ANDY PRITIKIN

ANDY PRITIKIN

ANDY PRITIKIN

Liberty Lake Day Camp | Owner/Director

Andy has served as the American Camp Association NY/NJ President, Professional Development Oversight Chair, and the Chairman of the Tri-State Camp Conference- the largest annual gathering of Camp professionals in the world. For over 20 years, Andy has been serving on ACA national and regional committees, presenting at conferences across the world, and appearing on national TV, in print media, on the internet and on podcasts (including his own “Day Camp Podcast”) as a spokesman and leader of the summer camp industry. At the local level, Andy is founder and past president of the New Jersey Camps Government Affairs Project, an organization created to protect the interests of all New Jersey Camps, and an active member of his local Chamber of Commerces. Andy is also the co-founder and Producer of the NJ Renaissance Faire, the largest festival of its kind in New Jersey.

Prior to starting Liberty Lake Day Camp, Andy was fortunate to work for 10 years with two of the most successful camp organizations in the country, learning from industry legends. A proud supporter of Project Morry and SCOPE, two non-profit organizations which raise money to send inner-city youths to Camp each summer, Andy co-created the Liberty Lake Foundation to support local area children. Andy has been honored with numerous national and regional awards by both the camp industry and business community, including being the 2013 NJ Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Man of the Year,” and the 2017 Burlington County “Voice of Business.” Andy has been a part of starting four different camps, including Everwood Day Camp in Massachusetts, which has become the “Liberty Lake” of the greater Boston suburbs. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business and a Masters in Education, Andy began his professional career as a tenured instrumental music teacher, while pursuing a career as a rock musician in the 90s. Andy’s music was on radio and TV, including appearances on “Star Search”, as well as performing at the Blue Note and other prestigious jazz clubs with success with his critically acclaimed NYC jazz group. These days, Andy’s musical highlights take place on Friday afternoons when he leads the Camp in the “Liberty Lake Song!”