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.
Liz Lomba, Senior Camp Director
Liz is originally from Michigan and has a B.S. in Sociology from Central Michigan University. She has started her Y career as a counselor at Camp Nissokone. Liz has over 15 years of camp experience working in summer camp, outdoor education, and conference groups in Michigan, California, and now Virginia. Liz joined the CSB team in 2016 and always loves to hear about the impact that camp has on children and adults alike.
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.
Nick Tyson, Food Service Director
Nick has grown up on Eastern Shore and attended CSB as a child. He began working in the kitchen part-time in 2015 and has been the full-time Food Service Director since 2017. Nick enjoys meeting new people at camp.
Rachel is from Cape Charles, VA and has been working at Camp Silver Beach since June 2018. In addition to working at Camp Silver Beach, she also has worked at other camps on the Eastern Shore. She has a BA in Sociology and Communication Studies from Randolph-Macon College. At camp she helps with registration and helps with whatever parents may need. Rachel loves seeing how happy campers are during their stays at camp and hopes that children from all over could experience the positive effects camp can give.
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.
Danielle is from Frisco, Texas. She began attending summer camp at YMCA Camp Grady Spruce at the age of 8 where she fell in love with summer camp, never missing a summer as a camper. Danielle has worked in a variety of capacity’s including retreats and summer camp. She loves all the different aspects that camp has to offer but her favorite is to watch connections and relationships grow.