Meet Our Day Camp Team: Talia Giorno
Talia Giorno, one of the Elmhurst YMCA’s Day Camp Counselors, is from Elmhurst and is a recent York Community High School graduate! She will be joining the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the fall as part of the engineering undeclared program.
She’s looking forward to staying active and spending lots of time outside at Day Camp this summer!
Q: Why did you choose to become a Counselor for the Y?
A: I love working with kids and wanted to work somewhere with a community focus.
Q: What do you like most about the work that the Y does?
A: I love the emphasis on inclusion and community!
Q: What’s one thing people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to find out?
A: I’ve been a competitive dancer for eight years!
Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be (and why)?
A: Teleportation; I could visit so many amazing places and meet so many amazing people.
Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: “Somebody to Love” by Justin Beiber.
Q: What’s one thing on your bucket list?
A: Jump off the high dive (so scary!).
Q: Anything else you want to share with us? We love random tidbits and facts!
A: I have a dog named Sonny!
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!