January 25, 2017
Those that were part of the YMCA Camp Pinewood family in the mid 70's will remember Rod Manifold as a Summer Camp Director and a friend to many. In addition to serving youth at camp, Rod served in numerous positions with the YMCA of Metro Chicago between 1969-1985. Prior to his time at the Y, Rod served in the Peace Corps in Panama where he taught English and Physical Education. His passion for others took him to Virgina where he worked in several positions at the Central Virginia Health Services and later became the Executive Director of the Federally Qualified Health Center, which operates 18 centers serving over 40,000 patients annually. Upon hearing the news of his passing, we were able to connect with many alumni and friends who shared nothing but fond memories of their time spent with Rod at camp and in the many years following.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to speak with those that spent their summers in the Piney' Wood Hills with Rod and invite others to share their stories and memories of Rod with us and others connected to YMCA Camp Pinewood.