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YMCA Camp Campbell

Our Leadership

Our leaders foster an environment of inclusiveness within our organization and throughout the community. Here are the men and women leading YMCA Camp Campbell into the future:

Jill Gary, Executive Director 
Jill’s career at the Y began as a teen counselor-in-training at Pleasant Valley Camp in Wolfeboro, NH. She worked at camp through college and beyond. In 2006, she continued her career in the finance department at YMCA of Greater Boston, where she received valuable experience in nonprofit accounting. In 2010, Jill relocated to the Bay Area to become executive director of YMCA Camp Campbell. She received a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

Kristopher Turner, Associate Executive Director
Kris has been involved with the Y since he was a little child, attending swim lessons and youth sport programs in Visalia, CA. He began his professional Y career at YMCA Camp Campbell in our Outdoor Science School as the Cabin Leader Coordinator. Since then, Kris has worked for several departments and has experience that spans all aspects of outdoor science, health services, day camp, childcare, aquatics, and food service. He received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University, and believes in helping people reach their full potential.

Cathy Haas, Senior Program Director
Cathy became passionate about working with youth through her experiences as a Y counselor-in-training and a summer day camp counselor. Before assuming her current position, Cathy worked as a guide for white water rafting, adventure tours and cross-country skiing. She also spent several years as a recreation research consultant. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree from California State University Sacramento, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.

Sarah Shea, Senior Program Director
Sarah began her YMCA career at YMCA Frost Valley in New York. She came to YMCA Camp Campbell in 2006, working with the Outdoor Science School. Prior to her current position Sarah served as the Resident Camp Director and a Program Director. Sarah received a bachelor’s degree in outdoor education and recreation from Berea College.

Sharon Clark, Office Assistant
Sharon began her Y career in 1991. Before assuming her current position, she served in several roles, including Day Camp director and After School site director. She has worked as Camp’s registrar for the past 4 years.

Nick Carney, Senior Program Director 
Nick began his Y career in 2010 at Camp Wilson with the Central Ohio YMCA. Nick grew up as an avid camper in the state of Ohio doing a lot with the boy scouts and later earning the rank of Eagle. In the past he has worked with camping programs across the country, including Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, New Jersey and various parts of California. Nick graduated with a degree in Public Safety Management from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

David Jamison, Family Camp Director
David began his Y career in 2013, coming over to Camp Campbell from Northern Ireland to work as a summer camp counselor. Since then David has worked in several roles at Camp Campbell including summer camp leadership, program specialist, child care teacher and working with our outdoor science school and health cottage teams before becoming Family Camp Director in June 2018. Previously David has backpacked through Europe, did volunteer work in Namibia and the Gambia, and lived and worked in Australia for a year. It was this love of travel that led him to California and Camp Campbell. David graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University in England with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Development and Physical Education.
 
Trevor Baier, Summer Camp Director
Trevor started as a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Campbell in the summer of 2012.  He has worked with resident camp, day camp, and science camp in various roles since then, and became the summer camp director in 2016.  Trevor grew up in several locations throughout the country living in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Oregon, as well as spending six months living in Australia after finishing his undergraduate. Trevor graduated from Portland State University with a degree in history in 2014. 
 
Nick Willford, Program Director
Nick had his first camp experience at YMCA Storer Camps in Michigan as a camper. From that first experience as a camper he knew he wanted to work at camps. Nick moved to California and worked at a number of camps while he obtained his degree in Outdoor Leadership from Simpson University. Having worked for the YMCA of Silicon Valley as an after-school and day camp director he transferred to YMCA Camp Campbell in 2015.

Rich Scholten, Facility Manager 
Rich began his Y career in 2009 working in maintenance at Camp Jones Gulch. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Cruz.

Meg Huggett, Aquatics Director
Meg is passionate about youth education and development. She started her career at YMCA Camp Campbell in 2012 as a Field Teacher in our Outdoor Science School and assumed her current position later that year. Meg has been a swim coach and instructor since 2002. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from University of California Santa Cruz.

 

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YMCA Camp Campbell
16275 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
831-338-2128

 

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