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Dan Weir is the Director of Camping Services at Frost Valley YMCA, a host on the CampHacker Podcast, sports a beard, online way too much. He writes about summer camp and youth development.  He tweets (look below!) at @danlovescamp.

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Tuesday
Mar092010

Interview with Wheaton Griffin

At the Northeast YMCA Camp Conference, I had the chance to interview Wheaton Griffin.  Wheaton is the Executive Director of the New York YMCA Camp (Formerly Camp Talcott, McAlister, & Greenkill).  When he transitioned from Camp Cosby to New York YMCA Camp he found a strong culture of bullying.  With Joel Haber's help Wheaton was able to turn around the culture of the camp in one summer.  

Take a listen to his story below or right click and download the file here.  The interview was just over 11 minutes long.

Reader Comments (2)

Nice interview Dan. Inspiring stories from Wheaton Griffin and I like his account of witnessing Joel Haber work with Camp staff. This was an intro to the work of Joel Haber for me. Thanks!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Issadore

I worked for Wheaton's Camp, and I will say that he is one of the most inspiring individuals in camping that I have ever met. Just amazing... Just amazing.

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNathan Fanton

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