Meet Our Staff
The success of Camp Excel is largely due to the expertise and dedication of our staff. Our staff consists of professional staff and camp counselors. The professional staff includes the Director; Assistant Directors; Certified Special Education Teachers in the classroom; Certified Physical Education Teachers for sports skills training; masters Level Therapists to facilitate social skills groups and a Full-time Registered Nurse to provide first aid and administer medication. Our Camp Counselors are all adults, mostly teachers.
Camp Excel maintains a 3:1 ratio of children to staff. Each group is assigned a Lead Counselor and two or three additional counselors. These counselors remain with their group throughout the day and for the entire program. This consistency promotes campers bonding with other campers and with Counselors.
Prospective staff are very carefully interviewed and reference checks are completed. Fingerprinting and criminal background checks are required for all employees. Camp Excel has a very high rate of experienced staff returning each summer.
Kathleen M. Cable, MA, LPC
Kathleen Cable attained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Professional Counselor. Ms. Cable has extensive experience in providing treatment for special needs children and their families. She has developed and directed many programs for children with childhood disorders including school-based programs, parenting groups, an intensive outpatient program, summer programs and social skills programs. Ms. Cable has also taught as an adjunct professor at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. Ms. Cable specializes in the treatment of children with social skill challenges.
Maureen M. Cable-Butler
Maureen Cable has been dedicated to the Camp Excel Program since 2003. Maureen directs all aspects of the program including enrollment, supervision of staff, program development and contact with families. Maureen has past experience working with children and families at an intensive outpatient program, a special needs summer program and in a private setting with special needs children.
Kimberly A. Cable-Heuer, LCSW
Kimberly Cable attained a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Rutgers University and is licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Social Worker. Kimberly has been working with children and families at Camp Excel since 2003. In the past, Kimberly was the Director for a Drop-Out Prevention Program in NYC and worked as a Social Worker in the Children’s Crisis Unit at Monmouth Medical Center.