Leadership

Our dedicated team of year round professionals are focused on creating a once in a lifetime camp experience for your son. It is very important to us that we create a climate of respect, cooperation, kindness, curiosity, and fun. As the oldest YMCA boy’s camp in the country, we are proud to carry on the Camp Abnaki traditions and always stand ready to “Help the Other Fellow.”

 

Brian Roy, Camp Director

Brian, a native of Essex Junction, Vermont, began his Abnaki experience as a camper in the 90’s and has stayed involved in a multitude of ways ever since! His camping career has included leadership stops at YMCA Camp Lincoln, YMCA Camp Gundalow, and YMCA Camp Cristina.  He also worked locally as the Assistant Director of the Essex Junction Recreation and Parks Department. Brian studied child development at SNHU and has a Masters in Education from UNH. He enjoys skiing in the winter and biking in the summer. All three of Brian’s brothers are Nidokenaks!

You can contact Brian at 802-652-8180 or broy@gbymca.org.

 

Adam Stevenson,  Assistant Camp Director

Adam was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he grew up with the Y – learning to swim, participating in youth sports leagues, and growing in confidence through day camp. He cultivated a deep appreciation for the outdoors and experienced the transformative power of overnight camping with the Boy Scouts, and worked his way up through the rank of Eagle Scout. He began his career as a camping professional at YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer during his undergraduate experience at Penn State University, hoping to serve his community as a positive mentor while also gaining valuable experience as a future educator. After five years as a counselor, lifeguard, program specialist, and village director, Adam spent another five years as the program director, spearheading aquatics, CIT, teen wilderness, teen expedition tripping, and day camp programs during the summer and outdoor education, parent-child, and teambuilding programs during the fall, winter, and spring.

Adam took some time away from the Y as he prepared for a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, one of his lifelong dreams. Over the course of 146 days in 2020, he backpacked the rugged entirety of the trail – 2193 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine. He is ecstatic to be joining the Camp Abnaki team, and looks forward to inspiring and equipping both staff and campers as they find their paths, unlock their potential, and become leaders of consequence.

You can contact Adam at 802-652-8180 or astevenson@gbymca.org.

 

Bill McFadden, Property Manager 

Bill has lived in the Upper Valley Region of VT/NH for most of his life, he is a graduate of Hanover, NH High School and Middlebury College.  He brings a variety experiences and interests having been involved in recreational facility and operations management, the solar and alternative energy field and has run his own businesses in design/build construction and service/retail, a bike shop.

Although he never had the opportunity to experience a traditional sleep away camp, he has great appreciation for the value of that experience having witnessed the positive effects that the camp experience has had on his two daughters, both of whom are in there 20’s and still very much involved with “their camp”.

When not working around the camp property you will probably see Bill walking his dog Chance or heading out or returning from a bike ride.

You can contact Bill at 802-372-6164 or bmcfadden@gbymca.org.

 

 

 

 

 



GREATER BURLINGTON YMCA LOCATIONS

Pomerleau Family Y
298 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT 05474
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties

 

"Help the other fellow."