Renee Tuzak
Jun 21, 2023 - Elmhurst YMCA

Meet Our Day Camp Team: Renee Tuzak

Renee Tuzak, one of the Elmhurst YMCA’s Day Camp Counselors, grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois, and graduated from York Community High School! Renee works at the Elmhurst District 205 Transition Center as a Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel. 

This summer, Renee is excited about meeting new people and forming new connections.

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

A: To make the most of my summer and use the skills from my job as a teacher’s aid to help kids and be a positive influence.

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

A: It is inclusive.

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

A: I love going to the zoo. My favorite animal is the meerkat.

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

A: Teleportation, because I don’t like car rides.

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

A: “Simply the Best” by Tina Turner.

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

A: [Go on] an African safari.

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

A: I have a dog named Lady, and my wife is named Amanda.

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!