Sal Valente - Assistant Camp Director
Teen & Leadership Programming, Division Leader for 6-8th Grades
Our resident "mature goofball", Sal joins the 2023 team as an Assistant Camp Director! He will be organizing our Teen & Leadership program with the goal of inspiring our oldest campers and youngest staff members to be great leaders both in camp and in their every day lives. While studying psychology at Penn State Univeristy, Sal had a unique opportunity to join renowned professors in their research on the pyschology of a leader. His favorite part of camp is being able to be his true authentic, goofy and energetic self with the campers and enjoying all the activities we offer!
Dori D'Aloisio - Assistant Camp Director
Lower Camp (Pre-K - 3rd Grades)
Dori is our ball of energy and Assistant Camp Director for our youngest campers! An experienced 2nd grade techer, Dori is excited to step out of the classroom to help make the summer fun and exciting for our youngest campers. Having served as a director for different summer camps, she is looking forward to bring her experience to Camp Coconuts and helping to create an experience like no other. Summer 2023 is even more exciting for Dori as she is prepared to marry her best friend this July! Her favorite part of camp is seeing all the excitment on our camper's faces as they expand their horizons and try new activities.
Jack Milne - Facilities Operations Manager
Coach Jack is truly a jack of all trades! He has helped get camp ready year after year and is an integral part of our team. Starting as a camper and moving through the ranks of coaching positions, he is excited to be returning as a Division Leader for the 2023 season! Having recently graduated from Northeastern University, Jack is excited to enjoy one last summer at Camp Coconuts before he enters the world of finance. He is looking forward to helping transform our teen camp experience and creating a summer experience that will be unforgettable for all campers and coaches. In his free time, Jack likes to spend time with his friends and perfect his golf swing! His favorite part of camp is all the activities that campers participate in!
Mike Soluri - Assistant Camp Director
Programming & Special Events
Mike joins the Camp Coconuts team as an Assistant Camp Director focussing on our programming and special events! He is the true embodiment of a "mature goofball" and has come up with amazing new additions to our 2023 theme schedule. A true camper at heart, Mike has been involved with camping since he, himself, was a camper and has moved up the ranks, holding positions such as Head Counselor, Lifeguard, and Swim Instructor! He is excited for the 2023 season and can't wait to meet all of our Coconuts! His favorite thing about camp is the way that it allows each and every child and staff member truly be themselves and let ther inner child shine!
Taylor Falcone - Assistant Camp Director
Central Office & Administration
Taylor is new to our team, but she is certainly no stranger to the magic of camp! Camp is quite literally in her blood as she has been involved in the camping world since she was a young camper herself! Taylor is truly passionate about the ways that camp can impact a child. She graduated from Florida State University in 2020 with a degree in Information Technology, but her love for camp has kept her involved even after graduation. Taylor is the #1 camp advocate and is so excited to be a part of the Camp Coconuts team this summer! Her favorite thing about camp is simply the magic it brings and the way it can help any camper grow in such a short amount of time!
Mark Dambaugh - Division Leader
Division: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Coach Mark has been with us from the beginning! He is the definition of a Mature Goofball and a true camper at heart. His favorite theme day at camp is Watermelon Day! Each summer, Coach Mark kicks off Watermelon Day with the annual Watermelon Jump, where he strives to make the biggest cannonball splash while holding a whole watermelon. In his spare time, Coach Mark loves to spend time with his children and coach their soccer teams!
Deana Valente - Owner & Director - Coach "D"
Coach D is a lifelong advocate for kids’ fitness and programming. She believes that every child should be active and take time away from electronics to build real and meaningful connections. Coach D believes that fitness is a way for kids to express themselves, stay active and learn healthy habits. Her quest to blend fitness and kids programming led her to found and launch Camp Coconuts in the summer of 2012. The goal was simple, provide kids with an unforgettable experience where they can be themselves, unplug from the world of technology and create memories all while having fun!
Bob Meyer - Director & "King Coconut"
Bob Meyer grew up in Middletown, New Jersey. He graduated with a degree in exercise physiology from Montclair State University. Teaching Martial Arts since 1994, he has operated his own school since 1996 - Renzo Gracie Middletown Martial Arts. Bob is a fifth degree black belt and also enjoys coaching his son and daughter’s soccer teams.
Christopher DiGiorgio - Director
With a B.S. in Exercise Science Sports Studies from Rutgers University, Christopher began his professional career with the launching of Camp Coconuts in 2012. Prior to Camp Coconuts he was a martial arts instructor for over 10 years where he worked with individuals of all ages. Christopher is our very own superhero who helps keeps camp running smoothly. He is the friendly face you see on tours, the reassuring voice on the phone, and the greatest leader we could ever ask for! What he enjoys most about camp is the endless opportunity for campers to learn and foster critical skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, and collaboration. Providing campers the necessary tools to succeed outside of camp in all areas of their life.
Dylan Warren - Camp Director
A member of our team since 2016, Dylan has grown with us from Head Coach to Camp Director. He fell in love with camping and the experiences it offers during his time as an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Having graduated from Montclair State University in 2020 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, Dylan is continued his education at Monmouth Univeristy where he recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Teaching! All year long, Dylan helps to build an amazing staff so that our campers can have the best summer ever. What he enjoys most about camp is that it is a place where campers and coaches can truly be themselves and have endless amounts of fun all while making meaningful and lifelong friendships.
Nina Muldoon - Division Leader
Division: 4th & 5th Grades
Coach Nina has been a part of our camp family since 2018! Starting as a Head Coach, she has worked her way to being a Division Leader with us. Nina graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education! She is currently a Kindergarten teacher and loves to incorporate some of the fun and silly things we do at camp into her classroom. Nina has always been the coach to bring the bright energy and excitment to camp and is excited to work with her coaches this summer to create the most amazing experience for all campers!
Brittany Almeidinha - Division Leader
Division: Pre-K, K & 1st Grades
Coach Brittany is excited to return for her second year as a Division Leader! Brittany has been a part of the Camp Coconuts family for 4 years having served as a Head Coach and the Division Leader for our Pre-K, K, and 1st grade groups. A graduate of Arcadia University, she earned her Bachelors in Early and Special Education. She is currently a 3rd-5th grade elementary teacher and loves every minute of it! Her favorite part of camp is seeing all the kids come together, make new friends and create everlasting memories. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and coaching several competitive cheer teams!
Tom D'Aloisio- Camp Director of Operations
A titan in the fitness industry, Tom is an integral part of our Camp Coconuts family as the Director of Operations. He works hard all year long preparing for the next summer season! He helps to secure the amazing excursions we offer, re-evaluated every protocol, and he is a killer Spin instructor! Tom's favorite part of camp is seeing all the connections made between coaches and campers and the fun they have throughout the summer!
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