Alicia Block Berlin
Director, Camp Louise
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Alicia has spent her entire life at Camp Louise. She began in 1980 as a camper, and over the next 30+ years she has gone from CIT to Counselor to Unit Leader to Assistant Director and since 2008 Director. It’s her direct experience that gets translated into everything she does at Camp Louise, helping create lifelong memories and friendships for campers and staff alike.
When she’s not at camp in the summer, she’s constantly learning and working on programming, recently participating in the Jewish camp fellowship program Lekhu Lakhem. Building a strong camp community starts with traveling around the country and around the globe to recruit the best staff imaginable, while at the same time meeting with new prospective campers and maintaining her relationships with current ones. Camp Louise is built on a nearly 100-year legacy, so she’s proud to add 3rd, 4th and even 5th generation campers, while also excited to bring in brand new campers with no previous connection to camp.
Her family is also a camp family – she married an Airy camper (Neil Berlin, who is the Director of Operations for Camps Airy & Louise) and their three girls are all Louise campers. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends.
Quotable Quote: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”
Assistant Director, Camp Louise
Jaci is the newest member of the Camp Louise leadership team, joining us for her first summer in 2019. But while new to our camp, she grew up at overnight summer camp and worked as a counselor during college. She brings her broad camping perspective into her role as Assistant Director, helping with everything from recruiting to programming to staff training.
A “people-person” at heart, Jaci loves meeting new campers, parents and staff members. In fact, it’s her favorite thing about working at camp. A former high school and college lacrosse player, Jaci is very much a team player and looks forward to contributing across the board at Camp Louise.
Quotable Quote: “Life is better when you’re laughing.”