Samuel McPherson
Jun 14, 2023 - Elmhurst YMCA

Meet Our Day Camp Team: Samuel McPherson

Samuel McPherson, one of the Elmhurst YMCA’s Day Camp Counselors, is a York Community High School graduate and will be going to Purdue University, where he will be studying to become a biology teacher. He likes hockey and is looking forward to field trips this summer!

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

A: So I can inspire youth.

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

A: [The Y] works with communities.

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

A: I rode an Alligator at the YMCA years ago.

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

A: Flight, [to avoid] traffic and [spending money on gas’.

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

A: Rick Astley… Guess the song.

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

A: Go to Greece.

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!