Danielle Kasper, Day Camp Director
Danielle is from Frisco, Texas and began attending summer camp at YMCA Camp Grady Spruce at the age of 8 where she fell in love with summer camp, never missing a summer as a camper. Danielle has worked in a variety of capacities, including retreats and summer camp. She loves all the different aspects that camp has to offer but her favorite is to watch connections and relationships grow.
Danielle worked previously at YMCA Camp Silver Beach as a Program Director and is now the Day Camp Director at Widji. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys reading and playing with her dog, Hank.
Julie Blucker, Development Director
Julie first volunteered at Camp Widjiwagan’s Equestrian Center in 1998 with her daughter, Christy. Since then, she has served us in multiple roles, currently acting as development director. Originally from Holland, MI, she and her husband have lived next to camp for the last 19 years, where they raised their three children and numerous pets. Julie loves working at camp because of her passion for families and the outdoors. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, going for bike rides and doing yard work.
Bethany Caldwell, Group Sales and Reservation Coordinator
Bethany is a Nashville expert, having previously worked at different museums around Nashville in education and summer camp roles, most recently at the Adventure Science Center! Now, Bethany has brought her talents to Widji to assist the Groups & Events department, ensuring every guest has nothing but an exceptional experience here at Widji.
Shelia Ridings, Registration Coordinator
Previously a Membership Coordinator at the Donelson YMCA, Shelia is now the Camp Widji Registration Coordinator. Shelia is the go-to for parents, and helps answer any and all questions and get kiddos signed-up for camp. Behind the scenes, Shelia handles all of the nitty-gritty details that come with setting up summer and year-round programming and keeps everything with registration and scheduling running smoothly.