Camp Kresge Leadership Team

Mike “Mack” McElhinney, Vice President of Camping Services
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Mike McElhinney is a YMCA Career Camping Professional with over 29 years of experience in the field.

His first camp experience was at YMCA Camp Mason in Hardwick, NJ. He was a camper there for two years, and a seasonal staff member for 6 seasons (Summer Camp and Outdoor Education). Mike has worked at YMCA Camp Y-Noah, YMCA Camp Campbell Gard, YMCA Camp Sky-Y and Chauncey Ranch.

During his career, Mike has completed his Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, obtained his Multi Team Leader/Branch Director Certification from the YMCA of the USA, currently serves as an American Camp Association Visitor, co-standards chair of the LCOL, standards instructor, and is on the training faculty for the YMCA of the USA. As the Vice President of Camping Services at Camp Kresge for the Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA, Mike manages a staff team of 6 year-round staff and 50 seasonal staff. During the summer, YMCA Kresge operates a mid-sized day camp program and an overnight camp program, as well as rental groups. Mike resides with his family at YMCA Camp Kresge year-round and looks forward to continuing to provide outstanding, outcome-driven programs for today’s youth.

Nick Pincin, Senior Camp & Conference Director
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Nick started his Y career in 2011, where he developed a passion for working with the local community to have a positive impact on others. He has been a life-long camper, earning his Eagle Scout and working as a camp counselor in college. Before arriving at Camp Kresge in 2019, Nick gained experience working for the Y as a Camp & Sports Director and Aquatics Director. 

Nick enjoys working in the camp field because everyday is a new adventure and he gets to know the local and international community so well. During camp, Nick focuses on giving campers new experiences and helping them learn new things. He is an ACA (American Camp Association) lead visitor and often tours other camps to make sure that they are operating in a safe manner. Nick completed his Team Leader Certification through the YMCA of the USA. He is also a US Sailing Certified Instructor, Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, and continues to build Camp Kresge’s waterfront activities. 

Steph Bewley, Camp Business Manager
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Steph started working in the camp industry as a counselor while attending college at West Chester University. After graduation, she began working as the Camp & Enrichment Director at the Lionville YMCA, where she grew the day camp programs, expanded the art class offerings, and developed programs for youth with diverse abilities. In addition to greatly enhancing the camp and enrichment departments, she earned her Team Leader Certification through the YMCA of the USA. 

In 2019, Steph joined the Camp Kresge team as the Camp & Conference Director. She loves seeing returning campers come back each summer and meeting new camp families each year. Steph’s favorite thing about camp is the exciting theme days, especially the Annual Cardboard Regatta. During her time at Camp Kresge, Steph completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting, allowing the opportunity to shift into the Business Manager role. She is also a visitor for the American Camp Association, ensuring camp is meeting the highest possible standards. She is looking forward to working closely with our camp families to provide amazing service, communication, and year-round camp programming.