MEET OUR STAFF
Brendan McCaffrey has been affiliated with Young People's Day Camps since 1995. In that time, he has been the Director of our Staten Island and Monmouth(NJ) camps. In 2004, Brendan became the Director of YPDC of Nassau.
Brendan is a graduate of Canisus College, where he captained the Men's Varsity Basketball Team for two years. Upon college graduation, Brendan entered the United States Marine Corps where he served with distinction as an Officer.
Brendan holds two Masters Degrees, and is a Social Studies Chairperson in the North Babylon School District. Brendan utilizes his athletic background as well as his leadership skills by coaching Boys Varsity Basketball at North Babylon High School. His team recently won the Suffolk County basketball championship. Brendan was also awarded the Suffolk County basketball coach of the year honors.
As the director of YPDC of Nassau, Brendan oversees the day to day operations of the camp program, and works with Brian (Assistant Director) year round to plan for the forthcoming camp season.
Brendan resides in East Islip with his son Brendan, wife Michele and their daughter Maggie!
Brian Snyder is joining the Young People’s Day Camp of Nassau County team this summer as the Assistant Director. As the Assistant Director, Brian is responsible for staff development, athletics, programming and special events. While developing his love for education, Brian has spent time in counselor and administrative positions at several camps around Nassau County.
Brian received his bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue and his master’s degree From Stony Brook University. He is currently teaching at Robert Moses Middle School in North Babylon. He also coaches modified girls basketball and baseball at the middle school level, with an emphasis on character building and earning good grades in class.
Brian lives in Islip with his wife Danielle, their daughter Parker (a camper), and their dogs Hershey and Tootsie.
Bryn Worrilow has been part of the Young People's Day Camp family since 2006. In that time, Bryn has been a counselor, group leader, Athletic Director, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and camp administrator.
Bryn is a graduate of Springfield College, where she excelled as a student athlete and was recognized as an All-American Collegiate Athlete while earning her degree in Physical Education.
In 2013, Bryn attained her Master's Degree in General Education/Special Education. Bryn is currently a high school teacher in Brooklyn. Additionaly, she is a varsity soccer coach as well as the varsity softball coach.
Michele McCaffrey has been with YPDC since 2008. Prior to marriage and family, Michele had a career as a Director of Customer Services within the Travel Industry. Michele is the Camp Liaison to parents, and is responsible for planning trips and Special Events. In addition, Michele is the Lunch coordinator as well as the Camp Roving Reporter and Photographer!
Michele is a graduate of Farmingdale State University, where she majored in Business and minored in Photography! Michele resides in East Islip with husband Brendan (The Director), and their 9 year old son, Brendan Junior and 4 year old daughter Maggie
Lauren DiGregorio is the office manager at Young People’s Day Camp of Nassau. She first started as a counselor back in 2007 and has always been a major asset to the YPDC family. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s College, earning her degree in Special and General Education. In 2012, Lauren attained her Master’s Degree in Literacy Education. During the school year she is a third grade teacher in Queens and science coordinator.
As the Director of YPDC of Suffolk, Mike has been involved with camping for more than 30 years. Mike is retired from the NYC Board of Education, where he had a long career as a teacher/administrator.
As the Director, Mike is not only involved in the day to day operations of the camp, but he spends much of the off season planning and programming a dynamic calendar of events for the upcoming camp season. When not involved in camp, Mike travels and spends lots of time with his twin granddaughters, whom, of course, attend YOUNG PEOPLE’S DAY CAMP OF NASSAU!
Transportation Coordinator & Head Counselor
Brian Governanti has been with YPDC since 2015. Brian started out as a counselor and group leader for the 9-10 boys group. Prior to joining the YPDC family Brian helped to organize and run the Amityville Junior Fire Department program, working with children from 11-17.
Brian received his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from SUNY Buffalo State and master’s degree from Hofstra University. He is currently teaching in the Half Hollow Hills school district at High School East. Outside of the classroom he is a member of the Amityville Volunteer Fire Department where he has received training and certification in first aid.