GOLDEN STATE YMCA
YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake
Simon Helyer
Director of Camping
Simon was born and raised in England (just like the YMCA). Since graduating from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor’s of Science in Outdoor Recreation and Finance he has been involved with YMCA camping. Simon and his family joined the YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake family in January 2016 following a 14-year stint for the State YMCA of Michigan. While camp is closed Simon lives in Visalia with his wife Erica and two boys Lewis and Owen. During the year he enjoys talking all things camp with prospective campers and alumni, please feel free to contact Simon with any questions. Email simonh@campsequoialake.org or call the office at 559-624-1110.
Board of Directors
Jody Graves, Board Chair
Marty Zeeb, Treasurer 
Rachele Berglund-Bailey, Secretary
Judy Fussel, Board Member
Mark Johnson, Board Member
Sean "Mike" Ringer, Board Member
Phil Dixon, Board Member
Bree Wood
Youth Program Director
YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake
Mission: To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Cause: At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Everyday we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow.

For over 100 years, the YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake has provided excellent outdoor programming for youth and families based around the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Our Youth Development mission is well served in this diverse natural setting where wildlife is abundant and landscapes provide opportunities for education, personal growth, and connection with the natural world.