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Elyssa Gaffin

Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp
Brooklyn, NY
Elyssa Gaffin has 20 years of experience as a nonprofit professional, is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Master of Public Administration in nonprofit management from Baruch College. She is the founding director of Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp which opened in 2015. Elyssa has a deep connection with Jewish camping, dating back to her childhood and teen years, where she spent 6 years as a camper and 2 years as a counselor at Camp Ramah in New England. At the start of her career, Elyssa spent five years as a Program Manager at Foundation for Jewish Camp where she helped launch the Cornerstone Fellowship as well as managed the Spielberg Theater Fellowship and the Jewish and Nature Education Fellowship. Additionally in her career, Elyssa has taught English to young children in the Canary Islands, and has worked for the noble causes of landmine removal, improved public health in NYC, and AIDS vaccine research. Currently, Elyssa and her husband, Gaf, live in Manhattan with their children, Zavier, 13 and Lilia, 10.