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 .


Brandywine YMCA Summer Camp Director, Krystle Brown!

Krystle Brown

Camp Director

610-380-9622, ext. 2411

Brandywine YMCA Camp Director


Danny in front of Y backdrop

Daniel Murphy

Arts, Humanities and Camp Director

610-869-9622, ext. 2524

Danny Murphy studied Theatre Education at Temple University. He is a lifelong performer and has worked as an actor, singer, vocal coach, theatre director, teacher and event producer throughout the tristate area. Danny has worked in various roles across local YMCAs since 2016. He began his role at the Jennersville YMCA in February 2022 and is excited to work with the community to grow the Jennersville Y theater program and summer camp programs as the Director of Arts and Humanities and Camp.


Monica Remaley, Director at the Octorara YMCA.

Monica Remaley


610-593-9622, ext. 2703


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

Director of Branch Operations

610-696-9622, ext. 2823

Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center Camp Director

Lionville Community YMCA Camp Director, Steph Kimmel.

Stephanie Kimmel

Camp Director

610-363-9622, ext. 2923


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!


West Chester Area YMCA Summer Camp Director, Brandon Hoff!

Brandon Hoff

Camp Director

610-431-9622, ext. 2219

West Chester Area YMCA Camp Director