Greg McCrohan finished up his Ockanickon career this past Sunday working with the Father/Child Weekend. He packed up and left the Ockanickon Nation on Monday for his new home as a Camping Professional at YMCA Camp Jewell in Colebrook, CT, one of the premier YMCA Camps in the Northeast. He has been hired there as their newest Outdoor Specialist!


Greg began his years at Ocky in 2004 when he attended Session 3 in Oneida Village. That was the session right after the notorious 1000 Year Storm that destroyed Camp’s dams and left us without lakes for the remainder of 2004 and all of 2005. Even without lakes, Greg and his brother, Ian, had a great time at Camp and continued to spend their summers with us. Greg went on to be an LIT in 2006 and a CIT in 2007 (he was the one with the really long, wiry, black hair that looked like Captain Caveman!).

He went on to be an Assistant Counselor, Counselor, Challenge Course Facilitator, Algonquin Village Chief, and most recently, CIT/LIT Director. Greg is also a recent graduate of La Salle University. He is known best for his huge, goofy smiles in Village Pictures! Watching Greg grow into a man over the past 10 summers has truly been my honor. He has been an exemplary staff member and has embodied Camp’s 4 Core Values in everything he does. He has been a positive influence on campers and staff members alike. Even on old Boys Camp Directors! Most importantly to me, he has been a wonderful friend. We wish Greg the very best in his new career and know that he will do great things for the campers of YMCA Camp Jewell!


Brent Birchler

Boys Camp Director