Camp Westside 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 2015 positions.

Meet the Director


Mickey Beikirch, Associate Executive Director
Mickey oversees the operation of Camp Westside. She first started with the YMCA of Greater Rochester in 1980 as a Junior Water Front Director at Camp Cory, a resident camp on Keuka Lake an hour south of Rochester.

Upon completing a graduate assistantship and a Masters Degree at SUNY Brockport, Mickey moved out west to Colorado Springs with the Women’s Field Hockey Association. She worked at the Olympic Training Center for a little over a year running the Junior Field Hockey program and Coaches Clinics. She then had the opportunity to move to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where she supervised the operation of the summer day camp program, the Montessori Day Care and youth sports programs at the Cheyenne Family YMCA.

Mickey moved back to the Rochester area, in 1997, to become the director of the Brockport YMCA Program Center. In 1999 she became the Director of the Gates Chili YMCA which is now the Westside Family YMCA.

Mickey brings a wealth of experience to Camp Westside and looks forward to the opportunity to offer children, their parents, and families a summer full of memories that will last a lifetime.

We are excited to have a new camp director for the summer of 2015 and look forward to the new ideas and the enthusiasm they will bring to Camp Westside. We hope you are able to take advantage of our camp open house nights to come and meet the new director.