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Seasonal Staff Bios

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.

Jenna Windheim: Assistant Senior Counselor

This will be Jenna's 5th summer at Camp Cory. She is from Fairport, NY and goes to Fairport High school, where she is on the varsity swim team and the FAST swim club. A fun fact about Jenna is that she has broken her arm five times! She is excited to give campers the best summer of their lives and help them achieve their weekly goals!

Morgan Kennedy: Assistant Senior Counselor

Morgan goes to Geneseo Central High School, where she sings in an A Cappella group and in drama club. She is also on the Varsity softball team and can sing the alphabet backwards! She is so excited to meet new people and help campers have an unforgettable summer!

Juan Ibarra: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 2

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am currently attending to the last grade of school at "Nuestra Señora del Pilar", I have been coming to this school since I was six and I feel like it has a great impact in many aspects of my life. I play in a soccer team every week and I also love playing tennis. I have been going to English classes since I was 6. My main hobbies are playing sports with friends, hanging out with them to have a good time and I also love listening to music.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am really excited for being a camp counselor, I feel like it going to be something really special and rewarding. I am really looking forward to have incredible cabin levels with my campers and get to know all of them. I also can not wait to see the friends I made at camp on the past two years and I believe that I will make a lot more this summer.

Fun Fact about you: A fun fact about me is that I am totally unable to blink my left eye so when playing games that require to do so I always struggle.

Jack Brady: Multimedia Coordinator

Years at Camp: First!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I Currently study Film and TV at The Edge creative media college in Folkestone, Kent (England). I love playing, watching, and coaching football in my spare time, and creating short movies with friends.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm excited about meeting and making new friends at Camp Cory, this will be my first time in America so i'm also very much looking forward to jumping straight into a different culture.

Fun Fact about you: I have a turtle called Larry!

Paige Wasilewski: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: this will be my second!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am a student at Batavia High School. I run Cross Country and Indoor Track. I am the Secretary for National Art Honor Society, Treasurer for Z- Club (a volunteer organization), and member of Student Government, Link Crew (a leadership program to help incoming freshmen), Ski Club and Stage Crew. I am also a member of my city's Youth Board. I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and love to ski.

What are you most excited for this summer: This summer I'm most excited to meet all of the amazing campers and give them the best summer ever!

Fun Fact about you: My favorite holiday is the Fourth of July.

Adam Bush: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 10

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Varsity Tennis at Fairport High school, math team

What are you most excited for this summer: I am most excited to meet new campers and make new and exciting cabin levels

Fun Fact about you: I have never been stung by a bee AND I can do a 360 on a knee board!

Chelsea Jones (center): Leadership Director

Years at Camp: 10 Years

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am a Spanish Adolescence Education major at SUNY Fredonia and will be graduating in May! This past year I was the President of my sorority, I participate in intramural sports, several honor societies and enjoy hanging out with my friends!

What are you most excited for this summer: I was a CIT in 2012 and it was one of my favorite years at camp! I'm excited to be able to share this experience with this years group of CITs and help them become the next generation of Camp Cory staff!

Fun Fact about you: I speak Spanish!

Kyle "Shrek" Neil: Low Ropes Chief

Years at Camp: 1

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies:
I enjoy working with people, and that's the main thing. I'm not currently attending school, though I'm hoping to go on and train to be a Psychologist in the future. As far as hobbies... anything Star Wars and riding my bike.

What are you most excited for this summer?
I am excited to come back in a new position, and to help people make life long friends the same way I did last year but also help people gain valuable team building skills. Also continuing my streak of not being pushed in the lake.
Fun Fact about you!
Despite the name Shrek, and the fact that I am Scottish... I do not live in a swamp.

Jack Robinson: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: This is his first summer!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies
Dunoon Grammar School (2009-2015)-The University of Edinburgh (2015 - Present)

Extracurriculars & Hobbies:
Shitoryu Karate do - Senior Greenbelt
Shinty - Scottish Sport (Similar to hockey) Played for 11 years
Hockey - Played for University team in my Freshman year
Gymnastics - self taught intermediate.
Trampolining.
Hill walking, climbing and bouldering.
Kayaking
Snare Drumming (For a traditional scottish pipe band)-10 years
I enjoy playing any sort of drum including kit drum, djembe or bongos.

I enjoy a vast range of musical genres and am not afraid to try new instruments.
Currently experimenting with harmonica and ukulele.

What are you most excited for this summer?
Honestly, the sun! - The sun gives me a whole load more enthusiasm and energy. (It's not very sunny in Scotland) I'm looking forward to teaching sports and having fun everyday!

Fun Fact about you!
I have a whole host of Random and special talents. (Have to wait until camp to find out!)

I enjoy learning languages, watching martial arts films, training extreme martial arts and playing video games.

I'm very easy going, taking life as it comes and seeing the light in every situation.
However, i am motivated and extremely well organised to perform at the best of my ability at all times!

Harrison Lucas: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: I don't know if I can count that high!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm a senior at Brighton High School, where I am a leader of the Natural Helper program, first trumpet in band and orchestra, and an active student. Outside of school, I enjoy downhill skiing at Bristol Mountain, spending time with friends, and taking long walks on the Junior Waterfront Beach at Cory.

What are you most excited for this summer: I can't wait to be in a cabin and make this summer the best summer ever!

Fun Fact about you: The fastest I've skied downhill was 67mph at Bristol Mountain!

Madie Coughlin: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 5

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Student at Fairport High School. My hobbies include horseback riding, photography, and being outdoors.

What are you most excited for this summer: This summer I am most looking forward to helping campers achieve their goals and have an amazing summer!

Fun Fact about you: I can play the ukulele while upside down!

Alex Doncel (right): Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: This will be my second!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Swimming, running, water skiing, babysitting...

What are you most excited for this summer: I am excited to make the kids and myself happy at camp. They are going to remember this awesome summer forever!

Fun Fact about you: If I brush my hair it becomes like a lion mane!

Michael MacBlane: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: Seven

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Notre Dame High School, Football, Baseball, Sailing, Skiing

What are you most excited for this summer: I am most excited to be able to help kids have one of the best summers of their lives and want to come back every year.

Fun Fact about you: I won Cups at Camp Cory in 2015!

Hannah Gandell: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 10

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Fairport High School, Cross Country, Track, Fairport A Cappella, CATS The Musical, National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm excited to give kids the amazing opportunities and experiences that I was blessed with as a camper.

Fun Fact about you: By this summer, I will have traveled to Tanzania three times, India, and Bonaire!

Rachael Muggleton (right): Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 7

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Soccer, Track & Field, Dance, Student Government

What are you most excited for this summer: To give campers the best summer yet!

Fun Fact about you: I can solve a Rubik's cube in under 2 minutes!!

Melissa Morano (right): Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 3

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Eden Jr. Sr. High School, Photography, Music, Reading books, Cheerleading


What are you most excited for this summer: Meeting new people and making new memories!! Having lots of campfires.

Fun Fact about you: I love Shakespeare and can recite some of Romeo & Juliet. I know all the words to the Hamilton soundtrack. Was trapped in my house for 4 days during "Snowvember" because we had over 6 feet of snow.

Lachlan Morrison (right): Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 12

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I play trumpet in an orchestra for my city, go to air cadets and scouts

What are you most excited for this summer: I really look forward to meeting all my campers - old faces and new!

Fun Fact about you: I've flown a plane upside down above Oxford University!

Jon Travers: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 10

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Student at Webster Thomas High School. Boy scout of Troop 110. Part of Faith Lutheran Church's youth group.

What are you most excited for this summer: Meeting tons of new people and having a great time with them. Also getting to experience my first year on staff!

Fun Fact about you: I thoroughly enjoy spicy foods!

Molly Behan (back left): Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 8 years

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Basketball, Running, Yearbook

What are you most excited for this summer: I am most excited to give my campers the best summer they have ever had, by helping them make new friends and great memories.

Fun Fact(s) about you: My Favorite Seneca farms ice cream flavor is chocolate peanut butter. I have gone swimming with sting rays. I Rode a bike all the way around keuka lake.

Ian Stern (right): Camp Mentor

Years at Camp: 9

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm a senior sociology major at University of North Florida, I'm a founding member and the treasurer of the UNF Sailing Team and I'm in the environmental club on campus. I love camping, sports, and reading.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm excited to be back at camp again and take on some new responsibilities! I'm excited about being able to get to know everyone at camp and helping camp run smoothly!

Fun Fact about you: I have driven from Florida to New York and back 5 times!

Zack Schwab: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 8

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I currently attend McQuaid Jesuit HS and I love Archery and Skiing. I also enjoy creating my own video games!

What are you most excited for this summer: Meeting new people and passing down camp traditions.

Fun Fact about you: I love to scuba dive and have been diving off the coast of Mexico and Hawaii!

Marie-Laure Gollier (right): Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 6

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Skiing, Sailing, Varsity Tennis Team Captain and MVP, Ballet/Partnering, Yearbook Coverage Editor, Pep Band, Quill and Scroll Honor Society

What are you most excited for this summer: Giving campers their best summer even and helping them make great memories and great friendships

Fun Fact about you: I have flown a plane before all by myself

Kyle McHugh: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 5

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Track and field, school comedy club, kayaking, hiking

What are you most excited for this summer: To create fun memories with campers while having the best time on Keuka Lake!

Fun Fact: I am a member of the Monty Python club at school!

Skylar Dickason: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 6

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am currently enrolled in the EMCC boces Criminal Justice class. And I am a member of the Brighton police explorer's.

What are you most excited for this summer: To give the campers the summer they will never forget and to learn new things from the staff and the campers. And most importantly, to be back at my home away from home.

Fun Fact about you: I climbed out of my crib at 10 months old AND I have flown a old canvas plane!

Emma Landry: Walmsley Village Head

Years at Camp: 2

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I go to DePaul University in Chicago where I double major in Public Relations and Journalism. I hope to become a lawyer one day! I am also the Vice President of the DePaul Mock Trial Varsity team. I love musical theatre, corgis, pandas, waterskiing, photography, and drawing.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am most excited to spend time on the beautiful Keuka Lake at my favorite place in the world doing Evening Programs and playing a camp-wide game of Stratego!

Fun Fact about you: I love everything about Lavender: the color, the smell, the ice cream flavor (yes, there is lavender ice cream and it is DELICIOUS!)

Emma Schuller: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: This will be my 10th year at camp.

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I go to Leonia High School in New Jersey. At school I participate in newspaper club, ribbon club, JSA, I'm the swim team manager, and I'm on the varsity golf team. My hobbies are sailing, skiing, and spending lots of time with my friends.

What are you most excited for this summer: Making lots of fun and exciting camp memories with my campers.

Fun Fact about you: I have sailed from Penn Yan to Branchport (the entire length of Keuka Lake) in one day!

Amanda Cunningham: Assistant Day Camp Director

Years at Camp: 8

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Sophomore at Springfield College studying Youth Development, YMCA Professional Studies and Adventure Education! I play on the women's rugby team at school! I am also very involved with the Y-Club on campus! I love to hike, go camping and 'hang' out in my hammock.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am so excited to meet all of the new day campers and to make the returners' summer even better!

Fun Fact about you: I am studying abroad in Australia next year!

Zhanya Kuppinger: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 13

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I go to Pittsford Mendon high school and I participate on the cross country, Nordic skiing and track teams.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am super excited to meet all the new campers as well as reunite with my campers from last summer to give everyone the best summer ever!

Fun Fact about you: I love going on nature hikes and being in the outdoors!

Patrick Jones: Canoeing and Kayaking Chief

Years at Camp: 6

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Biology Major SUNY Geneseo, Ultimate frisbee

What are you most excited for this summer: Giving all of my campers an awesome summer and working at the best activity area at camp to create fun and lasting memories!

Fun Fact about you: My spirit animal is a turtle!

Eren Bozkurt: Senior Kitchen Staff

Years at Camp: 2

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Business Administration Akdeniz University in Turkey, Cycling, camping, basketball, travelling

What are you most excited for this summer: I am excited to see my friends and feel the amazing camp energy. I can't wait to make campers happy again in the dining hall!

Fun Fact about you: I like to listen to the sound of a hair dryer while I am sleeping :)

Benton Croop (pictured in hat): Sailing Master

Years at Camp: 12

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: University of Rhode Island, Sailing Team, Fishing Club, Aquarium Club

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm excited for another summer of doing the job I love, working with the best staff in the world, and giving kids their greatest summers!

Fun Fact about you: I learned how to surf in The Philippines!

Abigail O'Neill: Maijgren Village Head

Years at Camp: Seven

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: James Madison University, Ritual Chairman of Sigma Kappa at JMU, Rotaract Club at JMU, Young Life College at JMU, Sailing, Baking

What are you most excited for this summer: Taking on my new leadership role as Maijgren Village Head and getting the village closer than ever!

Fun Fact about you: I'll be studying abroad in Salamanca Spain in Spring 2018! I'd love to practice my Spanish with you!

Patrick Smith: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: I was an LIT and CIT in previous years

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Webster Shroeder High School, I play the electric base and study surgery and medicine outside of school

What are you most excited for this summer: To see all of my old friends finally become counselors and to make m campers summers awesome!

Fun Fact about you: I love kids and making them laugh! I can run under water! I love watching Pure Genius with my family and friends! My personal role model is Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce!

Inigo Jimenez: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 5

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I like playing video games, reading and traveling. I am in a rowing club where I train hard. I am at my last year of high school at Nuestra Señora de Europa.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am excited for going to camp as a staff member for the first time. I would like to make campers have as much fun as i had.

Fun Fact about you: I have being rowing for more than 6 hours in one day, which is around 3 times keuka lake.

Jorge Rodriguez de Lope Lopez- right: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 3

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am student at International school San Patricio Toledo. I take part at the European Parliament Model Program. I play in a soccer team in my city and I really enjoy water sports such as windsurf.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am really excited to meet new campers and to have an incredible summer as a camp counselor.

Fun Fact about you: I practice fencing like the three musketeers!

Deasia Boshnack (right): Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 8

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Basketball, track, writing and making people laugh!

What are you most excited for this summer: Making kids smile and having the best summer ever!

Fun Fact about you: I love making new memories with people every day!

Izzy Marchbanks: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 6

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am currently a senior at Fairport High School. I spend most of my time at work but I love what I do. I teach kids how to swim for my local swim team and I am a rock wall belayer at the East Side YMCA. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family having fun and making memories.

What are you most excited for this summer: Spending eight weeks of my summer getting to go to camp!!! As a kid spending my week at camp was what I looked forward to all summer and this year I get to go for eight weeks, I could not be more excited about it! I'm excited to see the familiar camp faces of some amazing veteran campers as well as having the opportunity to meet so many new and excited campers. Most importantly, I'm excited to make sure that every kid has the time of their life at camp this summer.

Fun Fact about you: My hair is actually full of secrets, that's why it's so big!

Abigail Hendee: Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 2

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm a student at Alfred-Almond High School. I run and do triple jump for my school's track team and ski race at Swain for my school's ski team. I play piano and mallet percussion in my school band. I'm a member of student government. I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my friends and taking fun pictures together.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm most excited to meet and see all the campers this summer, new and old and to make a lot of awesome and fun memories. I can't wait to have a great time with them and help make this summer awesome!!

Fun Fact about you: I've repelled down waterfalls and went zip lining in Costa Rica. It's AMAZING!

Elinor Zollweg: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 8

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Senior at Hilton High School, chorus, dance, musical theatre, acapella, broadcast production

What are you most excited for this summer: I am most excited to get to know everyone, staff and campers alike and for nights around the campfire!

Fun Fact about you: I am obsessed with musical theatre and I am even going to see Hamilton in NYC before I get to camp!

Cristian Castro: Fishing Chief

Years at Camp: This will be my third

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: BA in English language student at Universidad del Tolima in Colombia where I'm also a member of a language teaching research group. I'm currently learning French in my free time.

What are you most excited for this summer: What a difficult question! I'm really looking forward to helping kids have fun and enjoy their time at the fishing activity area. I also love Evening Programs and celebrating camper achievement at the All-Camp Campfires.

Fun Fact about you: I love making tons of different animal sounds!

Clara Maganto: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 4

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm studying my last year of high school at Gredos San Diego school in Madrid, Spain.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm excited about getting to know new people and of course, Evening Programs!

Fun Fact about you: I can do a Rubik's cube only using my right hand!!

Wintour Phelps: Leadership Coordinator

Years at Camp: 2 years at YMCA Camp Bernie

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I study History and Politics at the University of Portsmouth. Outside of studies I'm on the university lacrosse team and play rugby recreationally. I also dabble in kayaking and sailing, and enjoy challenging myself when the opportunity arises!

What are you most excited for this summer: New camp, new faces, new job, new experience, what's not to be excited about!!

Fun Fact about you: I learnt to surf of the coast of North Africa (and got stung by a jellyfish in the process)

Katie Cox: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: This is my first!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Brighton High School Class of 2016, Currently studying at Middlebury College : I love hiking, singing, running, kayaking, cooking/baking, doing art, and just being outside in general. I'm always down to adventure :)
In high school I played field hockey, ran track, and was involved primarily in a cappella and student council.

What are you most excited for this summer: I can't wait to meet all the other staff and campers, and to spend the summer on such a beautiful lake with an awesome group of people!

Fun Fact about you: This winter I bungee jumped off of the same bridge as the first-ever bungee jumper back in 1988, in Queenstown, New Zealand!!! It was wild!

Blake Van Horn: Day Camp Director

Years at Camp: 8

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: BA in English and Secondary Education from SUNY Geneseo, MA in Educational Studies: Curriculum Development from University of Michigan, Work year-round for the YMCA, Like to spend my spare time doing woodworking and hanging out with my husband and two adorable dogs - Anubis and Henry Higgins.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am most excited about seeing all our amazing returning campers at Day Camp this summer and being able to give out even more Day Camp Tags!

Fun Fact about you: I am left handed, but right-footed and right-eye dominant.

Kelly Breckenridge: Craig Village Head

Years at Camp: 3

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm in my senior year at SUNY Cortland to become a math teacher. I tutor high school and college students, participate in Math Club, enjoy playing volleyball, and spending time with my friends and family.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm excited to spend the summer in such a positive environment with some of the youngest campers!

Fun Fact about you: I memorized how to say the alphabet backwards!

Danny Esteban: Leadership Coordinator

Years at Camp: 3

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am about the finish my B.A. in English and I'm learning French. I love sports- my favorite one is swimming and I play basketball. I like movies on weekends I like to go hiking.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am excited to come back to a place that is in my heart. I can't wait to share this experience with old and new friends, also I want to assume a new role where I want to give my best.

Fun Fact about you: Campers love my particular way to say "Eskuisme (Excuse me)"

Cory Albrecht: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 11th Summer (2nd on Staff)

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I currently attend Brockport High School in Brockport, NY. I am a part of so many extracurriculars including student government, National Honor Society, tech club and more. I also play the trombone for the my school's band and marching band. I just completed my Eagle Scout this past fall when I renovated the Wells Fire Circle.

What are you most excited for this summer: KAYAKING!!! I love kayaking and I want to share my love for the sport with everyone.

Fun Fact about you: I am fluent in over six million forms of communication!!! Not sure what that means? Ask me this summer!

T-Mike Metzger- center: Wells Village Head

Years at Camp: Twelve

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm currently in my third year at RIT studying Computer Engineering Technology. In my spare time I play guitar and run (not usually at the same time).

What are you most excited for this summer: Reconnecting with everyone from last summer and making new friends!

Fun Fact about you: My elbows are double-jointed!

Flora Barr- left: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: This will be my 2nd

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am from a small town near London and I am currently studying American Studies at the University of Portsmouth. I am part of both the sailing and the yoga society, and I love travelling, playing music and hanging out with my friends.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm excited to come back to Keuka Lake and make more amazing memories with my campers!

Fun Fact about you: I have visited 14 countries but I've been in 30 different airports!

Brittany Patton: Keuka Village Head

Years at Camp: 1

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Im currently a Junior at Nazareth College studying Education where I participate in the Community Youth Development Collective and Math Education Research. In my spare time I love Reading, Trying New Foods and Restaurants, Cooking, and Traveling.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am most excited for the beginning of the new Keuka Village!

Fun Fact about you: I have a collection of almost 100 elephant related things!

Sarah Casto- left: Assistant Waterfront Director

Years at Camp: 11

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I currently study at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and am choosing betwees Psychology or Creative Writing majors. I enjoy spending time with my friends and going to the beach and I also have a new found hobby in working out.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm most excited about taking on a new role down at the waterfront, and being able to be part of the brains that makes the waterfront the best (and safest) part of camp !! :)

Fun Fact about you: One time when I was surfing the gnarly waves of North Carolina, I caught a wave with a HUGE barrel and rode all the way through it while dolphins were jumping all around me.

Mackenzie Ulrop (left): Dining Hall Supervisor

Years at Camp: 5

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Study Geology and Astronomy at Suny New Paltz. I play for the New Paltz Women's Rugby Team. I am on the board of Cosmic Club which is the astronomy club at New Paltz.

What are you most excited for this summer: Themed meals and helping make Taco nights super fun!!! Also meeting new people and creating memories together.

Fun Fact about you: My goal in life is to go to Mars! But my favorite body in our solar system is Pluto!

Rebecca Ross: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: This will be my first at Camp Cory

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: At School I completed my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award which I got presented by the Duke of Edinburgh (the Queens husband!) at Holyrood Palace. I play Ultimate Frisbee for my University in National tournaments in then UK. My frisbee will definitely be packed in my suitcase! I love sailing as I spent a lot of time doing that at my last camp.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm looking forward to creating new friendships that will last forever! Being brought up in Scotland it will be good to experience a long hot summer for a change!

Fun Fact about you: I looked after a real life Princess at my last camp!

Michael Thomas (middle): Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: This will be my second!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am a sophomore at the University at Albany where I'm on the executive board of our club lacrosse team. In my free time I enjoy wrestling with my dog, hanging out with my friends, and generally anything outside.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm stoked to get back to camp and have a blast with my campers!

Fun Fact about you: I have a deep passion for hard hitting facts and unbiased journalism!

Christy Lamberton (right): Camp Nurse

Years at Camp: 2

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I received my BSN at the University of Rochester and have been a Pediatric Nurse for several years. I enjoy spending time with my family-camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, the beach. My hobbies are scrapbooking, making cards, cooking, and traveling(I love to learn about other cultures).

What are you most excited for this summer: This summer I am excited for a couple camping trips in new places with friends and family! And returning to Camp Cory for my second year!

Fun Fact about you: I lived in Ireland for a year and was able to travel all over Europe. This year I was able to fly in a Helicopter in the Dominican Republic-was very cool!

Liz Piotrowski: Health Services Coordinator

Years at Camp: First Year!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am a 1st year medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. I am an aspiring pediatric emergency medicine physician and I love serving my community as a service learning leader for Syracuse's AMAUS Pediatric Clinic. Outside of medicine, I enjoy ultimate frisbee, Zumba, spending time with my family at my lakehouse on Keuka Lake, and playing with my dog.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am most excited to learn more about the way medicine is delivered in an overnight camp setting while living at camp, an experience I never had the chance to do as a child.

Fun Fact about you: I started the Canisius College Women's Ultimate Frisbee team as a freshman and I know sign language!

Roan hughes-Burns: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: First Year!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: SUNY Plattsburgh Expeditionary Studies. I enjoy Rock Climbing, Skiing, and Football/Rugby.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm most excited about coming to a new place and meeting everyone at camp in a routine full of activities and excitement! I also can't wait to teach and mentor in outdoor sports.

Fun Fact about you! I played football for eight years and I am currently pursuing a career in outdoor education - with the hopes to one day become a mountain guide and ski mountaineer.

Rio Andrade: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 2nd!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm currently doing my major in Environmental Engineering on the Federal University of Viçosa and I love juggling! I'm also part of a voluntary group called Engineers of Happiness that is amazing!

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm most excited to meet all my friends again and to do my best as a counselor for my campers!

Fun Fact about you: I'm a clown and I can juggle almost everything :)

Emma Romell (left): Waterski Chief

Years at Camp: 14

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Attending SUNY Fredonia studying Childhood Education, Ultimate Frisbee

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm excited to teach kids how to water ski and give them an unforgettable summer!!!

Fun Fact about you: I only have 10 toes!

Juliette Campbell: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 6

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Highland Park High School in Dallas, TX and will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Captain of the cross country and track team, editor in chief of the yearbook, member of NHS, church bible study. I love to travel, spend time with my family and friends, doodle, and run (sometimes)!

What are you most excited for this summer: To give my campers the best summer of their lives while having the best summer of my life! So excited to be back on Keuka and be with my best friends and spread my love of camp to my campers!

Fun Fact about you: I have been to 21 countries!

Paige McDonald: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: First!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am involved in ASL club at my school. I also enjoy knitting, reading, playing my guitar, and swimming. I currently study at MCC but am graduating in May and plan on working on my degree to become a teacher.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am excited to participate in a fun and incredible summer for everyone at Camp Cory!

Fun Fact about you: I am left handed!

Casey Metzler (right): Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 10

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Penfield High School, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Mosaics Club, Environmental Club

What are you most excited for this summer: Evening Programs and getting into character!!!

Fun Fact about you: My life goal is to hug a panda.

Yuliana Marley Arevalo Bernal: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: First!
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School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm currently getting my bachelor's in English at the University of Tolima. I love travelling, making friends, and hanging out with friends. I also love reading. In my free time I teach English to children in my town.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am excited to meet all my campers, and have so much fun with them. Also, I want to meet my coworkers and take advantage of the training week to be a great counselor.

Fun Fact about you: I participated in my first play at university. I had a lot of fun planing and doing the rehearsals!

Maria Mosquera Luna: Kitchen Staff

Years at Camp: First!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I study law in the University of Cauca in Popayan, Colombia- I'm in my ninth semester. I'm also a volunteer in a program called Playlee, where we teach English to little kids with different cognitive abilities. My hobbies are photography, sports, and i love cooking.

What are you most excited for this summer: Having a different experience, meeting new people, learning about different cultures, and being a great representative of my country.

Fun Fact about you: I have the loudest laugh in the world and whenever I laugh I cry... I do not know why but my mom has the same probelm. Imagine when we laugh together- its out of control!

Rudy Rios Moreno: Kitchen Staff

Years at Camp: First
School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am a seventh semester English student at the Amazonia University in Colombia. I hope to become an English teacher. I love painting, dancing, and reading.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am going to be in this adventure happy, curious, surprised, and so much more!

Fun Fact about you: When I try to tell a joke I cannot do it because of I start laughing, and people can't understand anything I say!

Ruth Crowley: Blow Up Class Chief

Years at Camp: 8

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Graduating Our Lady of Mercy High School, attending Alfred State in the Fall. I love participating in school plays and musicals!

What are you most excited for this summer: I can't wait to blow some stuff up! (For strictly for scientific reasons of course)

Fun Fact about you: My personal taco record for Taco Night is 8 tacos!

Will Cleary: Assistant Sailing Master

Years at Camp: 9

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I just finished my Senior year at Corning High School, where I was part of the full IB Program as well as a founding member of our school's big Journalism club. I also was a member of the Soccer and Lacrosse teams and Treasurer of National Honor Society. Outside of school I enjoy sailing, travelling, and pod-casting.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am excited to get back to teaching the future leaders of the world.

Fun Fact about you: I have been to 10 national parks!

Julio Caballero: Arts and Crafts Chief

Years at Camp: 2nd

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm doing my 3rd year in Industrial Design at the National University of Asunción. I am also an English Teacher for little kids and teenagers at High Schools and Institutes. In my free time I love learning languages, I aspire to become a polyglot. I am also involved in different NGOs in Paraguay because I love Voluntary Service.

What are you most excited for this summer: There are a lot of things! First of all I want to see my campers, friends and other staff members again. Secondly, I am really excited to share my knowledge and vision of Arts as the A&C Chief. Last one, but definitely not least, I am excited to see the beautiful sunsets at Keuka Lake ❤

Fun Fact about you: I spent the whole summer last year at Camp, and I DID NOT learn how to do a Friendship Bracelet!!! OMG If I want to be a good chief, I better start with the DIY tutorials...

Kelly Brittingham (center): Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 7

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I plan to start at Mansfield University this fall, studying elementary and special education. I participated in my high school's marching band, concert band, concert choir. musicals and was a member of the swim team. I volunteer at my church's Sunday School, and I helped direct my middle school's production of Annie Jr. I love baking!

What are you most excited for this summer: I can't wait to meet new people! I'm also beyond excited for Broadway week!

Fun Fact about you: I have two famous relatives! Find out who this summer!

Alyssa Walrath (middle): Assistant Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 11

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: Churchville-Chili High school, Dance

What are you most excited for this summer: Making sure kids have the best summer ever and meeting new people!

Fun Fact about you: I love making friendship bracelets!

Alex Querol: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 4

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I'm graduating this month from high school and will start at Blanquerna University of Barcelona. I love dancing, I've danced in a Dancing Academy in Barcelona since I was four. I love aqua activities and playing tennis.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm really excited to be able to give kids the best summer of their lives as I had when I was a camper. Also to see all the people and to be in the USA again.

Fun Fact about you: I'm from Barcelona so my primary language isn't only Spanish its also Catalan!

Michaela Wright: Camp Nanny

Years at Camp: 9

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: In the fall I will be attending Monroe Community College to study Childhood Education. I frequently volunteer at Parkminster Presbyterian.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm most excited for swimming with Brooklyn, the Camp Director's daughter I'll be caring for this summer!

Fun Fact about you: A fun fact about me is that I play in the Gates Chili Marching Band!

Gabriela Velazquez: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: First!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I started and finished my studies at Colegio Técnico Javier. I got a bachellor with emphasis in Basic Sciences and Technology in 2016. During my last year as a student, I did an internship as a dental assistant in my mother's dental office, that is why I seriously considered following her footsteps. I attended six Ethics seminars that gave me the opportunity to make my first visits to disadvantages areas of my neighborhood and I can say satisfactorily that they were shocking but significant experiences. In the time I participated in the Leadership Workshop, I had the opportunity to attend two camps as an organizer. I had the chance to do first aid courses, basic survival methods and how to do knots with the Scouts. No doubt these courses, workshops and seminars prepared me greatly for future events in my life, without forgetting that they gave me very funny moments.

What are you most excited for this summer: To know the children and can have really good relationships with them. I can't wait to see the open spaces that Camp Cory offers and see the lake! I can't wait to see the lake and do some kayaking with the children! I just wanna go and learn all about the different cultures.

Fun Fact about you: I'm afraid of darkness and I really hate cockroaches so much!

Liz Knout: Day Camp Coordinator

Years at Camp: First!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am upcoming junior at Keuka College. My major is Child and Family Studies. I play field hockey and lacrosse at Keuka. I like to hike, swim, and fish.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am excited to meet all the campers!

Fun Fact about you: I am the oldest of four sisters.

Kelsey Sweeney: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: First!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am a freshman Marketing Major at Quinnipiac University and I graduated from Red Jacket High school. I am a member of the Student Programming Board at Quinnipiac University and I used to be a competitive cheerleader.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm most excited to interact with new people and make life long friendships.

Fun Fact about you: One summer I kayaked across Keuka Lake!

Jules Guillot: Drama Chief

Years at Camp: This will be my first!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am currently studying drama and theatre at the University of Kent in the UK! I love acting, piano, ukulele, cooking, travelling, rowing, sailing, and watching films.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm super excited to meet everyone and to put on some amazing shows!

Fun Fact about you: I recently chopped off 8 inches of my hair for a charity!

Bianca Rossi: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: I have been a camper for eight years.

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I attend Brighton High School In Rochester, New York. My favorite sport has always been swimming. I swam three years for the YMCA, and two years on varsity. This fall I will be attending Monroe Community College, and plan to hopefully make it to Nationals!

What are you most excited for this summer: This is my first year as a camp counselor, and I cannot wait to see what this summer brings. I look forward to meeting everyone and being the best counselor I can be!

Fun Fact about you: I can hold my breath for almost two minutes!

Alvin McDew: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 8

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I go to Monroe community college. My hobbies are Taekwondoe, Shaolin Kung fu, judo, Karate, Basketball, Soccer, and Pro-gaming.

What are you most excited for this summer: I'm definitely most excited for the fresh summer air and all the activities we will have planned.

Fun Fact about you: I can speak Japanese pretty well!

Alex Bush: Senior Counselor

Years at Camp: 7

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I just completed my Freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I love playing tennis, and camping. I am on the Formula SAE team in which we design and build a car to race against other schools.

What are you most excited for this summer: I am excited to be around the water all summer and meet everyone.

Fun Fact about you: I am an Eagle Scout.

Melody Hayward: Day Camp Coordinator

Years at Camp: First!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I am currently a Junior at Keuka College studying Social Work. I love to go on hikes and to go camping in my spare time.

What are you most excited for this summer: Being able to work with my campers and to spend time outdoors.

Fun Fact about you: I will be the first in my family to graduate college in May 2018!

Payton Barrette (right): Walmsley Village Head

Years at Camp: This will be my 8th

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: In the fall I will be attending my 4th college: the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City studying Business! Outside of school I love goofing around with my best friend and always going on adventure to try new things. I am always singing and dancing all around even though I am not very good, but that's okay!

What are you most excited for this summer: I am so excited to be back at camp! I love people, which means I am ready to meet all new campers and staff! I would love to share my quirky side with everyone I meet and to just have a great summer!

Fun Fact about you: If you stare at me long enough you will be forced to smile.

Breana DeGregorio: Day Camp Coordinator

Years at Camp: First!

School, Extracurriculars, Hobbies: I attend SUNY Alfred State for Nursing! I love to travel, go camping and play sports! I am always up for a new adventure!

What are you most excited for this summer: I am most excited to meet all the campers, staff, and to create a memorable summer that we will never forget!

Fun Fact about you: I am trained in fighting off snakes, crocodiles, tigers and bears. Just kidding, I wish! but I have been to Mexico three times, and I traveled to England for two weeks by myself. Also I have played tennis most of my life!

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Memorial Day Family Camp

May 26, 2017

Kick off summer and celebrate the end of the school year with a weekend the entire family can enjoy! Whether you’d like to take out […]

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Jun 04 2017

Spring Open House

Come join us for an afternoon at Camp! We will have tours every 15 minutes from 2-4PM and select camp activities open for the whole […]

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Jul 26 2017

Camp Cory Alumni Color Run

Alumni, families and campers are invited to rejoin us at Camp for the 3rd annual Cory 5K Color Run! The event will be held around […]

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