Monthly Archives: September 2018

Make plans now for summer 2019 – (We’re already getting ready!)

By |2018-09-20T13:40:54-04:00September 20th, 2018|

  (Register early! You’ll save money, and ensure a positive, life-enhancing experience for your child) By Susan Miller When I was first hired as Director of Marketing/Communications of YMCA Camp Ockanickon back in 2015, I wondered what the full-time staff did here after summer camp ended in August. After all, the campers are gone, the counselors have returned to their non-summer lives …. what was there to do? Boy, was I in for a surprise! Not long after we wave goodbye to the last of the summer campers and staff, we dig right into planning for a whole host of [...]

Outdoor enthusiast joins year-round team at Camp!

By |2018-09-14T10:41:50-04:00September 14th, 2018|

YMCA Camp Ockanickon recently welcomed Carol Yard as the organization’s new Outdoor Center Director. She comes to the Medford camp from Asheville, NC, where she worked as the Program Director for YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly. “I’ve been working and learning and growing in the outdoor education field for most of the last 20 years or so,” said Carol, who will be residing on the camp property. “I got involved with the YMCA through working at the Seattle Y’s BOLD & GOLD (Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) wilderness trips program.”  In her previous position, Carol oversaw programming, on and off-site, [...]