Year-Round Staff

Bruce Netherwood


Having spent more than 30 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 Hale, Emilson and Science Center branches for the South Shore YMCA.


Rebecca Salter

ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | (508) 428-2571 ext.109

Rebecca has been going to, and working at, YMCA camps for as long as she can remember. She spent many summers leading canoeing and backpacking trips through remote wilderness areas, including a trip to the Arctic Circle, before making her way east to Camp Burgess & Hayward. In her free time, you can find Rebecca paddling the waterways of Cape Cod and playing with her dogs, Matilda and Gracie.


Shawn Lynch

CAMP BURGESS DIRECTOR | (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.


Emily McGuinness

CAMP HAYWARD DIRECTOR | (508) 428-2571 ext.102

From Perth, Scotland, Emily first joined staff as a counselor in 2015. She continued to spend her summers at Hayward throughout her undergraduate in roles such as Unit Leader and Assistant Director. After finishing her masters in Environmental & Sustainable Development, she decided to join us more permanently. When not working at Hayward, you can find Emily at a Soul Cycle class or exploring the many coffee shops on Cape Cod.


Lois Adams

FOOD SERVICES DIRECTOR | (508) 428-2571 ext.133

After working 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 | (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.


Ben Martin

ADVENTURE TRIPS DIRECTOR | (508) 428-2571 ext.115

A proud New Englander, Ben grew up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts spending his childhood summers as a camper at Camp Burgess. In college, Ben studied US History, and spent his summers working in Acadia National Park, sparking his love for the outdoors. After returning to Camp, Ben has served in various roles, such as Waterfront Director, Outdoor Education Guru, and is now leading the Adventure Trips program. When he’s not at Base Camp, you can most likely find Ben on the beach of Triangle Pond, reading a good book!


Caley Stafford

FARM DIRECTOR | (508) 428-2571

Caley grew up in Wyoming, eventually moving west to attend university. She fell in love with farming and found herself working for small scale community agriculture projects that focused on people and planet wellbeing. She finished her masters attending a research program in France and Norway, focusing on Agroecology. When you come visit the farm you’ll find Caley’s corgi Fig helping out in the garden.


Heaven Roberts


Heaven, originally from Michigan, has lived in over eight states since then. She holds a degree in Biology and Outdoor and Environmental Education from Central Michigan University. With 7+ years of experience, Heaven has worked at other camps in roles ranging from Challenge Course Manager to Assistant Director of Environmental Education. When not at work you can usually find her hiking, rock climbing, or reading a good book.