Year Round Staff
Max - Executive Director of Camping Services
Years at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 4 Years
Max has been serving the YMCA Camping Community for over 15 years. Getting his start as a camper at YMCA Camp Jackson in Colorado, Max developed a deep appreciation for the wilderness experience and comeradery that camp provided him. As a counselor, Camp Director, and Executive Max has always believed that relationships play a key role in a campers experience and that resilience is build through challenging, safe, engaging programming. Max lives at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya year-round with his wife and 2 young children who can all be caught at our various family program weekends.
Jordan - Director of Program Development and Marketing
Years at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 2 Years
When Jordan's Mom sent her to a Y Camp for the first time at 10 years old her words were "how dare you sign me up without my permission." 16 years later she can't stay away. Jordan beleives that her time as a Y camper, counselor, assistant director, and program and marketing director have been the most impactful and formative experiences of her life. As the Director of Program Development and Marketing she ensures that every camper and guest has the opportunity to grow and gain just as much from camp as she did.
"Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya is truly special place, the comunity of volunteers, donors, and alumni are like nothing i've ever seen. It's the perfect experience to give your child and is one that will nourish their capabilities and passions for the rest of their life."
Kathy - Office Manager
Years at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 4 Years
Doreen - Food Service Manager
Years at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 6
John A. - Property Manager
Time at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 5 Years
As a neighbor of Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya, John's short commute to work is just one of the perks of managing camps property. John is a skilled carpenter who tackles projects with mastery and efficiency. John enjoys working in nature and making improvements to camps facilities that support each camper in feeling at home away from home.
Ellyse - Outdoor Education Director
Time at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 4 Years
Outdoor Education Staff
John S. - Outdoor Education Instructor / Summer Trail Department Director
Time at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 3 Years
Trish - Outdoor Education Instructor
Time at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 20 Years
Casey - Outdoor Education Instructor
Time at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 10 Years
Devon - Outdoor Education Instructor
Time at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 1 Year
2019 Staff is Being Announced as we Hire in the Coming Months
WHO’S READY FOR POLAR BEAR?!? You know I am! Benji here, returning for expedition number two on staff here at Unie! This summer I will be the Specialty Area Director for Adventure and Sports, and you bet every day will be an adventure. I have been coming to camp since I was 9, and I hope to help you all love this place as much as I do. At camp, you’ll find me running around playing camp game or working on my next lanyard masterpiece (and if you can’t find me, you probably can still hear me). I cannot wait to share the summer with all the incredible campers at the Looney Unie!