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.
Bonnie Fogarty, Executive Director
Bonnie began her Y career at Camp Combe in the summer of 2000, she was in charge of the camp farm and nature activities! Starting in 2003, Bonnie spent 5 summers at Camp Combe as their program director while working the rest of the year for the Community Y. Over the past 16 years Bonnie has impacted families and children in our programs. In 2014 Bonnie became the Executive Director at the Community Y. As the Executive Director at the Community Y, Bonnie has a strong track record of creating relationships that have allowed the Y to serve an even greater percentage of the region. We look forward to much success in this expanded role.
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.