At Camp Lindenmere, we have developed a reputation for providing a nurturing environment led by our Directors and Senior Staff. We are 100% family-owned, and take a personal approach to each individual camper, as we come together as one Camp Lindenmere family.
Mitch fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning and directing a children’s summer camp when he purchased Lindenmere in 2006. Born and raised in Jericho, NY, Mitch graduated SUNY Albany before becoming an attorney. While practicing law and owning several restaurants has been a great experience, summer camp is Mitch’s true passion. His camping experience has taken him through the ranks of camper, CIT, Counselor, Color War General, Group Leader and now Camp Director. His hands-on leadership and daily blogs to parents during the summer help each parent fully understand what is going on at camp and what their children are experiencing. Although his favorite part of the year is spending the summers in Henryville, PA, when not at camp, Mitch lives in Colorado.
Hayley (Garfinkel) Eisbrouch
Hayley could not be more excited for her 18th summer at her home away from home. She began as a camper in 2007, with her twin siblings Lynsey and Kyle, when her dad, Mitch, fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning and directing a summer camp. Hayley then continued on to be a bunk counselor, Color War General, a Division Leader for 6 years with our youngest girls, an Assistant Director and now a Director. Hayley’s passion for working with children and families as well as her positive energy, warmth and leadership at camp makes her an integral part of our team. She loves spending her days with our campers, watching them smile through all of the best moments of camp that she remembers experiencing back when she was a camper. Before working year-round at camp, Hayley taught Pre-K at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. She has a Master’s Degree in Child Development from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development. Hayley’s passion for camp and youth development continues outside of camp, where she sits on the Associate Board of SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education). SCOPE is an organization that provides summer camp opportunities to all children, regardless of socio-economic background. When not at camp, Hayley resides in New York City with her husband, Andrew.
Kyle returns to camp for his 18th summer, alongside his dad, Mitch, and sister, Hayley. After 8 years as a camper, Kyle transitioned to bunk counselor. He later became the Athletic Director, followed by taking on the roles of Middle Boys Division Leader and later Assistant Director. Kyle has enjoyed building so many relationships with our camp families and keeping in close communication with our parents throughout the summer. Additionally, Kyle oversees our team to operate and run the day-to-day of camp life. The absolute highlight of Kyle’s days during the summer is playing around on Boys Side with all of our campers. His diverse experience and ability to relate to campers and counselors alike makes him an asset to leading our team. He excitedly takes on all aspects of camp as a Director, to ensure that all our campers and their families have the absolute best camp experience. Kyle graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. Kyle currently resides in New York City, and his passion for camp continues outside of Lindenmere, where he sits on the Associate Board of SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education). SCOPE is an organization that provides summer camp opportunities to all children, regardless of socio-economic background.
Wendy looks forward to another wonderful summer with the Camp Lindenmere Family as one of our Directors. She grew up in New York and spent 20+ summers at an overnight camp in Maine. Wendy loves connecting with campers, their families, staff, and alumni. Additionally, she has spent many years of her camping career hiring, onboarding and guiding camp’s staff team to ensure that all of our campers have supportive and caring summer role models. A graduate of Brandeis University, Wendy is also a recovering lawyer, who clerked for the First Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law at a large, international law firm, before returning to her true love – CAMP! Her best job is being the Soccer Mom to her very busy teenagers. Wendy now lives in a Boston suburb with her husband, Marc, and those very busy teenagers, Rachel and Jacob.
Elliott “EDog” Roberts
Elliott returns to Camp Lindenmere for his 10th summer, now as a Director. Hailing from Australia, Elliott began his camp journey as a Flying Trapeze and Circus counselor in 2011, followed by Head of Flying Trapeze, and soon transitioning into an Assistant Director and Head of Boy’s Side. No stranger to shyness, Elliott will be easy to identify in his brightly color coordinated outfits. It was at camp that Elliott firsts met his wife, Kayla, and in 2016, camp was also where he proposed to her. When not at camp, Elliott and Kayla love to ride bikes around the beaches of South Florida and spend evening sunsets with their lovable dog, Luna.
Jo returns for her 4th summer with us as an Associate Director. Originally from England, she first started working in camps while in University. Eventually, she spent 9 years at an overnight camp in Maine and has 13 years of sleepaway camp leadership and experience. Jo, like many who love camp, started as a counselor and since has had many different roles including Bunk Counselor, Activity Instructor, Head of Department, Division Leader, and Office Staff Member. Jo joined Camp Lindenmere for the Summer of 2021 as our Girls’ Junior Division Leader and ensured that your youngest campers had the best camp experience. She is an amazing role model for both campers and counselors alike, and with she can’t wait to return to her happy place this summer!
Lewis returns for his 4th summer as our Assistant Director from across the pond in England. This is his 10th summer in camping and Lewis has a vast amount of experience in both marketing and events management and creates some extraordinary special activities for our campers and counselors. Prior to joining us, Lewis worked as a Business Development Manager for a U.K. based Visa Agency that sent counselors to camps across the country. He also spent time in the United States on a soccer scholarship and is a huge sports lover. On the flip side, he has experience in performing arts, singing mainly, and can’t wait to spend some time on the microphone this summer! He can’t wait for another summer at his home away from home and to create some truly memorable special events for our amazing camp family.
Johnny became a part of the Lindenmere family in the summer of 2008. Johnny and his life-long partner had their own independent contracting business together for 26 years prior to coming to camp where they worked on remodels as well as bathroom and kitchen installations. Since coming to camp, Johnny has been a part of our major renovations and camp beatification; camp wouldn’t be where it is today without him. Johnny’s friendly and caring personality has made him a camp favorite amongst our counselors and campers. While around camp, he is constantly surrounded by kids, and can even be found as a special guest judge for evening activities and special events.
Head of Operations
Edvin has been a beloved staff member of ours here at Lindenmere and will be returning for his 7th summer. He works for camp year round and when he isn’t helping us on the campgrounds, he is helping us out in Colorado! Edvin takes care of all the little details that help to keep our camp running smoothly and in the off-season, he is everything, all the time! We really depend on Edvin and are grateful for all he does for camp.
Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Kelly is the Chief Financial Officer for Camp Lindenmere, after joining the Camp Lindenmere family in 2019. She grew up on the Island of Jamaica, but migrated to the USA over 29 years ago. In 1996, while living in Florida, Lisa met and began working with the Garfinkel family. Lisa fondly recalls how they became a part of her extended family, and credits the realization of her American dream, in part to their love and support over the years.
Lisa has experience working with some of the largest CPA firms in the State of Florida, and is valuable team member at Camp Lindenmere. Her greatest satisfaction is the opportunity to watch her three granddaughters enjoy the camp life!