Meet the YMCA Camp Letts Team | YMCA DC

Meet the YMCA Camp Letts Team

We Love What We Do – And It Shows!

The staff at YMCA Camp Letts live for the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the life of each camper and guest. Our executive and administrative team are the most skilled, responsible and enthusiastic bunch you’ll find. They have years of experience in leading Summer Camps, Special Events and Specialty Programs.

PHIL BARBASH

Position: Vice President of Camping and Retreat Center Services

Hometown: Washington, DC

Started at Camp: Camp Letts – February 2022; Been working at camps since June 2004. My favorite thing about camp is providing opportunities to youth who would not otherwise get them

Favorite camp activity: Basketball

Fun fact!: “I know every song in Fiddler on the Roof!”

MEREDITH SMITH 

Position: Associate Executive Director

Hometown: Easton, MD

Started at Camp: Camp Letts – July 2022; Been working Youth Development Programs at YMCA of Metro Washington since 2001 My favorite thing about camp is when I hear campers say they have had “THE BEST DAY EVER!”

Favorite camp activity: Hanging out in the trees at high ropes

Fun fact!: “I was an international exchange student and spent my 11th grade of high school living and studying in Venezuela, South America”

EMILY “GIL” GILMORE

Position: Camp Director

Hometown: Lakeland, FL

Started at Camp: April 2022 at Letts; Been working at summer camps around the country since May 2010. My favorite thing about camp overseeing the Leadership Development program and watching the next generation find their confidence

Favorite camp activity: Evening activities! Gold Rush, Movie premier, and Cardboard Boat Race are my top three!

Fun Fact: “I have visited 24 states so far and I’m working on visiting all 50!”

MADISON ROWELL

Position: Camp Services and Registration Director

Hometown: Centreville, MD

Started at Camp: April 2021; Been working for the YMCA since 2015. My favorite thing about camp is observing camper’s trying something new for the first time!

Favorite camp activity: Letts Legacy Games

Fun fact!: “I can wiggle my ears, but cannot cross my eyes!”

DAN RANDALL

Position: Maintenance Director

Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Started at Camp: April 1992. My favorite thing about camp is meeting new people every day.

Favorite camp activity: Paintball

Fun fact!: “I am afraid of airplanes and avoid all airports.”

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