Leadership & Staff

Jesse Gallop

Camp Director

Camp should be a safe and fun environment that nourishes a child and inspires our youth to grow (not so different from our mission). Before Camp Pinebrook I served as a congregational rabbi for 9 years and as faculty at URJ’s 6 Points Sports Academy and Camp Harlam for 8 summers. Prior to that I was the Assistant Director of a day camp in Minnesota, and have been a youth professional in Colorado, Florida, Israel, Washington D.C., Virginia, and New York. I have an rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and bachelor degree from the University of Denver. I am currently finishing my MBA studies at SUNY Oswego. In my free time you can find me cooking, traveling, and spending time with my sons, Parker and Holden (who are excited to attend Camp Pinebrook).

Jo Steiner

Associate Director

I love Camp Pinebrook, and can’t wait to spend the summer having fun and caring for our campers. I have been working as a teacher since 1990 and have taught two year olds through twelve year olds. Summers were spent working at camps as a director, counselor-liaison and counselor. I have two teenage children of my own – Tal and Ben. Working with and being around children is amazing and no job is more fun than camp!

Ben Cion

Assistant/Aquatics Director

Being a part of the Camp Pinebrook community is something that I am immensely proud of, and look forward each year to coordinating our aquatics program to both develop skills and be as fun, and safe as possible. I have been going to camp for the last 21 summers as both a camper and staff member. Over the years at my previous camp, I held the roles of Assistant Athletic Director, Group Leader, and Program Director. I graduated from Syracuse University in 2018 (Go Orange!) with a degree in Sport Management and truly live by the old camp motto ‘trading 10 months for 2.’