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!