Summer Camp Supervisory Staff

Jackie McArdle
Site Supervisor

“I began my amazing journey with Aaron’s Acres as a Millersville student in 2005.  After deciding that it was a life changing experience for me, I continued with the program during the summer camp and have not looked back since.  I have been through it all, from student, to counselor, to group leader, to now entering my 4th year as the site supervisor in Lancaster.  I graduated from Millersville University in 2006 with a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education, and also have a certification in Middle School Mathematics.  In 2012, I received my Master’s Degree from Wilkes University in Classroom Technology.  During the school year I work as a Special Education Consultant for the Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13, working in Secondary, Center-based Emotional Support.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, whether that be at the beach, attending sporting events, or just gathering together and catching up.  Aaron’s Acres has been a place of release for me, to be able to give back and interact with so many incredible kids and young adults.  Each and every child that we serve puts a smile on my face.  I look forward for the opportunity to continue working with these amazing kids and young adults for years to come.”

Courtney Zook
Site Supervisor

"My experience with Aaron’s Acres began during the Spring of 2013 as a Millersville Intern. That following Summer, I began working at camp as a counselor and a couple years later as a Group Leader. During the Summer of 2018, I began my current role as one of the Site Supervisors for Aaron's Acres. I have loved experiencing all of my different roles while at camp, and enjoyed growing along with the program. I am a Diagnostic Kindergarten Teacher in the Hempfield School District and am working on my doctorate in Special Education. Other than working with individuals with special needs, I have a passion for travel and am always looking to cross more places off of my bucket list!  Aaron's Acres has made a lasting and incredible impact on my life and I am proud to be a part of such an amazing organization.”

Eric Bentley
Site Supervisor

I joined Aaron's Acres the summer of 2011 as a Camp Counselor at the Lancaster campus. A few years later I worked as a Group Leader and now a Site Supervisor. I have loved each role I have taken on at camp but the best part of camp is seeing the campers smile. Seeing their excitement with all of the different games and activities makes the experience so rewarding. When I am not at camp I work at East Petersburg Elementary School in the Hempfield School District as a Life Skills Teacher. I received my education degree from West Chester University in 2015. Aaron's Acres has been an amazing organization to work with--their passion for creating a summer camp for all individuals is unmatched. I look forward to continuing as a Site Supervisor this year and I cannot wait to see all of the campers!

School Year Supervisory Staff