Julia Keith
Jun 21, 2023 - Elmhurst YMCA

Meet Our Day Camp Team: Julia Keith

Julia Keith, one of the Elmhurst YMCA’s Day Camp Counselors, is an Elmhurst-native and just graduated from York Community High School! She will be attending the University of Kentucky to study nursing. In the future, Julia hopes to work in a hospital with young kids. She loves to read, stay active, and spend time around people. 

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

A: I love kids and wanted to work with them more and wanted a job working with lots of people.

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

A: I love the positive energy and [creativity].

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

A: Getting to know each kid — [as well as the staff] — individually and forming connections.

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

A: I have an adopted brother.

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

A: To fly so I could go anywhere, anytime I want because I love being adventurous.

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

A: “Set Fire To The Rain” by Adele.

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

A: To travel to Alaska.

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

A: I have three siblings and have moved twice.

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!