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Meet Our Staff

We have a talented team ready to make this summer the best summer ever. Meet some of our staff below.

Be a Part of Our Team

Y summer day camps are full of learning, adventure, active play and friendship. We're looking for leaders to help kids have the Best Summer Ever. View and apply online now for positions at summer day camp and our SPARK! summer learning programs.

Maigan
Bridgette

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Role: Summer Day Camp Director

When did you begin working at the Y? May 2014

What is the best part of Summer Day Camp? The best part of summer camp is the friendships that form between campers and staff.

How would you describe the impact that Y Summer Day Camp has on youth? I have seen youth make huge gains in self-confidence and social skills. I love seeing a shy, quiet child being able to get up in front of a large group and lead silly camp songs because they have a newfound confidence in themselves.

What is your education and work background? I graduated from the Rockhurst University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership.

Tyler
Muniz

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Role: Summer Day Camp Director

When did you begin working at the Y? January 2017

What is the best part of Summer Day Camp? Having youth meet each other on Day 1 and have no knowledge about their peers; and to watch them grow over the summer, develop friendships, develop new skills and see them step out of their comfort zone is an amazing thing to watch.

How would you describe the impact that Y Summer Day Camp has on youth? It helps them grow as an individual, to learn new skills, work with their hands. When children go home on the weekends, they talk to their families about all the fun they did the previous week or what they're looking forward to in the upcoming weeks.

What is your education and work background? I have a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO. I'm a certified EMT and currently in the Fire Academy at Johnson County Community College.

Describe any personal experiences with day camp or overnight camp when you were a child that influences you today. I remember being a kid and the excitement that grew with summer camps. You make memories every day and get to try new things.

Zac
Diehl

Zac Diehl Photo

Role: Summer Day Camp Director

When did you begin working at the Y? July 2015

What is the best part of Summer Day Camp? Summer Day Camp is where relationships are made. Strangers become friends and create life-long friendships.

How would you describe the impact that Y Summer Day Camp has on youth? The youth grow in so many ways. They learn how to encompass the four Core Values of the YMCA (Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility).

What is your education and work background? I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration - Youth Development/Camp from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.

Describe any personal experiences with day camp or overnight camp when you were a child that influences you today. I used to be a Resident Camper at Camp Abe Lincoln in Davenport, IA. It was the best summer I have ever had, I learned so much and had a blast doing it! Camp is the reason why I got my college degree is Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration - Youth Development.