Meet Camp Counselor: Chase Thalheimer

Chase will be spending his summer with the Southern Saratoga summer camp! We can’t wait for this summer as it will be Chase’s first time as a counselor!

What do you like about working at camp?

I love the YMCA experience in general. I am pretty much willing to do anything with the name YMCA in it because it is always fun! Also, who doesn’t love summer camp?? I am very excited to be able to make a difference in the lives of young kids and make their summers’ awesome!

Summer Camp is important because…

It provides an experience for kids that isn’t sitting at home in front of a screen, but rather embracing the outdoors and face-to-face interaction.

Finish this sentence: Because of the Y…

I have discovered my passion of serving others and my desire to be a civil servant in either the NYS or US government (Youth and Government Program.)

What do you do outside of the Y?

Youth and government, Togetherhood Committee on Advisory Council, volleyball, music (Piano, Trumpet, Singing, Composing), traveling, learning languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and soon Chinese, student government (Class Council and Shen SFA Senate), and, photography.

What excites you the most about this summer?

Being able to work with some of my closest friends from the YMCA while creating an exciting summer for young kids!