Claynita Hill
Jun 7, 2023 - Elmhurst YMCA

Meet Our Day Camp Team: Claynita Hill

Claynita Hill, one of the Elmhurst YMCA’s Day Camp Counselors, hails from Miami, Florida. She graduated from Bethune-Cookman University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Recreation and a Master of Science in Sports Management.

Sports and Recreation is Claynita’s passion. She enjoys sharing the importance of activities that promote health and wellness and loves to eat, dance, and travel. She’s looking forward to creating memories this summer!

Q: Why did you choose to become a Counselor for the Y? 

A: I enjoy working with youth, and I value the principles of the YMCA.

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

A: What I like most is that the Y provides facilities and programs for the community.

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

A: I’m left-handed.

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

A: If I could have any superpower, it would be to fly because I’m a free spirit and would love to go anywhere, anytime.

Q: What’s the last song you listened to? 

A: “Love Yourz” by J. Cole.

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

A: To travel to Italy and Africa.

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

A: I am fueled by positive environments! 😀

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!