Riegel Ridge Community Center

Meet our Staff

Robin Nugent - Camp SupervisorNugent
Robin has been with RRSC as Camp Supervisor for the past 3 years. She resides in Holland Township with her husband and 3 children and is a first grade teacher at Holland Township School. Along with spending time with family and friends, Robin enjoys being able to play a part in children's lives. Teaching and working at RRSC offer endless opportunities to watch children grow, learn and discover things about themselves and the world around them- something she finds most rewarding

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie Heyduke - Head Counselor
My name is Marie Heyduke and this will be my second summer working at Riegel Ridge summer camp. I am very excited and cannot wait for the start of camp! I grew up in Holland Township and now reside in Alexandria Township. I currently work as a middle school math and special education teacher for Califon School. I completed my undergraduate degree in elementary education from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and a Masters degree in special education from Centenary College. I enjoy traveling, taking pictures, reading, and spending time outdoors. I am looking forward to a fantastic summer at camp this year!

 

 

 

 

Sim profile PicSimeon Pecchia – Associate Supervisor

Simeon grew up in Holland Township, and still lives here today. He graduated high school from Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA. and attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where he earned a degree in Geology and Environmental Science. He works at the Pohatcong Township School as a fifth and sixth grade science teacher. His family is most important to him, he loves spending time with his wife and two sons. Together, they camp, hike, hunt, and fish whenever possible. This will be his third year involved with the Riegel Ridge Summer Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JohannaJohanna Meeker – Nurse

This will be Johanna’s third summer as Camp Nurse at RRSC where first aid, medication administration and health awareness really fills her day. Johanna raised her family in Pohatcong Township where she first met Simeon Pecchia substituting as the school nurse. After nine years of working as a substitute school nurse, including summer programs, she took a full time position in a Special Education classroom. This allowed for her summers to be free so she could join the Riegel Ridge team. Working and playing outdoors are very important to Johanna. Hiking, camping, paddling and biking fill her free time. The campers have helped by adding wonderful memories and excited eyes to her outdoor experiences. She looks forward to seeing campers grow through their camp weeks and from year to year nurtured by the Riegel Ridge community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC03592Jessica Moustakas
Jessica has been involved with RRSC for the past 4 years. She grew up in Alexandria Township, and still lives there today. She graduated high school from Delaware Valley Regional High School and attended The College of New Jersey, where she earned a degree in Elementary Education and Sociology. She currently works at Alexandria Middle School as a fourth grade teacher. Along with spending time with family and friends, Jessica enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, and spending time on the river. This summer she is looking forward to creating more memories with her campers and colleagues. 

 

 

 

 

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Nicholas Nocella

Hello, my name is Nicholas Nocella and this will be my 7th year as a camp counselor at Riegel Ridge. I currently reside in Alexandria Township and graduated from Delaware Valley High School in 2013. This upcoming fall, I will be starting my senior year at Penn State University studying speech language pathology with a minor in special education. I am currently on the dean’s list and a member of the PSU Honor Society. After graduation, I plan on attending graduate school to further my studies in becoming a speech language pathologist. This career choice is based on my drive to help, support and treat people with disabilities and to impact their lives in a positive way. Being a camp counselor at the Ridge has always been an exciting time for me. The new activities planned each summer, trips, staff and kids made it a very memorable and enjoyable experience. I enjoy TaeKwonDo, running, skiing and reading books on historical events. I also keep active by volunteering my time in a variety of charitable events. I look forward to another fun and exciting time at Riegel Ridge Summer Camp 2016!

 

 

 

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Alaina Fennell

Hi everyone! My name is Alaina Fennell and this summer will be my 7th summer working at Riegel Ridge Summer Camp! I started out as a volunteer/CIT in 2009 and have been here ever since! I attended Holland Twp School and Delaware Valley Reg. High School where I was a part of many clubs and was a varsity athlete in cheerleading and track and field. I am currently a rising junior at Elon University in Elon, NC studying business marketing and art! During the school year I volunteer on campus through my sorority, Alpha Xi Delta, as well as work in the fitness center, and as a Resident Assistant for 35 freshman women! My favorite part of camp is being outside all day with awesome campers and coworkers! I have madesome lasting memories through RRSC!!

 

 

 

 

AllyAllison Jeffreys
I have worked at Riegel Ridge Summer Camp for 7 years, I started in seventh grade as a volunteer. I am currently on of the head counselors. I'm a junior at Rowan University where I'm studying psychology and hope to be a clinical psychologist after graduation. Can't wait for another exciting year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Bernhard

 

Carolyn Bernhard

Carolyn grew up in military family and attended 4 different high schools.  She attended University of Nevada Las Vegas on a music scholarship and also traveled with Up With People performing on stage throughout Europe singing, dancing and playing the keyboard.  She finished her college education at Moravian College with a Music Education degree.  She lives in Bethlehem, PA with her husband and three children.  She has been the music teacher at Pohatcong Elementary School for 12 years.  She enjoys hiking, cooking and running.  She has worked in other summer camps but this is her first year with RRSC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is my fourth year here at camp, and every year I grow more excited to be here! I attend Rowan University as an Early Childhood Education major, hoping to teach Kindergarten or 1st grade after I graduate next year. I love spending time with campers playing games and watching them grow throughout camp. I am excited to meet all of the new campers and provide endless opportunities for them to have a fun, and happy experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fennellJen Leap

Hello! My name is Jen Leap. I have been a camp counselor in the past, but this will be my first year at RRSC. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outside, hiking, swimming, and running. During the school year, I work at Holland Township School as the school counselor. I am really looking forward to spending time with the campers and having new and exciting experiences.