The Ridgewood Y is proud to announce the appointment of Julie Jester as Executive Director of YMCA Camp Bernie in Port Murray, NJ. Camp Bernie serves children and families with summer camp, outdoor education, and retreat programs in Hunterdon County and has been doing so as a charitable non-profit organization since 1957.
Julie comes to this position from within the organization, serving as Senior Program Director since 2013, overseeing Overnight and Day Camps, Outdoor Education, Weekend Retreats and Special Events for Camp Bernie. She has been working in the field of camping and group services for over 20 years with an extensive background in YMCA overnight camping and group services. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Tech/Design from Rowan University.
“It has been my great pleasure to serve the Ridgewood Y here at Camp Bernie as well as this community for the past seven years,” says Jester. “I look forward to strengthening our community connections and continuing to offer programs that positively impact lives through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.”
“We are excited for the future of our organization and the talent we are bringing in and also elevating within. Julie is a dynamic talent and I along with our board of directors are looking forward to working with her to further enhance Camp Bernie and its offerings,” says Ernest Lamour, CEO of the Ridgewood Y.
To learn more about YMCA Camp Bernie, please visit www.campbernieymca.org