About Our Head Staff

Camp Director: Mrs. Nechama Sittner

Mrs. Sittner brings an abundance of camp experience to the job. She was program director of Orah Day Camp for 10 years and then served as program director in Camp Rena, in Brooklyn, for an additional 5. Mrs. Sittner has also worked with pre-schoolers for the last 21 years in a home-based playgroup in Far Rockaway. Mrs. Sittner’s energy, creativity and enthusiasm will bring a new spark of excitement to the Camp Shira experience!

Shira Tots Division Director: Mrs. Mirel Krasner

Mrs. Krasner is a loving Morah in TAG pre-school for the past 8 years and has an additional 9 years of teaching experience as well. She also has a lifetime of camp experience having worked in Orah Day Camp, Simcha Day Camp, Camp Atara and others. Mrs. Krasner’s warm personality is only matched by her infectious love of fun and Camp Shira pre-schoolers are the luckiest pre-schoolers around to have her as their director!

Junior Division Director: Mrs. Faige Trapunsky

As a special ed. teacher for the Department of Education with 26 years of experience, Mrs. Trapunsky is uniquely qualified to be our Juniors division director. She also has a decade of camp experience to draw on and a keen sense of fun! Our campers will be greeted each day with a smile and with her warmth and good-natured personality they are sure to enjoy an unparalleled summer of fun!

Upper Division and Senior Division Director: Mrs. Chavie Friedman

Mrs. Friedman returns for her 5th summer at the helm of our oldest division! She is a dynamic 5th grade teacher in TAG with extensive years of camp experience, especially with pre-teen travel divisions! She is truly excited to bring her ruach and spunk to our oldest division. Mrs. Friedman’s warm caring personality and creativity will send each camper home daily with smiles and much, much more! Her goal is to enhance every camper’s love for camp and instill in each camper the feeling that they are special and unique in their own way!