Brooke Grauf
Aug 9, 2023 - Sage YMCA

Meet Our Day Camp Team: Brooke Grauf

Brooke Grauf, one of the Sage YMCA’s Day Camp Counselors, is from Lake in the Hills, Illinois, and currently attends Illinois State University studying Special Education. This summer at the Y, Brooke is excited to have fun and learn from the kids. 

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

A: To get more experience in the field, especially as a one-on-one aide.

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

A: The employee community; community is so important in childcare.

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

A: I played and volunteer coached lacrosse throughout high school and college.

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

A: Telekinesis, because it is powerful and can help people.

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

A: “Stick Season” by Noah Kahan.

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

A: To see the northern lights. 

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

A: I am excited to participate in the community this summer and become an active member in the area.

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!