Meet the Directors

Eric Sommer

Executive Director of Camping Services

Eric Sommer is an Outdoor Education Professional who is passionate about getting today’s youth active in the great outdoors.  He is a strong advocate for providing all youth the chance to immerse themselves in the summer camp experience.   His enthusiasm for camp stems from his drive to give every child a chance to experience adventure and nature first hand with Duluth YMCA Camping Services.  Eric’s passion is developing quality programming which provides positive outdoor activities, enticing our youth to put down their video game controllers and explore the great outdoors.

Eric received his BS from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in Outdoor Education and Recreation.

contact: esommer@duluthymca.org

John Maly has been lucky enough to work with Camp Miller since 2009 as a counselor, CIT Director, Horseback Director and Program Director. After spending 3 years as a camper, John knows firsthand what an impact a week of camp can have on youth. He is excited to continue making an impact on all individuals that step through the gates of Camp Miller. In his spare time, John enjoys rock climbing, horseback riding, camping, playing the cello, and participating in as many outdoor activities as possible.

John received his BA from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Sociology.

contact: jmaly@duluthymca.org

 

John Maly

Resident Camp Director

Damita Miller-Chasson

Retreat & Hospitality Director

Damita Miller-Chasson came to work for Camp Miller after spending three years working as the True North AmeriCorps Program Assistant Inclusion Specialist in Duluth.  She has also worked as a KIDS Plus Coordinator, florist, and sign language interpreter.  Damita and her husband, David, are currently the caretakers of Rhine Lake Retreat in Finlayson.  Damita has two sons and one daughter.  In her spare time she enjoys riding horse, gardening, cooking and spending time with her children and four grandchildren.  Damita is known to many as a very outgoing and caring person and she has amazing artistic abilities, fancying up any social function.

As the Retreat & Hospitality Director, Damita will ensure that your event at Camp Miller is the best it can be.

Contact: dmillerchasson@duluthymca.org

YMCA Camp Miller
89382 E. Frontage Road
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
218-372-3188
campmiller@duluthymca.org
Camp Miller Duluth Y Office
302 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-4745 ext. 143
Eric Sommer
Executive Director of
Camping Services
esommer@duluthymca.org
Damita Miller-Chasson
Camp Miller Retreat Director
dmillerchasson@duluthymca.org

John Maly
Resident Camp Director
jmaly@duluthymca.org