We Love What We Do – And It Shows!
The staff at YMCA Camp Letts live for the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the life of each camper and guest. Our executive and administrative team are the most skilled, responsible and enthusiastic bunch you’ll find. They have years of experience in leading Summer Camps, Special Events and Specialty Programs.
Andrew Mason – District Executive Director
Andrew joined the Camp Letts family in May 2012 as Executive Director, in 2017 he went to YMCA Silver Spring. In 2019, Andrew returned to Camp Letts as the District Executive Director. As Andrew shares, “When I wear my Camp Letts shirt in town, I am always greeted with a smile. People stop me all the time to share their personal experiences!” He has been part of the Y family since 2000, and held various roles throughout the DC region. He thrives on seeing kids excel every day at Camp. “When I see kids try new things they may never have the chance to any place else, I know that I am doing my job.” Andrew’s love for camp began at the age of 5 when he started his journey through Sailing and Scouting camps.
Andrew Post – Associate Executive Director
Andrew joined Camp Letts in December 2017 to continue his pursuit of a career where he can share his passion for the outdoors and create unforgettable experiences. Over the past 6 years, Andrew has developed his love for teaching and connecting kids with nature while working at summer camps, outdoor education centers, and educational farms across the country. While away from work, Andrew can be found rock climbing, kiteboarding, and riding his bike.
Alejandra “Alex” Abella – Equestrian Center Director
Alex joined Camp Letts in 2017 and is an ARIA-certified riding instructor and stable manager. She has over two decades of experience in the horse industry, including several riding disciplines as well as in equestrian facility and land management, marketing and brand building. She has also been a teacher of several self-designed courses on animal behavior and inter-species communication. She is passionate about nature, horses, art, travel and languages. Alex won the American Riding Instructors Association Instructor of the Year Award in 2004 and she speaks five languages fluently.
Dan Randall – Facility Engineer
Dan has been with Camp Letts for over 20 years and he knows camp inside and out! According to Dan, “seeing campers who first arrive at Camp a little unsure leaving wanting to come back again next year,” inspires Dan’s resourcefulness and passion every year. His commitment to Camp Letts and its continued success is evident in all he does. He loves to see the children having so much fun, and prides himself in providing a facility that enables kids to be kids and grown -ups to be kids again.
Danny Hogston – Facility Engineer
Danny has been with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington since the mid-2000’s. In 2018, Danny joined the Camp Letts team and can be seen around camp performing all sorts of jobs and duties. The excitement and positive attitude Danny brings with him to camp every day is shows through in his interactions with campers, families, groups, and staff.