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Who We Are

GENERATIONS OF SUMMER CAMP MEMORIES

For 80 years, YMCA Camp Piomingo has provided inspiring, engaging and educational co-ed camp programs for children ages 6-16 — all supervised by experienced and caring staff members. Camp is who we are.

YMCA Camp Piomingo’s 120-acre campus has been home to countless friendships, life lessons and summertime memories for generations of campers, earning YMCA Camp Piomingo a reputation as one of the premier overnight camps in the region.

THE YMCA CAMP PIOMINGO MISSION

At YMCA Camp Piomingo we believe in the potential of every child. That’s why we strive to create an environment that brings out the best in each camper. With a variety of artistic, athletic and team-based activities, YMCA Camp Piomingo campers are given daily opportunities to find out who they are, who they want to be, and then — with the support of friends and our caring staff — develop the confidence and character to become that person.

OUR GOALS

  • To have FUN in a safe and friendly environment
  • To challenge each individual in spirit, mind, and body
  • To foster an understanding of international relationships and cultural diversity
  • To encourage an appreciation of the natural environment
  • To instill courage, confidence, and character in all our campers, guests, and staff

OUR YMCA MISSION

As the overnight camp of the Greater Louisville YMCA our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs which build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

OUR YMCA CORE VALUES

Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility are the character values we instill in our campers, guests, and staff through intentional programming and relationship building.

Summer Overnight Camp

Our staff act as role models for your camper while focusing on safety (in spirit, mind, and body), the development of friendships, and character development (through our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility), all while participating in activities that focus around achievement and learning new skills during their summer overnight camp experience. We accomplish all of these things while being safe and having fun! We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of our campers, please see the descriptions below as we hope to match each camper with the perfect program.

Staff

Bridget Anderson

Executive Director

Bridget, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, found her passion for camping during her college years while volunteering at Camp Shawnee in Eastern KY. After a few years of overnight camping, Bridget was the Program Director for a day camp and after-school program in Philadelphia. Bridget has been with YMCA Camp Piomingo now for 5 years (2 as Program Director and 3 as Executive Director) and has loved every part of camp life! She is excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead in keeping YMCA Camp Piomingo the magical place so many campers, guests, staff, and alumni come back to visit and call home. Bridget, her husband Mark, their son Quinn and camp dog, Little Foot can be seen adventuring around camp year round!

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Molly Staley

SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Molly comes to us from Cincinnati, Ohio. Molly graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Master’s degree in Outdoor Recreation. Prior to coming to YMCA Camp Piomingo, Molly worked at summer camps for 7 summers, including YMCA Camp Ernst and Frost Valley YMCA. She spent her summers working a variety of positions, such as counselor, Unit Leader, and office assistant to the Directors. Going into her fourth summer, Molly is excited to continue bringing new ideas, hiring great staff, and welcoming new campers and families to camp!

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Theresa Banks

Kitchen Manager

Theresa began working for Camp Piomingo in the spring of 2010. Originally from Alabama, Theresa worked at Camp World Song for five years before coming to Piomingo.

She currently lives in Meade County with her husband of 39 years. Together they have four children and twelve grandkids, and three great grandkids. Theresa’s hobbies include fishing, hunting, NASCAR, and football…Roll Tide!

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Mike Kile

Facility Director

With the spirit for adventure, Mike Kile joined YMCA Camp Piomingo in 2018. He and his family recently moved to Kentucky from Hawaii, making this their home. Mike Kile is an Accredited Resident Manager, Certified Pool and Spa Operator and brings 18 years of Residential and Facilities Management experience as well as previously owning and operating his own business. He is known for his cost saving strategies, while understanding the dynamics of managing, overseeing, and accomplishing the day to day operations. Mike Kile recently shared, “What I love most about YMCA Camp Piomingo, is it’s a place to come and be inspired. I feel very fortunate to do something not only I enjoy, but my family also enjoys. We love being a part of YMCA Camp Piomingo.”

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Lejla Bilanovic

Summer Program Coordinator

Lejla is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina and came to Louisville, KY in 1999. Lejla graduated with her Bachelor’s from the University of Louisville and most recently completed a year of service with AmeriCorps NCCC. She first started at Piomingo in 2014 as a cabin staff and since then has had a variety of roles including Unit Leader, CIT Director, and Ropes Director. This will be Lejla’s 5th summer at camp and she’s excited to serve campers and staff all summer!

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Sharon Acuna

Office Manager & Registrar

Sharon is a native of Meade County and after leaving the area for several years, she recently returned with her husband to make it their home. She brings to us many years of office related experience and is excited to be of assistance to YMCA Camp Piomingo campers, parents, staff, and all guests. She is committed to making the camp experience as enjoyable and exciting as possible all while instilling the YMCA mission and character values.

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Seasonal Mini Camps

YMCA Camp Piomingo loves to serve our families and guests of all ages throughout the year! Each season brings an opportunity to step outside, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the magic of camping! Our rustic cabins sleep 10 and we offer programming based on the season. Take a look at what each season will bring here at YMCA Camp Piomingo and sign up today!

Group & School Programming

More than just summer camp

YMCA Camp Piomingo is passionate about impacting and connecting with our local community. We have had the pleasure of serving corporate retreats, family reunions, church retreats, school field trips, and so much more. Our facilities are available for seasonal rent where we offer programming as well as food preparation and service. Please click on the following information guide to book your group today! All inquires can be sent to Sharon Acuna at piomingo@ymcacamppiomingo.org or by completing the box below.

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Directions to Camp

YMCA Camp Piomingo is located only 45 minutes south of downtown Louisville off Highway 1638 in Brandenburg, Kentucky.

YMCA Camp Piomingo’s 120-acre campus is located in the 2,600-acres of the Otter Creek Recreation Area, which is operated by Kentucky Fish & Wildlife.

FROM THE NORTH (LOUISVILLE):

  • Travel South on I-65
  • Take exit 125 (I-265 – Gene Snyder Freeway W) toward Ft. Knox
  • Take exit 1 and turn left onto 31W-60 (Dixie Hwy) toward Ft. Knox
  • Turn right onto 1638 toward Brandenburg
  • Turn right into Otter Creek Recreation Area
  • Drive 2 miles and turn right into YMCA Camp Piomingo sign

FROM THE SOUTH (NASHVILLE):

  • Travel North on I-65 past Elizabethtown, KY
  • Take exit 102 for Joe Prather Hwy/KY-313 toward Radcliff/Vine Grove
  • Drive to Dixie Hwy/ KY-31W
  • Turn right onto Dixie Hwy/KY-31W.
  • Turn left onto KY-1638/Old Mill Road
  • Turn right into Otter Creek Recreation Area
  • Drive 2 miles and turn right into YMCA Camp Piomingo sign

YMCA CAMP PIOMINGO ELECTRIC GATE INSTRUCTIONS

TO ENTER YMCA CAMP PIOMINGO DURING BUSINESS HOURS (9AM TO 5PM)

*This procedure only applies on Mondays & Tuesdays when the park is closed

  • Enter 034, 001, or 002 on the silver key pad
  • Wait for someone to answer your call
  • Announce you are at gate
  • You will be “buzzed” in (The gate will be opened for you)

TO ENTER YMCA CAMP PIOMINGO AFTER HOURS (5PM TO 9AM)

  • Enter 003 on the silver key pad
  • Wait for someone to answer your call
  • Announce you are at gate
  • You will be “buzzed” in (The gate will be opened for you)

The electric gate is operated by a regular phone line. If you get voicemail or no answer, please try again.

During check in/out days during summer camp the YMCA Camp Piomingo Staff will be located at the electric gate to welcome you and your camper.

Alumni

Once a Camper Always a Camper

For over 75 years, YMCA Camp Piomingo has been home to countless unforgettable summer camp experiences and lifelong friendships. So it’s no surprise that we enjoy a vibrant alumni community that spans generations.

This is a place where past campers, staff, and their families can reconnect with the YMCA Camp Piomingo family, share stories and get involved in supporting the camp for future generations.

Find Old Friends and make new ones

YMCA Camp Piomingo is a family made up of generations of campers past and present. To reconnect with your friends and stay up to date on all of the latest YMCA Camp Piomingo news, please register with the Camp Piomingo Alumni Association.

The goals of the YMCA Camp Piomingo Alumni Association are:

  • To connect and strengthen our 10,000+ alumni community and provide opportunities to get together, visit camp, network and reminisce.
  • To act as ambassadors for YMCA Camp Piomingo by helping find volunteers, staff candidates and new campers
  • To assist in all fundraising efforts

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1950 Otter Creek Park Rd.
Brandenburg, KY 40108

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

502.942.2616 Piomingo@ymcacamppiomingo.org
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