Because we know staff is the most important part of a camp experience, we take great care to hire and train qualified, enthusiastic staff. We look for leadership skills, prior experience working with children, decision-making capabilities, respect for the environment and safety awareness.
All staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid. Waterfront specialists are certified lifeguards, and Trip Leaders are certified in Wilderness First Aid.
Executive Director Lauren Ott
Hello my name is Lauren Ott and I am your Program Director! I’m so excited that you and your camper have selected to be on the magical island of Camp Icaghowan as part of your summer adventures. I have been a YMCA camper since a young age, and now have the blessing of being able to continue working and serving in an organization that is so passionate about youth and their growth. I know from personal experience that Y camp experiences are some of the most formative years, and I can't wait to share them with you. I look forward to getting to meet you all this summer!
If you have any questions about our camp, our programs, jobs that we offer, feel free to contact me by email or by phone at (763) 230-9317.
Property Manager - Aaron Raivo-Lynch
Aaron has a strong history in camping and is excited to be joining the Icaghowan team. He spent many Summer's at camp St. Croix; ranging from camper to Assistant Camp Director. He is a Minneapolis Patrick Henry graduate, and graduate of the University of Minnesota (B.S. Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies). Aaron also, recently celebrated the birth of his 5th niece!