Jill & LK
Jill and Loren “LK” Kleinman have proudly owned and directed Camp Taconic since 2004. They are seasoned leaders and nurturing people who love working with children. Together, they oversee the operations of camp and spend each day committed to making Taconic one of the finest camps in the industry.
Both are graduates of Brown University and have Masters Degrees in Business Administration from New York University. At Brown, Jill played tennis and LK was on the baseball team. They have both been involved in athletics their whole lives.
Before owning Taconic, Jill owned a children’s book and toy store for ten years. She has also volunteered as President of the Tenafly Youth Basketball Organization, as a coordinator of the JCC’s Maccabi Games and as an active coach in youth sports. LK, 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 30 years and raised their three children, Dawn, Cari and Jason, there.
Jason & Sammy
Jason and Sammy Kleinman bring excitement and youthful leadership to the Owner/Director team at Taconic. Jason and Sammy share a love for camp and a passion for children. Together, with Jill and LK, they oversee the operation of Camp.
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 with a degree in political science. He was the president of his fraternity and participated in several philanthropic groups while attending Colgate. After graduating, Jason began his career at a reputable communications 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, progressed to an Associate Director in 2017 and became an Owner/Director in 2018.
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 got married in December 2017. During the school year, Sammy is a kindergarten 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.
During the off-season, Jason and Sammy live in New York City with their daughters, Juliet and Isabel.