The U-Nah-Li-Ya Family

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

Summer Staff 

2019 Staff is Being Announced as we Hire in the Coming Months

Ben Wittig

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!