LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES AREN’T JUST FOR CAMPERS

Working or volunteering at one of our summer camps isn’t just a great way to spend your summer outdoors playing, teaching and inspiring kids, it’s also an experience that will motivate you to continue to find inspiration in helping others achieve great things, including you.

Apply Today! Help at a work weekend!

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES AREN’T JUST FOR CAMPERS

Working or volunteering at one of our summer camps isn’t just a great way to spend your summer outdoors playing, teaching and inspiring kids, it’s also an experience that will motivate you to continue to find inspiration in helping others achieve great things, including you.

Apply Today! Help at a work weekend!

YEAR-ROUND STAFF

Beth Dales

🌲 PLEASANT VALLEY DIRECTOR 🌲

Beth: The Captain of All Things Pleasant! From Middler Village Leader to Assistant Director, Beth's camp journey is like the evolution of a Pokémon. She's the PVC maestro, working year-round and keeping the YMCA of Great Boston in perfect harmony. Just don't challenge her to a game of Campopoly - she's a pro!

Email: EDales@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 603.273.2120

Matthew Jago

🌲 NORTH WOODS DIRECTOR 🌲

Meet Jago, the Camp Ninja with 21 years under his belt! From ropes courses to CIT Director, he's conquered every camp role. Originally from Nottingham, England, he crossed the pond in 2022 to be our Camp Knight in shining armor. Jago's motto: "Life's a ropes course; navigate with confidence!"

Email: MJago@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 857.408.1366

ANGELO FIRENZE

🌲 SANDY ISLAND DIRECTOR 🌲

Angelo, the Guardian of Sandy Shores and a true Peter Pan! Born and bred a Sandy-ite, he takes the helm as Director, following in the footsteps of magical stewards. His superpower? Making sure every camper's summer is as enchanting as a fairy tale with expert dance moves and spectacular carnival costumes.

Email: AFirenze@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 603.569.2725

Catherine Ryan

🧾 BUSINESS MANAGER 🧾

Catherine: From Henniker to Moultonborough, she's our Camp Bean Counter! Recently migrated to Sandy Island with her family, she's ready to handle the business side of camp, managing all scholarship applications and the financial side of camp’s day to day– and maybe if we are lucky, she will teach us all some financial wizardry!

Email: CRyan@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 603.569.2725

Debbie Clough

📇 ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST: NORTH WOODS AND PLEASANT VALLEY CAMPS 📇

Debbie's lake life journey: Acton ➡️ Sandy Island ➡️ Gilford! Our outdoor enthusiast, she's the master of registrations and the unofficial Queen of the Mountains. When not in the office helping families enroll in camp and complete their camper paperwork (on time, every time – of course), you'll find her conquering lakes and scaling peaks!

Email: DClough@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 603.569.2725

🌺 LEAH TINSTMAN 🌺

🌴 ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST: SANDY ISLAND CAMP🌴

Aloha, Camp Ohana! Leah, our world traveler and Sandy-ite turned Sandy Island Registrar, brings the spirit of Hawaii to every registration. A retired Coast Guard Officer, she swapped sea breezes for Hawaiian trade winds. When not orchestrating camper enrollment magic, Leah's riding the waves and perfecting the art of saying "Mahalo" in every language. 🤙

Email: LTinstman@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 603.341.7214

Kate Lemay

🌟 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 🌟

Kate: The Maestro of Camp Magic! Grateful to lead the YMCA of Greater Boston Overnight Camps. Kate has worked in YMCA Camping for over 25 years and is a champion for young people, families, volunteers, and community leaders. Her inbox is like a treasure chest of camp dreams – send her a message, and who knows, your dream might just become the next camp legend!

Email: KLemay@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 603.569-2725

MARK STRAUBEL

🌲 ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 🌲

Mark's YMCA Odyssey: 32 years, 6 states, and loving NH while growing a Christmas Tree Farm in his spare time!!! A YMCA wizard with a passion for year-round camp life on Lake Winnipesaukee. Ask him about his favorite campfire story; it's bound to be a page-turner! Mark is the captain of all things operations and facilities keeping our team inspired and our property awesome.

Email: MStraubel@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 603.569.2725

JEN GRANDE

💖DIRECTOR OF OUTSIDE SALES, COMMUNITY, AND ALUMNI DEVELOPMENT💖

Jen: The Fairy Godmother of fundraising and community friendships! For 12 enchanting years, she has been weaving dreams for the YMCA. Now, she sprinkles her magic on the Overnight Camp Community, ensuring camp traditions live on and that campers and families feel excited and prepared to venture onto their next journey!

Email: JGrande@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 617.939.5103

Michael McCarthy

🧰 FACILITIES 🧰

Michael: Camp Guru with a daily love affair with the office! He's worked at camp practically forever and still finds joy in the daily camp grind. It's not just a job; it's a camp-tastic adventure! Michael is an expert carpenter and our one and only woodshop instructor, passing along his passion for building things to the next generation of North Woodsman and PVC’ers.

Email: MMcCarthy@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 603.941.0787

Nick Bickford

🔧 FACILITIES DIRECTOR 🔧

Nick: The Architect of Camp Awesomeness! As Facilities Director, he keeps camp on its toes, making sure there's never a dull moment. If camp were a puzzle, Nick would be the master puzzle-solver ensuring our camp facility projects are in tip top shape for our upcoming summer!

Email: NBickford@ymcaboston.org
Phone: 603.941.0788

Connect With Us

Mailing address: PO Box 10 Mirror Lake, NH 03853
Physical address: 1 Northwoods Camp Rd. Mirror Lake, NH 03853
Phone: 603.569.2725
Fax: 603.569.5869
Email: campingservices@ymcaboston.org

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