Molly Lourie Butter, Director
Molly became Director of Camp Tel Noar in January 2007. A proud Camp Tel Noar camper and counselor alumna, her experience at CTN prompted her to pursue her career in summer camping and informal Jewish education. There is nothing more special than helping current campers grow and learn in a place that means so much to her and her family.
Molly joined the Cohen Camps in 2003 as the Director of the Dor L’Dor Leadership Program and Marketing Coordinator, and led the CIT’s in Israel in summers 2004 and 2005. In 2006, Molly served as Assistant Director at Camp Tevya overseeing programming. Prior to rejoining the Cohen Camps, Molly worked at a national law firm in Washington, DC, and also worked part-time as Youth Educator and Youth Group Advisor at several synagogues.
Molly has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Section of the American Camp Association since 2010 and has been active volunteer since 2004. She completed her Fellowship in The Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the Foundation for Jewish Camp in 2012 and holds a BBA degree from The George Washington University. Molly and her family live in Peabody, MA and they all look forward to each summer on Sunset Lake.
Thanks so much!
Molly is supported by the staff of the Cohen Camps that includes a full-time staff recruiter. Sharing a year-round office with the Directors of the other Cohen Camps (Tevya and Pembroke) offers a unique opportunity for all three camps to share ideas and refine best practices to our campers’ great benefit.
The Tel Noar staff prides itself on being role models and making a positive impact on our campers. Many of our staff were Tel Noar campers themselves. Some of our counselors come from abroad, including a contingent from Israel, which greatly enhances the camp experience.
The administrative and supervisory personnel are camping professionals and educators with many years of experience working with children.
Staff members are chosen for their experience, maturity, creativity, and sense of responsibility. Our summer staff attends a week-long Staff Orientation, in addition to individual specialty training to improve teaching skills. Ongoing training continues throughout the summer with seminars and a weekly staff meeting.