YMCA CAMP MARSTON Outdoor Education STAFF Spring 2016

We're proud of our world-class Outdoor Education Staff! Check out their profiles...


Team Leader
Picture LizLiz joined Camp Marston in February of 2014. She’s 24 and admires California’s state bird, the quail, which in turn admires her homeland with its characteristic call: chi-ca-go! She graduated from Saint Louis University with degrees in Biology and Spanish. Her favorite thing about camp is living with nature and watching kids grow, learn, and play outdoors. When she was an instructor, her favorite class to teach was trees, and she enjoyed taking students on nice long hikes through the mountains. She is proud of a song she recorded in Nashville, and when she grows up she wants to have a science-related kids TV show featuring a female (quite possibly herself) as the expert. Liz hopes to be a life-long traveler, learner, teacher, and explorer.


Program Coordinator

Picture ErinErin is from Califonia and has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Sonoma State University. While in college, Erin played ultimate Frisbee and still loves the sport today. As a child, she fell asleep at a Backstreet Boys concert. This traveler has been to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and countless National Parks...she hopes to continue exploring! Erin loves being outside every day and sharing her love for the environment at camp.


Program Instructor

Picture PeterPeter hails from the great city of Chicago and attended school at Northern Michigan University. Living among the mountains is one of his favorite things about Camp Marston. One time, Peter hitch-hiked 100 miles. Listening to live music makes Peter very happy. When he grows up, he just wants to be a bigger kid. He likes teaching Survival Skills to campers.


Program Instructor

Picture BeccaBecca is from Bainbridge, New York and she is 24 years old. She joins us from Camp Fitch where she was an Outdoor Education Instructor. Becca has a twin sister who is currently living in New York. Her hobbies include reading, riding horses, and exploring the outdoors in San Diego. Becca loves seeing the kids' expressions when they learn something new. Her favorite class to teach is Earth and Water. Becca would like to continue in the camping industry for a long time.


Program Instructor

Picture AlexAlex is 24 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation from Indiana University in Bloomington. An interesting fact about Alex is that she was born in Hawaii. In her free time, she likes to hang out in Barnes & Noble while sipping on Starbucks. The sound of campers singing is one of her favorite things about camp. Alex is excited to teach Animals class this season.


Program Instructor

Picture ShavonShavon comes to us from another Julian summer camp down the road, and we are so excited for her to bring her experience to Camp Marston. Learning and growing are two of Shavon's favorite things about camp, and she is excited to be teaching Team-building and Animals classes. She loves reading and shopping, and one day, she hopes to be a school counselor.


Program Instructor

Picture Garrison

Garrison is from the Town of Washington Courthouse, Ohio. He studied Agricultural and Extension Education at The Ohio State University. When he grows up he wants to be a marathoner. This is Garrison’s first time living or working outside of Ohio and he’s excited for this new adventure.


Program Instructor

Picture RyanRyan comes to us from Michigan, where he attended college at Michigan State University. He loves the community that you find at camp, especially loves rock climbing, playing water games, and ultimate Frisbee. Ryan happens to be left-handed and has traveled across the country twice. His favorite class to teach is Team-building.


Program Instructor

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Rose is originally from Kentucky and went to school for Psychology. Outside of camp Rose likes all forms of water sports, especially sailing, surfing, and kayaking. A fun fact about Rose is that she will be working in Alaska this upcoming summer. Rose's favorite class to teach is Earth and Water and when she grows up she wants to be an Adventure Guide.


Program Instructor

Picture Kyle

Kyle joins the team from Saratoga Springs, New York where he achieved a B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University. Kyle's favorite thing about camp is making new friends of all ages. In his spare time he enjoys movies, running, and video games. An interesting fact about Kyle is that he has twin sisters that are younger than him. Kyle loves to teach Team Building class and when he grows up he wants to be an Educator.


Program Instructor

Picture Ian

Ian joins the Marston team from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Temple University and has previous camp experience on the East Coast. His favorite thing about camp is being able to teach outside and giving kids new experiences that allow them to succeed in life. In his spare time Ian enjoys going to the shore and playing in the waves. His favorite class to teach is Team Building class.


Program Instructor

Picture Mary

Mary joins the team all the way from Queensbury, New York. She has a B.A. in English and Sociology and a Masters in Childhood Education. Her favorite thing about camp is being able to be outside and silly all day long, as well as learning and growing with awesome kids. A fun fact about Mary is that two of her toes are connected together. When she grows up she wants to continue doing what she loves in either Education or camping and her favorite class to teach is Trees and Team Building.