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Meet The Counselors & Staff

Sharon Damiano, Happy Day Camp Director & Manager

Sharon comes to us as a sports and recreation enthusiast. Sharon has been with Chartwell Family Oasis since 2009. She started as the Swim Program Director and after several successful seasons, she became General Manager. As a Graduate of Rowan University, Sharon received her Bachelors Degree in Health and Exercise Science, all while playing 4 years of collegiate Softball. Her love for sports is what brought her to continue her career in Health and Physical Education. Sharon has 14 years teaching experience and over 15 years coaching sports teams.

After college, Sharon worked for various sport camps and directed swim facilities. She has a passion and a gift for instructing and directing Swim Lessons for over 20 years. As an Aquatic Director, Sharon knows how important water safety is and she continuously looks for ways to better our facility to maintain a highly skilled Aquatic Program.

Currently, Sharon has brought all of her skill sets to manage Happy Day Camp. Sharon’s love for learning and developing is what motivates her to bring opportunities to today’s youth while offering fun activities to keep the children active, developing social life skills and learning.

Marianna Crandall, Director of Arts & Crafts

Hi, my name is Marianna Crandall, and I will be the science and arts and crafts director this summer.  I graduated from The College of New Jersey in Physics and Education, and then received my Masters of Science In Education from Temple University. I love to bake, craft, and quilt. This is my first year at Chartwell, and I am so excited to be apart of the team.  Chartwell is such a welcoming place where the counselors and staff work so hard to ensure that the campers have lots of fun in a supportive safe environment. I am a high school physics teacher, and I really love the idea of incorporating art into science and technology.  I hope to incorporate lots of fun engineering challenges such as egg drops, zip lines, and building  cardboard boats where the campers can foster team-building, creativity, and leadership skills.  We will also be using chemical reactions to explore the intersection of color and art. I am so excited to be a part of the Chartwell staff!

Gavin Sorrentino, Assistant Manager & Head Lifeguard

What do I like about Chartwell?
Ever since I was a kid and until now, I always have had a great time being at Chartwell! I am able to meet new kids, members, and other employees. Chartwell has a great environment and is always a good time!

What do I plan on doing later in life?
After this summer ends, I will be attending University of Delaware! I plan on majoring in medical diagnostics (pre-pa track) to hopefully later become a physician assistant in the emergency department of hospitals!

Kendall Lafferty, Camp Counselor

My name is Kendall Lafferty, I currently a student-athlete at Ramapo College of New Jersey as a part of the softball team. I am a communications major, with a minor in environmental studies, and I am interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment field. What I like most about Happy Day Camp is the ability for the kids to create friendships with not only their other campers, but their counselors as well. This camp also allows the kids to engage in outdoor activities all day long, without the use of technology, allowing the kids to develop important social skills that may have been lost due to the pandemic.

Danielle Sirianni, Camp Counselor

Danielle Sirianni, Camp Counselor

Hi my name is Danielle Sirianni and I’m so excited for camp this summer! I’m entering my senior year studying Elementary Education and iStem at The College of New Jersey.  I’ve worked at Chartwell since 2017 and love coming back each summer.  My favorite thing about Happy Day Camp is coming up with new fun games for campers to play as well as the Talent Show put on by campers. I’m looking forward to another fun summer! 🙂

Liz Pharis, Camp Counselor

Hi! My name is Liz Pharis and I’m a rising senior at Saint Joseph’s University, studying Psychology and Business. This will be my fourth summer working at Happy Day Camp, and I’m very excited to be returning again. I have been working with the oldest group of kids and at aftercare the past couple years. Some things I like about being a counselor here are getting to work with kids of all ages and watching them grow throughout the summer. I also love spending almost every day outside. I can’t wait for another summer at Chartwell!

Liz Pharis, Camp Counselor

Hi! My name is Liz Pharis and I’m a rising senior at Saint Joseph’s University, studying Psychology and Business. This will be my fourth summer working at Happy Day Camp, and I’m very excited to be returning again. I have been working with the oldest group of kids and at aftercare the past couple years. Some things I like about being a counselor here are getting to work with kids of all ages and watching them grow throughout the summer. I also love spending almost every day outside. I can’t wait for another summer at Chartwell!

Madison Lafferty, Camp Counselor

Madison Lafferty, Happy Day Camp Counselor

Hi I’m Madison Lafferty! I currently go to West Chester University, and I am studying Speech Language Pathology, as well as some ASL.  Some of my hobbies include spending time with family, friends, and my dogs! My favorite thing about Happy Day Camp is the fun, and happy environment created for the campers. I also really enjoy participating in all of the fun activities that this camp has to offer, and I can’t wait for summer camp to start!!

Jayme Schneider, Camp Counselor

Jayme Schneider, Happy Day cam Counselor

Hi! My name is Jayme Schneider and I am entering my senior year at Rider University. I am an elementary education major with a minor in special education and middle school education! I am very involved on campus including being apart of the cheerleading team and involved in Zeta Tau Alpha, my on campus sorority. This will be my 7th summer working for Chartwell and I absolutely love it! At Happy Day Camp all of the employees are close and work together very well. One of my favorite things about Happy Day Camp is getting to interact with kids of all ages. I love watching them make new friends and reconnect with old ones from past summers. Being outside and participating in multiple different activities is something the kids and counselors look forward to everyday!

Brianna Shaw, Camp Counselor

Brianna Shaw - Chartwell Happy Day Camp Counselor

Hi! My name is Brianna Shaw, I am going to be a Junior at Kean University. I am studying Physical and Health Education with a minor in Special Education and I am also on the Kean Women’s Swim Team. I grew up in Mount Laurel and went to Lenape High School. This is my 4th summer as a counselor at Chartwell. I love playing games with the kids and watching them make friends all summer long!

Caraline Christie, Camp Counselor

Hi!  My name is Caraline Christie, and I am a rising senior at James Madison University.  I am double majoring in dance and psychology, and looking to pursue a career in dance movement therapy!  One of my favorite things about Happy Day Camp is getting to know all of the campers, and seeing the joy on their faces when they come to camp everyday! This will be my fourth year as a counselor at Happy Day Camp, and I am looking forward to a great summer! 

Adriana Shannon, Camp Counselor

Hi Everyone!!  My name is Adriana Shannon and this will be my 4th year working at Chartwell Happy Day Camp.  I attend Cairn University and am studying to achieve my Bachelor’s in Business Administration.  I am hoping to further my career in Marketing and Event Planning.  I will be a Junior, come Fall 2022.  I am also a member of their collegiate Softball team.  I am a 2-year starter, and this past year I achieved 36 putouts and 20 assists as a Centerfielder.  I am also involved with my school’s Enactus program and am the manager and marketer of the Softball Athletics page.  My goal at Chartwell is to ensure your children have the best summer ever.  I love this job because it allows me to work with campers in a super fun environment while creating long-lasting memories.  I have the most fun when I get to watch the campers do the talent show!!  Super excited for this year 🙂

Lori Flickinger – Certified Pickleball, Health and Life Coach

Certified Personal Trainer

Lori is the owner of Lori’s Wellness Loft health and wellness center.   She has been coaching and instructing for over 26 years.  She was introduced to Pickleball 2 years ago and immediately fell in love with the game and community.

Lori’s mission is to be able to help people find their competitive edge, while getting healthy and having FUN!

BA in Psychology- Richard Stockton College

Holistic Health and Life Coach-Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Certified Pickleball Instructor- Pickleball Coaching International

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