Lindsay Berez

Assistant Camp Director

Lindsay is the Assistant Camp Director of Camp Jacobson and the Director of Youth Services at Sid Jacobson JCC. She is a lifelong camper and has been working in summer camps for over ten years, including four years at Camp Jacobson as Lower Camp Director. She was previously the Coordinator of Year Round Programs at Sunrise Day Camp, the only day camp in the nation for children with cancer and their siblings. Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree from Towson University where she majored in Family Studies and Community Development and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College.

Brandy Brooks, Psy.D.

Program Director

Brandy successfully rebuilt and ran the Positive Healthy Living (PHL) fitness program at Camp Jacobson; she brings her motivational skills and enthusiasm for camp, fitness and children to improve both the physical and mental health of our campers and staff. As the Program Director, Brandy will now help the team create, coordinate and further develop programs at Camp Jacobson. Brandy, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical and school psychologist, holding a Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, a Doctorate in Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School at Yeshiva University, and postdoctoral fellowship training in child Neuro-Psychology at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Julie Bass


Julie oversees the day-to-day operations of Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp. She comes to BJDSC with office and education experience, having worked as a lead teacher at the Friends Together Early Childhood Center. Julie holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2 and Elementary Education, Grades 1-6, from Hofstra University.