Welcome Huy! YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee Gets New Director

News | Mary Anne Swanstrom | January 2, 2020


Heart of the Valley YMCA is pleased to announce that Huy Lu (pronounced Hoo-ee Loo) is the new Executive Director of YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee. Huy will keep office hours in the Association office during the winter and will transition to the Guntersville campus in the spring to prepare for summer camp and group camping.

"I am excited to be at Cha-La-Kee and am eager for the summer to begin!," Huy said. "Camp is a great place for children to grow, gain new experiences and make lifelong memories and friends. I believe Camp Cha-La-Kee is the perfect place to do all three."

Huy is new to Alabama and grew up in Southern California where he graduated from California Baptist University. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of Triangle Y Ranch Camp in Oracle, Arizona. Here are some more fun facts: Huy is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa; he's been working for the YMCA for over 15 years; and he has both archery and high ropes (ACCT Level II) certification. Huy and his wife have a three-year-old daughter.

Got questions about summer camp at Cha-La-Kee? There’s just about everything you need to know about Summer 2020 in the camp catalog, but if you have any questions, you can always reach out to Huy by e-mail or phone. You can also attend one of our Family Jam info sessions or an Open House at Camp.

Fam Jam Info Sessions:
Thursday, March 5, 4-6pm, Hogan Family YMCA in Madison
Thursday, March 12, 4-6pm, Southeast Family YMCA in Huntsville
Tuesday, April 7, 4-6pm, Southeast Family YMCA in Huntsville
Tuesday, April 14, 4-6pm, Hogan Family YMCA in Madison

Open House at Cha-La-Kee
4380 Chalakee Road, Guntersville:
Sunday, April 26, 2-4pm
Sunday, May 3, 2-4pm

Contact Huy:
256.428.9622 ext 3013 (August to April)
256.571.2494 (May to July)


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