Jim has been involved with YMCA Camping since he was six years old. Jim’s brother was a YMCA Camp Director and passed on his love for nature and camping. Through high school and college, Jim spent his summers at YMCA camps and upon graduation he landed his dream job of working for a YMCA Camp full-time. Other careers along the way include teaching at an alternative High School and working as a team-building coordinator for a manufacturing firm. He is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with a Masters in Recreation and Park Administration and two Business degrees in Management and Marketing. When not working at camp, Jim enjoys his family (Jenni, Jordan and Josie).
Telephone: 800-423-0427 ext 3510
Senior Program Director
Danielle comes to Camp Willson with a wealth of knowledge and skills that were developed at other great YMCA Camps. She is excited about celebrating her third summer here at Willson, and enjoys getting to spend her Willson days programming with the team. Danielle, has a degree in Agricultural Business from Wilmington College and a Vet-Tech degree. When not busy in the office you will find her hanging at the barn with her horses, Joey and Boomer, or swimming in the lake with her dog, Deloris.
Telephone: 937-593-9001 ext 3534
Food Service Director
Heather has been involved in YMCA camping all her life. She is a third-generation YMCA Food Service Director with all the secret recipes handed down through the family! Heather originally hales from North Webster, Indiana. She is a graduate of Appalachian Bible College in Beckley, West Virginia earning a B.A. in Bible and Theology with a focus of Camping. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, tent camping, watching movies nominated for an Oscar while snuggling with her "snorter-face" dog, Mindy and of course cooking great food!
Telephone: 937-593-9001 ext 3540
Group Camping Director
Jason comes to YMCA Camp Willson with a love of camp and skills that he developed at other YMCA Camps. His focus on customer service and group development is evident and we know you will love your Willson experience under his care. Give Jason a call and see how Willson can create a one of a kind experience for your group or team.
Telephone: 937-593-9001 ext 3538
Outdoor Education Coordinator
Josh comes to YMCA Camp Willson with a true love and appreciation for Experiential/Outdoor Education and camp. Josh has been serving the Outdoor Youth Serving Non Profit world for over six years, working for the Boy Scouts and Camp Joy most recently. Josh is a graduate of Heidelberg University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, and is a central Ohio native, graduating high school from Hilliard Davidson.
Telephone: 937-593-9001 ext 3537
Peyton comes to Willson with a variety of camp experience, having worked in 7 different camps in 5 different states. She graduated in 2014 from Appalachian State University in her home state of North Carolina. Peyton then spent a summer working as a Wrangler in Yellowstone National Park, before returning to working in camp. When she’s not working hard taking care of the horses at camp or taking people out on rides, she loves riding her own horse, Card, or hiking with her dog, Tatanka.
Telephone: 937-593-9001 ext 3536
Steven comes to YMCA Camp Willson with a wealth of knowledge that he accumulated through running a family business, being a leader in a machine shop and from leading teams of maintenance people at other YMCAs. Steve's love for the Y is apparent because of the long hours and amazing projects he produces. Although Wisconsin is where he is from, he is now happy to live in a state where snow is measured in inches and not feet!
Telephone: 937-593-9001 ext 3524