Meet the Staff
Scott Miller, Director
As founder and director of Camp Topeinu, Scott takes pride in the steady growth the camp has seen since its inaugural summer in 2008. He attributes the success on keeping the program fresh by continually adding creative and exciting programs each summer along with the satisfied parent body (and of course their happy children). Scott brings with him over 25 years of experience working with Jewish children of all ages both in school, camp and youth group environments. He also serves as the Executive Director of Yeshiva Ketana of Manhattan (an affiliate of Camp Topeinu) since 2001. Scott brings passion, energy and vision to all aspects of Camp Topeinu and is available to answer any question you may have regarding any aspect of the camp.
Yashi Baer, Head Counselor
As the longtime owner and Morah of Gan Katan in Kew Garden Hills and as the director of Camp Zamru in Hillcrest for many years, Yashi Baer has the breadth of experience that makes her an ideal preschool head counselor. With a Master’s in social work and years of experience working with elderly Holocaust survivors in Brooklyn, Yashi’s compassion and kindness is second nature to everything she does. She knows that success comes from both innovative ideas for the group and a very personal concern for each and every child and their parents. She is consistently creating exciting learning environments for her students and campers and has done it with warmth and affection. Camp Topeinu is an exciting new opportunity and Morah Yashi looks forward to making your child’s summer the best they ever had!
Counselors and Junior Counselors
Each group is comprised of one counselor who brings her expertise as an educator during the school year with a degree in early childhood or elementary education. Each counselor is teamed up with capable junior counselors who have a love for children and experience working with them. Many of our counselors have been with us for years. All of our counselors and junior counselors are warm and filled with enthusiasm and energy. They care for their campers and make sure each camper is having fun and making friends! Our staff is an experienced team, who truly care about the safety, growth, and happiness of each camper.