Jon M. McReynolds started his Y career in 1989 at the Camp Classen YMCA in Oklahoma. Jon has over 20+ years of experience in YMCA Camping. Jon received his B.S. degree in Psychology and is a certified Senior Director with YMCA of the USA. Jon became the Metro Camping Director for the Wichita YMCA in 2000 where he oversees daily operations at Camp Hyde with Summer Camps/Rentals for School, Church & Corporate Groups/Family events and the Summer Day Camps/School Day Out programs.
Gregg, better known as Scrappy, has been the assistant director at Camp Hyde for eight years. His youngest daughter gave Scrappy's camp name to him when he came to a family cookout at Camp Hyde to meet Scooby's family. Scrappy worked at two YMCA summer day camps in Oklahoma City area when he was in college. Scrappy has been a history teacher for 25 years and the past 18 years he has coached football at Conway Springs High School. Outside of camp, Scrappy enjoys hunting, reading, and playing golf.
Kyle has been working at Camp Hyde for the past five summers; he first started working at Camp Hyde when he heard all the fun stories from staff members. Since then Kyle has become the Program Coordinator for the Frontier Camp at Camp Hyde, he also has worked for the latchkey program in Pittsburgh, Kansas. Kyle's camp name is Duke because his favorite actor is John Wayne. Duke recently graduated from Pittsburgh State University with a bachelor's degree in Biology and starts medical school at the University of Kansas where he plans to work in the field of pediatrics. When Duke isn't at camp, his hobbies include hunting, fishing and the exciting sport of underwater basket weaving.
Kendra or Pills is the camp secretary and nurse. Pills received her camp name from staff during training simply because she administers medication to the children. Pills started working for the YMCA in 2010 as a site director for the SACC before/after school child care program. Since then she has been promoted to the AM SACC Supervisor. Pills is a Wichita State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While not at camp Pills loves spending time with her two-year-old son. She also enjoys photography, especially taking photos of her family.
Alayna, or Winky, received her camp name because at the first camp training she was blinking a lot. So originally her camp name was going to be Blinky, but her coworkers decided Winky was a better fit. Winky is the coordinator for the 6 and 7 year olds and has been for the past two summers. Winky's first YMCA experience was when her family got a membership at the Northwest YMCA when it opened. This is Winky's fifth summer as a camp counselor and she loves spending summers with the kids and other staff members of Camp Hyde. Winky is working toward a bachelor's degree in elementary education through Fort Hays State University. After she graduates from FHSU, she plans to teach in the Wichita area.
This is Anthony's third summer at Camp Hyde. This summer he changed roles from a counselor to a coordinator for the teens. Anthony's camp name is Hammer, simply because of his last name Naylor, which is pronounced nailer. Hammer recently graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in physical education. He will be teaching at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School this fall. Outside of camp, Hammer enjoys working out, wakeboarding, rugby and playing the guitar in his free time.
Shane, better known as Milton, first became involved with the Y by working at Camp Hyde in the summer of 2008. He learned about the job through Jon McReynold's wife Becky, whom he was a student aide for while in high school. Milton is the Sports Camp coordinator at Camp Hyde. Milton recently graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. This school year he will be teaching junior high social studies in Medicine Lodge. He will also be coaching football and basketball in Medicine Lodge. While not at camp, Milton spends his free time playing a variety of sports.
Dally is a western term for wrapping a rope around a saddle horn after roping anything that may need pulled by a horse, such as a cow. Kelli picked this camp name because it relates to her position as the head wrangler at Camp Hyde. This is Daily's 7 year as a wrangler. She has also worked at the South YMCA as a membership associate and interim administrative assistant. Dally has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southwestern College. She also recently completed the requirements for her teaching license in order to teach high school business classes. When Dally is not teaching kids about horses at Camp Hyde, she is at home with her two children teaching them to ride their miniature horses or just enjoying time with them and her husband on the farm. Dally and her husband are also busy raising and racing thoroughbreds.
While at Camp Hyde, Lauren goes by Sorry. She received that name because, while working a rental before staff training, Scooby asked her what her camp name was to tell the school group. She replied, "Sorry, just a minute," intending to talk with the counselor to help decide on a name. Scooby announced to all the kids that her name was Sorry and it stuck. This is Sorry's 5th summer with the Y summer camps. She has been an Explorer counselor for the last four years and this year she is the Trailblazers coordinator. She came to work at the Y after her sister went to Camp Hyde for a week and her mom thought that would be a good fit for her, so she encouraged her to apply. Sorry attended Emporia State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and middle school math. She currently teaches fifth grade and helps with church middle school youth group outside of camp.