Meet the Camp Counselors

Joy Engle – Camp Lead

My name is Joy Engle-Young and I am tremendously excited to dive into summer and experience the adventures that will come during Summer Day Camp at the EQT Rec Center. I am a graduate of Waynesburg University and I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 2015. Since then, I have been utilizing my degree as a substitute teacher at the Jefferson-Morgan School District. Working with children is something that I have been doing since I was a child myself. One of my first jobs was babysitting and I always enjoyed spending time with the kids and the families that I worked with over the years. Coming up with engaging activities and hearing what the kids had to say always brought smiles, plenty of laughs, and happiness to my heart. As often as I can, I spend time working with the kids at my church. For example, teaching lessons on Wednesdays, occasionally assisting with children led worship services, and directing the summer day camp are a few of the positions where I have served. Hanging out with kids is one of my favorite ways to spend my time and I am certain that it is something that I am called to do with life.

Alex Campbell – Camp Lead
Hello! My name is Alexander Campbell, but I prefer to go by Alex. I have worked with kids on and off since my junior year of high school and I love it! I have worked for Greene county parks and rec and Carmichael’s high school. I eventually would like to become a band director for ages 10-18! I’m looking forward to working with everyone this summer!

Ben Bumgardner – Camp Counselor

I am a graduate of Waynesburg Central High School and currently am attending Penn State University and majoring in Kinesiology. During my time at Waynesburg Central I found a love for the sports of cross country and track and field and though these sports I was able to win two state titles. Because of this I am able to continue to do what I love and compete collegiately at Penn State in both cross country and track. Being part of this camp is a great opportunity for me to be able to show kids how much fun and enriching sports can be and I look forward to doing so.

Calvin Rogers – Camp Counselor

Cayleigh Pratt – Camp Counselor

My name is Cayleigh Pratt. I have recently graduated from Carmichaels Area High School and plan on attending Washington and Jefferson College in the fall. I am involved in various activities, including studying all forms of dance at InMotion Dance+Fitness and volunteering with the youth cheerleading organization at Carmichaels. I love giving back to my local community, which is why I am so excited to be working with children from the surrounding area!

Jimmy George – Camp Counselor

My experience with kids has mainly been through working with my brother, sister and younger cousins. I have always enjoyed working with little kids and giving them an example of how to play sports and an example of how show respect to others in their sport.

Kaitlin Fisher – Camp Counselor

I love working with kids because I love the energy and happiness they carry with them. As a kid, I grew up with a younger sister and we played constantly. I am a kid at heart and believe everyone should have there special play mate just like I did. I did a year of elementary tutoring. There i helped out a first grade class. I did a project with the kids every couple weeks and helped them each day with whatever they were learning at that time. I was apart of girl scouts for 8 years and had a lot of experience through those years with helping younger scouts. I have done a Day Camp program for the past two years, and loved every second of it. My goal for each day of day camp is to make at least one kid smile and be happy to be there!

Kirsten Garber – Camp Counselor

I’m from Waynesburg PA and am currently enrolled at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio and studying Early Childhood Education. I enjoying playing basketball, walking, and running. I love working with children and am looking forward to working at Camp this summer. I am excited to work with the children and have fun!

Lexi Ellsworth – Camp Counselor

I love to work with children because this is what I find fun in my time. I have worked previously for Greene County Recreation Department Day Camp. There I worked with kids in many ways. Some include on the playground, in a pool, playing sports, in learning workshops, and serving food. I believe that when I work with kids I am able to teach or show them a thing or two that will help them in the future. I enjoy being a role model for the youth.

Lindsee Zimmer – Camp Counselor

My name is Lindsee Zimmer. I am from Waynesburg Pennsylvania and currently attend Slippery Rock University where I am majoring in Exercise Science. I also run Cross Country as well as Track&Field for Slippery Rock. I am excited to combine my passion for exercise/fitness and working with kids this summer! 

McKenna Benke – Camp Counselor

I am going to be a sophomore Hospitality and Tourism Management major at Robert Morris University in the fall. I have 2 years of experience working at a day camp and multiple years working with the children’s program at my church. 

Nate Blair – Camp Lead

I’m Nate Blair and I just completed my freshman year at Lehigh University. I am majoring in Industrial Engineering with a minor in business and I made the Dean’s List. I graduated from Waynesburg Central High School as Summa Cum Laude.  I participated and lettered in varsity soccer, track, basketball and football.  I was a member and Vice President of the NHS. I enjoy skiing, lifting weights and playing sports. I have been active in the Intramural sports program at Lehigh. I am a currently a manager for the Lehigh wrestling team. I am a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg and was active in Crossroads youth Ministry. I am a PA West certified youth soccer referee and have experience as a youth soccer coach. 

Janice Tennant – Camp Counselor