Jill and Loren Kleinman have proudly owned and directed Camp Taconic since 2004. They are seasoned leaders and nurturing individuals who love working with children. Together, they oversee the operations of camp and enjoy working closely with the campers and counselors.
Both are graduates of Brown University and have Masters Degrees in Business Administration from New York University. At Brown, Jill played tennis and Loren was on the baseball team. They have both been involved in athletics their whole lives.
Feeling compelled to work with children, Jill put her economics degree and CPA background to use when she owned a children’s book and toy store for ten years. Additionally, she has volunteered as President of the Tenafly Youth Basketball Organization, as a coordinator of the JCC’s Maccabi Games and as an active coach in both boys and girls youth sports.
Loren, a civil engineer by profession, spent his first 25 professional years in the construction industry as a general contractor. Along the way, he dedicated his time as the President of Temple Sinai of Bergen County and coached youth sports as well.
Jill and Loren reside in Tenafly, NJ. They have lived there for over 20 years and raised their three children, Dawn, Cari and Jason, there.
Together, Jill and Loren share a belief that there is something unique and special about the summer camp experience that cannot be duplicated in any other setting. They spend each day committed to making Taconic one of the finest camps in the industry.
Jason and Sammy Kleinman bring excitement and youthful leadership to the Owner/Director team at Camp Taconic. Jason’s passion for sports and the outdoors combined with his ability to connect with campers and counselors has been invaluable to Taconic’s success. Jason is a natural born leader. He achieved 10 varsity letters in three sports during his time at Tenafly High School and was the captain of all three teams.
Jason attended Colgate University where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in political science. Jason was the president of his fraternity and participated in a number of philanthropic groups while attending Colgate. After graduating, Jason began his career at a reputable consulting firm in New York City where he quickly climbed the corporate ladder. Despite his success, he was unsatisfied with the work and realized his true passion was camping. Jason joined the Taconic team as a Head Counselor in 2016, became an Associate Director in 2017 and is now Taconic’s newest Owner/Director.
Sammy also spends her summers working at Taconic. Sammy and Jason met at Taconic as campers. They grew up together as best friends and ultimately married in December, 2017. During the school year, Sammy is a first grade teacher at a special needs school in Manhattan. She attended the University of Wisconsin and continued her education at Hunter College, where she received a dual Master’s in Childhood and Special Education. Jason and Sammy share a love for camp and a passion for children. Together they make a dynamic duo that brings enthusiasm to Camp while holding true to the traditions that make Taconic special.