Elizabeth Washburn
Jul 7, 2023 - Buehler YMCA

Meet Our Day Camp Team: Elizabeth Washburn

Elizabeth Washburn, Sports & Gymnastics Program Manager at the Buehler YMCA, is a former gymnast at the University of Utah, where she was first team athletic and academic All-American! She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science and her masters in business administration. 

Q: What do you like most about the work that the Y does? 

A: Sharing a love of sports and challenging yourself with the kids.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this Summer at the Y?

A: Seeing all the campers improve their sports, learn new things, and make friends. 

Q: What’s one thing people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to find out? 

A: I owned a fitness company for 13 years and have lived and trained people in more than seven countries.

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be (and why)? 

A: Time travel — I always feel like I have too much to do and not enough time.

Q: What’s one thing on your bucket list? 

A: [One day I would like to] be a spectator at the Olympics.

Q: Anything else you want to share with us? We love random tidbits and facts! 

A: There’s a 2-foot height difference between me and my husband

The YMCA of Metro Chicago believes in the power of play. We play for fun and for progress. Day Camp at the Y empowers Chicagoland youth to do mighty things — making friends, developing new skills, creating life-shaping experiences, and so much more! 

Our experienced and talented counselors and staff are committed to making sure your camper experiences a full day of play, exploration, learning, and personal growth. Here at the Y, we want to show off our Day Camp team’s amazing talents and contributions to our community — and find even more talented, community-oriented individuals who want to work at the YMCA!