Meet our new Camp Discovery Director

The Down East Family YMCA is pleased to announce that Jodie Burckhard is joining the team as the Director of Camping Services. Jodie is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelors’s degree in Elementary Education. She has extensive experience in child care leadership. She comes with a professional background with The Bangor YMCA managing summer camp programs and most recently as the local Child Care Licensing Specialist for the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of Maine.

Jodie is thrilled to return to the YMCA and brings with her a wealth of experience, training, and knowledge that will positively impact The Y’s camp programing.

Jodie lives in Ellsworth with her husband, Nate, and 10-year son. She will start in her new position on February 1, 2022.

Welcome, Jodie to the DEF YMCA Family!