IT TAKES A WHOLE VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD
(Old African Proverb)
Here at Chicago Youth Centers’ Camp Rosenthal we take pride in being able to call ourselves camp staff! Our diverse team is made up of both seasonal and year round staff with varying backgrounds and a wide range of skills and abilities. Staff members are recruited from across the country and around the world and all staff go through the hiring process approved by HR specialists at Chicago Youth Centers which includes 2 interviews, reference checks, a national background check including a check of the national sex offender registry and a drug screening. Our staff members are committed to enhancing the physical, mental, social and emotional development of CYC-Camp Rosenthal’s campers and it is our goal to demonstrate exemplary leadership and instill a sense of pride, empathy, commitment and confidence in all campers through quality camping experiences.
Adam Perez Sr. – Director of Camping Services
Adam or ‘Mr. Adam’ as he is known at camp became the Director of Camping Services for Chicago Youth Centers’ Camp Rosenthal in March 2013. A Chicago native, Adam has been associated with the camping field for most of his life and after being introduced to the wonders of residential camping at the tender age of 6 he went on to attend summer camp programs every year. Adam has held many roles at camp through the years including those of camper, Leader in Training, Cabin Counselor, Teen Leader and Associate Director and he knows first hand how being a part of the camp community can change your life! He is dedicated to providing safe, engaging programs and a quality camp experience to every camper that attends CYC-Camp Rosenthal. Adam’s passion lays in changing the lives of youth and young adults through positive experiences and this is evident as soon as you meet him. While his main role at camp is to oversee the entire camp operation you will find him wearing many hats including confidant, counselor, motivator, campfire singer and pancake chef! As CYC-Camp Rosenthal’s fearless leader Adam is the inspiration for staff and campers alike and during the summer he takes an active role in overseeing the entire camp operation. Through the rest of the year Adam spends his time reviewing, evaluating, planning, preparing and investing in quality practices to ensure the sustainability of CYC-Camp Rosenthal for years to come. Adam lives at camp year round with his wife Millie, their 2 boys and the family dog, Marley and he can be contacted at 269.424.5272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Millie Perez – Operations Manager
Millie was born and raised in London, England and was introduced to residential camping at 7 years of age through a youth organization based in her home town. At age 22 she decided to broaden her horizons and applied to be a Camp Counselor at an American summer camp. After falling in love with the camp experience, the campers and her American husband (she is married to Mr. Adam) she moved to the U.S which she now calls home. After working in the camping field for over 10 years she had the opportunity to join Chicago Youth Centers in June 2013 and is proud to be a part of the CYC-Camp Rosenthal team. During the summer months Millie oversees the operations of the camp office, camper registration, food services and health services and she is dedicated to ensuring that all campers have a safe and fun experience and that camp is operating in accordance with all state regulations and American Camp Association standards. Through the fall, winter and spring seasons you can find Millie doing a variety of tasks including running the off season office, hosting rental groups & events, cooking for groups, registering campers and baking delicious camp brownies. Millie can be contacted at camp year round at 269.424.5272 or email@example.com.
Robert Schmidt – Maintenance
Rob joined the CYC-Camp Rosenthal Team in 2014 and brought with him a wealth of knowledge after working in various roles in the camping filed for many years. Rob works year round overseeing the maintenance needs of the camp facility and he is dedicated to ensuring that everything is in safe repair and meeting standards. He lives in the local community with his wife Donna.
Greg Arnt – Grounds
Greg has been a part of the CYC-Camp Rosenthal team for many years and is deeply connected to the camp grounds and the camp experience. Greg loves the outdoors and is passionate about keeping our grounds in great repair for all to enjoy. You can find Greg doing a variety of tasks including lawn and tree services, trail building and maintenance and maintaining camp machinery. Greg lives a stones throw away from camp with his wife Tammy.