Meet the Staff

Year Round Staff

Natalie King

Executive Director

Natalie has been working in camping since 2000 and is proud to lead the CYC team. Natalie has been at CYC since 2008. Natalie is a 2004 graduate of St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN. She lives in St. Paul where she spends all of her non-camp time thinking about camp, wishing she was at camp, running, cooking, crafting, reading, traveling, and playing with the Camp Dog Olivia. Natalie and her husband Nate became new parents in the fall of 2015 to Camp Baby Xander.

Meghan McCarthy

Director of Programming

Meghan (also known as H) worked at camp on summer staff during the summers of 2010, 2011, & 2012. Meghan grew up in Cottage Grove & graduated from Winona State in 2013 with a degree in Recreation & Tourism. Since her summers at CYC, Meghan has been working as the Program Manager at YMCA Camp Pinewood in Twin Lake, Michigan. When she is not busy planning awesome programming, Meghan enjoys cooking, watching movies, & reading.

Stefanie Brinkman

Office Manager 

Stefanie joined the CYC team in 2011. Stefanie is from White Bear Lake and is the proud mother of two fabulous children- Nataliya and Dominik. When she is not busy at CYC, Stefanie and kids enjoy spending time as a family, going outside, and playing with their new puppy Orion.

"CYC to me is a fun, uplifting, and spiritual camp for kids of all ages. Every morning there I wake up with a smile on my face, and I am like “ YESSSSS I’m still here!!!” I never want to leave. CYC has outrageous counselors there that give courage to be yourself and to love and adore God!" - Isabel

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