Our Staff Team

Our Professional Staff Team

Jason Marker is Lutherhaven’s  nationally recognized Outdoor Education Director, formerly OE Director for the YMCA’s of Greater New York City. Jason provides year-round leadership for the program and selects our staff team for character, leadership, and educational skills.

Our dozen or so young adult field instructors are committed to our program’s mission: “Quality outdoor learning experiences for students, teaching a greater awareness of and appreciation for the natural world and each other.”  Their backgrounds and training includes the natural sciences, environmental stewardship, and team-building.  All of our OE staff are trained to work with any audience regardless of age or other demographics.

Classroom teachers from your child’s school attend and serve as a link between school and home, and often student parents come as adult mentors and cabin supervisors.

All staff undergo professional training specific to our facilities and programs, and staff and parent volunteers undergo federal and state background checks.