Year Round Camp Team


Alanna began her love for camp right here at Camp Ruach, as both a camper and then a counselor for more than 15 years! She has a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and a Masters in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Alanna was a Camp Director at another JCC for 4 years and re-joined Camp Ruach in 2018.She loves spending each and every moment of camp alongside the campers and staff helping to make their summers memorable and magical. Alanna believes everyone can grow and flourish at camp and works with each family to make sure their children have the BEST summers at Camp Ruach!

  • Favorite Camp Activity: Greeting the campers each morning!
  • Favorite Camp Food: Hamburgers
  • Favorite Camp Place: Unit tables - (908) 443-9026

LAUREN PANICCIA, Camp Operations Director

Lauren has been a staple at Camp Ruach for 14 summers! She works all year planning exciting trips and entertainment for our campers. Lauren is always exploring and seeking new opportunities and experiences to bring to Camp Ruach. She and her two children have loved working summers at camp.

  • Favorite Camp Activity: Shabbat
  • Favorite Camp Food: Rita’s
  • Favorite Camp Place: Cooking - (908) 443-9027


Swarupa is the newest member of the Camp Ruach family and joins us as the Camp Registrar. She is excited to see all of the happy faces of our campers during the summer and the wonderful energy they bring in with them. She is looking forward to meeting and speaking with all of our Camp Ruach families!

Swarupa can’t wait to discover her favorite camp activity, food and place this summer! - 908-443-9004