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Summer 2019 Team

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

 

 

 

Pat Foster: Camp Director

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

Blake Van Horn: Program Director

Blake has been working at Camp Cory since 2007 in various roles: Specialist, Village Head, Leadership Director, Day Camp Director, and now Program Director. She has been 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 Henry Higgins and Anubis.

Mikenna Donze: Day Camp Director

Mikenna is excited to come back for her second summer as the Day Camp Director to help with more expansion! She has lots of plans in the works and cannot wait to rekindle the experiences and relationships from last summer as well as form new ones. Mikenna has officially made the move from Ohio to Rochester and is looking forward to all it has to offer. In her free time, she loves to go on adventures or hang out with Blake's dogs (they're the cutest). Most recently, she has started a competition to find what places have the best soft pretzels and cheese, because those are her favorite food.

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Memorial Day Family Camp

May 24, 2019

Whether you’re kicking off the end of the school year or finishing out your summer, Camp Cory’s Family Camps are the best way to spend […]

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Jun 14 2019

Women’s Wellness Weekend

Camp Cory’s Women’s Wellness weekend is the perfect time to kick back and enjoy some time for you. We’ll take care of everything- from the […]

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Aug 30 2019

Labor Day Family Camp

Whether you’re kicking off the end of the school year or finishing out your summer, Camp Cory’s Family Camps are the best way to spend […]

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