Camp Director - Colin Stewart
Colin has two sons, Luke and Logan. He is originally from Wales in Great Britain and he moved to America and became a Camp Counselor in 1996 working for the YMCA in San Diego. He has worn a lot of hats since then such as Teen Director, Outdoor Education Coordinator, Pre-School Instructor and Health Director. His favorite will always be Trip Leader, where he took a 15 passenger van loaded with campers and toured the desert Southwest and New England for weeks at a time! He moved to Upstate New York in 2005 and took the reins at Camp Scully. An Electronics graduate of the University of Glamorgan in Wales, he has turned Camp Scully into a safe, fun and high-quality Camp serving over 1000 campers each year.
Colin is an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR instructor and recently served on the Local Council of Leaders for Upstate New York American Camp Association (ACA). One of his roles with ACA is as a "visitor" where Colin tours other camps to ensure they are complying with the standards that ACA member camps should adhere to. Like Camp Scully, these camps show that they are dedicated to creating a quality program experience that fosters the health and safety of campers and staff alike.
Colin's hobbies include photography (he takes all the pictures at Camp) and travel, where he has photographed places such as Alaska, Patagonia and Turkey. You can see some of his pictures here. But his passion remains at Camp. He remembers his first experience at YMCA Camp Marston in San Diego fondly: "Camp changed my life as a Counselor back in 1996. After serving six years in the army, it was an incredibly different, unique and unforgettable experience!" He learned the value of putting others first and helping everybody regardless of their background, as well as the importance of experiential learning to his education as a caring person.