Get acquainted with the team that will guide you in your family camp experience:

Dan O'Brien

Dan O’Brien

  • Role: Executive Director
  • Favorite camp song: Paradise (Muhlenberg county)
  • Favorite outdoor activity: Anything on the water!
  • Most excited about: I am beyond excited for the opportunity to help connect families to nature; my goal is to build a warm and welcoming environment for all in a beautiful new space
  • Email address: Daniel.obrien@ymcanorth.org
  • Phone number: 763-230-6527
Kaarin Mantz

Kaarin Mantz

  • Role: Camp Administrative Supervisor
  • Favorite camp song: Church of the Woods
  • Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking and swimming
  • Most excited about: Listening about people's experiences and memories made at camp!
  • Email address: Kaarin.Mantz@ymcanorth.org
  • Phone number: 651-259-2110
Isaac Patterson

Isaac Patterson

  • Role: Summer Program Director
  • Favorite camp song: Edelwiess
  • Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking at dusk
  • Most excited about: Helping to continue the growth of our diverse community. Creating a space where all belong, make life long memories, and develop individually and as a family
  • Email address: Isaac.patterson@ymcanorth.org
  • Phone number: 651-747-0951
Sam Kujawa

Sam Kujawa

  • Role: Camp Caretaker
  • Favorite camp song: Church of the Woods
  • Favorite outdoor activity: Cross Country Skiing
  • Most excited about: Camp grow and find its community  
  • Email address: Sam.Kujawa@ymcanorth.org
  • Phone number: 507-254-1550
Elijah Olson

Elijah Olson

  • Role: Property Manager
  • Favorite camp song: Paradise (Muhlenberg county)
  • Favorite outdoor activity: Bushwhacking through the forest
  • Most excited about: Seeing this place develop to better serve families
  • Email address: Elijah.olson@ymcanorth.org
  • Phone number: 218-251-2932
Grace Johnson

Grace Johnson

  • Role: Camp Host
  • Favorite camp song: The sun is a very mellow fellow / Church of the woods
  • Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking, canoeing, swimming, ice skating (Too many great activities to just choose one)
  • Most excited about: To help provide invaluable experiences for new families, as well as to make sure families know, but more importantly feel, like they belong here at camp.
  • Email address: Grace.Johnson1@ymcamn.org
  • Phone number: 612-279-8308