Meet our Staff

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team is what truly makes YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps so unique. Combined with a breadth of experience, each leader is committed to the positive development of youth, families, and communities. If you need to contact any one of our camp staff, click on their email link.

Tim McKendrick


CEO State YMCA of Michigan & Executive Director of YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps

2021 will be Tim McKendrick's 20th summer at Hayo-Went-Ha. He has served as a Counselor, Ad Staff, and now Camp Director. 

Amanda Macaluso


Director, YMCA Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha

2019 will be Amanda Macaluso’s 21st year as Camp Director and 27th year on staff at YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps. She has also served as a counselor, waterfront director and program director since 1993. During the winter she plans the intricate details of every trip, recruits campers and staff and oversees the year round programming at the Girls Camp site. Professionally, Amanda is an active member of the American Camp Association and the YMCA Michigan Camps Network. Personally, she is a member of the American Camp Association and the Michigan YMCA Directors network. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, and their two daughters.

Erin Steffen


Director of Finances

Erin Steffen joined the full-time staff of the State YMCA of Michigan on January 5, 2017 as the new Director of Finances. Erin is based at the
Torch Lake site (headquarters of the State YMCA of Michigan) and comes to us with strong banking and finance background with Wells Fargo
Bank and Horizon Community Credit Union (Green Bay, Wisconsin). She has an impressive camp pedigree: her father Bruce Otte was a camper
and counselor for many years in the 1960’s and 70’s and her grandmother is none other than long time camp nurse and HWH Hall of Fame member,
Grace Otte. Erin lives in Gaylord with her husband Tim, son Caleb, and daughter Grace.

Richard Murray


YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps Buildings and Grounds Director

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