While Your Camper is Here
Camp Speers’ counselors are trained, responsible, and compassionate camping professionals. We hire the best of the best leaders and role models to guide your camper through the awesome experience of summer camp. Speers’ staff come from around the globe, as you’ll find when you meet some of our international staff this summer. Typically, counselors and skill class instructors are college students and recent college graduates. Prior to the commencement of summer camp, staff participate in a week-long training program that includes child abuse and bullying prevention, ages and stages, team building, group dynamics, how to teach our syllabus, and camp policies and procedures.
At Camp Speers YMCA we believe that the true value of Camp lies in the connections that each camper makes with their cabin mates and with nature. Connecting to technology while at camp makes these personal connections less attainable, therefore, Speers YMCA is a technology-free Camp. We do not permit campers to bring electronic devices. Campers may communicate with their family and friends by writing letters. We suggest that if you would like your camper to write while they are at camp, you send them with pre-stamped and addressed postcards or envelopes. Likewise, you may want to leave an addressed letter at the office for your camper so that it may be delivered the first day of camp. There’s nothing better than receiving a handwritten letter from home!