Director of Camping Services
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.
Director of Camp Henry Hird
Claire Greenwood is Frost Valley YMCA’s Director of Camp Henry Hird. Claire grew up in New York and Hong Kong. As a child, Claire attended sleepaway camp at Frost Valley. Frost Valley has been part of her life since she was ten. In high school and college she would spend her summers working at Frost Valley and has worked in multiple roles including: Sleepaway Counselor, IT Coordinator, Farm Camp Program Director, Farm Camp Assistant Director, and Equestrian Program Instructor. Claire absolutely loves living in the beautiful Catskill Mountains and is excited to lead Camp Henry Hird. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, traveling, eating ice-cream, and simply being outside!
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.
Russell grew up in New York City and first started at Frost Valley as a camper in 2004. Since then, he has spent almost every summer at camp. He was a camper in Adventure Village, Adventure Trips, and Farm Camp, until becoming an Adventure Counselor in Training in 2011. As a staff member, he worked as an Adventure Village Counselor, Adventure Village Coordinator, Assistant Adventure Director, and is now very excited to take on the role of Adventure Director! Camp has been such an important part of his life, he is passionate about making camp accessible for everyone.
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 work 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 goes through a staff training every summer.