Meet the Directors
Sandy and Terry Cohen
Sandy and Terry Cohen have owned and operated Camp Marimeta since 1984! Together they have nearly 75 years of experience in organized camping. They were on staff together in 1981 and were married in 1983. The following year they made arrangements to buy the camp from Alan and Elaine Wasserman, who owned Camp Marimeta and Camp Menominee. The Wasserman’ s were relatives of Sandy, making Sandy and Terry third-generation family owners of Camp Marimeta.
Their backgrounds were perfect for the camping industry. Terry was a college cheerleader, swimming instructor and lifeguard. Sandy was previously the Water Ski Director at Menominee and came to Marimeta in 1979 as the Waterfront Director, eventually becoming the associate director in 1980 and 1981. When they bought the camp in 1984, Terry was a Kindergarten teacher and Sandy was a Social Worker and high school teacher.
Today, running camp is their primary focus. They have three wonderful boys, who now all participate in the operation of camp. It is their experience and love for the girls for the past 3 decades that make Marimeta the caring and loving environment that is known for. They pride themselves in knowing and treating each individual camper as if they were their own children. No one will ever take the place of mom and dad, yet Sandy and Terry make the best substitutes in a warm and caring camp environment.
Jacqui Solomon came to Camp Marimeta as a counselor from South Africa in 2000! She was the water ski director and fell in love with camp right from the very beginning. Jacqui returned to camp as the Waterfront Director and Senior Cabin counselor, then after 3 years moved into the “Lodge” to be the Activities Director. Since 2007 she has been living in the US and working for camp full-time. She has earned a degree in Psychology.
Jacqui truly believes in the experience of summer camp for children, and that the personal growth and the friends and experiences that children have at camp are irreplaceable. The skills that campers learn form camp will last them their lifetimes! Jacqui still loves to waterski and spend as much time as she can near the lake. Some of her activities include running, tennis, golf, field hockey, snow skiing and swimming.
Jacqui is up for most challenges and loves the outdoor life! Jacqui says that there is nothing better than watching a child’ s face light up as they have just learnt a new skill – big or small – at camp!