WeirFamilyDan Weir

Director of Camping Services

Dan Weir has over 20 summers working at Frost Valley YMCA under his belt. As Director of Camping Services, Dan supervises over 300 staff and the 2,500 campers who attend Frost Valley’s overnight summer camp programs each year. Dan holds a Masters Degree from Stony Brook University, specializing in youth development and technology affecting youth, and a Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington University in Psychology. Over the past several years, he has worked extensively on the Northeast YMCA Camp Conference and Tri-State Camp Conference. Dan has spoken at numerous conferences on youth development and summer camp. He sits on the New York State Camp Directors Association Board and the American Camp Association for NY & NJ Board. Dan also volunteers his time accrediting camps for the American Camp Association. He lives year-round at camp with his family.

 

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Director of Camp Henry Hird

Born in New York but raised in Ireland, Morgan has spent every summer he can remember flying back to the US to attend summer camps. Over the years that Morgan worked at a well-regarded private camp in Maine, he took on many roles including Cabin Counselor, Head of Rocks and Ropes, Program Director, and Operations Director. Morgan began working at Frost Valley as a program instructor in 2014, leading activities for our schools and weekend programs, before becoming our Director of Camp Henry Hird. Campers at Camp Henry Hird range in age from 13 to 16. Morgan loves working with this age group as he finds that this is the time of their life where they form into unique individuals and discover the values that they will hold with them for the rest of their lives.

 

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Director of Camp Wawayanda

Nick Lomauro is Frost Valley YMCA’s Director of Camp Wawayanda, having moved from his previous role as Resident Camp Activities Director from 2015-2018. After he graduated from Montclair State University, Nick hiked the 500-mile ancient pilgrimage trail in Spain, El Camino de Santiago. Most recently, Nick worked at Somerset Hills YMCA as Director of Youth Development running teen programs and day camp. He is excited to lead the Activities Team, aka the “A-Team,” and contribute to the Frost Valley magic. Nick grew up in the Y and loves camp (Frost Valley specifically) because he believes it is a cyclical community of purpose. Nick enjoys sports, music, travel, and all forms of art.

 

Katie Bean

Camp Activities Director

Katie was born in California and grew up in Rockford, Michigan. She never attended summer camp as a child, but fell in love with camp while watching The Parent Trap in 1998. She visited YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin six years later on an outdoor education field trip. She never forgot the magic of camp, and returned to Manitou-Lin in 2012 to start her camping career. During her time there, she held a variety of roles in overnight camp and outdoor education. In 2014, Katie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Michigan State University. 
 
Katie most recently supervised the aquatics department at Sherman Lake YMCA, and is thrilled to work at Frost Valley as the Resident Camp Activities Director. Her favorite thing about camp is the way it provides positive role models and formative experiences for campers from all walks of life! She is a member of both the Mid-America Camping Conference planning committee and the Summer Camp Society. In her free time, she loves reading, long-distance running, playing with dogs, traveling with her boyfriend, cooking and trying new restaurants.

 

Our Camp Counselors

With staff hired from all over the US as well as other parts of the world, we have an 80% Counselor Retention.

We look for people who have a Genuine interest in working with children, infectious enthusiasm, display positive Role Modeling, and works well with others.

We conduct interviews, reference checks and a vigorous background check including a criminal history on every single staff member yearly.

All staff go through a staff training every summer.

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