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Apr, 2018

Camp Staff

Camp is staffed by trained, qualified and competent college students and experienced adults/teachers many of whom are pursuing/have obtained a degree in Parks & Recreation, Elementary Education, or Physical Education. Each have had Background checks and are Certified in First aid. 

2019 Returning Staff:
Karen McCallum (Camp Director)- BGSU degree in Recreation, 17 years running Adventure Day Camp, see camp director bio link to learn more. 

Jessica Havalo (Asst. Camp Director)
- Registered Music Teacher, 4 years at Adventure Day Camp as Assistant Camp Director

-Brandon Cappelli (Sports)- YSU Education Major, I am currently attending school at Youngstown State University, where I am finishing up my third year in the Early Childhood Education program. Working at camp has actually been one of my main influences in deciding to become a teacher because I love working with the kids and seeing them learn and have fun! Including my two years as a camper, three years as a volunteer, this will be my 6th year as a full on staff member and 10th summer in a row at Adventure Camp, hard to believe isn't it? It's hard to choose just one favorite memory from so many choices, but some of my favorite recent memories include our Amazing Races against the YMCA the past two summers. I believe the kids really enjoyed it too! My favorite camp activities are Capture the Flag, the Disk Game and Dodge ball. I am looking forward to working with the fantastic staff we have assembled every year at Boardman Park, as well as seeing all the returning and new faces we will have at camp this summer!
Madeline Crish (Creative Arts Instructor): Miss Maddie, University of Mount Union , 2nd year working at camp 
Creative Arts Instructor 
  The campers call me Miss Maddie! Since Summer, I completed my student teaching in the 2nd grade at Market Street Elementary School in the Boardman Local School District. After receiving my teaching license in December, I have been subbing at various school districts and will be applying for full-time teaching positions in the Summer! I have been working at Adventure Day camp since 2017 and my position last year was Creative Arts Instructor. My favorite memory from last year's Camp experience is competing against the Y during the Amazing Race with my Wolf Pack. Campers, I can't wait to create more memories with you and the staff this Summer and bring on Adventure Camp 2019!

Morgan Brandt (Art Instructor)
-  Miss Morgan, YSU, study Exercise Science, This will be my 4th summer,

Hobbies: Coaching hockey, working, and going to school! 

Getting to spend everyday with awesome kids!!

Samantha Nicholson (Group Leader): The campers call me Miss Sam and since summer I have been attending YSU as a Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance major playing the french horn and piano! I've also continued working at Perkins in Boardman as a waitress where I've even seen some of the campers with their families! This will be my 3rd summer at Adventure Day Camp as a Group Leader and can't wait to come back to more water days, hikes, chalk drawings, and eating our lunches in the grass on water days too. I can't wait to see all your smiling faces again and run around in the sunshine!

Kelsey Yeakle (Group Leader): Miss Kelsey, Youngstown State University, worked at the camp for 2nd year as Group Leader
What I miss about camp: I miss seeing the smiling campers every day, sharing our summer together and making lasting memories
I am so excited to see the wonderful campers from last year again, along with meeting and welcoming all of the new campers!
Tyrese Rushton (Group Leader): Name that the campers call you: Ty or Tyrese 
What have you been doing since Summer?: I have been preparing to go to college at Cleveland state and waiting for camp to start back up
How long you have been working at Adventure Day camp?: This be  my fifth year as camp staff and my 7 seventh year over all
What your position was last year?: I was a group leader last year
Favorite memory from last year’s Camp experience?: My favorite memory of camp last year would have to be Amazing race week, and having water day wars with the bobs