Our staff is carefully selected on the basis of their experience, education, training, leadership ability and interpersonal skills. Each staff member is trained in preparation for the arrival of campers. Cabin counselors are 18 years of age or older and are supported by Counselors-In-Training (CITs) and Junior Counselors who are 16 and 17.

Many staff members have grown up at North Woods and Pleasant Valley. While recollections of camp activities and the surroundings never fade, what every child remembers most is the people. Memories of their cabin mates who become lasting friends or the counselors who take the time to care, talk through a problem or share a laugh are what campers remember for a lifetime.

 

Kate Lemay, Operations & Executive Director                                                                                                             

(603) 569-2725 
Kate has been involved with YMCA camps since 1999. She began her YMCA camping career at Camp
Ockanickon, Inc. Camping and the YMCA are a very important part of her life and she is extremely
grateful to serve in the YMCA, creating strong communities through youth development, healthy living
and social responsibility. Kate and her husband Robert and sons Cooper and Finnegan currently reside in 
Kate's hometown- Gilford, NH. When not at Camp Kate enjoys painting, yoga and making fun memories
with family and friends.

 

MATT JAGO ("JAGO"), DIRECTOR
Where do you live: I'm from Nottingham England. Home of Robin Hood and his Merry Men
(Me being one of them).
What do you do in the off season: This past summer I completed a Master's Degree in Education at the University of Derby in England.
Years at Camp: This summer will be my 14th summer and I cannot wait.
Favorite Activity: I enjoy most of the activities at camp however my absolute favorite has to the ropes course. Jumping off the platform is one of the greatest feeling you can experience. I also really
enjoy running through the Junior Section singing "Black Crow Spirit In The Happy Hunting Ground"
at least twice a session.
Favorite memory of camp: For me I know I'm at camp when the bell rings in
the morning to wake everyone up. I love the sound as it lets me know I'm waking up for another great day at camp. I love yelling out "GOOOOOOOOOD MOOORRNIING, NOORTHWOOODS!" to the whole
camp every morning at lineup.
Memorable moment: A great camp moment for me was when I was presented my ten year jacket
with Jordan and Max Blackington (not related) as they were in my first cabin as juniors ten years ago.

 

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