At Camp Twin Lakes, Safety is Our Top Priority
The quality of camp staff is an important consideration when choosing the right summer camp for your child. At the Y, we aim to impress with camp counselors who are fun and responsible. Staff training covers important topics such as first aid, CPR and childhood development. We can’t wait for you to meet our camp staff!
Camp Twin Lakes Board & Staff
Vice President, Operations- West
In 2020 Cameran celebrates his 31st year working for the YMCA. He began his career in Wyoming at a small independent YMCA. His Career moved him to Phoenix where he became the Operations Director of the Phoenix Downtown YMCA. In Phoenix he managed a 139 room hotel, 50 sqft fitness facility as well as the implemented the valley-wide Jr. Suns basketball program that now serves over 30,000 youth each year. In 2005 Cameran came to Texas to open the Twin Lakes YMCA facility and oversee Camp Twin Lakes operations until 2012. In 2013 Cameran opened our new Highland Lakes YMCA in Burnet and stayed until 2016 when he made his return to the Cedar Park community to manage the Twin Lakes Facility and now Camp Twin Lakes.
Associate Camp Executive Director
Growing up, summer camp was not a huge part of Eli’s life, but playing and exploring in the woods behind his house in Wisconsin absolutely was. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Natural Sciences he traveled around the country working at a number of different summer camps as an Outdoor Education Instructor. He first began working with the YMCA at Frost Valley YMCA in the New York in 2014. Eli then moved back to the Midwest and served as the Camp Director at YMCA Camp Benson for four years before joining us at YMCA Camp Twin Lakes!
Resident Camp Director
Rachel joined the YMCA GWC family in 2014 in anticipation of helping open our overnight resident camp. Since 2016, she has focused on everything resident camp from summer and winter camps to family camps and overnight school science field trips. A self-described knot nerd, Rachel is always excited to help campers learn new skills such as knot tying, archery, or pickleball .
Groups and Retreat Director
Michael’s experience with the YMCA starts with my children. Through their participation in youth sports, gymnastics, and dance programs I become more active in volunteering at the “Y.” From there, my involvement grew, I began working at the YMCA in the after school program, where I was able to help children learn new and exciting things daily. I also began working with groups of children, teenagers, and adults at Camp Twin Lakes by taking the lead on programs such as paintball and the high ropes challenge course. It has been truly great working with the YMCA and seeing people change as they challenge themselves and have experiences outside of their comfort zone.
Tanya has served as the Head Cook at YMCA Camp Twin Lakes since 2016. She is a native Texan who was born in San Antonio, but she has spent most of her life in Austin. Prior to coming to CTL, Tanya was working for the Leander ISD in Child Nutritional Services. When she is not at camp, Tanya loves spending time with her family, especially her grandson.