Meet Our Directors

Bruce Netherwood

VICE PRESIDENT OF CAMPING SERVICES

Bruce@ssymca.org | (508) 428-2571 ext.103

Having spent more than 25 years in YMCA Camping, Bruce is confident when he attests, “There is no other program that exists today that has the potential to positively impact children and provide life-long experiences.” Along with serving as Executive Director for Camp Burgess & Hayward, Bruce also oversees the day camps at our Quincy, Emilson and Science Center branches for the South Shore YMCA .

Joe O’Keefe

ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Joe@ssymca.org | (508) 428-2571 ext.105

Joe began working for Camp Burgess & Hayward years ago as Adventure Trips Director. Eventually shifting gears as Groups and Conferencing Director, Joe started working tirelessly to grow the Camp’s Outdoor Education and Retreat Center, which now serves over 10,000 people during the non-summer months. Joe believes the countless outdoor learning experiences Camp offers have a tremendous impact on the people we serve.

Shawn Lynch

CAMP BURGESS DIRECTOR

Slynch@ssymca.org | (508) 428-2571 ext.104

Shawn is from Canton Massachusetts and has been a part of the Camp Burgess community for many years in the roles of Camper, Counselor, Waterfront Director, and Program Director.  Shawn graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. where he spent the las four years studying and exploring our nation’s capital. He is an avid sailor, and enjoys exploring Spectacle Pond. You will often find him down on the Burgess Waterfront or exploring camp

Sarah Newcomb

CAMP HAYWARD DIRECTOR

snewcomb@ssymca.org | (508) 428-2571 ext.102

Sarah was born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts. She has always loved spending her summers on the Cape and at Camp Hayward. Sarah has been a camper, counselor and Waterfront Director at Camp Hayward. She has always loved the values and message that camp instills and has known that she wanted to use what she has learned at camp when working with individuals.  After graduating UMass Amherst with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology, Sarah worked in a school setting for three years and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Special Education. She took summer 2019 off from camp and is excited to be back in such an incredible environment, helping campers and staff members alike enjoy this special place. In her free time you can find Sarah reading, traveling, spending time with friends and family or finding a new place to eat!

Rebecca Salter

ADVENTURE TRIPS DIRECTOR

rsalter@ssymca.org | (508) 428-2571 ext.109

Rebecca grew up in Minnesota, where she developed her love for exploring the outdoors. She spent many summers leading canoeing and backpacking trips through remote wilderness areas, including a trip to the Arctic Circle. She knows firsthand how powerful and transformative Adventure Trips can be, and she’s excited to share her background and passion for Adventure Trips with camp. In her free time, you can find Rebecca snuggling with her puppy, Matilda.

Lois Adams

FOOD SERVICES DIRECTOR

LAdams@ssymca.org | (508) 428-2571 ext.133

After having worked 25 years in the restaurant industry, Lois came to Camp. She’s spent the past 20 years on the job, and is a tried and true Camp veteran. When asked what she most treasures about coming to work every day, she fondly offers, “I have cooked all my life, and love to see the smiles on the faces of children when they come in from a great day at camp, and are really hungry!” In her spare time, Lois enjoys reading and decorating for the holidays.

Jesse Daly

MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR

JDaly@ssymca.org | (508) 428-2571 ext.120

A native of the Cape, Jesse possesses the laid-back and good-natured character often associated with Cape Codders. Ever-ready for any task presented to him, Jesse has proven undaunted by innumerable projects, ranging from building a goat pen on the Camp Farm, to refurbishing a collection of cabins. Jesse has been coined a “master painter” by many whom have been witness to his talents, and he and his wife have a daughter named Amelia and a son named Benjamin.