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Summer 2018 Team

Camp Cory’s most important feature is our fantastic staff. We make sure that we hire committed, enthusiastic young people that look to make strong connections with their campers. All staff go through a thorough interview and background check process to make sure that they are qualified.

 

 

 

Pat Foster: Camp Director

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 Camp 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.

Jessica Bonham: Program Director

Eger for her first summer at Camp Cory, Jessica joins us having spent the past six summer working at two other YMCA camps. As camp staff, she has held a variety of roles including Village Director, Assistant Program Director/Aquatics Director, and Day Camp Director. Jessica grew up in Warsaw NY and graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor's of Science in Recreation, Camp Management. As Program Director, Jessica serves as the primary caregivers of the camp experience. She is very excited to be a part of the Camp Cory community.

Alejandro Carvajal Bonilla: Senior Counselor - Traditional Camp

Alejandro is from Cali, Colombia, the city of salsa and the "sucursal del cielo". He was born in Colombia but when he was 6 years old, he moved to Dominican Republic. He studies in San Buenaventura University, and his degree is in industrial engineering. He loves his career because it allows him to help people and optimize resources helping financial companies while taking care of the ecosystem. He is very excited to make an impact on the lives of campers this summer!

Wintour Phelps: Waterfront Coordinator

Wintour is from England and this will be his second year at Cory, but 4th year working at Camps. He enjoys lacrosse, sailing and much more. He plays for his college team in D1 and sails offshore competitively- this year he is even competing in the prestigious RORC 600! Wintour is very excited to be returning to Camp Cory and running the waterfront, hopefully he will see lots of you there!

Mikenna Donze: Day Camp Village Head

This summer is Mikenna's first time at Camp Cory, but she could not be more excited to experience what Cory has to offer. She has grown up through YMCA Camp Tippecanoe in Ohio, where she grew up. She just graduated from Ohio University with a bachelors in Outdoor Recreation & Education, and hopes to expand her knowledge of the camp world through Cory. Mikenna says her two true loves in life currently are camp and dogs and will talk to anybody that mentions either of the two. She cannot wait to see what new things Camp Cory will achieve this summer!

Gil Hankinson: Assistant Senior Counselor

Congrats to Gil Hankinson, Asst Senior Counselor for Summer 2018! Gil is from Beaver, Pennsylvania. He has been coming to Camp Cory for 7 years. Gil plays soccer and loves sailing. He also has lived in 5 different states. He is looking forward to experiencing his first year as a counselor and meeting lots of new people.

Blake Van Horn: Day Camp Director

Blake (pictured on the left) is returning for her 9th summer at Camp Cory and her 3rd as Day Camp Director. Blake is originally from Rochester; she got her degree in English and Secondary Education from SUNY Geneseo and then went on to get her Masters from the University of Michigan in Curriculum Development. She works for the YMCA year-round in Youth Development programs. Blake spends her free time with her husband and two dogs - Henry and Anubis. She is looking forward to being back and camp this summer, meeting new campers and families and making Day Camp the best experience ever!

Elinor Zollweg: Multimedia Coordinator

Elinor is a first-year student at Ithaca College who is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degrees in Television-Radio, however, she is originally from Rochester, NY. This will be her 9th summer at Camp Cory. At school, she is a member of an acapella group and a DJ for the college radio station. I’m her free time, she loves to sing, dance, play the ukulele, and listen to music (especially Broadway!). A fun fact about Elinor is that she got the opportunity to spend 10 days in Israel during her winter break. This summer, she is most looking forward to documenting Camp and helping everyone preserve their memories.

Emma Landry: Staffing Director

This will be Emma’s third year at Camp Cory. She is originally from Honeoye Falls, NY but currently resides in Chicago, IL where she attends DePaul University. Emma has been a member of the DePaul Mock Trial team for three years and enjoys belting Broadway show tunes and watching movies in her free time. She aspires to be a child advocacy attorney after graduation. Emma can’t wait to be back on Keuka Lake with all the new and returning campers! Fun Fact: she is part monkey!

Casey Metzler: Evening Program Coordinator

Casey is from Penfield, NY and is excited for her eleventh year at Camp Cory. She enjoys competing with her school’s Track and Field team as well as learning about other people’s backgrounds through her school’s Mosiacs Club, which is she a founding member of. She loves pandas, and one of her life goals is to hug a real one! Most of all, she is looking forward to designing fun evening programs for all of this summer’s themes and seeing campers try to figure out her puzzles and riddles!

Cory Albrecht: Canoeing and Kayaking Specialist

This will be Cory’s 11th year at Camp Cory and his 4th on staff. He currently attends the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, where he studies Plastic Engineering. Cory is also on the swim club at school and is a proud Eagle Scout. He loves the outdoors and kayaking. Cory recently went on a kayaking/hiking trip with his Dad to Shenandoah National Park. He is looking forward to spending his summer on the water!

Andrew Willett: Assistant Senior Counselor

Andrew is from Amherst, NY. He is a junior at Amherst High School. This will be his 5th year at Camp Cory! In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing golf and baseball. He is looking forward to making sure campers have the best summer of their life!

Nicole Brown: Assistant Senior Counselor

Nicole is from Fairport, New York. She loves to play guitar, ukulele and piano! Nicole has many family members from Canada. She is a member of her high school's Math Team and Spanish National Honor Society. This will be her 5th summer at Camp Cory but she has also spent 8 summers as a camper at Camp Arrowhead as well. She looks forward to meeting new people and making long lasting memories during her first summer as a counselor.

Mary Gorman: Assistant Senior Counselor

Mary has lived in Fairport, NY for all of her life and has been going to Camp Cory for the past five years. She is very excited for her first year as a counselor. Mary is involved in her school's drama club and has been a part of it for five years. Mary can't wait to make more camp memories this summer!

Marios Nicolaou: Senior Counselor - Day Camp

Marios is from a little island called the United Kingdom, he is an outgoing, caring and entertaining person. He strives to make sure everyone is heard and gets their say. He enjoys doing a range of activities from playing guitar with his friends. He likes the outdoors and exploring new places and seeing what the world has to offer. This will be his first year at Camp Cory and he is looking forward to meeting new people, making new friends, and learning about the states. Fun Fact: he cannot whistle.

Patrick Jones: Wells Village Head

Patrick is from Penfield, NY, and is currently a sophomore at SUNY Geneseo where he studies Biology and Music. This will be Patrick's 5th year on staff and 8th at Camp Cory. In his free time, Patrick enjoys hanging with friends and watching Disney movies. He loves the outdoors and had a great time last year as Canoeing and Kayaking Chief. Patrick can't wait to get back to his favorite place on earth and help campers have an incredible summer in the best village ever! Fun Fact: Patrick's spirit animal is a sea turtle.

Tucker Zwanka: Athletics Specialist

Tucker Zwanka is excited to come back to camp this year as Athletics Chief. Tucker attends Hawaii Pacific University and is studying Psychology out on Oahu. His hobbies include surfing, Ultimate Frisbee and chilling on the beach. Tucker cannot wait to make this his best year yet at camp.
FUN FACT: Tucker's record for shenanigans last year was 8:1

Claire Nentarz: Assistant Senior Counselor

Claire (pictured right) is excited to spend her ninth summer at Camp Cory as an Assistant Senior Counselor! She's funny, enthusiastic, and is looking forward to making sure her campers have a great summer. She is a Junior at Fairport High School and is looking into studying game design. Her favorite things are cats, naps, and her friends. She loves to travel, and her favorite places she's been are Disney World and Hawaii! Fun fact: she can quote almost every video from Vine in existence.

Emma Schuller: Senior Counselor - Traditional Camp

Emma (pictured left) is so excited to be spending her 11th summer at Camp Cory. She's from Leonia, New Jersey and is a senior at Leonia High School. In her free time, Emma enjoys skiing, cooking, and spending time with her friends. Emma cannot wait to make camp the most memorable experience for her campers. She is equally excited to be back teaching sailing. Fun Fact: Emma has a masters degree in dog whispering from Monsters University.

T-Mike Metzger: Craig Village Head

This will be T-Mike's thirteenth summer at camp! He is from Conesus, New York and enjoys skiing in the winter and running in the summer. He is excited to come to Craig this summer for a new action-packed adventure! Curious about what the 'T' stands for? Ask him this summer!

Breno Mourthe de Oliveira: Senior Counselor - Traditional Camp

Breno is from a small town in Brazil called Pedro Leopoldo, and this will be his first summer at Camp Cory. He is studying civil engineering at UNA University and will graduate at the end of 2018. In his spare time, he likes hanging out with friends and practicing sports like soccer and swimming. He is looking forward to having fun, learning about American culture, and providing kids with the best summer ever!

Jack Lasher: Assistant Senior Counselor

This will be Jack's 7th year at Camp Cory. Jack is from Buffalo and he enjoys hanging with friends and playing sports. Jack is a great Fortnite player. He is looking forward to getting back on the lake and having lots of fun this summer.

Anna Maywar: Assistant Senior Counselor

Anna (pictured middle) is excited to spend her 6th year at Camp Cory as an Assistant Senior Counselor. She is from Rochester, New York and is a junior at Brighton High School. She enjoys playing field hockey and ultimate frisbee, baking, and being outdoors! She cannot wait to meet new people and help campers have an amazing summer. Fun fact: she has a cat named Bear!

Adam Bush: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

Adam is from Fairport, NY and attends Fairport High School. He loves to sail and play tennis. Adam has been going to camp for 11 years. Adam is looking forward to teaching campers how to sail and enjoy the breeze. Fun Fact: He can hide in any bush that you show him and no one will ever find him.

Paige Wasilewski: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

Paige Wasilewski is so excited to come back and spend her third summer at Camp Cory! Paige is from Batavia, NY where she is currently finishing up her senior year of High School. When she’s not at camp she loves to travel and spend time with her friends. Over the past few years she’s watched over 25 series on Nexflix; Be sure to ask her about your favorite one because she’ll likely know it! This summer she can’t wait to give all of her campers their most incredible summer yet!!

Amanda Cunningham: High Ropes Coordinator

Excited for high ropes? Well come have some fun and learn all about it this summer with Amanda! This will be her 9th summer at camp and she is stoked to have some new games and challenges at high ropes! Amanda is from Pittsford, NY and is currently a junior at Springfield College where she is a youth development, and adventure education major. Amanda loves to travel and is currently studying in Sydney, Australia for 6 months! Can you guess how many kangaroos she saw while she was there?
Fun Fact: Amanda can do a triple back-flip!!

Francesco Ambesi: Assistant Senior Counselor

Francesco (pictured right) will be flying all the way from the small town of Udine, Italy, to come to Camp Cory! This will be his fifth summer at camp and he is super excited to be an Assistant Senior Counselor. His favorite sports are archery and judo, he is currently preparing for his black belt exam. Francesco can't wait for his first experience as a counselor and is hoping to spread his optimism to many new friends.

Benton Croop: Leadership Director

Benton is returning for his 13th summer at camp. He is from Rochester, NY. You can often find him stanced up. He’s proficient in all matters concerning Justin Timberlake. A whale shark enthusiast, Benton had a passion for the worlds oceans and waterways since a young age and he’s currently finishing his degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture at the University of Rhode Island. He’s excited to develop and grow the CIT’s into leaders at camp and in life!

Ashley Ziegelmann: Assistant Senior Counselor

Ashley is from Victor, NY and currently a junior at Victor High School. This will be her 7th year at camp and her first year working as a counselor! When not at camp, Ashley spending time with her friends and traveling! Ashley is looking forward to meeting her campers and helping them have an amazing time at Camp Cory!

Kelly Brittingham: Leadership Coordinator

Kelly is from Harrisburg, PA, but she goes to school at Mansfield University for Early Childhood and Special Education. This is her 8th summer at Camp Cory. When not at camp, she enjoys baking, swimming, rock climbing and playing music on the 11 instruments she plays. Fun Fact: Kelly has petted over 8 million dogs in her life. Kelly is really excited to help the CITs become the best counselors and lifeguards they can be!

Christina Wessman: Assistant Senior Counselor

This will be Christina’s (pictured left) 9th year at Camp Cory. Christina currently goes to Hilton High School. She likes to play sports, travel, and hang out with friends. When she grows up she wants to be a criminal defense attorney. Camp has been a big part of her life for many years. She is excited to be on staff for her first year and to make many unforgettable memories with everyone at camp. One fun fact about Christina was that she was born in another country!

Mackenzie Ulrop: Dining Hall Coordinator

This will be her 7th summer at Cory Cory. Mackenzie is from Honeoye Falls and currently is studying Geology and Astronomy at SUNY New Paltz. She also plays for their women’s rugby team and also is in the astronomy club. This summer she is looking forward to meeting new people at camp and making the dining hall a super fun place to eat. Fun fact is that her rugby friends call her “Astro”.

Abby O’Neill: Sailing Master

Abby is returning for her 9th summer at Camp Cory. She is from Rochester NY and is studying Psychology at James Madison University. She is currently in Salamanca Spain studying abroad for the next four months! When not at camp, she enjoys spending time outdoors, singing karaoke, and making new friends. She’s looking forward making this the best summer of sailing ever, and of course, eating pancakes in the dining hall.

Megan DiFranco: Assistant Senior Counselor

Megan(pictured right) is so excited to spend her seventh summer at Camp Cory! She is currently a junior at Penfield High School. Megan enjoys playing music, riding horses, and spending time with her friends. She is looking forward to helping campers have an incredible summer experience!

Tristan Vick: Assistant Senior Counselor

This will be Tristan’s 7th summer at camp and he’s excited to come back again as an Assistant Senior Counselor! Tristan is a junior at Hilton High School in Greece NY. He enjoys fishing, archery, and playing video games. He also loves science and being cozy 24/7. He’s hoping to meet new friends and have the best summer of his life at camp this year! Fun Fact: He can fix any broken computer with wire-cutters and an entire roll of electrical tape!

Dee Boshnack: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

Dee is From Rochester NY, and is currently a Senior at Northstar. This will be her 10th summer at Camp Cory! Dee’s hobbies include traveling, doing sports, and spending time with friends and family! Dee is leaving looking forward to spending time working hard at her favorite place making new experiences!

Tasha Colton: Drama Specialist

Tasha is originally from Rochester, NY, a Brighton High School graduate. This is her first year at Camp Cory, and she's excited for what it'll entail. Tasha is currently in college studying to be a stage manager and a teacher. On her free time, she is in the theatre, outside, or just hanging with some friends. She's excited to meet all the campers and staff, and is looking forward to a great summer!

Christian Leonardo Heredia Muñoz.: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

Christian is from Colombia. In his free time, he loves to dance to different types of music (Hip-hop, Bachata, Salsa, Cha cha cha), to go swimming and hiking. Chris is someone who always is smiling and having fun with friends, in fact, his superpower is being able to make others smile. This will be his first time at Camp Cory as a counselor, he is looking forward to making friends and bonding with his campers.

Ellidh Clark: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

Ellidh (pronounced Ellie) is 21 years old and is from Glasgow, Scotland. She moved to Florida with her family when she was eight and they lived there for three years. She loves to stay active and her hobbies include swimming and running. She also loves to read! A fun fact about her is that she was born on a leap year, the 29th of February. This will be her first year at camp and she is very excited! Ellidh is looking forward to meeting everyone attending Camp Cory this year and making it a summer to remember.

Michael Macblane: Senior Counselor

Michael is from Elmira, New York but currently going to school in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. His hobbies include free skiing, sailing, and watching professional curling. He has attended camp for the past 8 years. He is looking forward to giving kids a great summer to remember.

Luisa Fernanda Arteaga : Kitchen Staff

Luisa is from Colombia, she is currently studying business administration at the Universidad del Cauca and this is her first year at Camp Cory and she is very excited to be able to experience this great adventure as part of the staff. This summer she hopes to meet amazing people and make many friends; she is a friendly and very responsible person. And in her free time what she likes the most is singing and dancing salsa.

Daniel “Dani” Esteban : Walmsley Village Head

Dani is coming from Colombia, he was born in the capital but he lives in Ibague, he is doing his internship in China. He loves sports but his favorite is swimming. It is funny that he doesn’t know Chinese, he just know the words “thank you” “hello” “how are you?” And some numbers and words.This is gonna be his fifth year at camp, he wants to have extra fun this summer that the one that is expected. Not just with Walmsley village, in general with all camp.

Erin Mahoney: Asst Senior Counselor

This will be Erin's sixth summer at Camp Cory. She lives in Brockport, NY. She is involved in her school's Model United Nations club and Travel Club. She enjoys reading, playing piano, and quoting Vine. She is looking forward to a great summer!

Rurai Morrison: Asst Senior Counselor

Ruari is from Scotland where he has lived his entire life. He enjoys a variety of sports like rugby football and running. He has went to camp for 10 years! He is from both Scotland and America. This summer he is most looking forward to having fun and getting to know new people.

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Baltimore Region First Annual Camp Cory Alumni Event

February 24, 2018

Fun and informal gathering to take place at the Mt Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury St., Baltimore, MD 21209, from 6:30pm til 9pm. Event organizer: Rich […]

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Feb 27 2018

Brighton High School Staff Recruiting Day 1

Interested in joining our team of world class staff? Come see us at Brighton High School and see how you can change the lives of […]

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Feb 28 2018

Brighton High School Staff Recruiting Day 2

Interested in joining our team of world class staff? Come see us at Brighton High School and see how you can change the lives of […]

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