Meet the Directors
Wayne Lenoff grew up in South Florida and attended American Heritage Day Camp as a senior counselor in 1998. Wayne attended Florida State University and majored in both Recreation Management and Math Education. He would come home during the summers to work at American Heritage Day Camp, and in 2003, he began teaching math to Junior High students at American Heritage School. Wayne remained on the camp staff each summer moving up the ranks from Unit Director to Assistant Camp Director to his current position as Camp Director. After 18 years of experience at American Heritage Day Camp, Wayne is most proud to keep the tradition of one of South Florida’s top summer day camps going strong, while continuing to create new summer programs to offer the community.
Debi D’Amato grew up in Virginia and moved to South Florida in 1985. She attended the Virginia College of Richmond and Broward College, where she studied Journalism and Business Management. After getting married, Debi, a black belt in karate, started an after school martial arts program at American Heritage School in Plantation. In 1992, she joined the American Heritage Day Camp family teaching karate to campers. Shortly after, she accepted the position as Program Director, and currently, she is the Assistant Camp Director. Debi is also the mother of two boys. Her older son is a graduate of American Heritage School and an officer in the United States Army; her younger is a freshman at American Heritage School and plays baseball. Both boys attended school and summer camp at American Heritage since the age of three. Debi is most proud that she and her children have been able to be part of Heritage and its top notch academic and summer programs.