Ken Kornreich

Ken Kornreich

Hi, I’m Ken Kornreich, executive director of Camp Young Judaea. My association with CYJ dates back to 1963, when I started as a shy and anxious camper. Later, I worked as a teenager and college student at YJ, first on the kitchen crew and then on the maintenance crew. My first “date” with my wife Marcy occurred in Girls’ Area while delivering snack in 1974. Following graduation from Babson College, I joined the “real world” and figured I would have to enjoy YJ vicariously through family members who still worked at or attended camp. In 1992, I left a career in real estate development to return to camp as director. I love working with children and families and relish the opportunity to wear shorts year round! In addition to my camp duties, I have worked as a varsity baseball coach at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA, coaching two championship seasons and many rosters of wonderful student athletes. I also serve on the board of the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association and headed my temple’s Religious School committee for 12 years. Our children Rachel, Kayla, and Ari have all grown up in a wonderful, warm camp environment — a place that’s safe, fun, and supportive, a place where they can celebrate their Jewish heritage in a positive, meaningful way, a place where lifelong friendships are made and happy memories are created. We’d love YOUR children to join us!