Our Director

Valerie Wille

Hello! My name is Valerie Wille and I’m very excited to be apart of Anchors Away Christian Summer camp here at Jackson Church. I have a degree in Recreation Therapy from Montclair State University and for the past two years I have been working as a preschool teacher at Sunbeam Christian Preschool. I live here in Jackson with my husband and two young girls that we have loved watching grow up here. I’m really looking forward to providing a summer full of fun, education, friendships and memorable moments. God is good, and I am so grateful for this opportunity to share and grow in our faith together.

Our Counselors

Hailey Tegen

Hi I’m Hailey Tegen! I recently just graduated high school and just started to become a camp counselor. I have become a counselor for many reasons! I have a lot of siblings from ages 1-17 that I love and care for, I have been babysitting for a while now from all different ages, had experience teaching in a classroom, and the big reason is because I want to become a teacher! Working with the children is and will be exciting for me since I am able to connect with them and start my career off with them. Kids have always had enjoyment when I am around them and I have always as well!

Erin Meyer

This is my fifth year as a camp counselor for Anchors Away, and it’s my favorite time of the year! I love working with the first and second grade class, and we try our hardest to make it the best experience possible. I am currently a studying history as a junior at The College of New Jersey. We have so many fun things planned for this summer, and I’m so excited to meet all of our campers!

Laura Mauro

My name is Laura Mauro. I’ve been working with children over 20 years now, professionally and personally. I’ve homeschooled my own four children for 16 years and have taught other children in a cooperative school environment. I had the pleasure of working with Anchors Away Summer Program during it’s pilot year. Why I desire to continue is because the program speaks for itself. The students are truly engaged with an intertwined symphony of learning, fun, excitement and surprise all in a Godly atmosphere. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of growing your child in Christ.

Georgia Mauro

My name is Georgia Mauro and I graduated from Jackson Liberty high school and OCVTS  medical assisting.  I am expanding my knowledge at Georgian Court University with a double major in dance and exercise science with a track in pre-OT to further continue my education in pediatric occupational therapy to help children on a daily basis because I truly love working with them! I volunteered at Anchors Away camp in the past, assisted in daycares throughout the years, helped teach children at my dance studio, and taught the middle school children in their drama club productions for three years. I love musical theatre and have been in the drama club at my high school for four years and have been on a competitive dance team for two. I can’t wait to dance, sing, and learn with you guys!  I am extremely excited to meet all of you in the summer, we are going to have a blast learning and having fun!

Iriane Lunde
Hi! My name is Iriane (Iri) Lunde. I am a May 2019 graduate from Rutgers University with a major in exercise science and minors in nutrition and equine science. In 2020, I started a small business as a strength and conditioning specialist and I focus on helping horseback riders improve their fitness and riding abilities. I have two horses in Farmingdale, New Jersey and love to do anything outdoors. I had a blast working at the Anchors Away summer camp in 2019 and I’m looking forward to sharing Jesus’ love with the campers again this summer!