Director of Camping Services
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.
Born and raised in Fond du Lac, WI, Zach couldn’t keep himself out of the woods when he was growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.