Livingston’s staff are the backbone of the camp and having a great staff is essential to running a great program. Livingston staff are hired and want to be part of the Livingston Staff Team because they are experienced, qualified and enjoy working with children. We take care in finding the most qualified and dedicated people to become counselors, instructors, nurses and social workers at Camp Livingston. The majority of our staff are American, but we also have several staff from Israel, England, and Mexico.
Counselors play a key role in making Livingston a safe, fun, exciting, and meaningful place for campers. They are the foundation upon which the success of the camp is built. Campers receive intensive and supportive individual and small group instruction, in a wide range of activities as they increase skill levels and build self-confidence.
At Camp Livingston, we promote a culture of innovation when it comes to programming for your child. In the Bunk, their unit, and among the camp as a whole, your child will experience creative, experiential, and just plain off-the-wall fun programming as part of their camp experience.
Executive Director – Max Yamson
With 15 years of experience in strategic account management and marketing, Max has dedicated his career to building strong connections in the Cincinnati area. Max earned his B.A. in business administration and management from Wilmington College and has since managed sales teams to build markets from the ground up. At LivingSocial, Max was an instrumental part of a team that developed the Cincinnati market and, more recently, as sales director for Cincinnati CityBeat, he managed a sales, events and marketing team that produced some of the city’s most beloved events.
Max has been active in Cincinnati’s Jewish community for several years and currently serves as a board member for the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, where he assists Jewish young professionals in leadership development programs, and the Jewish Family Service of Greater Cincinnati, where he initiated a marketing committee and currently serves on the executive committee. Max’s involvement with Camp Livingston dates back to 1993, when he became a camper and later counselor, lake director and administrator, spending a total of 14 summers at camp. Since then, he has maintained a presence at the camp, most recently serving as a member of the camp’s board and campaign committee. Max lives in Amberly Village with his wife, Elida, and his dog, Ivan.
Assistant Camp Director – Abby Solomon
Abby is a graduate of the Ohio State University with majors of Human Development and Family Science. Abby has spent 15 total summers at Livingston, starting as a Golan camper all the way through multiple supervisory positions as a member of Livingston’s senior staff. Most recently, Abby was the Teen Coordinator at the Mayerson JCC in Cincinnati. There she oversaw the city’s BBYO chapters, facilitated and led the March of the Livingston Delegation, and was involved in their day camp in a leadership role. She is thrilled to be headed back home to Camp and cannot wait to make this the most memorable summer yet!
Assistant Director of Programing and Development – Joey Hiudt
Joey’s roots with Camp Livingston date back almost 20 years, beginning as a camper in 1998. In total, Joey spent 11 summers at Camp Livingston. Joey’s four brothers, mother and father also attended Camp Livingston, and for the Hiudt Family, Camp Livingston will always be a second home. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Administration from the University of Cincinnati, Joey spent several years calling Scottsdale, Arizona his home. In Scottsdale Joey worked in youth programming management in both for-profit and non-profit settings with children from a wide variety of backgrounds. He is excited to be back home to help Camp continue to grow, thrive, and build memories and friendships that last forever!
Facilities Director – Steve Clark
Steve lives on the camp property year round with his wife, Paula, and their youngest son Austin. Their older children Ariel and Adam are both off at college. The Clark family has a long tradition of overseeing the camp property going back to Steve’s grandmother.