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Andrew Katz, Camp Director - or 518-438-6651 x113

Andrew or "Drew" has a long standing history with the Albany JCC. A camper and afterschool child of the Albany JCC from 1984 to 1994 with Camp Shalom and Teen Camp, then Counselor in Training at Teen Camp from 1995-1996, and then Teen Camp Senior Counselor in 1997.  Coming back to the JCC world in March 2006, Drew has overseen our Summer Camps from 2006 to 2017. In addition, oversees our 4 JCC Afterschool Sites, Vacation Camps, Kidz Night Out, JCC Maccabi Games/Arts, and various other Youth and Teen engagement. Drew has a Bachelor's in Anthropology and Sociology from the University at Albany. Drew's family for 4 generations now has been a part of the Albany JCC and its summer camp programs for many years. The JCC is a 2nd home for him, and loves every aspect of what the JCC and it's Summer Camps represent. JCC Camp Olam was the site of Drew's wedding back in 2015. In addition, many of Drew's lifelong friends came from his camper and afterschool time back in the 1980's and 1990's at the Albany JCC.

Drew is counting down the days until camp starts!



Max Burman, Assistant Site Director at Olam 

Max attended Camp Olam as a child and spent 5 summers working at Olam as a counselor and specialist. Max is excited to take on a new role this summer as assistant site director. Max attends SUNY Geneseo and will be graduating this May with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and his teaching certificate in social studies. He is on the rugby team at school and works part time off campus. When the weather is warm Max loves to hike and canoe. 

Max is very excited for everything that this summer holds!





Tony Lintner, Site Director at Teen Camp 

Tony Lintner is thrilled to be back at the Albany JCC for his 7th year as Teen Camp Site Director.  He has over 15 years of elementary school teaching experience in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, and most recently has been in a leadership position as Math and Science Curriculum Specialist for the last 6 years. His passion is working with children to not only increase their knowledge base, but also build their self-esteem and social skills. A sports enthusiast and proponent of athletic involvement in school age children, he has coached both football and wrestling at the modified and youth levels (Kindergarten through 8th Grade) for over a decade and is a New York State Certified Coach.  He holds a B.S. in Psychology from Union College and M.A. in Elementary Education from The College of St. Rose.  Tony resides in Colonie with his wife, Susan, and two children Ryan and Hannah.

 He is looking forward to another great summer at Teen Camp!