Camp MOE is a day camp for boys and girls 5 – 15 years old. Camp MOE is a camp for all children with and without special needs. Diversity and Respect are the backbone of Camp MOE. Camp is located on over 200 acres of beautiful woods in Litchfield County, Connecticut with miles of trails, a private pond, and lots of wildlife. Camp MOE offers a summer of fun, challenges, friendship, learning and adventure.
LARC Announces a New Camp MOE Director
December 13, 2019 -
LARC is pleased to announce that Stephanie Renzullo has accepted the position of Camp Director for Camp MOE, LARC’s summer day camp. Stephanie worked at Camp MOE as inclusion director/support counselor from the 2010 summer season until 2017 when she became a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Biology at University of St. Joseph. Stephanie has a long-time relationship with Camp MOE, which is named after her brother, Emil “Moe” Renzullo, Jr., who passed away in 2010. Moe attended camp for several years.
“I’ve missed Camp MOE since leaving back in 2017. It wasn’t long after leaving that I knew it was where I wanted to be,” Stephanie explained. Her role as camp director will incorporate much of what she finessed while serving as inclusion director and support counselor. She dedicated her time to working with parents and campers to ensure each camper’s needs were met. She also worked closely with counselors providing leadership and devoted her time to making sure camp was safe, fun, rewarding and fulfilling for campers and staff.
“I am very excited to come aboard as the Camp Moe director and I can't wait to start planning for the upcoming summer,” Stephanie confirmed. “I have some great, new ideas to add to camp and am looking forward to working with the camp families, community and counselors.” Building on the existing programs and collaborating with the community to create new programs including a STEM component and other opportunities to engage parents and campers, are some of the ideas Stephanie and LARC will be pursuing. “Camp MOE is a special place not only for me but for the hundreds of campers, parents and staff who have participated in the program over the years,” Stephanie noted. “Summer of 2020 here we come!”
Camp MOE was the first independent reverse-integrated summer camp in New England and has grown from 50 campers to hundreds of campers each summer, many of whom receive financial assistance. The camp is unique in that staff are specially trained to support all kinds of children. As an integrated camp, Camp MOE embraces inclusivity, social interaction, diversity, and safe environments.
Stephanie received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree from the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford. She is working on her Master of Business Administration degree at Post University in Waterbury.