Our summer staff are the best of the best. We have a good mix of returners and new staff members. We look for adults who are enthusiastic about working with children in the outdoors, everything else we can train.
All of our staff (including kitchen and maintenance) are fingerprinted, background checked through FBI, CBI, and TRAILS, a check on the National Sex Offenders sites, have reference checks, plus go through multiple training on Child Abuse Prevention. We are licensed by Colorado Child Care following all laws, and we are accredited through the American Camp Association (ACA) and Praesidium.
2021 Summer Staff
Assistant Summer Camp Director: Parker Raybourne*
Assistant Leadership & Trips Director: Emma Marshall*
Barn Director: Michael Chavez*
Assistant Barn Director: Christi Morin*
Teen Director: Nicole Michaels
Health Center Assistant: Grace Murnane
Master of Fun & Games: Aarin Feliz
Ropes Director: Delanie Norman
Male Village Leader: Spencer Steffensen*
Female Village Leader: Lauren Rankin*
Day Camp Director: Rebekah Riedemann
Assistant Day Camp Director: Hannah Wengert
Office Assistant: Erica King
Nurses: All our nurses are RNs
S1: Gretchen Brown*
S2: Naomi Cherian
S3: Linda Weber*
S4: Kasey Garrison
S5: Darin Pitts*
S6: Kathy Carroll*
S7: Steven Roy*
S8: Sarah Thompson
S9: Ashley Hainje*
Mini Camp: Danielle Elliott
Male Cabin Counselors:
Jack Preston – Target/Outdoors Specialist
Juan Herrera Gomez – Colombia
Jhon Giraldo Mejia – Colombia
Kevinn Lame Manzano – Colombia
Julio Youssou Diedhiou – Senegal
Connor Stark – Media Intern
James Weeden – Media Intern
Female Cabin Counselors:
Maya de Zubiria
Mary Lynne Larson
Lesley Reed – Arts & Crafts Specialist
Jasmine Bean – General Cluster Coordinator
Cabin Counselor – Wranglers:
Day Camp Counselors
Victor Faye – Senegal
Our Diversity, Inclusion and Global Innovation Statement The YMCA of the Rockies will reach out to and welcome all people and organizations of good will and ensure that the rich gifts of diversity are reflected and respected at all levels.
Our Commitment to All People: We will serve a diverse population, inclusive of all people of good will. Reflecting our Christian Mission, we will be inclusive and welcoming of all people of good will. Our activities and facilities will be inclusive, accessible, and available to the diverse worldwide community we serve.
Mission: YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our goal is to offer challenging experiences to build leaders through life-long skill development in a safe, imaginative, natural setting. We instill confidence through independence and interpersonal skills. We challenge our campers to discover their true selves.