Central Park Upper Camp director-Mark Blackman is entering his 14th full summer working at summer camp, and his fourth at Oasis in Central Park. After ten years at sleep away camp as a counselor, leadership coordinator, and program director, he has spent the last three years as the operations director at Oasis in Central Park. Now, he is thrilled to be entering his second summer as the Upper Camp director. Blackman knows that this is going to be one of the best summers Oasis in Central Park has ever seen! Go camp!
Central Park Lower Camp director-Taylor Breen is happy to be returning to Oasis for her eighth year, her second as Early Start and Lower Camp director! Taylor is certified in art education K-12 and has her masters in general and special education (first-sixth grades), from Hunter College. In Taylor's free time she loves to bake, travel, take pictures, and snowboard. Her favorite part about camp is dress up days! Her favorite cheer is Little Red Wagon.
CAMPS -- DAY CAMPS -
Oasis Day Camp is for ages 3-15. Early Start Imagination Camp for ages 3-5 (not yet started kindergarten). Socially, emotionally, and physically appropriate with traditional camp elements and sports, arts, music, pre-academics, and American Red Cross swim. Traditional Day Camp for kindergarten-sixth grade. Designed to expose campers to new and exciting activities. Highlights include: carnival, Olympics, theme days, choice activity time, sports, games, arts, and American Red Cross swim. Teen Travel for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade. Weekly trips are organized around a theme, allowing teens to choose what interests them most, and overnights!
Meet the Director
Oasis Downtown camp director-Stacie Soto, is excited to return for her ninth summer at Oasis Downtown and her second summer as camp director! A Lower East Side native, Stacie attended day camp for many years as a child and has over 10 years of camp experience. When camp is not in session, Stacie works for the New York City Department of Education. She has a masters in social work. Stacie’s favorite part of camp is Morning Rally, where she loves to cheer and get everyone pumped up for the day.
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