Directors & Camp Staff

WHO WE ARE

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.

Full Staff Directory
Only the BEst

We Know How to Make Learning Fun For Kids

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

FOREVER TEAMMATES

Meet your camp team!

ADMINISTRATION 

Peggy Demchak

Peggy Demchak

Day Camp Director (3rd Summer)

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 began his role as OST Coordinator, which involves working at our Downtown OST Site and planning days out of school. 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.

DAY CAMP SENIOR STAFF 

Courtney Brackett

Courtney Brackett

Upper Camp Unit Head (3rd Summer)

Courtney started working for the YMCA in May of 2019, as a camp counselor. She has since worked in our OST Program, and is now serving as our Upper Camp Unit Head. She is a student at Indiana University Kokomo, majoring in Elementary Education. Courtney supervises our Pathfinders and Adventurers units.

Marlie Chaffee

Marlie Chaffee

Lower Camp Unit Head (3rd Summer)

Marlie joined the Kokomo Family YMCA staff in September of 2018. She started out in our Play and Learn Center, before joining our Out of School Time/Day Camp Program in May 2019. She is currently a student at Indiana University Kokomo, majoring in Elementary Education. She was promoted to Lower Camp Unit Head in March 2021. Marlie supervises our Trailblazers and Explorers units.

Zachary Whiteman

Zachary Whiteman

LIT Program Facilitator (3rd Summer)

CAMP COUNSELORS / STAFF

Sterling

Sterling

Colton

Colton

Caiden

Caiden

Danielle

Danielle

Seth

Seth

Macie

Macie

Carlee

Carlee

Preston

Preston

Lauren

Lauren

Courtney

Courtney

Sandi

Sandi

Jackie

Jackie

Grant

Grant

Lizzie

Lizzie

Gabbi

Gabbi

Great Location!

Years of Summer Fun!

Theme Weeks Full of Fun!

Kids Attended in 2019

Get In Touch

Camp Tycony: 27 S. 300 W. Kokomo, IN

Telephone: 765.457.4447

Email: camp.tycony@kokomoymca.org 

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