Camp Staff - Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA

Camp Staff

Are you interested in joining the Wapsie staff? Follow this link to see current opportunities.

Meet the Camp Staff...

Camp Director - Paul Denowski

Paul Joined the Wapsie staff in 2003 coming from YMCA Camp Edwards having studied Natural resources, Camp Management and Environmental Education. Paul shares” I enjoy sharing my passion for the outdoors with the kids at camp through nature programming, adventure trips and outdoor cooking whenever I get the chance.  Wapsie is a great camp where I enjoy helping and watching campers learn and grow here at Wapsie.”

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Retreats Program Director - Michelle Wiersig

Michelle is the Retreats Program Director at Camp Wapsie. Her previous YMCA experience includes more than 5 years with the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and the Indiana County YMCA.  She has worked at and volunteered with YMCA and private camps across the country. Michelle loves meeting new people, welcoming groups out at camp, and enjoys the beautiful sites at Wapsie.  

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Office Manager - Chris Sanderson

Chris got to experience Camp through our Mother/Daughter camp and has been sending her kids to Camp for several years.  When the Office Manager position came open, Chris jumped at the opportunity to lend her talents to Wapsie, (while working close to home).  She is the voice of camp when you call Wapsie!  In addition, Chris brings a wealth of organizational experience from a professional history including the healthcare and legal industries.

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