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Summer 2022 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.

 

 

 

Mikenna Donze: Day Camp Director

Mikenna is so excited to be joining the Cory team for her 5th summer! She will be back at her Cory roots this summer, up at Day Camp! She is very excited to help bring new ideas and families, as well as reconnect with the returners. Mikenna is originally from Ohio and grew up going to summer camp there, but is now loving being a Rochestarian. She is looking forward to all the amazing things Camp Cory is doing and giving more kids their best camp experience.

Cass Prather: Program Director

Cass is so excited to be back for her fourth summer at Camp Cory! She can't wait to take on this new role and spend the summer at her favorite place! Cass is from Penn Yan, but she is living in Ohio and getting her Masters while playing lacrosse for one final season! Cass loves going on adventures with friends, trying new restaurants, taking pictures and making playlists! She is so excited to be back at Cory this summer and can't wait for another magical summer!

Evan Cunningham: Program Director

Guess who's back! Evan is coming back for yet another year at Camp Cory, making this his 15th summer! Evan is from Pittsford, NY, and loves doing anything that is associated with nature. This year, Evan is going to be one of the Program Directors and is more than excited to help the summer run as smoothly as possible. Fun Fact: Evan is a board game fanatic and is willing to challenge anyone in a friendly board game challenge.

Charlie Shrader : Sailing Master

Charlie is absolutely thrilled to be returning for his 4th summer on staff as Sailing Master! He is from Longmont Colorado and is a sophomore at the University of Colorado where he majors in environmental studies. In his free time, Charlie enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and spending time with friends. This summer, Charlie is looking forward to running a great sailing program and creating many memorable experiences for campers. He can't wait to see all of the returning faces and is looking forward to welcoming many new campers to Camp Cory! A fun fact about Charlie is that he actually sleeps at the bottom of Keuka Lake all summer long!

Lis Hartke : Waterfront Director

Lis is more than ecstatic to be returning to the shores of Keuka Lake for her fifth year on staff at Camp Cory! Lis is from Avon, New York and is a student at Colgate University studying history. In her free time she is a captain of her university cheerleading team, enjoys making art, and spending lots and lots of time with friends. This summer, as one of the Waterfront Directors Lis is excited make this summer the most fun and safest summer yet! A fun fact about Lis is that she is the current reigning champion of the Annual Camp Cory Keuka Lake Solo Synchronized Swimming Competition.

Anna Harovas : Waterfront Director

Anna is thrilled to come back for her 9th summer at camp as Waterfront Director! She is from Connecticut and is a Junior at The University of New Hampshire, where she is studying Recreation Management. Anna enjoys blasting music in the car, going to her college hockey games, and skiing! She can't wait to splash around in Keuka Lake and reunite with camp friends! A fun fact about Anna is that she is a twin!

Mikaela LoPriore: Leadership Director

Mikaela is 24 and is a recent Masters graduate from Springfield College in Massachusetts. While at Springfield, she was involved in many YMCA programs and events as a club member as well as part of the Executive Board including DEI, leadership trainings, camp activities, and facilitating workshops. She was also a member of the Track & Field team during her undergraduate studies, and was the team’s throwing coach as a graduate student working with the Shot Put, Weight, Hammer, Discus, and Javelin throwers. She has been involved with camp for 6 years, but this is her first summer with Camp Cory! In her free time, she loves painting, making music, hanging out outside, and laughing with her family and friends. She is very excited to be at camp this summer and cannot wait to help our campers become even greater leaders!

Grace Jentsch: Maijgren Village Head

Grace (pictured right) is thrilled to be returning to camp Cory this summer as Maijgren Village Head! She is super excited to be spending another summer at Cory which will make this her 15th summer! Grace is from Rosendale, Ny and is a junior at Penn State University studying psychology and theater. She really enjoys hiking, listening to lots of music, and baking. Grace is super excited for all of the Maijgren camp fires, village nights, and to create incredible memories with her campers. Fun fact about Grace is that she has never broken a bone (but trust me she is shocked that she has not due to her constant clumsiness)

Willy Enriquez Pinta : Conifer Village Head

Willy is an enthusiastic English teacher from Pasto, a little city on the south-west of Colombia. He enjoys very much playing his tenor ukelele and baking cookies and cakes. He is very keen on musicals (his favorite one is "Newsies"). He is looking forward to giving his best as a village head and getting the chance to know new people at camp. Two fun facts about him are that he can say "I love you" in ten languages and he has written two heart-wrenching songs.

Sophie Barnum: Walmsley Village Head

Sophie (middle) is beyond excited to be returning to camp this summer!! This will be her 14th summer at camp and her 4th on staff! Sophie is from Buffalo NY and is currently a sophomore at the University at Buffalo studying biomedical sciences. During the winter Sophie loves to ski and even coaches the freestyle ski team at Holiday Valley. A fun fact about her is that she actually has her own cheer at camp.

Olivia (Liv) Morton : Aviator Village Head

Liv is SUPER excited to be coming back to camp for her 7th summer and joining the Day Camp team for her 2nd summer! Liv is from Ithaca, New York, but has spent all of her summers on beautiful Keuka Lake! She is currently a freshman at SUNY Brockport studying Earth and Environmental Sciences, but when she's not in school, you can catch Liv hiking around the Finger Lakes, swimming, taking photos of her friends, going on road trips, and nannying for families during camps off-season. She is most excited to meet new Day Camp friends this summer! Fun Fact: Liv can talk to trees!

Grace Walsh : Craig Village Head

Grace (pictured left) is so excited to return for her 5th summer at Cory as Craig Jr. Village Head! Grace is from Silver Spring, Maryland and is looking forward to another amazing summer. Her favorite thing about Cory is working with some of her best friends and meeting new campers every week. She cannot wait to make this the best summer ever!

Jordan Davis: Wells Village Head

Jordan is beyond excited for her third summer on staff at Camp Cory! She is originally from Rochester NY, but is attending college all the way down in Florida for environmental science! Jordan enjoys playing beach volleyball and being on a boat pretty much anywhere. Camp has been her happy place for the last seven summers and she cannot wait to make tons of memories with all her campers this year! A fun fact about Jordan is that she hibernates during the winter months while only eating popcorn chicken and mac & cheese!

Mollyrose McCarthy : Keuka Villege Head

Mollyrose is SO excited to be joining Camp Cory as the Keuka Villege Head! She’s from Westfield, MA. She went to Springfield College for her undergrad and is STILL there, studying in the Master of Social Work program! She loves to read, binge watch Marvel movies/T.V. Shows, and spend time with friends and family. This is her first year at Camp Cory and she is ready to dive in and create the best summer ever for her campers! Fun fact: Mollyrose is hilariously bad at Connect 4. She would play with her grandfather as a kid, he would have to get five in a row to win, and she would still lose.

Jairo Francisco Toledo Jimenez : Senior Counselor

Jairo is 22 years old and is from Oaxaca, Mexico. In his free time he enjoys to do outdoor activities like being in contact with nature, cycling, listening to music, reading, and cooking. Jairo has plenty of experience working with kids from different ages. At school he took some classes related on how to work with children and has experience as a foreign language teacher. This is his first time applying for working at camp and he is expecting to have a multicultural experience, make new friends and most important; create a positive impact on the lives of campers and all camp members.
Fun facts: He is a left-handed person and he speaks Zapotec which is a native language for his state.

Jesus Uriel Lucho Rodriguez : Canoeing and Kayaking Specialist

Jesus Uriel Lucho Rodriguez is a 22-year-old guy who is currently in his last semesters of his degree in accounting. He is from San Andres Tuxtla, Veracruz located in the southeast of Mexico. One fun fact about Jesus is that he is used to laugh a lot and have great moments with his family and friends. His hobbies include learning new languages such as French and Chinese, playing the guitar and the ukulele, dancing and going to the beach. This summer is going to be his first camp experienced and that makes him feel eager to live this great experience, because he is looking forward to learning new things from the campers and his co-workers, also he is pretty sure he is going to have one of the best summers of his life because he’ll be able to share his happiness with many children.

Síntique Machado de Carvalho : Day Camp Senior Counselor

Síntique is from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. She's enjoys connecting with nature by walking, running and cycling. She's also enjoys reading and participating in the community with volunteer work and sustainable projects. She's made a sustainability project for her neighborhood that was chosen by the Embassy of France for funding. This is her first time at camp and she hopes that her time at Camp Cory will be filled with learning and good memories.

Esmeralda Mauleon : Day Camp Target Sports Specialist

Esme is from Veracruz, Mexico. Her hobbies are dancing, singing, watching movies, outdoor activities, and visiting new places. She's currently finishing her Bachelor's degree in Teaching English. A fun fact about her is that she hasn't had a normal hair color in years! This is Esme's first year at Camp Cory and she's very excited and looking forward to meeting campers and having an amazing summer!

Ella Weber: Aqua Fun Specialist

Ella will be returning for her 9th summer at camp and her second year on staff! She is so excited to be back and see old and new smiling faces! Ella is from Rochester NY and she loves to swim, sail, and go on adventures!

Rafaella Flávia Ferreira Silva : Senior Counselor

Rafa is from Brazil. During her spare time, she likes studying, reading, watching tv series, going to church, doing educational work with kids, and going out with friends and family. She loves singing, dancing, jogging, swimming, nature, and exploring new places. She is graduating with a degree in Pedagogy and has a deep love of working with children. Rafa thinks of herself as a trustworthy and responsible person. For this summer she is excited to have fun, work hard, learn more english, and make every moment special.

Linda Carvalho: Guitar Specialist

Linda Carvalho lives in Brazil and studies Communication and Journalism at university. She spends her time reading, writing, singing, and playing instruments such as ukulele, guitar and piano. She also enjoys outdoor activities like running, going to the beach, hiking and walking with her dogs. Linda had a band with her cousins, where they performing in events and recorded videos of them singing and playing different instruments. This is her first time at camp and she is very excited about this new experience and being part of the Camp Cory team.

Cat Holahan : Junior Counselor

Cat is from Pittsford, NY finishing up her junior year of high school and is so excited to come back to camp for a fourth year!! She does competitive Irish dance and enjoys going hiking, hanging out with friends, and traveling! Her favorite camp activities are paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking, and dance. She loves music and is hoping to learn how to play the ukulele before coming to camp this year. Some fun facts about Cat are her favorite animals are red pandas, her favorite color is purple, and she wants to study physical therapy in the future.

Abner Abisai Santiago Cruz : Senior Counselor

Abner Santiago is 23 years old. He lives in Oaxaca, a city located in Mexico. This will be his first time at Camp Cory, but his second time working in a camp. He enjoys to sing a lot and he is learning to play ukelele. He loves to write poems and the activities that he enjoys are swimming, running, playing volleyball, video games and watching movies. He's a person who is always trying to learn new things. He's looking foward to a good experience this summer making new friends and learning new things.

Angelina Collalto: Leadership Coordinator

Angelina is over the moon to be one of this summers leadership coordinators! She is from Rochester NY and loves music, singing, and jamming out. She has attended Camp Cory for 13 summers and has loved each one of them! Angie was a CIT in 2019 and now gets to put all that knowledge and care into a new generation of counselors. She is so excited for this opportunity and cannot wait for summer to come!

Brenda Espinosa: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Brenda is a 22-year-old from Veracruz, Mexico. She enjoys doing many activities such as dancing, learning languages, playing instruments, singing, cooking, traveling, skating, and the list goes on. It will be her first time at camp, so she is looking forward to making a positive impact at Camp Cory and making new friends! Brenda is sure that she will serve as a good role model for all campers, and she hopes that they can learn lots from her. Fun fact: Bren might be able to talk about the weather with you in at least five languages.

Elizabeth Proietti : Canoeing and Kayaking Specialist

Elizabeth is thrilled to be returning to Camp Cory for her ninth summer! She is from Philadelphia, PA and goes to school at the University of Pittsburgh. Elizabeth loves all outdoor activities, especially running, hiking, and skiing. She can't wait to share her love of Keuka Lake with campers this summer and make countless memories! A fun fact about Elizabeth is that she is Taylor Swift's number one fan and takes Taylor Swift Tuesdays very seriously!

Emmanuel Otañez : Support Staff

Emmanuel is 25 years old and is from Mexico. He is in the last semesters of his Industrial Engineering degree. He likes to exercise with his friends either in the gym or outdoors on a bike. He enjoys playing videogames, watching movies, and listening to music. Emmanuel really love animals as well and has a dog named Lena. This will be his first time at Camp and he is really excited to work and have fun.

Hugo Couderc : Senior Counselor

Hugo is originally from France, although he grew up in Rochester. Some of his hobbies are snowboarding, swimming, and diving. This is his 2nd year on staff and 6th year at Camp Cory. His favorite snack is Goldfish. He is looking forward to contributing to Camp Cory’s best summer yet!

Fiona Geddes: Leadership Coordinator

Fiona (pictured right) is super excited to have her second year at Camp Cory as a Leadership Coordinator! She is from Scotland and is currently in her third year at the University of Edinburgh where she studies International Relations. Some of her hobbies are cooking new foods and playing ghost canoes. She can’t wait to meet all the amazing new CITs and have a fantastic summer! A fun fact about Fiona is she can acapella sing Pitch Perfect all the way through!

Alejandra Olmos Garcia: Support Staff

Alejandra is from Mexico. She is studying a bachelors degree in Biotechnology. She likes to paint, sing, and watch movies. She loves animals, has 3 beautiful dogs at home so her favorite activity is to spend time with them. Alejandra is really excited to be part of Camp Cory for the first time; she's looking forward to making good memories.

Gus Hankinson : Junior Counselor

Gus is ecstatic to be returning to Camp Cory this year as a Junior Counselor! He is from Neptune Beach, Florida, having recently moved from Beaver, Pennsylvania. Gus is a junior at Duncan U. Fletcher High School, and in his free time he enjoys running cross country and track, playing guitar, watching basketball, and eating cereal. This will be his 7th year at camp and he can't wait to make new memories and give his campers a great experience. A fun fact about Gus is that he is not that good at bowling.

Allie Beamish : Outdoor Cooking Specialist

Allie is so excited to return for her 10th summer at camp and her 2nd year on staff! Allie is from Webster, NY. She is currently a freshman at St. Bonaventure University majoring in early childhood and childhood inclusive education and minoring in music. This summer she is looking forward to campfire songs and shenanigans! A fun fact about Allie is that she is an avid bucket hat lover and she likes to celebrate bucket hat Thursday all year long!

Sthepany Michel Reyes Barillas : Support Staff

Sthepany is 19 and lives in Mexico City. She is a cheerful person by nature and enjoys every day with a smile. She is a good cook and loves to dance all genres; she would be happy to teach you a little bit!
She has a puppy that she loves very much and sometimes she matches clothes with her puppy. This is the first time she´ll be at Camp Cory, and she´s super excited to work with all of you. This summer she hopes to learn and teach new things to everyone around her; she hopes to make new friends and make her mark at Camp Cory.
Fun Fact about Sthepany: She can eat a taco al pastor in one bite!

Mason Hollar : Senior Counselor

Mason is excited to be returning for his thirteenth summer at camp and second year on staff. He lives in Paducah, Kentucky and learned about camp when he lived in New York. He started going to family camp when he was just 4 years old and started doing overnight camp as soon as he could! In his free time at home he can be found coaching at an American Ninja Warrior gym or playing games. In the fall he will be going to college to study the making of video games. A fun fact about Mason is that he holds his school’s record for the most archery points at a competition!

Estephania Vázquez Perez : Senior Counselor

Estephania is 24 years old and is originally from Veracruz, Mexico, but now lives in Oaxaca, Mexico. In her free time she enjoys painting and drawing, cycling, listening her favorite music, watching tv, playing with her cat, and spending time with her friends. Estephania has plenty of experience working with kids and teenagers from different ages. At University she learned a lot about understanding, teaching and designing materials for children. She also has experience as foreign language teacher This is her first time applying for working at camp and she expecting to have a multicultural experience, share her culture, make a new friends and create a positive impact on the lives of campers and all camp members. Fun facts: She is very smily, she learned Japanese, and she loves talk about her culture.

Maddie Vogt : Low Ropes and Dance Specialist

Maddie is thrilled to be back for her second year on staff and tenth year at camp! She is from Chappaqua, New York, just north of New York City. In her free time, you'll likely find Maddie playing with her two dogs, performing in a show, or jamming out to music. She's looking forward to creating fun games and activities to build teamwork skills amongst campers in her low ropes periods! Fun fact: Maddie's drink of choice will always be diet coke.

Eliana Lucci : Junior Counselor

Eliana is from Rochester, New York and is finishing her junior year in high school. She is so stoked to to return to camp for her 6th summer and first year on staff! A few of her favorite things to do are spending time with friends, playing bass clarinet, and horseback riding! Eliana is looking forward to making every camper's summer the best one yet! A fun fact is Eliana’s favorite food is green grapes.

Alejandro Melendez Araujo: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Alejandro is from a southern region in Spain called Andalucia. He loves sports, adventure and new challenges. He is a kind, responsible and sociable person and has some experience with camp as he has worked at two other summer camps. He is looking for a chance to enjoy the perfect summer and give the best of him as a Camp Cory staff member.

Sage Gurski : Day Camp Junior Counselor

Sage is from Danville, Pennsylvania and is looking forward to being back on staff this year! She spends the majority of her time singing in a performance group with around 20 other people. Sage has been a part of the Camp Cory family since she was in third grade and is pumped to be back for her ninth year. Sage is most looking forward to doing arts and crafts this summer with her campers. A fun fact about Sage is that she can sing to all of the mermaids in the lake and they actually respond!

Francesca Batek: Junior Counselor

Francesca (pictured right) is super excited to be returning to camp this summer!! She has gone to camp for 8 years and this will be her second year on staff. She is from Brighton NY and is a junior at Brighton High School. She loves playing volleyball and being outdoors with her friends. During the summer while not at camp, she enjoys waterskiing and playing beach volleyball. Francesca is looking forward to making this summer great for her campers!

Ana Luísa Cardoso: Senior Counselor

Ana is from Brasília, the capital of Brazil. She loves sports, especially soccer. She also loves to watch soccer, NFL, UFC, NBA and other sports. likes to cook, Ana likes making new friends, cooking, spending time with family, animals, and helping people, She is in college studying Physiotherapy. A fun fact about her is that she has a child character called Nina and she also performs some characters in a child band.

Paige Phillips : Senior Counselor

Paige (pictured right) is from Avon, NY and is finishing up her first year at Clemson University. This will be Paige’s 5th year at camp and her first year on staff. In her free time she likes to sail, ski, and spend time with friends. She is very excited to meet new people and make amazing memories this summer! A fun fact about Paige is that she can list every US president in order by last name!

Taylor Windheim : Senior Counselor

Taylor is extremely excited to return to camp this upcoming summer. This is her 10th year at camp and 2nd year on staff. Taylor is from Rochester, New York, but will be moving to Connecticut next fall for her freshman year of college. She will be majoring in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She played volleyball all four years of high school and loves spending time with family and friends. She cannot wait to get to know all of her campers this year and give them the best summer ever. Fun Fact: One of Taylor's favorite things about Camp Cory is the sunsets over the lake.

Luis Cortes: Support Staff

Luis (pictured top) is from México, He is studying industrial engienering and he has been to Canada and Colombia learning about the culture and having fun. It is his first year at Camp Cory and he is looking forward to meeting you all and sharing in new experiences. His favorite hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing video games. He loves to spend time cooking and playing dominos with his grandparents. He has four pets: two cats and two dogs and he loves them very much.

Alyssa Ebenhoch : Junior Counselor

Alyssa is so excited to return to camp for her 6th summer and 1st year on staff! Alyssa is from Rochester, NY and is currently a junior in high school. She loves to spend time reading, listening to music (Taylor Swift of course), playing tennis, and spending time with friends. She can't wait to meet new people and give campers an amazing summer. A fun fact about Alyssa is that her favorite food is the granola at camp!

Lily Wells : Junior Counselor

Lily (pictured middle) is absolutely thrilled to camp retuning to camp for her 8th year at camp. Lily is from Webster NewYork and is currently a junior at Webster Schroeder High School. Some of her hobbies include snowboarding, hanging out with friends and shopping. She also loves to cheer, which usually takes up most of her time. In the winter when she’s not at camp she likes to go sledding. A couple things she is looking forward to this summer is making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Fun Fact: Lily can do back flips (if you ask her nicely she might do one for you). Lily is so excited to see everyone and make new memories…she will see you there!

Linabeth Gabriel Peralta: Support Staff

Linabeth comes from a very close family and is from Puerto Escondido Oaxaca. She is a Foreign Language student and has worked in many camps in a town near her city. She describes herself as quiet, helpful, friendly, and someone who likes to help others. She is doing her internship at a bilingual school based in the US and enjoys working with the kids. She loves music and can play several instruments including piano, bass, and drums.

Isabelle Ebenhoch : Senior Counselor

Isabelle is SUPER excited to be returning for her 8th summer at Camp Cory, and 2nd on staff! Isabelle is from Fairport, NY, and she's studying nursing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. In her free time, she loves reading, listening to Harry Styles, stargazing, and anything crafty! Isabelle can't wait for a summer filled with fun in the sun (and the water)!! Fun fact: Isabelle is a proud graduate of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Jacey Muto : Paddleboard Specialist

Jacey (pictured left) is returning for her 11th year at camp and her second year on staff. Jacey is from Fairport, New York and is currently a freshman at Saint Bonaventure University where she is studying Biochemistry and Psychology. Jacey is currently on the cheer team, enjoys volunteering at the animal shelter, spending time with friends, and working out. This summer she is excited to go out on the water and see new and returning campers. Fun fact: Jacey has a cow named beefy (pictured).

Kirk Burrill : High Ropes Specialist

Kirk (pictured right) can't wait for his 10th summer at Camp Cory and his second year on staff! Kirk is from Rochester, NY and will graduate from McQuaid Jesuit High School this Spring. In his free time he loves to work out and produce music. This summer, he looks forward to belaying at high ropes and playing sports at athletics. Fun fact - Kirk taught Beefy how to swim! (see Jacey's photo)

Saul Zafra Sanchez : Day Camp Senior Counselor

Saúl is from a city in Spain called Málaga. He loves music, theater, dance, and practicing all kinds of sports. He is a very energetic and happy person is very excited about his first year at Camp Cory. He can´t wait to go to the camp to live an amazing experience with his coworkers and the children.

Izabel Metelski: Junior Counselor

Izabel is from Asbury, New Jersey. This is going to be Izabel’s 8th summer at camp!! She enjoys working out, playing lacrosse, and competing with her high school cheerleading team. Izabel is looking forward to making it the best summer yet for the kids and being able to spend the summer with friends she considers family. A fun fact about Izabel is that if she had to pick one meal to eat for the rest of her life it would be chicken ceaser salad!

Adriana Papadakis: Assistant Sailing Master

Adriana (pictured right) is incredibly excited to return to camp for her sixth summer- this time as a member of the Sailing Squad! She is from Princeton, New Jersey and finishing her senior year in high school. Adriana is passionate about art, spending time in nature, and curating Spotify playlists. This summer, she can't wait to make Maijgren Village a magical place for all of her campers. Fun fact: Adriana is an important asset to the Sailing Squad because she can speak Boat.

Amanda Walsh: Junior Counselor

Amanda (pictured right) is thrilled to become a part of Camp Cory’s staff this summer! This will be her fourth year at camp and her first year as a part of the Camp Cory staff. Amanda is from Rochester, NY. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors, playing field hockey and watching Bills games with her family. A fun fact about her is that she can do a cartwheel. This summer she is looking forward to seeing old friends and excited to make new ones.

Sebastian Mendoza : Support Staff

Sebastian Mendoza Fernandez was born In the Tlaxcala State (the smallest state in Mexico), He likes to listen to all kinds of music. He enjoys passing time with his familyand friends. This is his first time at a camp! He is looking forward to having an extraordinary experience at Camp Cory this summer and making lots of new friends.

Sophie Hall: Leadership Coordinator

Sophie is absolutely thrilled to be stepping into a a new position as Leadership Coordinator this summer. This will be Sophie's 7th summer at camp and her 4th year on staff! Sophie from Rochester, NY and is currently a freshman at Stony Brook University, majoring in mathematics. In her free time, you can often find Sophie drawing, throwing around a softball, or hanging out with those around her. Sophie is so excited to see familiar and new faces at Camp Cory this summer while making many fun memories together! Fun Fact: Sophie had a little collection of succulents and can understand their feelings and thoughts!

Alex Saracene: Junior Counselor

Alex is from Rochester New York and this is his 8th year at camp! He is super excited for another year of memories and shenanigans. Some of Alex’s favorite activities are hockey, lacrosse, and wakeboarding. He also enjoys video games, singing, and teaching kids how to skate. A fun fact about Alex is that he has an unlimited supply of dad jokes.

Sam Wetzel: Junior Counselor

Sam is from Rochester, New York and is currently in her junior year of high school at The Aquinas institute of Rochester. In her free time she enjoys cheerleading, hiking, spending time with friends, listening to music, and camping. She has been attending summer camps since the age of 6 and is extremely excited for her first year at Cory! Sam is looking forward to meeting new people and creating lifelong summer memories for both herself and campers. A fun fact about Sam is that she has swam with sharks!

Jaida Ramachandran: Senior Counselor

Jaida is from Pittsford, New York. She attended Camp Cory for 7 years and even was a CIT! In her free time she likes to paint, listen to music, and spend some time in the fresh air. She is now attending Stony Brook University where she is studying Psychology! She is looking forward to meeting all the new campers this year!

Meredith Kyser: STEM Specialist

Meredith is excited to be back for her third summer at Camp Cory and her second year on staff as STEM Specialist. She’s from Richmond, Virginia and goes to school at Allegheny College. She loves to play her guitar, crochet, knit, and watch movies. She’s looking forward to share the magic of Camp Cory and Keuka Lake with all the campers! A fun fact about Meredith is that she doesn’t have her appendix.

Sydney Hewit: Senior Counselor

Sydney is from Corning, NY and is super excited to be returning to camp for her ninth summer! She will be a freshman at the University of Vermont in Fall of 2022 and is majoring in Secondary Education with a focus in English. Sydney loves to read, hike, go to concerts, play the clarinet, and was the Drum Major for her high school's competition band. This summer, she is most looking forward to paddle boarding, outdoor cooking, and spending time with her campers! Some fun facts about Sydney are that her favorite movie is Little Women and that she can speak fluently with her cat, Bean.

Francesco Ambesi Impiombato: Target Sports Specialist

Francesco (centre) is thrilled to finally return to camp this summer. He's already travelled all the way from Italy, his home country, to camp six times now and those have been the best summers of his life. This year as Target Sports Specialist he is super exited to teach campers about his activity with many crazy fun facts and to meet old and new friends. Francesco loves sports like Archery and Judo but also enjoys video-games and is a Dungeon and Dragons enthusiast. He can't wait to shoot some hatchets and throw some arrows, or was that the other way around?

Cormac Sullivan: Senior Counselor

Cormac (pictured left) is beyond stoked to be back at camp for the summer of 2022! He is a graduating high school this year at Brockport high school in New York. This will be Cormac’s 8th summer at Camp Cory and he can’t wait to meet new smiling faces! He enjoys skiing, sailing, golfing, and playing soccer with his friends. At camp, he enjoys teaching sailing classes, spending quality time with friends and campers, and taking in the beauty of Keuka Lake. Some fun facts about Cormac: his favorite candy is skittles, he enjoys photography, and loves to meet new people.

Ella Jentsch : Asst. Sailing Master

Ella Jentsch (pictured left) is very excited to be returning to camp for her 13th summer and 2nd year on staff! She is from Rosendale, New York and is going to Utica to study Adolescence Education. In her free time Ella loves going on adventures with her friends, playing the piano, and making chocolates. Ella is looking forward to being a part of the Sailing Squad and giving kids a summer they will never forget. Fun fact: Ella enjoys taking her pet fish on walks around Maijgren.

Cristina Ambesi: Senior Counselor

Cristina is super excited to be able to come back to camp and reunite with her camp family. She is from Italy but living in NYC studying pre-med. Some of her favorite hobbies are walking around the city with her friends and binge-watch her favorite tv shows. She cannot wait for summer to come soon!

Scott Woodhouse: Senior Counselor

Scott (pictured left) is from West Chester, Pennsylvania and cannot wait to return for his 2nd summer on staff and 12th year at camp! He spends his time practicing trumpet and many other instruments, composing, or even recording! He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and sailing. He cannot wait to meet so many new faces and give campers the best summer yet! Fun fact: He may sing a lot of Victorious and ICarly songs at random times!

Andrew (AJ) DiMartino: Day Camp Senior Counselor

AJ (pictured left) is thrilled to return to Camp Cory for his 12th year after a few summers without his 'home away from home'! AJ is from Fairport, New York and is currently a student at Buffalo State College studying journalism and philosophy. In his free time, he is usually taking photos for the campus newspaper, honing his skills in Super Smash Bros., or taking a bike ride through Buffalo. Possibly the most fun fact about AJ is that he can pogo-stick up hills without using his hands, though he feels some practice may be in order. AJ is more than excited to see old friends and of course make tons of new ones this summer!

Jack Schuller : Senior Counselor

Jack is from Leonia, New Jersey and is a senior at Leonia High School. In his free time, he likes to ski, sail, go to hockey games, and run on the cross country and track teams. This will be his 12th summer spent at camp and he is looking forward to meeting new people and seeing old friends. A fun fact about him is that he knows how to sleep dance.

Jessica Rose Weller : Junior Counselor

Jessica is 17 years old and lives in Houston, Texas. She loves to play the ukulele, video games, and juggle in her free time. This will be Jessica's 1st year on staff and 5th year at camp. She is a kind and adventurous person and she loves to watch and talk about the weather and collect rocks. Jessica is exited to meet new people and create a ton of fun memories with her campers. Fun fact she was in a circus for 5+ years and she is the 4th generation of her family to go to Camp Cory.

Lydia Scherfling: Junior Counselor

Lydia (pictured left) is so excited for her 8th summer and second year on staff! She is from Baldwinsville, NY. In the fall, she will be attending Hobart and William Smith. In her free time she enjoys figure skating, spending time in the Adirondacks, and waterskiing. Fun fact: Lydia’s grandparents, Liz and Jerry Elliott, were the directors of Camp Cory for 22 years!

Myles Metelski : Assistant Sailing Master

Myles (pictured right) is thrilled to be returning to camp this year as one of the Assistant Sailing Masters! He is from New Jersey and is a freshman at Syracuse University as a Neuroscience and Philosophy major. In his free time, Myles likes to play basketball, go to the gym, play guitar, and watch sports with his friends. This is his 8th year at camp and cannot wait to give the campers their best summer yet and help make great memories! A fun fact about Myles is that he is not that good at bowling.

Jack Grogan: Senior Counselor

Jack is from Chatham, New Jersey and is looking forward to being on staff this year! He spends a lot of time playing and watching sports and hanging out with his dog Willow. Jack has being going to camp ever since he was 10 and is pumped to be coming back for year 8 of camp. Jack is mainly looking forward to playing games with his campers and having fun with them in the water. A fun fact about Jack is that he collects vinyls and has about 15 in his collection.

Abby Saldaña : Junior Counselor

Abby (pictured right) is from Hyattsville, Maryland and has been going to Camp Cory since she was 7. This will be her tenth year at camp and first year on staff. She plays lacrosse, softball and ice skates and she is very excited to work at camp. She is looking forward to making all types of memories at camp this year. A fun fact about her is that in the winter she’s an ice princess but shhh don’t tell anyone!

Astrid Mariana Martinez Morales: Fishing Specialist

Mariana is 23 years old and she is from Veracruz, Mexico. She is currently studying International Relations and loves learning from other people's cultures! She enjoys spending her time reading about history, dancing with her friends, and cuddling with her little dog called Monica! Her passion is to collaborate in a non-profit organization focused on creating new educational opportunities for children of Latin America. This is her first time working at Camp Cory so she is thrilled to have the best summer with the campers and camp members!

Michael Trenholm : Senior Counselor

Michael is from Rochester NY and he is currently finishing up his Senior year in high school. Michael is coming back for his 9th year of camp and second year on staff. In his spare time Michael loves to read, play games, draw, and play guitar. Michael is looking forward to meeting new people and having a great first year on staff this summer.

C-Z Gawlowicz : Junior Counselor

C-Z is super excited to come back to camp this coming summer. This will be their 10th year at camp and their second year on staff as a junior counselor. C-Z is from Rochester, New York and is a junior in high school. Some of their hobbies include snow boarding, painting, baking and playing with their dogs - Bean and Zeus. A fun fact about C-Z is that they've dyed their hair every color of the rainbow! They're so exited to get better at playing guitar and make lots of new friends this summer.

Mary Peartree : Arts and Crafts Specialist

Mary is from Rochester, NY, but is attending her first year of college at Siena College in Albany. She is so excited to be returning for her 6th year at camp, and second year on staff! In her free time, Mary likes to listen to music, try things outside her comfort zone, and do any kind of art - painting, drawing, photography… anything she can try! This summer, Mary is looking forward to meeting a bunch of new smiling faces at Arts and Crafts, and getting to see everyones creativity. A fun fact about Mary, is that she started teaching herself to play the guitar a year and a half ago!

Ashley Carli : Senior Counselor

Ashley is very excited to be returning to Camp for her second year on staff to make more memories with amazing people. She is from Leroy, New York and is finishing up her senior year of high school. When Ashley is not at camp she enjoys cooking, making jewelry and hiking with her friends. She can't wait to meet new friends and give campers the summer of their lives! Fun fact about Ashley is that she guides bird hikes at her local park but is actually terrified of birds.

Sam Feinberg : Junior Counselor

Sam is returning to Camp Cory as a Junior Counselor, and he can't wait! He is from Scotia, New York, and this will be his second year at camp. In his free time, Sam loves to play soccer, basketball, and tennis, along with watching every sport on Earth. Outside of that, he enjoys travelling and spending time with friends. This summer, Sam is looking forward to playing games with campers, and making sure that everyone has the best summer of their lives. He hopes to make great memories with lots of new friends. One fun fact about Sam is that he is the best Gaga Ball player at Camp Cory.

Manuel Gómez : Support Staff

Manuel comes from Cali, Colombia, a city where people dance a lot. He is a very cooperative, friendly and responsible guy. He likes to work in a team, go to new places, and make friends. He is currently studying mechatronics engineering and hopes to learn a lot about robotics and the universe. He loves action movies and is looking forward to summer camp with excitement.

Genevieve Marino : Junior Counselor

Genevieve Marino (pictured right) is from Horseheads, New York and is finishing her junior year of high school. She is super pumped for her 10th year at Camp Cory! She dances competitively and teaches ballet, tap, and jazz to younger kids. When she isn’t at the studio you can either find her cuddled up with a good book or geeking out about math. She loves listening to broadway musical soundtracks, discovering new music, and doodling on her skin when she has free time. Her favorite outdoor activity is archery and having a splash in the lake. Some fun facts about Marino are that she is a massive Harry Potter fan, loves her three cats, and she wants to study dance, science, education, or math when she goes to college.

Hayes Olson : Junior Counselor

Hayes started as a Junior counselor last year and can't wait to come back for a second year this summer. He is from Pompano Beach, Florida and plays Varsity Lacrosse for his school. Hayes enjoys reading and cooking (but mostly eating). In his free time, he plays 6 instruments and conducts his school orchestra as concert master. Some fun facts about Hayes are that he is ambidextrous, and can read music backwards.

Jonathan Cox : Leadership Coordinator

From Carlisle, PA, Jonathan likes to mountain bike, ski, play guitar, and hang out with his friends. Jonathan is a first-year at Colorado College and is planning on studying international political economy. Fun fact: he has a Bernese Mountain Dog named Fritz! Jonathan was a longtime camper and had the chance to be the Outdoor Cooking Specialist at camp last summer. He can’t wait for another great summer at camp, forging lifelong memories and helping CITs discover their full potential.

Luke Alban : Senior Counselor

Luke is excited for his 2nd year on the staff team! He is from Piedmont, CA, but is now enrolled at Connecticut College to run Track and Field. Luke enjoys video games and listening to all types of music. A fun fact about him is that he has different colored eyes. He has been coming to Camp Cory for 5 years now and can't wait to meet a ton of new faces as summer quickly approaches!

Maggie Shrader : Senior Counselor

Maggie is from Boulder Colorado and is stoked for another amazing year on the Camp Cory staff. This will be her 12th year at camp and her 2nd year on staff. She will be finishing up her senior year of high school in the spring. In her free time she loves to play basketball, chill outside, and hang with friends. This summer Maggie is looking forward to helping campers have the summer of their lives! A fun fact about Maggie is that she can talk to all the sea creatures of Keuka Lake!

Daniela Muñoz : Support Staff

Daniela is from Oaxaca, Mexico. She is a foreign language student, lover of reading, and a recent fan of Turkish series. She dreams of writing and publishing her books and traveling to many places.
She tends to be shy and quiet, but when she gets more confident she is fun and very social. She is a curious person, likes to know new things, and enjoys every little thing in life.

Stephanie Harovas : Senior Counselor

Steph is from Bethel, CT and is so excited to be back for her 9th summer at camp! She will be a freshman at the University of Vermont in the fall and is majoring in Medical Laboratory Science with a Pre-Med Track. Steph loves to listen to Harry Styles, ski, hike, swim, and everything else outdoors. She is looking forward to making new memories and meeting all her campers! Fun fact: Steph's favorite food is sushi.

Skylar Wood : Support Staff

Sky is from Binghamton New York. They love to play music and sing along to pretty much any song. They also have the hope to become a teacher in the near future. They have been coming to camp for 5 years and hope for many more! They're looking forward to doing everything they can to make camp the amazing place it is supposed to be.

Lee Reddington: Senior Counselor

Lee was born in Manhattan and raised in Long Island up until he was 10 years old and has been living in Rochester ever since. He is an animal lover who enjoys being creative through art and fashion. Lee also figure skates. He plans on going to Maryland Institute College of Art in the fall of 2022 as a freshman. This will be Lee’s 7th year at Camp Cory and he is looking forward to helping campers have a great and memorable summer!

Genevieve Prinsen: Junior Counselor

Genevieve (pictured bottom) has been going to camp since 2014 and has loved it ever since; maybe even more after becoming a counselor in 2021! Gen is from Rochester NY. She enjoys theater, card games, rubber ducks, and singing songs at all times. Her favorite things at camp are the campfires and the millions of classic camp games. A fun fact about her is that she is the best at entertaining her cabin during long thunder-watches. Genevieve can't wait to see all the new and returning campers this summer and hopefully help them make amazing memories!

Ana Boceta : Senior Counselor

Ana is very excited to go to Camp Cory this year. She is from Madrid, Spain. She loves sports, especially tennis, which she has been practicing since she was 6 years old! She plays the piano and the violin. This is her first time at Camp Cory, but she has worked at three different camps in Spain, so she has experience with camps. She is studying at university to be a teacher and she gets along very well with children, so she is really looking forward to meeting all the campers this summer! A fun fact about her is that she is probably the clumsiest person in the whole world.

Leo Cassetta : Assistant Sailing Master

Leo is from Rochester, NY but is finishing up his freshman year studying linguistics at Binghamton University. This is going to be his 13th year at camp and he is incredibly excited to take the sailing program to the next level. In his free time Leo enjoys sailing, learning new languages, and traveling to other countries. He is looking forward to seeing many new and familiar faces this year, and making the most of out of the summer! A fun fact about Leo is that he once had a pet chipmunk he named Doug.

Maria Isabel Pablos Delgado: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Maria is from a little city called Badajoz in Spain. She loves spending time with her friends, reading books, music, and nature. She loves doing crafts, creative activities, and dancing.This is her first year living this experience in the USA, but she has worked in some camps in Spain. She is looking forward to making friends, to spend funny moments with the children in the camp , to know more about the american culture, and to improve her English.

Ian McCurdy : Senior Counselor

Ian is from Webster New York. He enjoys sports, spending time with friends, and chicken parmesan. This is his 2nd year as a counselor, but was a camper since he was 8. This summer he is looking forward to to athletics and swimming with his campers. Ian is very excited for another year at camp!

Irma Lizbeth Velazquez Velazquez : Day Camp Senior Counselor

Liz is an English teacher in Chiapas Mexico. She has worked as a teacher with children between 5 and 16 years old for 4 years. She really enjoys hiking, listen to music, watching movies, playing volleyball, and travelling to new places. She is looking forward to making new friends, learning new things, and enjoying this summer at Camp Cory.

Esthefania Salcido Ortiz: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Esthef is from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. She enjoys outdoor activities and meeting new people. Her favorite sport is basketball. She is looking forward to meeting new campers and staff this summer. She hopes to improve her English and make sure that every kid has a unique experience at camp this summer.

Manuel Blanca Rodriguez: Senior Counselor

Manuel is from Coria del Rio, a village in Seville, Spain. He is 18 years old and is studying geography and history. Manuel likes running through fields and rides some bike routes with friends. He loves water and passes the day doing different activities on the water. One of his favorite hobbies is watching his favorite tv series. To collaborate with his university, Manuel is volunteering for a food bank. This is his first experience abroad so he is very excited to fly alone and arrive a new country where he is sure that he is going to have a good time with campers.

Toby Busick-Warner : Outdoor Activities Specialist

Toby is very excited to be returning to camp this summer. This will be his second year on staff and his eighth year at Camp Cory overall. Toby is from Pittsford, New York and is finishing his senior year of high school in Pittsford. Some of his hobbies include competitions in math, trivia, and as playing ultimate frisbee in the spring. He also likes playing with his dogs, Fern and Simmy. Toby is especially looking forward to meeting new people and teaching campers about the outdoors.

Sofia Johnson : Junior Counselor

Sofia is from San Francisco, California, and is going into her senior year of high school. Some of her hobbies include lacrosse, skiing, and hanging out with friends. A fun fact about Sofia is that she plays the piano! Sofia is going into her fourth year at camp and her first year as a counselor. She's looking forward to seeing her friends and making new memories at camp this year!

Travis Minor : Senior Counselor

Travis (pictured right) is very excited to come back to camp this year! This year will mark his 10th year at camp and his first year on staff. He goes to school in Rochester New York and in his free time he tends to snowboard, sail, and play video games. A fun fact about him is that he sleeps outside in the winter.

Erin Mahoney: Multimedia Coordinator

This will be Erin's 10th summer spent at Camp Cory and 5th summer on staff! Erin is from Brockport, NY and goes to college in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an anthropology major. At school, Erin is an owner of the Fredericksburg Food Co-op, a community owned grocery store, and works as a teacher at Fredericksburg Academy. When not working, she can usually be found weeding the community garden, hiking along the Rappahannock River, or attending punk shows with friends! This summer, Erin is especially looking forward to taking pictures of as many smiles as possible!

Jacob Caputo: Senior Counselor

Jacob (pictured left) is from Pittsford, NY and is returning for his 6th year at camp, and 3rd as staff after one too many summers away from the best place on Earth. He spends most of his free time writing, watching XQC, and pondering the mysteries of the universe, sometimes all at once! He hopes to help foster the next generation of counselors, just like his favorite counselors did for him in the past. He also plans on finally finishing painting his clipboard (pictured above). Fun fact, Jacob once canoed 44 miles down the Connecticut river over the course of a few days!

Morgan Thurley : Junior Counselor

Morgan (pictured right) is from Rochester, NY and she is so excited for her 9th summer at camp and second year on staff! She will be a senior at Fairport High School this upcoming fall. Morgan is a competitive all star cheerleader at New York Icons, and when she isn’t cheering she enjoys spending time with her friends, and stargazing. This summer Morgan is looking forward to being at camp to meet new people and create a bunch of memories. A fun fact about Morgan is she is related to the COOLEST person ever.

Colin Weichenthal : Senior Counselor

Colin is from Dundee NY and this is his first year on staff at Camp Cory. He attended Cory Day Camp once a long time ago, but he barely remembers it since he was about 6 years old! Colin currently attends Keuka College studying Social Work. He is excited to have the opportunity to work with youth and help create a inclusive and impactful environment for all!

Kaden O’Hora : Junior Counselor

Kaden is from Rochester New York and this is his 7th year at camp. He is super excited for another year of camp memories. Some of his favorite things to do are play piano, longboard, and sing. A fun fact about kaden is that he is very bad at ping pong.

Massan Jensen : Drama Specialist

Massan is from Penn Yan, and will be attending Monroe Community College in the fall for preforming arts. They make music and perform in onstage productions as often as they can. They wrote a musical that they directed and performed this past June, and can't wait to share their love for the arts at camp this summer. This is their second year on staff and they can't wait to reconnect with everyone this summer.

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Centennial Celebration

August 26, 2022

YMCA Camp Cory is 100 years old! Please join us in the celebration August 26th-28th, 2022. This event will showcase the history and activities that […]

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