Camp Jewell YMCA’s staff is made up of over 7 full time year round staff that combined have over 30 years of camp experience.  In addition we have a staff of up to 20 program instructors that work fall, winter and spring providing programs to our guests and over 160 staff in the summer. Each member of our staff team is dedicated to ensuring the best possible experience for you regardless of the program you participate in.


Year-Round Staff
Program Staff
Food Service Staff

Craig Dawson

Executive Director
Craig Dawson

Executive Director

Craig is originally from England, he grew up not far from Sherwood Forest where he spent his childhood running through the woods pretending to be Robin Hood!! Craig has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Geography from the University of Leeds in England and has worked for YMCA Camps in both New York and Wisconsin in various roles from counselor to summer camp director. Craig has been at Camp Jewell since 2012 and has been the Executive Director since 2018. He has two boys who attend camp each summer and his goal is to ensure that everyone who attends camp has an amazing experience.

(888) 412-2267 ext. 206

Jodi Gove

Associate Executive Director