Each Activity has a Director who is responsible for training their staff to run or assist with running their respective program areas. They are also responsible for inventory, maintaining equipment and administering their programs in a safe, effective and enthusiastic manner. Program Directors are 21 or older and most have spent several years at either YI or another facility with similar repsonsibilties.
Counselors and Activity Staff
Cabin and Activity staff are composed of 80% return staff from previous years, more than half of those were former Y.I. campers. New staff are gnereally college students looking for summer work and many of those already have camp experience.
Our CIT's (Counslors in Training) are former Service Campers who worked in the kitchen and main building areas the previous summer. Our CIT's go through a training tailored to their age (16-17) and skill level.
Both of our cooks (Matt and Steve) have been with Y.I. for several years. They prepare delicious and nutritious meals. They provide fresh fruits and vegetables daily, salad bar, baked potoato bar, chicken, beef, Italian and Mexican themed meals. For breakfast we serve eggs, biscuits, occasional meat, oatmeal/ yogurt/fruit bar. Most of our meals are enjoyed family style in order to create an interpersonal experience with interesting conversation.
Our First Aid is staffed with a Nurse 24/7.
We are always looking for Nurses. If you would like to volunteer for a minimum of 4 days/nights, your child (or grandchild, neice, nephew) may attend a one week session free of charge. Please call the Camp Director for the Nurse's Shift Schedule.