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Ross Barnes

Ross Barnes
Senior Program Director

I was born in Zimbabwe, raised in England and now call the US home. I fell in love with camping as a counselor at YMCA Camp Silver Beach in Virginia where I spent five fun-filled summers as a climbing instructor, assistant land director, head counselor and program development director. Favorite Camp Activity: All things artsy, I love creating things. Favorite Memory of Camp: Closing camp fires, seeing everyone receive awards and acknowledgements for accomplishments. Advice for Campers: Full hearts, clear eyes, can’t lose.

Camp to me is an opportunity to leave all your worries behind and enjoy life. To make new friends. To explore the things I like. To get to know nature and myself. Camp makes me a better person.

Ara T., 14