Alex and Shayna both attended Camp Shai as children. They met at camp and several years later, they tied the knot.

As if this story couldn’t get any cuter, both Alex and Shayna are returning as Camp Shai counselors this summer! We know what you’re thinking, but no, this is not a fairytale–it’s real life and it’s happening here at our J. Alex and Shayna kindly agreed to sit down with us and share their camp experience and what they’re looking forward to this summer.

What summer will this be for you at Camp Shai?

Shayna: Fourth year.

Alex: Fourth year as a counselor, plus two years as a camper; however, we both attended multiple years (two for Shayna and four for Alex) at Ranch Camp. We also both had a few years in Wolf Theatre productions at the MACC.

Why do you like being a Unit Head/OTR Unit Head at Camp Shai?

SR: We love Camp Shai and everything that it does for the Jewish community. Neither of us are super religious, but it is one of our favorite Jewish connections. As we have matured and gained more experience, we wanted a chance to bring that new experience back to camp. For us, summer is about being outdoors and Camp Shai is a natural extension of that. It doesn’t feel like summer without Camp Shai!