Desiray is a key staff in our Preschool program. Her love of art and creativity shines through in her work with the children. Desiray enjoys creating new art experiences for the children using objects that are available in most homes. She looks forward to taking hikes in the summer and teaching the children about the world around them.
Shemeka is also a lead staff for the Preschool camp. She comes with experience of working with UPK during the year. Shemeka loves to do arts and crafts and interact with the children in their play. She enjoys reading books to the children and having the children talk about what the book is about. Encouraging children to learn through play is one of her passions.
Stephanie is the lead teacher for our Preschool camp. She is an energetic fun loving teacher that loves to keep the children engaged. Stephanie loves to create new games and challenges to help the children learn new skills developmentally, physically and socially. Children gravitate towards her and parents love her ability to bond and understand the individual needs of each child.
Teresa has been at the Maplewood YMCA for over 20 years. She brings a love of creating art using nature. Teresa encourages the children to try something new and to not be afraid of expressing themselves.
Frencheska has been at the Maplewood YMCA for 7 years. She is also an Assistant Camp Director. Art and art education are areas that she looks forward to bring to our camp. Frencheska loves to help children find their individuality.
James recently joined the Maplewood YMCA. He is the assistant Camp director. James brings experience working with children in the camp setting as well as his love of nature. He looks forward to incorporating fun and nature into camp.
Sherry started her career in 2005 with the Maplewood branch in various roles to include Prekindergarten Teacher, preschool summer camp, preschool director and Family Services. Sherry has a Masters in Literacy and a degree in Elementary Education. She brings a great amount of leadership to Camp Seneca. She ensures that every camper is having fun and experiencing all that camp has to offer.