About YMCA Camp Campbell

Camp Campbell YMCA has provided memorable outdoor experiences to thousands of children, families, and adults since 1936.

As the most unique branch of YMCA of Silicon Valley, YMCA Camp Campbell is located in the beautiful Redwoods in Boulder Creek. Their various camps help people develop the skills and relationships they need to be healthy, confident and connected to others. 

YMCA Camp Campbell celebrates diversity, inclusion, and global engagement. 

A safe place for youth to learn practical and social skills and values, kids can safely exert energy, discover who they are and learn what they can achieve at camp.  

We welcome and embrace everyone into our Y family. Our global perspective enriches individuals and organizations worldwide. With your support, we can give all youth the experience of a lifetime, regardless of their families ability to pay.  

YMCA Camp Campbell Leadership

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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 at YMCA Camp Campbell. She received a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
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Nicholas Willford

Senior Program Director
Nick had his first camp experience at YMCA Storer Camps in Michigan as a camper. From that first experience he knew he wanted to work at camps. Nick moved to California and worked at a number of camps while he obtained his BA in Outdoor Leadership and MS in Management and Leadership. Having worked in a variety of camp positions over the years, outdoor science has always been his passion. He looks forward to the opportunity to provide positive memories and experiences for everyone attending YMCA Camp Campbell.
Deepak Dathatri

Deepak Dathatri

Program Director
Kent Stietzel

Kent Stietzel

Aquatics Director
Bryan Gross

Bryan Gross

Facilities Director
Bryan started his Y career in 2011 as a general contractor and carpenter. Now the Facilities Director, he values working with and around people who are trying to make the world and people’s lives better.
Lauren Malecki

Lauren Malecki

Program Director
Previously the director of a special needs camp, Lauren joined Camp Campbell in 2021. She believes programs and community at the Y have life-changing impact. Her favorite camp activities are big group games filled with joy, laughter, and a little friendly competition.
Eric Briggs

Eric Briggs

Food Service Manager
Eric first became a Y employee in 1997 and has had many roles since. He believes camp allows people to be themselves and says, "It has the power to make a profound impact and create long lasting memories."


Vince Staub

Board Chair, Director, Enterprise Risk, KLA

Ed Bowen

Retired, Business Owner

Janine Buellesbach

Online Marketing Consultant

Liang Chao

Anne Loomis

Technical Program Manager

Carol Mattox

Laser Impressions

Elizabeth Morris

Assistant General Counsel & Director of Intellectual Property Law

Ray Osofsky



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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Camp located?

We are located at 16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Click here for directions. If traveling from San Jose area we recommend taking Highway 9 from Saratoga. 

How far away is YMCA Camp Campbell from San Jose?

Camp Campbell is about 45 minutes away from San Jose accessible via Highway 9 or Highway 17. 

What is Camp's Phone Number and email address?

Our number here at camp is 831-338-2128. our general email is redwoods@ymcasv.org. You can also scroll to the bottom of this page to send us a message. 

What types of programs does Camp offer?

YMCA of the Redwoods offers year round programming for children and families. Please visit the rest of our website to learn more.