Meet the Director

Hylton Wener


Hylton Wener, a graduate of the University of Cape Town, traded in his Bachelor’s in Business Science for the camping life!   He quickly became the director of Habonim Dror Southern Africa, a Jewish Zionistic Youth movement, but knew there was a whole other world of camping in the USA.

In 2002, with the help of Camp America, Hylton set out to make his mark on Cedar Lake and hasn’t looked back.  In 2006, he joined the full time staff at NJY Camps, serving as the assistant director of CLC for five summers and then took the helm in 2010. Cedar Lake has continued to grow under Hylton’s direction and boasts one of the most diverse programs in camping. He has put together a team of seasoned camp and industry professionals, who provide campers with a superior level of instruction and supervision.


Hylton’s passion for camping allows him to strive to ensure that every camper leaves CLC enriched and filled with memories from the best summer of their lives!

Hylton lives in New Jersey with his wife Amanda, son Dylan and their Boston Terrier, Gillie.

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