Hi, my name is Dana and I am the director of JCC MetroWest Camp Deeny Riback. I have been working in the camping world for over 12 years. Growing up in South Carolina I attended overnight camp in the Mountains of North Carolina where my love for camping began.
At Camp Deeny Riback we believe that each and every camper deserves the best that camp has to offer. We strive for excellence in a nurturing environment where campers learn and grow with us. We believe that summer is a time for fun in the sun but also an opportunity to engage campers in life lessons and skills.
We know that parents have a lot on their minds when thinking about their child’s camp experience: safety, making friends, enjoying activities, and more! Rest assured, at Camp Deeny Riback we do whatever it takes to ensure the best care for your child. They will not only gain friendships and have fun but will also learn important and innovative skills. Now that is something that will help you sleep at night!
We look forward to creating a strong connection between your family and ours.
Ben has been a vital part of the CDR family for 23 years. His passion for CDR is evident each and every day as he greets campers each morning at Boker Tov, joins in on ice cream parties for campers’ birthdays, and makes each special event a little more special than the one before!
When Ben isn’t dressing up for a CDR theme day, you can find him watching sports–especially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Boston Red Sox, taking long walks on the beach, or enjoying a beautiful sunset at CDR. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog.
Ben is a New Jersey native and a graduate of William Paterson University.
Debra’s first experience with Camp Deeny Riback was when her oldest son attended as a 1st grader. She immediately recognized the warm and nurturing experience her son had that summer. She was so excited that she joined the CDR team the next summer and brought her youngest son there too! Since then she has had several roles at camp and now is our Registrar. This is her favorite role because she loves being able to share her excitement and passion about CDR with other families and share how it has enhanced and enriched her and her son’s lives in such a positive way. Deb and her boys are so grateful to be part of the magic of CDR!
In the summer, we are joined by an amazing team of professionals including certified teachers and social workers. These professionals dedicate their summers to creating a safe and fun environment at CDR.