WHO WE ARE
A well-trained, enthusiastic staff is the key to a positive camping experience for your child. YMCA Camp staff members are dedicated to providing a safe and wholesome environment for each camper. Camp counselors are chosen for their maturity, strong values, enthusiasm and ability to be positive role models for children. All staff members undergo extensive 8 day training prior to the camp season, emphasizing safety, child growth and development, group dynamics, and much more. Criminal history and reference checks are completed on all staff and volunteers. The entire staff is certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, certified lifeguards supervise all aquatic activities, our Camp Director is a certified EMT, and our camp nurse lives in camp and is available 24-hours a day. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:5 for Mini Camp and 1:7 for all other camps. Every child's saftey and well being is our primary concern.
CAMP SERVICES DIRECTOR - Tim McElravy
Tim brings over 19 years of YMCA experience to the Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp and is responsible for the overall programming and operation of the camp. Tim has been with the Wenatchee Valley YMCA since March of 2002 and previously has held numerous positions in the YMCA of Snohomish County. Tim is a purple ragger and a mesmerizing storyteller around the campfire. Tim lives on-site year round with his wife Pam, (a silver ragger with much YMCA experience herself), and two sons, Devan (14), and Austin (11). In his spare time Tim also volunteers at his son’s school, is a member of the Leavenworth Rotary Club, serves as an EMT with Cascade Medical Center and as a Firefighter with CCFD#9. The family enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and mushing sled dogs in the winter.