Camps Team

Our  Mission: Since 1937, we have been focused on making a difference in people’s lives. That’s why even today our mission is to help people grow and succeed.


Erin Policinski brings over 20 years of camps experience to Camp Joy in her new role as Camp Director. Erin has spent her career working with summer camps run by the YMCA, Girl Scouts, and Girls Inc. in various roles from camp counselor to head wrangler to Camp Director. She comes to Camp Joy after having most recently served as the Senior Aquatics Director with the East Butler YMCA. Erin has a passion for youth development through experiential activities and programs. We are excited to add Erin’s considerable camp experience, along with her wealth of knowledge in program development, staffing, and risk management, to Camp Joy.

JAKE MCGINTYCamps Client Relations Manager

Jake McGinty joins the Joy summer camp team as the Camps Client Relations Manager bringing experience from previous roles as summer staff at Joy and working with Ohio University’s Outdoor Pursuits Program. Jake graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Outdoor Education and Recreation as well as a degree in Recreation Management. Jake hopes to give back Joy’s campers the experience he had as a camper at Joy with the day camp program. Spending many weeks in the summer at Joy growing up, he always wanted to be a counselor wearing Chacos and singing camp songs.

JOE CREAGHEADCamps Program Manager

Since graduating from Miami University, Joe Creaghead has been working in the non-profit world for most of his career; including with Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, YMCA Camp Ernst, and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. He is excited to be working at Camp Joy where he can exercise his passion for working with underserved youth by creating amazing, memorable experiences for every camper that comes to Camp Joy. He hopes his background in sustainability and conservationism will help Camp Joy become net zero in the coming years while also molding campers into environmental stewards. Joe considers himself a camping professional despite lacking an obligatory pair of Chacos.

The excitement of learning and growing at Camp Joy all begins with our first connection with you.

We are excited to get the opportunity to meet you and show you camp! If it is easier, just give Tia a call at 513-478-9282