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Camp Supervisor Message

As we approach our 50th year as an organization, I can’t help but reflect on what an amazing summer we had last season. Despite the many obstacles we faced due to the ongoing pandemic, we were able to provide free of charge vacations to over 90 deserving campers, keeping their health and safety as our top priority. We welcomed Jim Moreland as our Director last year and Amanda Strunk as our assistant as I moved into a more ‘behind the scenes’ role as Camp Supervisor. Our kitchen staff was entirely new yet experienced and the counselors were positive, energetic and so careful to follow all of our COVID protocols in order to keep our campers healthy. It is an absolute privilege to open our doors again this season, our 50th year as a camp, with our continued mission intact. 

There were so many changes last season, yet one important aspect stayed the same: the meaningful friendships, memories, and learning experiences we provided to our campers. We have all been learning how to effectively pivot these last few years and if it was not for the board, staff, families and our beyond generous donors and community, the Helen Diller Home would not be the organization it is today. 

Thank you to everyone for supporting us throughout the many years our doors have been open, but especially when facing obstacles like what we dealt with last year and continue to navigate this upcoming summer. We are so excited for 2022!"

Warm Regards,

Emily O'Donnell
Camp Supervisor 

 

2022 Dates

Week 1: June 19-25
Week 2: June 26- July 2
Week 3: July 3 - 9
Week 4: July 10 -16
Week 5: July 17-23
Week 6: July 24-30
Week 7: July 31-Aug. 6
Week 8: Aug. 7-13

 

Jim Moreland

Camp Director

Hello! My name is Jim Moreland and I am looking forward to my first summer as the Director of the Diller Home this year! I graduated from Penn State after majoring in elementary education and minoring in special education. During the school year, I am currently a special education teacher. This is going to be my 6th year with the home after two years as a boys’ counselor and three years as the assistant director. My favorite part of this job is getting to know the campers and seeing their reactions after conquering the Sea Serpent roller coaster in Wildwood or taking their first swim in the ocean! 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. I cannot wait to take on this new role and am more than excited to be back for an in-person season again.

Amanda Strunk

Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Amanda Strunk and the past three summers I have worked at the Diller Home as a girls counselor, and this will be my first summer as the assistant director! I graduated in 2019 with my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University and have been busy teaching the past two years! During my free time I love being outside whether it is fishing, kayaking, or hiking. I also love spending time with my family, especially with my nephew who is 17 months old! Some of my favorite memories from camp the past few years are going down the slip n slide with the campers at water wars and going to the beach on the Fourth of July with all the campers and staff for the fireworks! I am so excited to see campers in person this summer and reconnect with everyone!

Savannah Murphy

Camp Counselor

Hi! My name is Savannah Murphy and I am 21 years old. This is my third summer with the Diller home! I am from Kennett Square, PA and currently attend college at West Chester University where I will be a senior this fall. I am majoring in Early Education and hope to be an elementary school teacher when I graduate! During the school year, I work at a daycare as well as at an elementary school after school program so I am always around kids and I love it! I can’t wait to be back in person at Diller this summer and see all of the campers!

Nick Spohn

Camp Counselor

Hey Diller! My name is Nick Spohn and this fall I will be a sophomore studying Project & Supply Chain Management at Penn State University. I am a member of the men’s Cross-Country and men’s track team at Penn State Harrisburg. I’m from Manheim, Pennsylvania, which is near Lancaster. In my free time I like to play my guitar, listen to music, and spend time with friends. My brother and I have been coming to the Diller Home as campers since 2015. Last year was my first year as a counselor. Some of you may remember my Short Story Saturdays  during Digital Diller. I cannot wait for our in-person season this year!

Hannah Scott

Camp Counselor

Hi!! My name is Hannah Scott and this is my second year as a counselor at Diller (first year in person!). This fall, I’ll be starting my senior year at Temple University, with a major in Recreational Therapy and a minor in Spanish! After graduation, I hope to get my Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and one day work as a pediatric OT!  I’m from Hanover, PA, but normally spend lots of time in the summer at my family’s place in Topsail Island, NC! I’m so excited to be a counselor this summer and finally meet all of the amazing campers in person! 

Lily Corrigan

Camp Counselor

Hi! My name is Lily Corrigan and I recently graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Special Education! Throughout my time at Chestnut Hill College, I was a part of the Women’s Lacrosse Team and Orientation team. I have two sisters, Molly and Annie and a dog named Daisy! I am a huge Philadelphia sports fan and love spending time down the shore with my family, friends, and cousins! I am so excited for this summer and can’t wait to spend it with all the wonderful people at Diller!

Maya Mau

Camp Counselor

Hello! My name is Maya Mau and I will be a first-time counselor at Diller this year! However, I've attended camp with my younger sister for the past eight years and look forward to creating new memories as a counselor! Earlier this year, I graduated high school and plan on attending Wellesley College in the fall with a potential major in political science. Throughout high school, I've been passionate about mental health awareness and have worked with students, teachers, and parents to spread healthy coping strategies. In my free time, I enjoy making jewelry, rollerblading, and exploring local hiking trails. I also really enjoy blind sports and run often with my sister using a tether. I can't wait to spend my summer in Avalon and meet all the campers (new and old) this year!

Daniel Strunk

Camp Counselor

My name is Daniel Strunk and this will be my first summer working at the Diller Home. I am excited to get to know all the campers and fellow camp counselors and share my summer with them! I am currently pursuing a career in Aviation, and I like to learn and read about flying. I enjoy watching the Philadelphia sports teams and am looking forward to summer sports this year! I cannot wait to have a great summer with the campers and make memories at the Diller Home!

Tianna Graham

Camp Counselor

Hello! My name is Tianna Graham. I’m 19 years old and I will be a junior at McDaniel College this fall. I’m from Ellicott City, Maryland. I attended the Diller Home during sighted sibling weeks when I was younger and I can’t wait to be back in Avalon!  I was a part of Digital Diller last summer and I’m very excited to meet everyone face to face!

Nynoshka Vazquez

Kitchen Assistant

Hey! My name is Nynoshka Vazquez, I’m 18, and this is my first summer at the Diller Home! I also work at Global Pursuit in Stone Harbor, and this will be my fourth year with them. I’ll be graduating from Middle Township High School in June and am planning to pursue acting at Rutgers University-New Brunswick this fall! As a local, I know the island like the back of my hand. During the school year I participate in every event and volunteer opportunity I can. Outside of school I love performing, anything involving food, and movie marathons! I can’t wait to meet you all, and I’m looking forward to an awesome summer!

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.