Directors & Camp Staff


At the YMCA, providing safe, high quality, and enriching experiences for all youth has always been our purpose, and even in today’s world, this promise remains true.  YMCA summer childcare programs are full of life-changing experiences, unforgettable memories, and keep the health of kids, their families, and our staff as our top priority.

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Our team works to help children discover their strengths and further their knowledge of the outdoors. Staff are selected on the basis of their maturity, skill level and enthusiasm working with children. Many are Camp Tycony alumni.

Our Directors and Camp Staff

Meet your camp team!


Peggy Demchak

Peggy Demchak

Day Camp Director (3rd Summer)

Day Camp Director Peggy Demchak brings 30 years of youth development experience to the Camp Tycony team. She has served in a variety  of  roles throughout  her  career, directing child care and camp programs in Illinois, Delaware, and  Alaska, Most  recently, she  worked as an instructional assistant and reading intervention specialist in Kendallville, IN.  “Camp is my first love in programming–I’m delighted to be back in the game.”  Peggy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Purdue University and lives in Converse, IN with her husband, two cats, and two sons, who both attend Ball State  University. She’s looking forward to meeting new families and fostering a love for everything Camp.

A.J. Edwards

A.J. Edwards

STEM Camp Director (5th Summer)

A.J. has worked for the Kokomo Family YMCA since 2016. He started out in the Membership Department, where he worked at the front desk of the Downtown Y. His first summer at YMCA Camp Tycony was in 2017. In 2018, he took on the role of OST Coordinator, where he oversees before and after school enrichment, day camps and inclement weather care. In 2020, he directed Emergency Child Care and the Summer Discovery Bridging the Gap Program. A.J. holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Indiana University and is currently earning his MBA from the University of Southern Indiana. A.J. grew up at the Y and considers being able to work with the next generation of Y kids an incredible honor.

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Camp Tycony: 27 S. 300 W. Kokomo, IN

Telephone: 765.457.4447



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