Meet the Camp Staff

Rebecca Labate—J-Camp Director

Rebecca has been a part of the J-Camp team since the summer of 2012! She started as a camp counselor many years ago, and fell in love with everything about J-Camp. She uses her experience as a counselor, Music Specialist and Assistant Camp Director to come up with fun programs and activities for all ages at J-Camp. 

On any given day you can find Rebecca leading the Little Red Wagon song at Chavurah (it's her favorite), helping campers tear duct tape for projects or running around camp making sure everything is running smoothly. In her down time Rebecca enjoys spending time with her adorable sons, cooking, gardening and playing roller derby.

Salina Barnette—Assistant Camp Director

Salina is beyond excited for her seventh summer at J-Camp! She worked in a variety of positions before she became the Assistant Camp Director back in 2014. She is involved in many aspects of camp including staff training, planning for All Camp Events, and working with instructors; you can find her in AM Care at the beginning of camp or enjoying the view of the campers passing by her office.

In her down time, Salina enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their new puppy Barley.

Monica Valdez—Youth and Teens Department Coordinator

This will be Monica's fifth year working for J-Camp. She has spent the past few summers working behind the scenes, supporting the camp staff and families. Although she wishes to interact more with the children, she enjoys listening to the morning Chavurah and witnessing the joy and excitement that camp brings.

Sachiko Martinez—Administrative Assistant

Sachi has been a part of the J-Camp team since summer 2015. She started camp as the Art Specialist; this will be her third summer as the administrative assistant.

In her free time, she enjoys crafting, hanging out with her golden doodle Momo and spending time with her family. 

Tzachi Flat—Teen Manager

Tzachi has been involved with the JCC since attending the preschool 30 years ago and is very excited for his sixth year at J-Camp. He has played a number of roles at J-Camp throughout the years. This year he will work with the Counselors in Training to help guide and build up tomorrow leaders.

He enjoys BBQs with family and friends, playing with his adorable puppy Lily, traveling and anything active.