Camp Eastside is now hiring for passionate, creative, mature and energetic staff to make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of campers we serve each summer. Our staff finish the summer with lifelong friends, memories and skills applicable in any field of work. If you feel you have what it takes to join our amazing summer team then check out our 2014 positions.

Meet the Staff

Meghan Flynn
Meghan Flynn, Day Camp Coordinator 

This will be my fifth summer at Camp Eastside and I look forward to camp all year long! This will be my first year as Day Camp Coordinator and I could not be more excited. When I think of camp, I look back at all the opportunities the Y has given me and how much it has become a part of who I am. What I love most is the sense of community the Y has; we are one team and we all support each other! I look forward to enjoying the summer, ensuring your camper in a safe environment, and creating the ultimate camp experience. We will play gaga, make new friends, and probably throw some food on your favorite counselor! We will create so many enjoyable memories this summer. I am excited to meet you and your camper!

I hope you can take the time to enjoy one of our tours or open houses to see what we are all about!

Michael Cardinali, Day Camp Coordinator, LIT/CIT Coordinator

I currently teach at Palmyra Macedon High School and while most educators look forward to the summer to relax, I look forward to it as the start of the Camp season! I believe Camp should be a truly inclusive atmosphere where children of all interests and abilities feel included and help to create a welcoming community.

I also coordinate the LIT/CIT Program and feel passionately about helping teens develop into leaders, not just at Camp Eastside, but in every aspect of their life. In the program I utilize a constructivist approach to developing leadership skills and important qualities found among our finest counselors. This means teens work together to discover and build on concepts like taking initiative, inclusion, and decision making.

Patrick Dugan, Sports Camp Director
I’m looking forward to another great year of camp here at the Eastside Family YMCA! My staff team and I are committed to making your sports campers experience the best it can possibly be and to make sure that they grow both athletically and socially. We believe in a games approach to teaching sports and we teach our campers the importance of positive competition, fair play, and sportsmanship. While other sports themed camps in the area may focus on highly skilled campers in serious competition, we focus on the fundamentals and are committed to the enjoyment of each and every camper. We can’t wait for another amazing summer of sports camp and all the fun, friendship, and memories that it is sure to bring!
Drew Sawyer Drew Sawyer, Sports and Camp Staff Associate 

This will be my first year working as an Eastside Sports Camp Associate! I am truly excited to start camp and help create everlasting memories for these young individuals. My favorite times as a child were when I got to participate in amazingly fun sport and day camps. The Eastside camps provide a unique environment where each camper has the opportunity to find a sport, craft, or other activity that suites their interests.

I have coached youth sports for over five years and played college basketball for three years. My focus as an associate and coach is to expose the youth to healthy activities that they can genuinely enjoy. I enjoy educating children on how to be successful through teamwork, healthy competition, and selflessness! I look forward to meeting you and your little one in the Eastside Family YMCA camps this summer!