Sophie Pollak

About Sophie

Sophie is thrilled to return to OBYG in her role as Camp Director for the fourth year. After attending OBYG as a camper, working her way up through roles such as Junior Counselor, Head Counselor, and Drama Director, it’s safe to say that many of her best memories have taken place at Windswept. Sophie is looking forward to introducing more camp traditions, programs, and trips in summer 2024, as well as honoring OBYG’s most cherished events like field day, weekly awards, ice cream socials, swim meets, the camp show, and more! Seeing smiles on campers faces is her favorite part of the job!

In the winter, Sophie is an early childhood educator at PS 290 in Manhattan.

Alysha Walker Cannon

About Alysha

This is Alysha’s eighth summer at OBYG and fourth summer as Assistant Director. Before becoming Assistant Director, Alysha was the director of the nursery room. During the school year, Alysha is a first grade teacher in West Islip School District.

What Alysha loves most about OBYG is how dedicated the counselors and administration are to giving the campers the best summer ever! Alysha loves walking around Windswept and seeing how much fun the campers and counselors are having every day! She couldn’t imagine a better place to spend her summers!

Sam Asher

About Sam

This is Sam’s fourth season at OBYG! Sam is looking forward to getting to reunite with all of the amazing staff, campers, and families of OBYG, as well as meet all of the new comers. During the off season, Sam works as the English Chairperson at the West Babylon Junior High School.

Sam’s favorite thing about camp last year was getting to do so many more activities with the campers, like boating and yoga! She is looking forward to trying even more fun things this summer. Sam is also looking forward to being back in Ocean Beach full time with her puppy, Stanley Duke. If you see them walking around make sure to stop and say hello!