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Camp Supervisor Message

We are so excited for our 2023 season and all of the memories our campers are going to be making the next 8 weeks of summer! This will be my 15th summer with the home which is so hard to believe. In 2008, I walked through the doors of 127 26th Street for the first time as a 19 year old college student. I was excited and nervous to begin an 8 week summer job at the beach. I quickly realized that this wasn’t just a job, but a place that would change my life forever. In the 15 years at the home, I have experienced being a Counselor, the Assistant Director, the Director, and now the Supervisor of the home. I have met incredible campers, families, donors, and employees here and even raised my own children at the beach along the way. Being the Supervisor of this very special organization has been an absolute honor. This year, not only are we opening our doors to 128 campers these next 8 weeks, we also celebrated our second year of our Scholarship Program and our second year of being accredited with the American Camp Association. I hope I can continue to serve this community and help contribute to the very special experiences we are able to provide our campers each year. We are so excited for a fun, safe and healthy 2023 season!    

Warm Regards,

Emily Mulhern
Camp Supervisor 

Camp counselor applications are open for the 2023 season! Apply using the link below. (Applicants must be 18 years or older and available for our entire summer season; June 15-August 13)

2023 Dates

Week 1 (Sighted Sibling): June 18 - June 24
Week 2: June 25 - July 1
Week 3 (ages 16-20): July 2 - July 8
Week 4: July 9 - July 15
Week 5 (ages 16-20): July 16 - July 22
Week 6 (Sighted Sibling): July 23 - July 29
Week 7: July 30 - August 5
Week 8: August 6 -  August 12


Jim Moreland - Director

Hello! My name is Jim and this is going to be my 3rd year as director and 8th overall with Diller. I am beyond excited to spend another summer with the Diller Blind Home this summer. I graduated from Penn State after majoring in elementary education and minoring in special education. During the school year, I am a 3rd grade teacher in the Spring-Ford Area School District. The best part of this job is being able to provide the connections and bonds that this camp provides. A lot of our campers (and staff) leave their time at Diller with life-long friends. Outside of camp, I enjoy traveling, going to the beach, and am an avid Cowboys, Sixers, and Phillies fan. I also enjoy golfing or kayaking during most of my free time throughout the warm months. It’s been a pleasure being able to spend my summers down the shore in such a welcoming community and working with such a fantastic staff and enthusiastic campers. 

Lily Corrigan – Assistant Director

Hi! My name is Lily and this will be my third summer working at the Diller Home! The past two summers I spent at Diller I was a boys counselor and this upcoming summer I am super excited to take the a new position and be Assistant Director! Some of my favorite activities at Diller include beach days, ice cream nights, and the fireworks on the 4th of July! In 2021, I graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a bachelors degree in Special Education/Elementary Education where I played lacrosse as well! I am currently a Special Education teacher and currently teaching Elementary/Middle School Life Skills/Autistic Support. During my free time I love running and CrossFit, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family! I’m super excited for this summer and I can’t wait to see all of the campers and counselors for an another unforgettable summer!

Makayla Patricelli – Counselor

Hi! My name is Makayla and this is going to be my first summer at the Diller home. I am so excited to meet everyone and I have a feeling that this is going to be an amazing summer! I am from bucks county, PA. Also, I am entering my junior year at Kutztown University and I am in the vision program. Some of my hobbies include being outdoors, reading, going to the beach, and hiking! Words can not express how excited I am to be apart of this camp this summer!! 

Bridget McCann – Counselor

Hello! My name is Bridget and this is going to be my first summer at the Helen Diller home. I’m a vocalist and songwriter from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, and I work as a nanny. I am also a writer of poetry and short stories. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, spending time in nature, and playing soccer with my nephews. I’m so excited to be a part of the Diller summer experience and community!

Taylor Clymer – Counselor

Hello! My name is Taylor and this is my very first summer at the Diller home. I currently reside in Chichester, Pa and attend Drexel University, where I am obtaining my bachelors degree in Elementary  Education & Special Education. During the week I work full time as a 4th grade Autistic Support paraprofessional. On the weekends, I volunteer for an organization called Aceing Autism with a mission to connect children socially and gain an understanding of tennis. In my free time I enjoy running, shopping and crafting. Some of my favorites are tye dye, ice cream , Taylor Swift, and ice tea. I look forward to the opportunity to make lasting memories with the campers and have a summer full of fun! 

Sarah Vargas – Counselor

Hi, my name is Sarah and this is going to be my first year working at the Diller Blind Home this summer! I am going to be a senior at Penn State majoring in Communications, Sciences, and Disorders and minoring in Special Education. I am planning on getting my master's to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. I am so excited to become a part of a fantastic community and look forward to making this summer a one to remember! In my free time, I enjoy working out, going to the beach, and spending quality time with friends. I am a big football fan, especially when it comes to the Eagles (go birds!), and I love to cheer on our Nittany Lions! When I am up at school, I love to give back to the community by working in different clubs like special olympics and THON! I cannot wait to spend my summer down the shore, working with outstanding campers and in a great atmosphere!

Grace Scinto – Counselor

Hi everyone!! My name is Grace, this is my first summer at the Diller Home. I’m from Monmouth County, New Jersey. I’m a rising senior at the University of Scranton, studying Occupational Therapy with a minor in counseling and human services. Outside of school, I spend most of my time at the beach, hiking, running, and basically anything outdoors! I’m so excited to meet the kiddos and build the connections and friendships to make this summer the best one yet!! Can’t wait for this season ◡̈ 

Grace Halpin – Counselor

Hi my name is Grace H, this will be my first summer working at the Diller home. I am a freshman at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. I will be majoring in art. I am looking forward to my first summer at the Diller home. I’ve heard many good things about it from the many times I’ve volunteered at a school for children who are visually impaired. I have experience working with kids with visual impairments as well as kids in special education. I enjoy drawing, writing, and video games. I look forward to supporting the campers through this wonderful experience. 

Helen Karn – Counselor

Hi! My name is Helen Karn and this is my first year at the Diller Home! I’m from Wallingford, Pennsylvania and am currently pursuing a degree in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston! I’m so excited to be apart of this season’s staff!

Tianna Graham - Counselor

Hi! My name is Tianna Graham and this will be my third in person summer at the Diller home. I am from Ellicott City, Maryland. I recently graduated from McDaniel College in May 2023 with a degree in Elementary Education and I will begin teaching 5th grade in the fall! Outside of school, I coach cheerleading! I absolutely love the Diller home and I am so excited to come back and connect with campers and counselors! 

Grace Marino – Counselor

Hi! My name is Grace and this is my first summer at the Diller Blind Home. I am from Greenwich, New Jersey! I am a student at Elizabethtown College majoring in social work. During my free time, I love to travel and hang out with friends and family. I am very excited to start my first summer at the Diller Home!

Juan “Big Vaz” Vazquez

Kitchen Manager

Hello! My name is Juan “Big Vaz” Vazquez and this will be my first summer at the Diller Home as your chef! I am also the chef manager of the cafeteria at the Avalon-Stone Harbor Schools.

I have lived and worked on the island for the last 18 years and I have been in the restaurant/kitchen world for 29 years. Outside of work I like to eat at different places and watch TV, I’m also a Pizza and Hot Dog Lover! I can’t wait to meet you all, and I’m looking forward to an awesome summer!

The Diller Home is a registered 501c3 charitable corporation under the name Challenged Children’s Charities Corporation.