At Camp Sturtevant, your child will experience a supportive community of young people and dedicated staff who work together to ensure each individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential through development of the spirit, mind, and body in an outdoor environment. The lessons learned and friendships forged at Camp Sturtevant will last a lifetime!


 Scruff - Camp Director
Scruff joined the Woodson YMCA Camp Sturtevant team in May of 2015 as the Leadership Camp Program Director and took over as the Camp Director in 2017.  Scruff earned both his Bachelor’s degree (Media & Cinema Studies) and his Master’s degree (Recreation, Sport, and Tourism) from the University of Illinois. He also worked full-time for the University before family ties brought him and his wife to central Wisconsin where they now reside in Marathon City.  In his spare time, Scruff referees WIAA and NCAA football and basketball, enjoys being outdoors, playing cards, and spending time with his wife and two kids. Have a question for Scruff? Email here. 


Otter -Assistant Camp & Youth Program Director 
I am greatly excited for what my second year as Assistant Camp Director with Camp Sturtevant has in store. As a Door County native, and prior Y-Camp Director, I thoroughly enjoy giving kids an opportunity to learn and grow in an outdoor setting. Summers are long and there’s no better way to spend them than at Camp, developing current and new friendships! I am a graduate of Loras College, Dubuque IA, where I studied business/economics and played four years of collegiate soccer. Go Duhawks! While not at camp you can find me on the golf course or rather riding my snowboard at Rib Mountain in the off-season. Have a question for Otter? Email here.

Aqua -Office Manager

Hello! My name is Aqua and this will be my second summer at Camp Sturtevant, but I have been working in recreation and aquatics for 15 years! When I'm not at camp I am a mom of two, a full time nursing student and work in aquatics at the downtown Y. Life for me is always full of adventure, and I know this summer will be nothing less!

Birdy -Program Director 
This is my third summer at camp. I attend the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and I am both an early childhood and special education major. In my free time, I love to travel and watch Netflix. I’m looking forward to another fun summer at Camp Sturtevant! 


Boa - Program Director 
This will be my fifth summer at camp, I started in 2014 as a Junior Counselor for two years and then have been a Senior Counselor for the past two summers. I will be a junior in the fall at UW-Madison and am pursuing a degree in zoology with a certificate in education and educational services. After school, I hope to get a job at a zoo as a curator of education running education programs and summer camps. When I'm not at camp or stuck studying I love fishing, hiking, camping, playing basketball and just being outdoors in general. I can't wait for this summer to start and have it be the BEST one yet!

Squatch -Program Director 
I've been a part of Camp Sturtevant for 13 years. I attended camp for nine years, worked as a Junior Counselor for four years and Senior Staff for the past two years. I'm attending the University of Wisconsin- Marathon County and studying business. My main hobby is weight lifting.


Chief -Nature Program Director 
Chief started working at YMCA Camp Adventure in Mosinee five years ago, as a camp manager and counselor. He split his time between Camp Adventure and Camp Sturtevant the following year and then became our nature director/counselor at Camp Sturtevant, a role he currently fills.  During the school year, he substitute teaches in the Mosinee and Wausau School districts as well as several parochial schools. Before that, he had taught school fulltime since 1984, had been an administrator, and worked with at-risk teens in a wilderness therapy setting.  Prior to college, Chief served in the US Marine Corps working in aircrew survival. He has continued to build on this survival training and enjoys historical reenacting as a hobby.  Other hobbies include playing harmonica and drums, martial arts, all outdoor activities and reading histories.

Snare –Maintenance
My name is Snare and you can catch me cleaning up around camp as maintenance staff this year. I was a camper for eight years and I couldn’t get enough so I came back as a Junior Counselor for two years and this is my second year working in maintenance, 12 years under the belt at Camp Sturtevant! I enjoy playing all kinds of sports, and I love music. I play the drums and the banjo and I can’t wait to see you in summer!

Wizard -Maintenance  
I have been with Camp Sturtevant since 2001. I was a camper for several years and then moved up to a Junior Counselor for three more. The following year I was hired as one of the grounds maintenance workers. I have been grounds maintenance at camp for seven years and am excited to be back for another season. I am currently enrolled in the Urban Forestry Technician program at Mid-State Technical College. I enjoy my studies and intend to work as an arborist following graduation. In my free time, I enjoy hunting and being outdoors.

Crawfish – JC/Camp Store Program Director
Crawfish was a Junior Counselor at camp for two years and last summer had the opportunity to come back as the Junior Counselor Coordinator, which she is very happy and excited to be returning to this summer! She just graduated from DC Everest High School and looks forward to attending UW-Eau Claire in the fall where she will pursue a degree in education to work with kids some day. When Crawfish isn’t working or going to school she enjoys spending time at her family cabin and hanging out with friends.