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Our NJ Staff


FCA Surf Mid-Atlantic Director

Laura’s love of summertime, beach culture and a healthy lifestyle telegraphs into our camps.  A multi-tasker, she always will stop what she’s doing to lend an ear or to give a helping hand. Laura has a passion to service kids, families and the community by creating a unique camp environment that provides a quality learning environment that partners the sport of surfing with faith." She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and serves as a family therapist with Bridge Wellness Center. She is enjoying raising 3 beautiful girls, getting fit, cooking healthy foods, and experiencing God at work in and through her life


Lead Instructor

Shaun has been with FCA for 8 years now! He is an avid surfer and loves to spread his stoke to everyone around him. Shaun started with FCA Surf at a very young age and fell in love with everything it has to offer. Shaun simply loves surfing and the feeling that comes with it and wants others to experience that as well. Apart from surfing, Shaun loves to paint, skateboard, and do pretty much anything that involves the ocean. Shaun attends Monmouth University where he is double majoring in Art and Elementary Education. Ultimately, Shaun will do everything he can to make sure everyone is having an amazing experience at camp. He is looking forward to another great summer and can't wait to be throwing shakas around!


Lead Instructor

Alex is an all around great guy and he started out with FCA SURF as a   Jr. Intern a few years ago. He's a great surfer, excellent teacher and SUP enthusiast and he's a lot of fun to be around.

Alex attends college at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, and he's on the Lacrosse team and he's a smart young man..


Lead Instructor

My name is Lexi Meister. I have been on staff for four summers now and love my job at FCA! Aside from spending my summers at FCA, I attend Bucknell University where I am double majoring in Political Science and Economics with a minor in History. I am President of the Horseback Riding Club, a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Chapter, and am the school's Coordinator for its HEAD Start program. Along with surfing, I love to horseback ride, snowboard, swim, row, and sing. I have been surfing since I was 7 years old and I believe it is one of the most incredible activities to partake in. I love working at FCA and I am confident that all campers truly enjoy their experience here!


Camper Services

Claire is celebrating her twelfth summer at surf camp! She's loves summertime and being with the campers at camp. Her job is to help and serve you at the beach, whether you need a band-aid, another board or some encouragement, she's your friend at the beach.

You'll see her catching a few waves too, she's taken to longboards and likes the graceful surfing style!

Claire graduated from Ocean City High School , and will be attending Hope College in the fall.

John "Big Cat"


John is from Springfield, PA, graduated from the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, and is now a freshman at the University of Miami. He is studying Biomedical Engineering on a Pre-med tract. John plays lacrosse at the U and played water polo and swam for Penn Charter. When he is not studying on hammocks under palm trees, he likes to longboard and ski. Now 19, John has been coming to FCA surf camp since he was eight and began interning six years ago. “Big Cat” loves being in the water and can't wait to be back in OC this summer.



Tim had been a camper for many years before becoming a junior intern in 2012. This will be his 3rd summer on staff. He is a junior at Springfield High School in Pennsylvania. He plays lacrosse for Springfield, and also runs cross country. When he is not surfing, he loves playing ping pong, skateboarding, and skiing in the winter. Tim is a body surfing enthusiast, and is always up to date on the surf report. He is looking forward to another great year on staff.

Ben "Fish"


Ben (AKA Fish) has attended surf camp as long as he can remember, and this is his third official year on staff. He will be attending Rutgers New Brunswick to study Physics and Music. In addition to surfing, Ben enjoys playing piano and drums, and looks forward to surfing with you this summer!



Kate grew up in surf camp and she's loves to help out new surfers. She started competing last summer in a few surfing contests and joined the ESA. If she had her wish she'd be in Hawaii right now surfing the bigger waves with longer rides!

Kate loves playing the ukulele. She's always a lot of fun and she's a good friend to have at camp.



My name is Jacob some know me as Jake from State Farm. I am 17 years old and graduated high school and now take college classes and I love to surf. I was a camper at FCA for years when I was younger and finally became an intern and now I'm on staff and I'm super stoked. When I'm not surfing I'm skating or chillin with the boys. Can't wait for an awesome summer to shred with all the campers!



Julia has attended surf camp for many years and this will be her first year on staff! She is excited to share Jesus' love and help you improve your surfing skills. Julia will be a junior at Ocean City High School this coming fall. She enjoys swimming, being outside, and writing. In the summer, she enjoys surfing in her free time on her green tie-dyed longboard. Julia is looking forward to an awesome summer and spending time with you!

Contact Information

Laura Matera

245 Tuckahoe Road
Marmora, NJ 08223-1354