Helene Drobenare – Executive Director
Helene Drobenare, MSW, MA, holds a Master of Social Work from Yeshiva University and Master of Administration in Organizational Change Management from the New School of Social Research. Helene has been working with youth for 20 years. She grew up in BBYO and went on to work in their leadership camp programs at Perlman and Beber camps. She has also served as the coordinator for the March of the Living program, and the director of programs for Masada Israel Summer Programs. Helene lived in Israel for four years where she worked for TRACKS Adventures as Director of Youth Programs & Marketing. Helene has spent years committed to improving the lives of children in Africa through her volunteer work in South Africa and Tanzania. Helene has served as the director of Young Judaea Sprout Camps since September 1999.
Rebecca Schonberg – Camp Director
Rebecca Schonberg, MS E.D. holds a Masters in School Counseling from Long Island University and earned her B.S.in Child Development from the University of Arizona. She grew up in the Jewish camp world at URJ Crane Lake Sleep-Away Camp and Rosmarins Day Camp. Before becoming the Day Camp Director of Sprout Westchester, Rebecca was the Regional Inclusion Coordinator at the YM & YWHA in Washington Heights & Inwood and the Teen Director at Camp Twelve Trails From Sleep-Away / Day Camp.
Jessica Spiegel –
We are thrilled to announce that Jessica Wolf Spiegel is joining the Sprout Camps team as the site director for Sprout Westchester Day Camp.
Jessica will be assuming the responsibilities of Rebecca, our camp director, while she is on maternity leave. Jessica has been part of Sprout camps family for many years, as a year course graduate and the mother of two Sprout Lake campers. Jessica joins our team after many years as a Jewish day camp director. She’s run Jewish summer camps in New York City and Northern New Jersey. Jessica has a master’s degree in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Inbal Briskin-Pery – Program Director
Inbal is our Program Director during the summer, managing all of our camp activities, schedules and all specialty areas in camp. Inbal started working for Camp Sprout Lake in 2012, and moved over to her role at Sprout Westchester in 2018. During the school year, Inbal lives in Moshav Beit Yitzhak, Israel, With her husband Tal, and her three daughters, who were all Camp Sprout Lake campers! Inbal and Tal met at a day camp, they own a basketball camp in Israel, and have been going to camps as a family since 2003! Serving as a Isreaeli Shlicha to Jewish Summer camps in USA and Europe since 1998, Camp is in Inbal’s heart, and she absolutely loves getting to come spend her summers in America, and specifically at Sprout Westchester!
In addition to her role at camp, Inbal also is the Project Coordinator for “MekoRock,” an organization that helps youth create Rock music inspired by Jewish and Israeli sources around the world, as well as the Lead Parent for Children’s Beit Midrash, Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Groups and local community entrepreneurial programs for Jewish-Israelis.
Inbal holds a B.A. in Special Education and General Studies from Tel Aviv University, an M.A. In American Jewish Studies from Haifa University, and is a graduate student in the “Amitim” program, Kolot pluralistic Beit Midrash, Sugiyot Chaim program of the Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem
Guiliana Miller – Operations Manager
Rhonda Nolan – Aquatics Director
Hannah Bartell – Unit Head Pre-K-2nd
Nataly Zaborsky – Unit Head 3rd-6th