Marissa Klegman – Camp Director

Marissa is passionate about Jewish camping as one of the best ways to ensure a Jewish future, and she is thrilled to joining the CSL team. She spent 11 summers as a camper, Unit Head (4 times!), and Director of Staff Development at Herzl Camp in Webster, WI. She comes to CSL with a background in both business and Jewish nonprofit. Most recently, Marissa worked at McKinsey & Company, leading client service teams focused on organizational performance, growth and marketing. Earlier in her career, Marissa worked for American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) where she led day to day operations for the AIPAC on Campus movement, expanding the AIPAC’s reach to more than 10,000 students on 200+ campuses. 


Marissa graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a degree in Religion modified with Jewish Studies, and received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Outside of camp, Marissa and her husband Andrew enjoy watching Survivor, seeing who can get through airport security first, and off-season trips to Cape Cod (where they were married!)

Abby Blackmon – Assistant Director | Camper and Staff Experience

For Abby, there is no better place than camp! A Rochester native, Abby attended summer camp throughout her childhood including camp at the Rochester JCC! Abby earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Studies Secondary Education from Duquesne University. Before joining the CSL team, previous positions include Program Director of J&R Day Camp at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, Camp Director at YMCA Camp Bay View and Community Engagement Specialist at the Girl Scouts of Western New York. When not at camp, you can catch Abby and her fiancée Peter, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and playing with their dog, Molly. 

Alex Rubin – Assistant Director | Programming and Logistics

Alex Rubin is thrilled to be joining the CSL team. An experienced educator, award-winning ultimate Frisbee coach, and avid hiker, Alex has been going to Jewish summer camp since childhood and built a career spanning the youngest village all the way to year round leadership. Alex brings joyful creativity and a deep well of knowledge about camp to create meaningful experiences for campers and staff. Prior to joining CSL, Alex was the Assistant Director at Ramah Sports Academy and led student life programs at de Toledo High School in Los Angeles, California. 

After graduating from Northwestern University with a BA in Education and Social Policy, Alex also earned a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Social Entrepreneurship. Alex lives in Chicago and can probably be found walking along Lake Michigan, trying a new restaurant, or planning their next road trip.

Josh Van Horn – Property Manager

Josh has been working for Camp Seneca Lake since 2012. He began seasonally as the Assistant Tiyulim (trips) Director before becoming Tiyulim Director. He moved into year-round work in facilities in 2015 and has been the Property Director since 2019. Josh graduated from Finger Lake Community College with a degree in Natural Resource Conservation, and loves to get people to guess species of trees that are around them. In his spare time, Josh loves to go running, play board games, and go camping with his wife Blake and their three dogs: Anubis, Harper, and Blanche.

Josh Fenster – Administrative Assistant

Josh is no stranger to the Camp Seneca Lake community and is ready to be back in the action! Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Josh started attending CSL Family Camp when he was one year old and became a camper just a few weeks shy of his eighth birthday. He earned his BFA in Theatre from Hofstra University in May of 2021. Most recently, Josh worked for Walt Disney World as a Resort Concierge. His camp career includes 8 summers as a camper (2007-2014) and 6 summers as a member of the seasonal staff team (2016-2021). He has held a wide variety of roles at camp – from bunk counselor to head drama specialist to his final summer as the Operations and Logistics coordinator. He is excited to return to CSL as a member of the year-round team. When he is not in the office, Josh spends his time in the Disney parks, running, spending time with his friends and family, and spending time outdoors.