Jim has been involved with YMCA Camping since he was six years old. Jim’s brother was a YMCA Camp Director and passed on his love for nature and camping. Through high school and college, Jim spent his summers at YMCA camps and upon graduation he landed his dream job of working for a YMCA Camp full-time. Other careers along the way include teaching at an alternative High School and working as a team-building coordinator for a manufacturing firm. He is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with a Masters in Recreation and Park Administration and two Business degrees in Management and Marketing. When not working at camp, Jim enjoys his family (Jenni, Jordan and Josie).
Telephone: 800-423-0427 ext 227
Group Camping Director
Jason comes to YMCA Camp Willson with a love of camp and skills that he developed at other YMCA Camps. His focus on customer service and group development is evident and we know you will love your Willson experience under his care. Give Jason a call and see how Willson can create a one of a kind experience for your group or team.
Telephone: 800-423-0427 ext 206
Food Service Director
Heather has been involved in YMCA camping all her life. Heather is a third generation YMCA Camp Cook with all the secret recipes handed down through the family. Heather originally hales from North Webster, Indiana. She is a graduate of Appalachian Bible College in Beckley, West Virginia earning a B.A. in Bible and Theology with a focus of Camping Ministry. She enjoys spending time with family, tent camping, watching movies, and enjoying great food of course!
Telephone: 800-423-0427 ext 222
Danielle comes to Camp Willson with a wealth of knowledge and skills that were developed at other great YMCA Camps. We look forward to you meeting Danielle and experiencing a lesson, trail-ride, or overnight horse excursion. Come see why horses are a favorite activity here at camp. Danielle, has a degree in Equine Sciences from Wilmington College and a Vet-Tech degree.
Telephone: 800-423-0427 ext 210
Office Manager & Registrar
Elaine has been Willson’s Office Manager/Registrar since 1991. She is usually the voice you hear on the telephone and handles all registrations for Willson’s many programs, including summer camp. A graduate of Urbana High School, she and her husband Jim have lived in Logan County (the Bellefontaine area) for the past 25 years. She attends the First United Presbyterian Church and is a member of the West Central Ohio Concert Band. In her spare time, Elaine enjoys Water Fitness classes, sewing, casual bicycling, hiking, and playing tenor saxophone in the community band.
Telephone: 800-423-0427 ext 225
Steven comes to YMCA Camp Willson with a wealth of knowledge that he accumulated through running a family business, being a leader in a machine shop and from leading teams of maintenance people at other YMCAs. Steve's love for the Y is apparent because of the long hours and amazing projects he produces. Although Wisconsin is where he is from, he is now happy to live in a state where snow is measured in inches and not feet!
Telephone: 937-593-9001 ext 208