Camp Director - Joe Mertens

Joe is an Eagle Scout and member of the Vigil Honor from Ridgewood, NJ. He is entering his 8th year at Camp Lewis, 6 of which have been as a member of the Administration Team, and has been a part of both the Camp Lewis and Camp Yaw Paw leadership.

Having taught 3rd through 5th grade in his hometown, Joe joined the Professional Staff of the Northern New Jersey Council in August, and recieved a commission as a District Executive in March of 2015. He currently serves in the Ramapo Valley District.

Joe has been to the National Camping School twice for Cub Aquatics and Camp Administration certifications, and currently holds Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid certifications. Joe is also a Woodbadger, section N7-333-12, and was a member of the Fox patrol.



Program Director - Matt Dalzell


Matt is an Eagle Scout from Troop 86 Lyndhurst and a Vigil Honor member of Lenapehoking Lodge IX. He is beginning his 12th summer at Camp Lewis, four of which as Waterfront Director and the six years prior as Archery Director.  He is currently an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 86, member of Venture Crew 1444 Jersey City, and involved in various Order of the Arrow and Training teams.
During the year, Matt is an Elemantry and Middle School teacher of Mathematics and Science at Sacred Heart in Lyndhurst. Matt has been to National Camping School in the Aquatics Director and Camp Management sections, and is part of the Woodbadge course staff for Section N7-333-12. He currently holds Red Cross Lifeguard certification, as well as First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

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