Meet Camp Counselor: Karen Parlapiano

Karen is starting her third year as a counselor at our Southern Saratoga location! She’s ready to get started and have the best summer ever!

What do you like about working at camp?

Summer is about friends, fun and making memories. I hope to be a positive memory for the kids.

Summer Camp is important because…

Camp is one of the biggest parts of a child’s summer. They spend a lot of time with the staff and it is important that they have fully developed experiences that they may not have outside of camp. It is always fun when we can have a good time, be silly, be safe and learn some things too.

Finish this sentence: Because of the Y…

I am helping form lifelong memories that will be important to others like counselors did for me as a kid at camp!

What do you do outside of the Y?

Crafting, painting, spending time with my family.

What excites you the most about this summer?

Having THE BEST SUMMER EVER with my young friends at SSY