Meet the Team

Jen Mckay, Camp Director

Hello there! My name is Jen McKay. I graduated from KSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2005. I am married and have 2 kids. I have taught 1st grade, 4th grade, and am currently teaching Kindergarten at Village Elementary here in Emporia, KS. This is my 8th year at Camp Alexander. It is a very rewarding job watching all the campers learning through play, making new friends, as well as making memories in the great outdoors.


Juan Ramirez, Program Director

My name is Juan Ramirez and I am a teacher at Village Elementary in Emporia, Kansas.  I graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in elementary education. I also have an endorsement in Spanish and an ESL endorsement from Newman University.  I started my teaching career back in 2000 and have been teaching since. My teaching career started in Dodge City, Kansas but I have been teaching in Emporia since 2005.

During my free time, I enjoy playing sports and spending time outdoors. My favorite sports are soccer, basketball, and football. I also enjoy coaching my son’s soccer and basketball teams.

As an educator, I enjoy working and teaching young students. I believe successful students stay active and continue to learn throughout the year.  I think Camp Alexander provides great opportunities for students to continue developing skills throughout the summer that will help them be successful in the classroom at the beginning of the new school year. I look forward to the opportunity to work with past, present, and future students through Camp Alexander.


Camp Alexander Board of Directors

Annette Legako, Chair
Gary Bacon, Vice Chair
Alicia Redeker, Treasurer
Kathyrn Whitcomb, Secretary
Kevin Ogle, Maintenance Director
Mike Alpers
Corey Bacon
Steve Blocker
Alex Lyon
Jeff Meek
JC Mock
Scott Smith
Tracy Edwards, Financial Advisor

620-794-1830  •  1783 Road P5  •  Emporia, KS 66801