"To do for other children what we want done for our own."One of the most respected "Teams" in camping.
Ari Segal Executive Director
Ari has been the owner of Camp Lee Mar since 1993.
Assistant Director of The Guided Tour, Inc. since 1986.
BA and MSW at the University of Maryland and Temple University respectively.
Ari is fortunate to have worked with 2 pioneers in the field of special needs: Irv Segal, Founder and Director of the The Guided Tour, Inc "The foremost supervised vacation program for adults with developmental challenges, est. 1972"; Lee Morrone, Founder and Director of Camp Lee Mar "The premier camp for children with special needs, est 1953."
Ari became involved with working with the special needs community because of his lifelong exposure to his father’s pioneering work, and not because he had a family member with special needs. Ironically, this all changed in 1998 when Ari and his wife Abby welcomed Zachary into their family. Zachary, the oldest of Ari and Abby’s three children, is a camper at Lee Mar and has given Ari first-hand experience as to what other parents of special needs campers go through. Zachary has reinforced Ari’s mission of providing a growth-producing, memorable life experience for our children with special needs.
Lee Morrone Director and Founder
Former Dean of Special Education at Brooklyn College.
Founded Camp Lee Mar in 1953 – Creating a unique overnight camp program for children with special needs. Lee’s Mission was to incorporate academics and speech within the traditional camp environment.
Lee is one of the most sought after consultants for children with special needs, sharing her expertise with families across the world including Italy, England, Israel, Egypt, and Canada to name a few.
Ari and Lee have directed Lee Mar together since 1994. They make an incredible team and are well respected throughout the camping industry.
Laura Leibowitz Assistant Director, Senior Girls Unit Leader
Laura has been at Camp Lee Mar since 1982.
Special Education teacher in Piscataway School District in New Jersey.
Certified in school administration (Principal and Supervisor Certification).
Laura can be found at Lee Ellen Hall coordinating the Academic program. As well as preparing campers for the world of work through the Camper Worker Program and the Career Training Center. Laura is also in constant communication with her Resident Advisors, in her capacity as a Unit Leader for the Senior Girls.
Lynsey Trohoske Program Director, Junior Division Unit Leader.
Lynsey has been at Camp Lee Mar since 1998.
BA in Music and Education.
Lynsey works with Ari year-round for The Guided Tour, arranging and coordinating trips.
Lynsey is found in the Main Building, specifically the office, ensuring the smooth running of camps varied programs. Lynsey is also the Unit Leader for the Junior and Inter divisions.
Ruth Cathcart Waterfront Director
Ruth has been at Camp Lee Mar since 1999
Ruth works year round taking individuals with developmental and physical challenges on vacation with The Guided Tour.
Ruth is also at the pool day in day out developing one of the most important life skills we can give our campers.
BA in FET and HRM
American Red Cross WSI
Steve Haig Waterfront Director
Steve has been at Camp Lee Mar since 1965.
Through the year Steve works as the Dean of Students at Edward R. Morrow High School in Brooklyn, NY. This is a comprehensive high school of almost 4000 students and has been designated a National School of Excellence.
Steve is at the pool, instructing, encouraging, and ensuring our campers safety in and around the water.