Meet the YMCA Summer Camp Team

Meet our talented team of YMCA summer camp directors who work hard behind the scenes to plan and organize everything that goes into making our camps a success!

Here's a closer look at the dedicated professionals who will help your kids have the Best. Summer. Ever! at our summer camps across Chester County! If you have any general questions regarding summer camp, please reach out to our  Summer Camp Admin 610-643-9622, ext. 2190 .

 

Brandywine YMCA Summer Camp Director, Krystle Brown!

Krystle Brown

Camp Director

610-380-9622, ext. 2411

Brandywine YMCA Camp Director

 

Andrew Hockenbrock, Executive Director of the Jennersville YMCA in West Grove, Pa.

Andy Hockenbrock

Arts, Humanities and Camp Director

610-869-9622, ext. 2532

“Chester County is a great place to live because there is a wonderful sense of community. I hope to widen the reach of the Jennersville YMCA with programs that impact our community and enhance the lives of the people around us.” 

Andy Hockenbrock joined the YMCA of Greater Brandywine as the Executive Director of the Jennersville YMCA in October 2022. With over 23 years of YMCA experience, Andy brings expertise, passion and a strong sense of community to Chester County.  

Above all, Andy is drawn to the YMCA mission of creating programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. His commitment to the Y’s mission has taken him across the United States, serving communities in Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Delaware – and here in Pennsylvania. 

Andy has touched a wide range of people and communities in his career with the YMCA. Most recently, Andy served as the Triangle Y Ranch Camp Executive Director. In prior years Andy led programming for youth, families, older adults, and those impacted by substance abuse.  

The mission of the YMCA runs deep in Andy’s family. His father was a swim instructor at the Norristown YMCA in the 1950’s. And, Andy met his wife while working at a YMCA in Missouri. 

Andy and his wife live in Quarryville with their five sons. When Andy is not at the YMCA, he is likely cooking something delicious on the smoker – and eating it, too. 

 

Octorara YMCA Summer Camp Director, Janet Kabakjian!

Janet Kabakjian

Director

610-593-9622, ext. 2701

Octorara YMCA Camp Director.

 

Summer Camp Director at the Kennett Area YMCA, Jess Jones.

Jess Jones

Senior Director of Youth Development

610-444-9622, ext. 2320

Kennett Area YMCA Camp Director

Director of Operations for the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center, Taylor Kassel.

Taylor Kassel

Executive Director

610-696-9622, ext. 2823

Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center Camp Director

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Upper Mine Line YMCA Summer Camp Director, Janelle Brandberg!

Janelle Brandberg

Senior Director of Youth Programs

610-647-9622, ext. 2039

Janelle is a graduate of Point Park University where she earned a BFA in Performing Arts with a concentration in Musical Theater. She performed professionally in theaters in Pittsburgh and Chicago before joining the director team at the UMLY ten years ago. She is currently the Senior Director of Youth Programs, including Camp UMLY!

 

Devin Manion

Camp Director

610-431-9622, ext. 2233