Each camper group will be supervised at all times by at least 3 counselors, making our counselor to camper ratio 1:5. Since we are committed to providing the most positive experience possible, only the most caring, patient and responsible candidates are selected as counselors and program staff to care for our campers. Our general counselors are over 18 and our Program Directors, all who are NYS certified teachers, are over 21 years of age. In our Summer Day Camp we also have Jr. Counselors who are a third in the group and our CIT graduates. Our staff is dedicated to teaching and developing creative, motivating fun-filled activities. Our counselors and Program Directors are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR. Before the campers arrive, all staff members participate in an intensive training week of safety, counseling, teaching, and camp policies and procedures.
Safety is of utmost importance at LIU Post. It is our first priority in every activity, at every meal and in every program. Camp is based on a daily schedule program; therefore we know where every camper should be at every moment. We take our role as caregiver very seriously. Parents can be rest assured their child is being well cared for and in good hands.
Executive Director of Youth Programs
(B.A., State University of New York Stony Brook; M.S., Adv. Cert., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University)
Nickolette Kacharaba has been a part of the LIU Post Youth Camps since 2003. She is currently in her second year as Executive Director of Youth Programs after growing through the program as Drama Director, Unit Leader, Program Coordinator, and Director over the years. She joins us full time after having taught in public and private school for 12 years.
An alumna of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, she earned a M.S in Music Education and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership. Nickolette has been an active member of NAfME, NYSSMA and both Nassau and Suffolk County Music Education Associations. Nickolette dedication and experiences as a music teacher and as a LIU Post camp staff member have helped countless children and teens thrive and grow in school and their personal lives.
Associate Director of Youth Programs – Summer Day Camp
(B.S. and M.S., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University; MS, Touro College, New York)
Unique Wilson is returning to the LIU Post Youth Camps for his sixth year. This is his third year serving as Associate Director of LIU Post Youth Camps. An alumna of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, he earned a B.S in Curriculum and Instruction and a M.S in Educational Technology. Unique also further his education by completing an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Touro College.
Unique has worked in the Roosevelt Union Free School District for the past nine years as a Universal Pre-K Teacher and he currently leads this program throughout this school district. He is an active member of The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Unique has a great deal of passion and dedication for all children and he contributes immensely to the LIU Post Summer Camp, summer experience.
Associate Director of Youth Programs – Performing Arts Academy at LIU Tilles Center
(B.A., State University of New York Stony Brook; M.S., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University)
George Glikos has been an active freelance musician in New York for over 16 years. He has played trumpet with such groups as The Big Band East, The Bob Meyer Big Band, Trade winds and other various big bands/club date bands. George has played with The Royal Brass which is a company specializing in ceremonial music. George is part of "Quintessence" a brass quintet which plays all styles of music for all occasions.
Currently, George is the band director at Hauppauge High School. In addition, he teaches a summer music camp for beginning instrumentalists in the Port Jefferson School District.
George has studied with great trumpet players such as Frank Campos, Murray Kahn, Laurie Frink, and Christian Jaudes. As a conductor, George had a great experience being the graduate assistant conductor at C.W. Post and studied with Dr. James McRoy, Dr. Susan Deaver, and David Soto.