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Bellevue
8101 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221
615-646-9622
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Bellevue

615-646-9622
8101 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221
Today's 4:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
Directions | More Hours

"Shrek" Gives Campers An Amazing Summer

June 24, 2019

Kevin started working at the Bellevue YMCA as a camp counselor in 2018. Since then his career has evolved, and he now serves as the Youth Program Coordinator/Day Camp Director. He oversees Youth Dance, Homeschool P.E., Day Camp, and Camp Little Y.

He's a busy guy, but he doesn't seem fazed. "I have six siblings and have never had a point in my life where there wasn’t a baby in the family," he said. "So I have a lot of practice!"

Kevin loves working with kids, and it's written all over his face. From superhero photo shoots to science experiments, Kevin works hard to give day campers a memorable summer.

"I love working with children. It never actually feels like I am working when it involves children, and they never cease to amaze me. They are so honest and not afraid to be who they really are," Kevin said.

Our attempts to get campers' thoughts on Kevin were unsuccessful, as they were busy splashing him and forming a human wall using his arms and legs for balance. The campers gravitate to him. He even has a funny nickname, "Shrek," like the ogre from the animated movies.

"Last summer (HR representative) Karen asked me what my camp name was. I had no idea. I called my 11-year-old sister and asked her what character I should be. She told me that I smelled bad and that I should be Shrek," he said. Her teasing nickname stuck.

Kevin not only loves working with our children, but also the community within the Y. "I love the family setting Bellevue creates. Members aren’t afraid to speak to the staff, and it seems like every member knows one another."

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