Meet Our Staff
Zack Isakow, the director of Camp Ilan, has extensive experience in camping and informal education for children of all ages. Zack is originally from Toronto, Ontario and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from York University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Toronto. In addition to his formal education background, Zack has been involved in the camping ‘business’ for many years.
Zack spent 10 straight summers as a camper at Camp Moshava Canada, and for the past 9 years, he has worked in sleep-away camps across North America and Israel. Zack has held a variety of leadership positions as a counselor, program coordinator, sports specialist, Jewish educator and tour guide. Zack’s strong commitment to Jewish camping led him to assume the position as the ‘Rosh Moshava’ (head counselor) of Camp Moshava Canada in 2009 and 2010.
It was the experience Zack gained as the head counselor that provided him with the knowledge of what is essential in running a stimulating, professional, fun and safe Jewish camp program. For Zack, camping and informal education is more than a career; it is a passion. Zack is very excited for Camp Ilan 2017 and looks forward to developing a relationship with both you and your children.
Assistant Camp Director
Bella Benarroch, the Assistant Director of Camp Ilan has spent more than half her life involved in summer camps.
Bella grew up in Cote Saint Luc and obtained her bachelors degree from Concordia University majoring in Exercise Science.
She has worked with various age groups in both day and sleep away camps. She has taken part in all aspects of the camp experience. She has created amazing Jewish camp experiences for so many campers and has trained staff to do the same for the younger generations.
Bella spent 7 summers working at Camp Massad starting out as a counsellor and moving up to Rosh Tzevet (Head of Staff) and Administrative Coordinator.
Since 2010, Bella has worked in almost every grade in the Hebrew Academy Elementary School helping each student reach their full potential.
Bella is thrilled to be joining the Camp Ilan team and can’t wait to dance, swim, paint and learn with all the wonderful campers.
Bella will be here to help every child or parent, in whatever they need, no matter how big or small.
I had so much fun, I love the dancing, swimming and the outings. Each day is filled with new surprises and activities, I particularly liked the dance on Fridays. My counsellors were so nice ,I can’t wait to see them again and have another great summer at Camp Ilan.
We have had our son in camp since the first day it opened. Camp Ilan is an incredible camp, filled with amazing programs, and highly energetic, and responsible staff! Zack , the camp director makes everyone feel at home at Camp Ilan. He gives personalized attention and pays attention to detail in every aspect of running the camp. We couldn’t be more happy with the quality of camp offered, and most of all with the Jewish and Zionist ruach that inspires our kids all throughout the summer!
It was great knowing how well organized Camp Ilan was. We also saw how much fun our daughter had with the wonderful end of the day ceremony and occasional flashmob! She can’t wait to go back!
So, where is all the fun happening?
Camp Ilan 5700 Kellert Avenue Cote Saint-Luc, QC