Camp Leif Ericson Leadership Staff

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Executive Director

Mike has been involved with camp since 1997 and has served as Director since 2013.  Mike was born and raised in Sioux Falls and attended South Dakota State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.   He is also a registered EMT-B and ACCT Level II Challenge Course Facilitator.  As a former camper, Mike loves to share the YMCA Camp experience with others.  When he is not at camp, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and children, running, and volunteering in the community.  


Nicole Stowater

Camp Admin

Nicole has been a staff member of camp since 2009. Nicole was born and raised in Sioux Falls and attended 9 years of camp as a camper. Nicole attended the University of South Dakota where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Nicole was a Kindergarten teacher in the Sioux Falls School District for a few years before joining the YMCA full-time. She is currently the Human Resources Director for the Y and the registrar for Camp. Nicole is a certified Lifeguard, Licensed Bus Driver, and ACCT Level I Challenge Course Facilitator. In her free time, Nicole enjoys doing anything outside with her husband and dog. 

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