Wawayanda Opening Campfire

Our village chiefs (almost all of them!) are pictured sitting in a marooned row boat, just before Al Filreis began one of his classic campfire songs “There’s a hole in the bottom of the lake.” This is just one example of the wacky, fun, and exciting skits that occur at the Wawa Opening Campfire. It is not just a time for introducing the staff to the campers, but also a time to show the comedy, fun, and creativity we are promoting at camp. Don’t worry, there was a lifeguard present for all boating related skits!


Ashley Loftus

Ashley is in her third year working at Frost Valley YMCA. Hailing from Co.Waterford in Ireland, Ashley is on an 18 month training visa, working as the Assistant Wawayanda Director in Summer and as a Program Instructor year round. Her background is in digital media with a degree in Digital Media and Communications from the University of Wolverhampton. Ashley found herself working for theater companies and after school programs for youth's and sought some new experiences here in the States that would fulfill her passion for working with young people and in the outdoors.

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