Melanie Mellinger

Program Director

Melanie Mellinger

Originally from Texas, Melanie began her Y Camp journey as a camper in 1997. She became a Y Camp leader in 2015 and has served in a variety of roles at Y Camp ever since. Melanie met her husband Ollie for the first time at Y Camp when Ollie was over from England and serving as a Y Camp leader. They later married in 2018 and now live in Ames with their dog Mac. When she’s not working, Melanie loves to travel, re-watch movies and spend time with friends and family. Melanie is always eager to share her love for Y camp with everyone she meets.

Fun Fact: Melanie loves the Harry Potter series! She is a proud Slytherin and thinks that the Deathly Hallows are the best films.