Led by a full time professional leadership team – our staff are our most valuable asset. Camp staff are mostly college-aged with interests in environmental studies, teaching and other disciplines. We carefully select staff on the basis of good character, leadership, their ability to make sound decisions and provide campers with a meaningful and safe camp experience. All staff undergo higher standard Caregiver Background Checks and reference checks before being hired. Staff then participate in an extensive training that emphasizes child development, leadership and the safety and welfare of our campers. Did we mention our staff are fun, too? Camper-to-staff ratio averages 8 to 1 or better and we have a maximum of 100 campers in our largest program, so campers receive a personalized program and do not get lost in the group. Most staff are lifeguards and a certified First Responder is on site at all times.
Camp Glacier Hollow is owned and operated by the Stevens Point Area YMCA under the direction of highly qualified professional YMCA staff.
Pete “Timber” Matthai, Camp Director email@example.com
Pete has been a professional Stevens Point Area YMCA staff member since 1998. He holds a degree from UW-Stevens Point in Natural Resource Management – Youth Agency Programming Camp Management and minors in Child & Family Services and Sociology. Pete has over 20 years of professional camp, child care and environmental education experience. He is responsible for the overall operations of YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow and serves as the Senior Director for Youth Development overseeing all Child Care operations at the YMCA.
Tiffany “Gecko” Praeger, Camp Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffany has been our Summer Camp Program Director since 2013. She has over 15 years of YMCA Camp/Youth Education experience and holds a degree in Youth Programming and Camp Management from UW-Stevens Point. When camp is not in session Tiffany oversees the Teen and Youth Department at the YMCA.