Meet the Staff | YMCA Camp Silver Beach
Meet the Staff
Camp Silver Beach employs 80+ men and women, from all over the world, to work and play with children in this coastal camp environment. Our year-round staff and summer counselors are highly motivated, dedicated and willing to spend their summer providing a great experience for children.
Meet the Staff
Danny Vestal, Executive Director
Danny is from Lewisville, NC and has been with the YMCA for 20 years. He began his Y career as a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor in Winston-Salem, NC. During his career he has served in the roles of Aquatic Director, Senior Program Director, Associate Executive Director and Executive Director. He has lived on the Eastern Shore for eight years and is inspired every day by the impact the camp experience has in the lives of children. His greatest satisfaction is seeing the growth in his daughter and hearing her talk of the friends she made, the counselors she learned from and what they mean to her.
Michael Landry, Sr. Camp Director
Michael is from Irondale, Alabama. He started at YMCA Camp Cosby as a camper 20 years ago. After working at YMCA Camps in New York and Ohio, Michael and his family were excited to join the Camp Silver Beach family on the Eastern Shore. He has a BS in Secondary Education and a MS in Exercise Science from Mississippi State University. He is excite to develop new programs and activities for Camp Silver Beach. Michael loves seeing the impact that camp has on campers and staff as they grow in confidence and character during the summer.
Rhonda Marsh, Director of Development
Rhonda began working with Camp Silver Beach during the building stages in November 1999. She began as the Office Administrator and now serves as their Director of Development. Being an Eastern Shore native her passions are children and the Shore. Rhonda’s goal is to fulfill the dream that all children would be afforded the opportunity of a fun-filled week of summer camp. The privilege of seeing daily the impact camp has on a child is most rewarding.
Jennifer Credle, Business Director
Jennifer has been with YMCA Camp Silver Beach since 2005, but has a lifelong association with Y camping. In addition to managing the camp office, Jennifer coordinates CSB's Health Center and volunteer medical staff. She has a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jennifer's enthusiasm for resident camping comes from a great appreciation for all that camping meant to her during her growing up years, and to her children as second generation campers.
Jay Wilson, Property Manager
Jay began working with Camp Silver Beach during the construction phase and came on board as our Property Manager in November 1999. An Eastern Shore native with a love for the Shore and children, he has 30 years experience in construction and pool maintenance. Jay takes great pride in ensuring that all facilities at Camp Silver Beach are maintained in top-notch order.
Liz Lomba, Program Director
Liz is from Bay City, MI. She spent most of her childhood camping and spending time outdoors. Liz has worked in the camping field for a total of 10 years. She worked for YMCA camps in California and Michigan in a variety of capacities including environmental education and summer camp. Liz loves camp and the way that it gives campers a chance to try new things and form friendships.
Sam Rosen, Camp Chef
Sam joins Camp Silver Beach from Dallas, Texas. She enjoys horses, building, and is currently turning a school bus into an RV! After working as a chef in the restaurant industry for a number of years she has brought many new ideas to CSB. She has helped us source more local produce, cook more meals from scratch, and is excited to lead our Cooking Specialty camp.
Camp Silver Beach employs 80+ men and women from all over the world to work and play with children in this coastal camp environment. Our counselors are highly motivated, dedicated and willing to spend their summer with children. Many of the summer staff return each season providing continuity of leadership. New counselors come highly recommended and are carefully selected after a comprehensive interview process. Staff members are recruited from around the world to enrich the diversity of the camp community.
Summer Staff Training
Staff members attend a week-long training program to strengthen leadership skills in specific activities and in group settings. Many of the staff attend an additional week of certification and training to qualify them as instructors in specialized activity areas. All counselors are CPR and First Aid certified. Junior Counselors are rising high school seniors. Senior Counselors have graduated from high school or equivalent.