Staff Profiles: Rock Shop


Arron Croft


Bedfordshire, UK
This will be Arron’s second summer at Lindenmere, where he will be jamming in our Rock Shop. He has been playing music for years, including writing his own tunes, and he can’t wait to pass his love for music along to our campers. Arron also has a lot of experience with children, as he has spent several years working with kids in Scouts and Explorer programs. Can’t wait to see you back around camp this summer, Arron!


Elyssa Yabko

Marlboro, NJ
Summer 2018 marks Elyssa’s 10th summer at Lindenmere, and this summer, once again, she will be a mentor to our young rockers. Elyssa takes great pride in sharing her love for music with our campers and she has worked hard to provide them support as they learn their songs and work alongside their bandmates. As a former Lindenmere camper, she looked to her counselors with respect and wants to be that same leader to our musicians, as well as throughout our girls’ campus. Welcome back, Elyssa! So glad you’re here!

Ellie Shubotham

Staffordshire, UK
Ellie joins us at camp for the second time this summer and we are so happy to have her back! Ellie began playing guitar when she was eight years old and formed her first band in middle school, playing in several concerts and shows. She continued playing with a band throughout high school, stopping only when beginning at university. While she isn’t with her band any longer, she continues to play guitar every day and is looking forward to working alongside our young rockers. Welcome back, Ellie!

Matt Daylida

Bloomsburg, PA
This is Matt’s second summer at Lindenmere and he comes to us with years of experience in music. He has been playing guitar for twelve years, both rock and classic guitar. He has also worked as a vacation bible school music instructor. Music is his passion and he feels right at home in our Rock Shop, working with campers who share his love for music. We are excited to have you back with us this summer, Matt!

Rylee Kramer

De Pere, WI
Rylee joins us for her second summer at Lindenmere, bringing with her a love of music. She is currently attending St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI, where she is studying instrumental and general music education and she has been giving private piano lessons to elementary and middle school students since she was 16. A skilled music teacher, Rylee will is a wonderful Rock Shop mentor and her friendly personality makes her a well-liked counselor on girls’ side. Welcome back, Rylee!

Max Parlow

Chalfont, PA
Max comes to camp for the first time this summer and he’s thrilled to be one of our Rock Shop counselors. Max has been playing drums for ten years and has been a drum teacher for three years. Our kids can learn so much from an experienced drummer like Max and we are lucky to have him here on staff. Max also plays bass guitar and when he isn’t jamming, he enjoys basketball, hockey, and swimming. Welcome to camp, Max, we are happy to have you here!


Jack Page

Holmdel, NJ
This is Jack’s first summer on staff at Lindenmere, but it his 7th summer at camp. This longtime camper is so happy to be back at his summer home in a new role – Rock Shop counselor. Jack plays bass guitar and has spent five years playing bass in several bands and music academies. He has also spent 5 years as a drummer. Jack is a well-rounded musician who can’t wait to rock out with our aspiring musicians this summer. Warm and friendly, Jack has an endearing personality that will make all campers feel comfortable and we know he will be a great asset to boys’ side and camp as a whole. Welcome back to camp, Jack!


Sam Kaplan

East Brunswick, NJ
This is Sam’s 8th summer at Camp Lindenmere and his first year on staff. Sam joins us as a Rock Shop counselor, which is a natural fit for him, as that is where he spent every day as a camper here at Lindenmere! Sam has been playing guitar for ten years and considers it his greatest passion. He can’t wait to pass that passion on to our campers this summer. Sam is also a self-taught drummer and has been drumming for over ten years.  We are so happy to welcome Sam back to camp, in a role he was meant to take on.