Meet the management team

Jennifer (Cactus), Day Camp Director

Equipe camps YMCA Jen

Has been working at YMCA day camps since… 2018

Field of study:
Recreational Studies, Communications, Human Relations (BA)

Cool past job:
I worked at the McGill Conservatory Day Camp for 14 camp seasons before joining the YMCA team!

When did you know that you were a camp person?
When I realized that I was being criticized in my academic life for things I was being praised for in my camp life!

What's your favourite word? Sparkle!

What you are looking forward to doing this summer at camp?
Discovering the uniqueness of each of our camps, helping amazing staff members to be even better and helping our great programming to be known and recognized by everyone!

Pet phrase: Why not coconut!

 

Ben (Batman), Advisor, Diversity and Social Inclusion

Equipe camps YMCA Ben

Has been working at YMCA day camps since…
2013!

Field of study:
Specialization in Therapeutic Recreation (BA)

When did you know that you were a camp person?
What drew me to YMCA Day Camps was the inclusion program for campers with different needs and diverse abilities. Camp has allowed me the opportunity to work in a field that I am passionate about, where I have the ability to effect change.

What's your favourite word? Hustle

What you are looking forward to doing this summer at camp?
Giving campers and staff an opportunity to grow and discover new things about themselves.

What do you like and dislike? Like: DC Universe Animated Movies
Dislike: Spiders!

Describe your camp in three words: welcoming, accessible, intentional

 

Pamela (Buffy)

How long have you been working at YMCA camps?
Since January 2020

Field of study or interests:
Cultural Coordination and Feminist Studies

When did you know that you were a camp person?
When I was a kid, even when my parents were on vacation, I would prefer to go to camp because I loved it so much!

What's your favourite word? Equity

What you are looking forward to doing this summer at camp?
Seeing campers having fun together. I feel like we’re all going to need camp spirit after this spring.

What is something you like and something you dislike? I like cats and I dislike hot sauce.

Describe your camp in 3 words: Imagination, team spirit and safety