Our Team

Our Team

We have a qualified management team who bring a wealth of experience spanning over 40 years. Our staff hold current qualifications in Outdoor Education and Training, ACF Safeguarding Children and Young People, Youth Work and First Aid/CPR.

You can feel confident that your students, staff and family members are in good hands when participating in any of our camp programs.

Meet our Camp Yarramundi team and find out what they love most about their job.

Nick Payne - Camping Manager25 Years Experience

I was first introduced to Outdoor Education during my time at The Army Adventure Training School where I cofounded adventure therapy programs for children with intensive behavioural needs. I also worked as program coordinator in intensive need Youth Work, developing programs for children in out of home care. I've run expedition programs for schools, white water kayaking and raft guiding then joined YMCA in 2004 as the Expedition Coordinator and in 2010 became the Operations Manager. The key to my longevity in the industry has been continuing to live the adventure in my personal life. I have been part of white water expeditions with in Australia, Nepal and Tibet. I hope to continue to inspire others to push their personal boundaries and overcome adversity with perseverance and tenacity.

Heather Porter - Program Manager7 Years Experience

Heather joined the YMCA team 2 years ago. As a program manager Heather works with our groups to write a program that meets all their needs, and then engages our staff to make it happen for you. Outside of work Heather is a keen hiker and outdoors enthusiast spending her weekends either at the beach or exploring. Prior to working at The Y Heather worked as an Event Manager for various venues and clients, and has been a lifelong member of Scouts NSW.