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.

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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Kristopher Turner

Associate Executive Director
Kris has been involved with the Y since he was young, attending swim lessons and youth sport programs in Visalia, CA. He began his professional Y career at YMCA Camp Campbell at 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 is passionate about helping people reach their full potential.
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Sarah Shea

Senior Program Director
Sarah Shea has had the Y in her life since the age of 4 spending times at Ys in Ohio, New York, and Caifornia. Since joining the YMCA of the Redwoods Sarah has made a huge impact on the Y with her ten plus years of service. She has worked in such roles as Family Camp Director, Camp Director, Client Services Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator. Sarah is passionate about ensuring the camp experience is available to children and families alike.
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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.
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Meg Huggett

Senior Program Director: Aquatics & Healthy Living
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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Jessica Lenth

Director of Administration
Jessica joins the YMCA with ten plus years of out of school time, camp and youth development experience that she brings to the YMCA. She has managed youth serving organizations across the Bay Area working in various departments. She earned her Master's Degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Southern California and is thrilled to join the YMCA.
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Melody Barker

Program Director, Youth Development
Melody Barker is the Program Director for Child Care Department at the YMCA of the Redwoods and oversees the preschool, school age and summer programs.
She comes to the YMCA with over 20 years of teaching and education experience previously working with preschool and school-age groups in Scotts Valley.
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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.
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Philip Bassett

Program Director
Phil comes to YMCA Campbell with years of camp experience starting as a teenage in the suburbs of Boston. He started working for his mother’s activity camp and as a young man and moved on to working for Outdoors Schools in New England before joining YMCA Camp Campbell.
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Morgan Boaman

Program Director
Morgan’s love of camps was sparked at 16 after she spent a summer working as a counselor in training for a camp in Colorado. It was here that a passion for working with people and connecting them to the outdoors was discovered. This passion took her through college where she pursed a BA in Environmental Studies. After completing her degree she chased her love of working outdoors to Jekyll Island, GA, State College, PA, Durango, CO and into graduate school. Morgan earned her MS in Conservation Leadership after spending a season doing research around youth engagement in conservation education programs in Samburu, Kenya. Upon her return the states she traded the Colorado Mountains for the California Redwoods, joining the Camp Campbell team in 2017. Morgan is excited to continue working with youth and communities to foster deep connections between people and the environments that surround them

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Vince Staub

Board Chair, Director, Enterprise Risk, KLA

Ed Bowen

Retired, Business Owner

Janine Buellesbach

Online Marketing Consultant

Nicolle Burnham

Parks Manager, San Jose

Liang Chao

Michael Fujii

Lautze & Lautze CPAs and Financial Planners

Lalitta Ghandikota

Anne Loomis

Technical Program Manager

Carol Mattox

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Elizabeth Morris

Assistant General Counsel & Director of Intellectual Property Law

Ray Osofsky

Consultant

George Royer

Retired, IBM

Mary Zinkievich

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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.