Raymond Witchey

Ray came to Youngstown in 1919 and served as one of the first Assistant Camp Directors of the newly renamed Camp Fitch, still located at West Point.[1] He worked as an Assistant Boy's Work Secretary with Paul B. Davies and John Siekkinen under Boy's Secretary Earl N. Hale.[2] He became part time staff at the Y for 3 years while he taught at Lincoln Junior High. He was rehired to full time status in 1924 as full time Dormitory and Service Secretary. He continued to stay active at Camp Fitch in the summers at the new Lake Erie site.[3] He was promoted to Assistant Education Secretary in 1925 and helped run the fledgling Youngstown College and served on the new Building Committee. He resigned in 1935 and moved to Columbus, OH to be the Education Secretary of the YMCA Franklin School there.[1]


1. a, b Youngstown Vindicator, July 3, 1935. Witchey to Leave Youngstown College. Vindicator Printing Company, pp.6.
2. a Int'l Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations, 1921. Year Book of the YMCA of North America for the Year May 1, 1920 - April 30, 1921. Association Press, New York, pp.131.
3. a Carson, Charles B., June 15, 1924. Camp Fitch, much improved, to open soon. Vindicator Printing Company.