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.
Assistant Camp Director
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. He is currently a senior at Indiana University Kokomo, majoring in Business Management. 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 Office Administrator
Sandi has worked for the YMCA since 2016. She joined our Camp Tycony staff in Summer 2019. She helps hold down the fort in our camp office and is always happy to greet campers and parents. Her favorite quote from our campers is “Miss Sandi…didn’t you go to high school with Jesus?” And she says “No, I was a few years ahead of Him!”
Winter Day Camp Staff
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