CARING, HONEST, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE
Team Orange: The Leadership Staff of Summer 2017
Our strongest asset continues to be the dedicated, caring leadership of our staff team. All of our staff are chosen for their maturity and ability to be excellent role models for the children in their care. Our rigorous selection process includes interviews, reference checks, and in-depth background checks. Staff training includes first aid, games, behavior management, character development, safety, team building and so much more! But most staff learn by going through our Staff Development program starting at age 13 (LITs become CITs become Junior Counselors become Staff).
To find out more about joining our summer staff team, please click here.
Davey Hennessey, Executive Director
“You will find this place to be welcoming, genuine, and caring. The children, parents, staff and volunteers of Camp Combe create a sense of belonging that creates resiliency in children that can’t be found elsewhere.
We are here because we love kids and believe that by creating a unique environment where children are valued, we strengthen your family and our community. We dedicate each day to teaching kids new skills and self-esteem; an attitude that is shared from the lifeguards to the counselors to the administrative staff. Our activities are planned, positive and inclusive in an attempt to challenge both attitudes and actions to focus on long-term results. Our kids are strong and confident, and build upon their camp achievements to become caring, honest, respectful, and responsible young people.
Camp is such an impactful experience for kids because they aren’t alone. Strong new relationships are developed at camp as children make new friends and spend time with quality role models. Our staff are Youth Development Professionals who recognize and reward positive behavior so that kids do more of the right things, fewer of the wrong things and even do some extraordinary things!
I am thrilled to celebrate my 18th year leading YMCA Camping programs, and hope that you will join us this summer. We look forward to meeting you and your family!”
Diane Vitetta, Assistant Director, is not only the glue but the resident “Mom” of the Camp Combe YMCA. Diane began working at camp in 2004, and never looked back: her son was raised at camp and now works there, too. She frequently states that she will never leave.
As the Office Manager, Diane personally knows every family that has come through camp. Many parents have attested to her friendly demeanor and excellent customer service. Though she has since been promoted to Assistant Camp Director, parents still ask to speak to Diane because they know she can fix their problems. In a testament to her knowledge and experience, the software company that provides our registration has attempted to recruit her several times to work for them.
Diane frequently donates of her time and money to camp, believing in the mission and the impact camp has on its families and the community. She has raised money by bringing her car club to camp for shows, and created monsters out of old clothes for sale at the Annual Holiday Bazaar – all to benefit the Scholarship Campaign.
Diane is the epitome of the values of Caring and Responsibility. She has devoted not only her life to Camp Combe, but to its people.