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McGaw YMCA Camp Echo Alumni News: March, 2015
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Camp Director's News
Meet the Echo Staff
Master Plan Survey
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Greetings from the Log Cabin
Camp Echo's Home at the McGaw YMCA



Dear Camp Echo Alums,


This month we have begun to plan for the next 100 years at Camp Echo. We want your input in this planning process. Please take a moment to complete the survey below and tell us what your vision includes. 


If you are in the Evanston area, please stop by the Y on Sunday, March 22 to meet the full time Echo Staff and see the exciting new MetaMedia space.  


It is going to be a transformational summer!




With more

Spirit - Mind - Body,


Bernard Rocca

Camp Echo Branch Executive Director




Meet the Echo Staff and Tour MetaMedia

Over the past few months, Camp Echo has made a number of wonderful additions to our year-round staff team. Many of you have likely chatted with them on the phone, emailed with them, or met them in the Camp Echo office at the McGaw Y.


Camp Echo is built on strong relationships and we want to ensure that campers and parents head into the summer with some familiar faces. So come on out to the McGaw Y this Sunday to get to know the staff.


Who is going to be there?

Bernard Rocca, Executive Director

Gavin Watson, Operations Intern

Henry Johnson, Administrative Assistant

Jesse Chatz, Outreach Specialist

Katie Trippi, Alumni/Development Director

Sarah Cort, Summer Camps Director



Sunday, March 22, 3-5 PM



MetaMedia at the McGaw YMCA

 1000 Grove St, Evanston, IL 60201 


What is MetaMedia?

MetaMedia is an exciting new free program and space for middle school youth at the McGaw Y. The space was formerly known as the youth lobby and is the location of check-in for Camp Echo bus departures. The Camp Echo Meet & Greet is a great opportunity to learn more about this exciting opportunity for middle school students!

Please RSVP to Katie Trippi if you can attend


Camp Echo Master Plan Survey

Help us Design the Future of
 Camp Echo 

Camp Echo is in the process of developing a master plan for the our facility in Fremont, MI. This process will guide our facility enhancements and additions into the next generation of Camp Echo campers.


We are seeking the input of all Camp Echo constituents as we work through the master planning process, which will include focus groups, informational sessions, surveys, and more.


Please take a moment to complete the survey below and ask your camper(s) to complete the survey as well.

This month we begin our annual support drive to raise charitable funds needed to fund scholarships and keep the cost of camp affordable for all.




We'd love to hear from you! 
Send us your Camp Echo Stories, Memories, and News
May the Echo Spirit be with you always,


Katie Tucker Trippi


Alumni and Development Director

1000 Grove St 

Evanston, IL 60201 

847-475-7400 X 226