Sarah lives camp and loves camp. She began working at the YMCA of Greater Rochester in 2008 in the Before and After School Program. Over the next 8 years Sarah spent her summer at YMCA Camp Arrowhead in various roles. Her favorite camp activities are making camper stew and working with participants on low and high ropes courses. Sarah grew up in Canandaigua, NY. She studied Tourism Management at Finger Lakes Community College prior to graduating with her Bachelors Degree in Outdoor Recreation Business Administration at the University of Maine Farmington. She is finishing her Masters in Public Administration: Nonprofit Management at SUNY Brockport.
A message from Sarah: “I look forward to joining the YMCA Camp Eastside family and learning all the traditions here! I love camp because it allows children, and staff, to decompress, enjoy the outdoors, and play. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.”
This summer is Noel’s fourth year on staff at Camp Eastside. She began with camp back in 2008 during Camp Eastside’s first summer of day camp as a camper. She continued on through the LIT/CIT program and is now the Salamander Unit Head! As a Unit Head, Noel will be readily available to help support staff and campers. Her favorite part is when she gets the opportunity to participate in groups games, especially when it’s Musical Chair Monday! By working with the entire Camp Eastside staff, her goal throughout the summer is to create a fun, unique, and inclusive experience for campers and parents that will have them returning year after year. Just like the campers, when Noel isn’t having fun in the sun, she’s at school getting an education. She is a Junior Speech-Language Pathologist major at SUNY Cortland. Noel is readily available and happy to answer any questions you might have!
Brandon is an experienced Camp Eastside staff member and this will be his fifth year with us. What motivates him the most is making sure each and every camper has nothing short of an amazing experience playing, growing, learning, and making friends at Camp Eastside over each summer. Sharing experiences with the kids and creating a safe welcoming environment for every camper is not only a priority for him, but all of the staff. Brandon is a recent graduate from SUNY Oswego with degrees in computer science and forensic science. He loves the community feeling at our YMCA as a whole and it shows in his effort in providing a great summer for everyone.
Dan is a highly experienced Day Camp employee that has been at Camp Eastside since 2012. His passion for bringing a safe and unique camp experience to all participants at Camp Eastside is second to none. Dan is dedicated to creating the best camp environment possible for his campers and staff alike. When camp is not in session, he becomes an assistant site coordinator at the Ontario/Gananda Before and After School Programs. Dan also works for the Rochester Red Wings on the side in addition to his YMCA duties. Dan’s passion and excitement for working with kids allows him to excel in creating the best summer ever at Camp Eastside. If you have any questions about the day camp schedule or concerns with your child coming to camp, Dan is available to answer any and all questions to assist you.
Marissa has been working with Camp Eastside for 3 years! She is dedicated to making sure that each and every kid that comes to Camp Eastside has the best summer ever while keeping them safe! Marissa, along with other counselors and unit heads works hard at planning games and creating the magic that is Camp Eastside. When summer camp is not in session Marissa is a full time college student at SUNY Oswego, and will be graduating this May 2017! She is always available and happy to listen to any concerns or answer questions that parents may have regarding anything to do with their child attending camp! She also can’t wait for the summer session to begin!!
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