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Our NJ Staff

Laura

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

Shaun 

Lead Instructor

This is Shaun's 4th year with us. Shaun is fit and he can surf extremely well on his Firewire surfboard or even a soft foam board and make it rip!

Graduated from Ocean City High School he attends Momouth University.

Shaun has a great eye for the details of surfing and he will spot your surfing needs and show you exactly where you need to improve. Shaun will instruct you in his easy teaching style and you'll be surfing great! He's a good guy to make friends with at camp. As you can tell our instructors are a lot of fun!

Alex

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..

Lexi

Lead Instructor

This is Lexi's second summer with us and she is a great instructor and a caring friend to the campers. She demonstrates true surfer style politeness out in the surf. 

Lexi is always a bright and sunny personality who is easy to like and she swims competitively.

Tim

Instructor

Tim started out as a camper and came to camp for years, graduating on to Jr. Internship. This is his first year on staff. He's a sophomore at Springfield High School in Pennsylvania. He enjoys playing lacrosse in the spring, surfs all summer and runs cross country in the fall. In the winter Tim trades the cold ocean for the ski slopes as he's an avid skier.

John "Big Cat"

Instructor

John loves hanging out on the beach, and plays water polo and lacrosse for the William Penn Charter in Philadelphia. His favorite thing is surfing and having fun out in the water with the students! He knows what it like to be a beginner surfer as he's worked his way up from a camper to being on staff. We're glad to have him back again with us this summer.

Ben "Fish"

Instructor

Ben (AKA Fish) will be a senior at Ocean City High School. He has attended surf camp as long as he can remember, and this is his second official year on staff. In addition to surfing, Ben enjoys playing piano, and looks forward to surfing with you this summer!

Claire

Camper Services

Claire is celebrating her eleventh 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!

Kate

Instructor

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.

Ryan

Instructor & Missions

Ryan has been a great help with our surf camps for awhile now. He's a radical guy and he knows the benefit of practicing and he's a great teacher and coach!

Ryan leads our 609 Surf  club in Margate NJ and runs the summer surf mission trip to Panama.

Contact Information

Laura Matera

245 Tuckahoe Road
Marmora, NJ 08223-1354
609-390-5662

lmatera@fca.org