Ashley Himelfarb

Hi! I’m Ashley and I’ve been at camp since 1990 (when I was 4 years old). I loved camp, especially nature, and decided that I wanted to be Bob (the head of nature) when I grew up. Toward that end I became an LT, aide, instructor, and finally department head. I’ll never be as cool or knowledgeable as Bob but I’ve got a few decades to work on it.

Outside of camp I earned a bachelors of science in biology at Bryn Mawr College and a Masters in Art of Teaching in secondary science at Salisbury University. I’m currently a high school science teacher with BCPS.

On the weekends my wife (a former BT camps counselor) and I enjoy walking the goats that live at nature, hiking, cross stitching, and playing disc golf.

I look forward to another great summer in 2022.

Sheryl Forman

Sheryl has been at BT for 5 summers in our Travel Camp. She has 2 children, both of whom attend BT Camps in the summer.

As a graduate from University of Maryland with a BA in Education, she began her career teaching and working at summer camp. During the school year, Sheryl is a special educator for 7th and 8th graders. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Nick and 2 children Lila and Spencer, and they enjoy bike riding, watching the kids play sports and watching movies.

Nick Meyers

Hi, I’m Nick. I have been with BT Camps since 2017, and I am in my 4th summer as Maccabi Sports Camp Director. I have one son, who began his camp experience with BT Camps in 2021 in the Kinder Camp program and is very excited to return to continue his way through our programs at BT Camps. During the school year, I am a High School World Language teacher, teaching both Spanish and Latin, in the Baltimore County Public School System after receiving my B.A. in Spanish and Secondary Education from Salisbury University in 2010 and my M.S. in Instructional Technology from University of Maryland Global Campus in 2016. During my free time, I can be found with my son playing/coaching sports in the yard (soccer is the current favorite) along with just spending time outside with my wife and son.

Josh Singer

Josh Singer has been a part of the BT family for over 18 years. Josh has been a camper, LT, counselor, and now Unit Head.  After graduating from Beth Tfiloh, Josh graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Family Studies from Towson University.  Currently, Josh is working towards his Masters in Social Work.

While working towards his Masters Degree, Josh also works as both a substitute teacher and after care aide for the Calvert School of Baltimore. When Josh is not working, he can be found hanging out with friends, watching sports, or spending time with his beautiful dog Allie!  Josh is excited to begin his 2nd year as a Unit Head.

Rachel Levy

Hi BT Family! My name is Rachel (Eisenberg) Levy.  I began my nursing journey working at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital with the infants and toddlers.  In 2010 I graduated University of Maryland School of Nursing with my Masters in Nursing and certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. After graduation I joined the corporate world and traveled for 5 years to different hospitals, helping to configure, educate, and go live with telemetry and bedside monitors.  While the travel was fun, I missed working with children and began working for the school systems.  I am currently a School Nurse for Baltimore County Schools, at Milbrook Elementary School.

I joined the BT Camp family back in 1987 when I began attending camp as a camper.  I continued my journey through and have worked at camp as a Counselor, Lifeguard, Floater, and then after a 9-year hiatus rejoined the BT Camp Family as one of the amazing Camp Nurses.  I stayed part of the Health team since, taking a summer off to enjoy time in Israel with family.  My two boys, ages 10 and 14 have been attending the “big camp” since the summers they turned 4 and call BT Camps home.  It brings me joy to be back and to be here to help care for your children while they are in camp.  As I tell my school families, I will treat your children like they are my own while we are in camp.  Please feel free to contact camp at any time with health concerns that you may have.  I look forward to being back this summer with my “family!”

Heather Ralston

Heather was born and raised in Baltimore and attended Beth Tfiloh Camp as a child. You might recognize Heather as she was a preschool teacher at Beth El and Beth Tfiloh for many years. Heather left teaching in 2014 to open Yankee Doodle, a children’s arts and crafts store.
At Yankee Doodle, Heather was able to combine two of her passions, working with children while creating arts and crafts projects. In more recent years Heather has been focused on her three young children, Logan 7 years old, Riley 5 years old and Dylan 3 years old. She is excited to be at BT Camp and looks forward to creating craft-tastic memories this summer!

Lindsay Gaister Montague

Lindsay Gaister Montague is the STEAM Camp Director at BT Camps.  She is a Beth Tfiloh alum of ’02, who graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Jewish Studies.  During the school year, Lindsay is the Youth and Teen Engagement Specialist at Har Sinai Oheb Shalom Congregation and also the Director of After School Programming at Beth Tfiloh.  When she’s not working, Lindsay loves to spend time with her family, including her husband Travys, four-year old son, Logan, 18 month old daughter Shayna, and 6 month old daughter Lacey, along with her three dogs, Watson, Bella, and Shorty.

Phaygi Chinn

Phaygi was already a familiar face as “Morah Phaygi” in the BT PreSchool and brings with her years of early-childhood experience.

Phaygi grew up as a staff kid in camp and ran her first camp for 2 year olds when she was 12 and hasn’t stopped being involved in camps including camps in Israel.

Bringing a love of Judaism and Israel to every activity and making sure every day is filled with Music and laughter, songs and smiles. Phaygi can be found skipping around camp making sure every child is having their best summer and are a special part of the camp family!