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Camp Cory boasts a group of extremely dedicated full-time and seasonal staff. Many of our staff members attended camp as campers and we are thrilled that over 70% of our staff return each summer. In addition to three reference checks, Camp Cory completes a rigorous criminal background check on every staff member prior to being offered employment.

Michele Rowcliffe: Vice President of Camping Services

This will be Michele’s 17th summer leading Camp Cory. Michele, her husband Shawn (Camp Ranger), and daughter Olivia can’t think of a better lifestyle than living and working at Camp Cory. Although many amenities at camp have changed throughout Michele’s tenure, the same outstanding tradition and program that has always been Camp Cory lives strong today. Michele and her family look forward to sharing their passion for camp and all that it can offer to campers of all ages.

Phone: (585) 263-4240 | Email: micheler@rochesterymca.org

Pat Foster: Director of Operations

Pat has been working at Camp Cory for more than ten years, however he has been going to camp since he was 10. He has an extensive background working with kids, holding a variety of different roles during his time at camp and being a former Special Education Teacher. As Director, Pat supervises the seasonal staff and all of its programs to make sure that families feel great about the camp experience. Pat holds a Master's Degree in Special Education from Lesley University, in addition to his Bachelor's from Nazareth College. He and his wife, Nicole, live in Henrietta with their daughter Brooklyn.

Phone: (585) 263-4241 | Email: patrickf@rochesterymca.org

Shawn Rowcliffe: Camp Ranger

Shawn Rowcliffe has been improving the Camp Cory facilities on a daily basis since 2003. Coming to Camp Cory from YMCA Camp Arrowhead, Shawn has dedicated himself to maintain the integrity of our 95 year old facility, while bringing the amenities of many buildings into the 21st century. Whether it is electrical, landscape art, plumbing, or creating unique program supplies, Shawn live and breathes the Camp Cory experience.

Ellen Ellison: Overnight Camp Coordinator

Ellen worked seasonally at Cory for many summers before beginning her full-time role in the fall of 2014. At Cory she has been a Counselor, Waterfront Director, and Program Director while spending her winters specializing in Outdoor Education at various YMCA camps. Ellen is devoted to bettering camp programs and ensuring that the campers and CITs have the best summer of their lives.!

Phone: (585) 355-0029 | Email: ellen.ellison@rochesterymca.org

Nicole Foster: Director of Administration

Nicole grew up on Keuka Lake and has been going to Camp Cory since she was 7 years old. She worked for several years as a Counselor, Village Head, and Leadership Director. Nicole looks forward to assisting Parents and campers to ensure that everyone has a great summer at Camp Cory. During the winter Nicole lives in Henrietta with her husband Pat and daughter Brooklyn. Please feel free to contact Nicole with any questions.

Phone: (585) 263-4242 | Email: nicole.foster@rochesterymca.org

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End of Summer Family Camp

August 25, 2017

NEW this summer, we’d like to give  you one more chance to enjoy camp with your family! This end-of-summer, 3-day weekend is the perfect final […]

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Sep 01 2017

Labor Day Family Camp

Finish out your summer with a truly relaxing and invigorating weekend! We’ll take care of meals, cabins, and recreation, all you need to bring is […]

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