Full Time Staff Team

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.

Pat Foster: Executive 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. 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 Fairport with their children Brooklyn and Teddy.

Phone: 585-506-5430 | Email: patrickf@rochesterymca.org

Blake Van Horn: Camp Director

Blake has been working at Camp Cory since 2007 in various roles: Specialist, Village Head, Leadership Director, Day Camp Director, and Program Director. She was working full-time for the YMCA previously in the Before and After School Department and running the Youth and Government Teen Program. She is dedicated to providing high-quality programs and experiences to all of our campers. Blake has her BA in English and Secondary Education from SUNY Geneseo as well as a Masters in Curriculum Development from the University of Michigan. When they are not at camp, Blake lives in Canandaigua with her husband Joshua and their dogs Anubis and Harper.

Phone: 585-341-3080 | Email: blake.vanhorn@rochesterymca.org

Freddy Stein: Camp Ranger

Freddy first became involved with the YMCA when he attended Camp Cory as a young camper in 2004. While new to Camp Cory, Freddy has worked for almost a decade at summer camps starting as counselor in 2011. Over these summers, Freddy held many roles and became a full-time Ranger at Camp Babcock-Hovey. Freddy’s focus at camp will be on maintaining and improving the facilities. Freddy earned his Bachelor’s in History and Inclusive Adolescent Education from Nazareth College; he also holds a degree from MCC. Freddy is excited to be moving to camp with his fiancé Paul, dog Zeus, and cat Ghost.

Email: freddy.stein@rochesterymca.org

Sydney Barrette: Director of Administration

Sydney attended Camp Cory as a camper starting in 2007. After completing the CIT program in 2011, she continued at Camp in various roles like Craig Village Head and Staffing Director. You may have also seen her at other Y branches like Bay View, Eastside or Schottland during the off seasons. As Director of Administration, Sydney is here to help families with the enrollment process and to answer any and all questions that you may have about camp. Sydney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from St. John Fisher College. Sydney is most excited that her dog, Winnie, will now be a camp dog!

Phone: 585-263-4242 | Email: sydney.barrette@rochesterymca.org

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