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Camp Director - Joe Mertens

Joe is an Eagle Scout and member of the Vigil Honor from Ridgewood, NJ. He is entering his 7th year at Camp Lewis, 5 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 administrations.

During the camping off-season he teaches 5th grade in his hometown and is pursuing an Master of Arts in Teaching from Montclair State University.

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 11th 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 a middle school teacher of Mathematics and Science at Sacred Heart in Lyndhurst. Matt has been to National Camping School in the Aquatics Director section, 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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