUNY Stony Brook University.

Adam cannot wait to put his spirit and energy into his leadership position and to help create a summer to remember for her division of 6 Year Old Boys!

Fun fact: Adam loves the television show Survivor so much he has applied for the last 8 years.


Bobby Ramsey – Boys 7 Year Old Boys

Bobby will be returning to Southampton for his 6th summer and first as a division leader for the 7 year old boys.  Bobby has experienced being a general counselor and senior counselor prior to being a Division leader for Post-Camp last summer.

Bobby holds a bachelor’s degree in history with minors in German & Jewish studies and a masters in adolescent education.  He has also begun a second masters in special education in order to pursue a career as a high school history teacher on Long island.

Fun fact: Bobby (Pitcher) has played 2 years D1 College Baseball at Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as 5 years of D3 Baseball at SUNY New Paltz!


Max Rosen – 8 – 11 Year Old Boys

Max is very excited to be returning to Boys Side at SCC this summer. Max has been a lifelong camper, and all of those years were spent either attending or working at one of the TLC Family camps; this will mark Max’s ninth year at SCC!

Other than being a proud dad to two great boys, ages 3 and 1 month, Max lives with his family in New Rochelle, New York. Max holds dual masters degrees from Columbia Teachers College, and works as a school psychologist for the Dobbs Ferry School District in Westchester, New York. Before that, he worked for the NYC Department of Education in the same role.

Camp holds a special place for Max, as he recognizes it was somewhere that allowed him to foster his confidence, skills, and unique passion for working with kids. Max cannot wait to welcome another group of campers to SCC, and hopes to impart those same feelings and experiences on his campers, and make sure they too know the magic of camp, the way he has.




Shoshannah Jacobs – Aquatics

Shoshannah has been part of SCC for the past 5 summers and is returning for her 6th summer as Swim Director.  She comes from a long camp life, starting at day camp at 3 years old, and really grew up at sleepaway camp, as the owner’s daughter.  Her parents owned a summer sleepaway  camp (not too far from  SCC’s sister camp – Tyler Hill) for children and adults with special needs for almost 18 years. Camp is in her blood!

Professionally, Shoshannah has a background and has worked as both a music therapist and a therapeutic recreation specialist for almost 25 years, holding a masters in each discipline.   During the school year,  she is a Level III Teaching Assistant in special education on Long Island.


Rory Kirke – Friendship Coach

Rory is delighted to be back for his fourth summer at Southampton Camp & Club! This will be Rory’s eighth summer at camp, having previously worked for four summers at a sleepaway camp prior to SCC.

Rory is excited to step into the role of Friendship Coach, working with campers who need extra TLC settling in, having previously worked as part of the programs team and as a senior counselor.

During the year, Rory works at a pre-school on the Upper East Side with our assistant director, Jackie.


Tony  Oliver – Athletic Director + Operations + Program

Tony, husband of full-time Associate Director, Kristina, will be joining SCC for his first summer in 2023!

A former elementary physical education teacher in NYC, Tony brings a great deal of knowledge and experience of working with children of all ages.  Tony has been part of the TLC Family of Camps since 2010 where he held a number of positions at Timber Lake West, where he also met his future wife, Kristina.

During the year, Tony is the Director of FAST Roslyn, the official athletic affiliation of the TLC Family off Camps, where he coaches children aged 18 months all the way up to 10 year olds in a variety of sports and skill development programs.

Tony can’t wait to share his first Southampton experience with his wife, Kristina and his 5 year old son, Rowan!


Montana Coughlin – Program

Montana is so excited to be returning to SCC for her third summer and her first in leadership. Montana will be joining the programming team this summer and focusing her time ensuring campers are having the best summer possible.

During the year Montana is based in England and works full time for an international camp staffing agency (yes, she loves camp that much!).

Montana is looking forward to another amazing summer and is hoping to catch a show on Broadway while in New York, she loves the theatre and has even appeared on the West End herself!





Nurse Sophia Muratore

Sophia is ecstatic to re-join SCC for her 5th summer, having previously been a counselor, group leader, bus counselor, and nanny at camp.

Sophia has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Adelphi University, and currently is working full time as an Oncology Nurse in NYC.  Following the summer, Sophia plans on pursuing a masters and hopes to obtain her nurse practitioner’s license in the near future.

Sophia couldn’t be more excited to be back at her favorite place and combining her love of nursing & working with kids at SCC.

Fun Fact: Sophia loves working with children so much that she also works as a dance teacher at an private school in NYC when she is not making rounds in the hospital!


Nurse Amanda Galloway-Aldrich

Amanda  is excited join the team for her first summer at SCC!

Amanda, a local of Long Island, studied at Suffolk County Community College & The Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing and has been a Nurse since 2010.

Amanda has previous experience working at day camp, at a busy pediatrician’s office in East Hampton, and extensive experience with medically frail children in a residential setting.

Amanda will be experiencing SCC with her 3 children, and they are already counting down the days.


Nurse Cindy Jo Reylea

Cindy Jo is excited to join SCC for her first year as part of the nursing team. She comes with 40+ years of healthcare experience, as well as experience at camps and in schools.

Cindy recently retired and is so looking forward to watching the children at SCC flourish as they make new friends, learn new things and soak up the summer sunshine.  Experiencing life through the eyes of a child has always given her great joy. She cannot wait for our adventure together to begin.

Fun fact: Cindy is spending her spring as a camp nurse in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.