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Summer 2018 Team

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

 

 

 

Pat Foster: Camp Director

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

Jessica Bonham: Program Director

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

Alejandro Carvajal Bonilla: Senior Counselor - Traditional Camp

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

Wintour Phelps: Waterfront Coordinator

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

Mikenna Donze: Conifers Village Head

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

Gil Hankinson: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Blake Van Horn: Day Camp Director

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

Elinor Zollweg: Multimedia Coordinator

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

Emma Landry: Staffing Director

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

Casey Metzler: Evening Program Coordinator

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

Cory Albrecht: Canoeing and Kayaking Specialist

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

Andrew Willett: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Nicole Brown: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Mary Gorman: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Marios Nicolaou: Senior Counselor - Day Camp

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

Patrick Jones: Wells Village Head

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

Tucker Zwanka: Athletics Specialist

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

Claire Nentarz: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Emma Schuller: Senior Counselor - Traditional Camp

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

T-Mike Metzger: Craig Village Head

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

Breno Mourthe de Oliveira: Senior Counselor - Traditional Camp

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

Jack Lasher: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Anna Maywar: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Adam Bush: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

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

Paige Wasilewski: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

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

Amanda Cunningham: High Ropes Coordinator

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

Francesco Ambesi: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Benton Croop: Leadership Director

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

Ashley Ziegelmann: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Kelly Brittingham: Leadership Coordinator

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

Christina Wessman: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Mackenzie Ulrop: Dining Hall Coordinator

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

Abby O’Neill: Sailing Master

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

Megan DiFranco: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Tristan Vick: Assistant Senior Counselor

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

Dee Boshnack: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

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

Christian Leonardo Heredia Muñoz.: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

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

Ellidh Clark: Senior Counselor-Traditional Camp

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

Michael Macblane: Senior Counselor

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

Luisa Fernanda Arteaga: Kitchen Staff

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

Daniel “Dani” Esteban: Walmsley Village Head

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

Erin Mahoney: Asst Senior Counselor

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

Rurai Morrison: Asst Senior Counselor

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

Cassie Matalavage: Aviators Village Head

Cassie is originally from Albany, NY. She is currently a bilingual teacher who works for the Rochester City School District. She is a full-time graduate student at Nazareth College studying her masters in Education. For fun, she loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. Her fun fact is that she can speak fluently in both English and Spanish and has actually taught and studied abroad in Valencia, Spain. She is very eager to meet all of this summer's campers and their families and is ready to make many fun memories.

Paula Lampreave: Senior Traditional Camp Counselor

Paula is from Madrid, Spain. She is studying Biomedical engineering at UPM university. She loves skiing and hiking. Paula loves learning new things and living new experiences, that's why she is joining Camp Cory staff for the first time. She has work two years at YMCA Camp Salduero in Spain. She is looking forward to meeting new people and have a great time with the campers and the rest of the staff. Fun fact 1: Paula lived a year in Ireland when she was 15. Fun fact 2: Apart from English and Spanish, she can speak a bit of French and German

Alma Erickson: Senior Traditional Camp Counselor

Alma is from Leonia, New Jersey. She will be going into her freshman year of college this coming fall and hopes to major in Psychology. She loves to listen to music, try new foods, travel, watch good movies, and spend time with friends. This will be her fourth year at Camp Cory, and she couldn't be more excited. She is looking forward to meeting lots of new people and having a great time this summer!

Tomek Jankowski: Assistant Senior Counselor

Tomek (Pictured middle) is from Warsaw, Poland where he has lived most of his life but he's spent three years in Spain too. He enjoys studying economics and biology and in his free time he likes to play soccer, snowboard, travel, and hang out with friends. He can't wait for his eighth summer at camp and to reconnect with old friends, meet some new ones, and make many new memories with campers and other staff!

Julia McNally: Senior Counselor - Day Camp

Julia (pictured on the left). This summer will be Julia’s first summer at Camp Cory, but she could not be more excited to see what Cory has to offer. She’s been going to camp for 2 years as a Summer Camp Counselor at YMCA Camp Y-Noah in Ohio. She grew up in Boardman, Ohio and goes to school at Kent State University studying Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and photography. A fun fact about her Is that she has broken her foot 5 times! Julia cannot wait to see what new adventures Camp Cory will have in store for the summer!

Anna Harovas: Assistant Senior Counselor

Anna is super excited to come back to camp this summer as an Assistant Senior Counselor! This will be her 7th summer at camp! Anna is a junior at Bethel High School. She enjoys musical theater and she does track and field! She is looking forward to making new friends and seeing old camp friends too of course!
Fun Fact: Anna can hold her breath underwater for 10 minutes!

Ariana Boshnack (Ana): Assistant Senior Counselor

Ana is from Rochester, NY but currently live in Northport, Long Island. Her favorite hobbies are reading, dancing, and playing basketball. She has attended camp for 9 years and is looking forward to giving campers the experience of a lifetime and making more memories and friends. Fun fact about Ana is that she is dancing pretty much all the time!

Lucy Argust: Senior Counselor - Day Camp

Lucy is a fun loving country girl, having grown up in Gloucestershire, England; Who enjoys cooking and baking! Lucy also enjoys looking after her two baby bunny rabbits, one of which is named Lucy! Although Lucy has never been to camp before, she's super excited for all the adventures to come this summer!

Caroline Haack: Assistant Senior Counselor

Caroline Haack lives in Corning, New York with her extremely energetic golden retriever, Maggie. A sophomore at Kent School in Connecticut, she enjoys running cross country, swimming, and rowing. Caroline likes trying out new recipes, reading, and biking and hiking in the summer, especially with her dog! Fun fact: In 6th grade, Caroline ran into a tree (accidentally) and had to get 7 stitches. She has been at camp for 5 years and is looking forward to another unforgettable summer!

Caroline Prado: Senior Counselor - Traditional Camp

Caroline is from Brazil, and while she has worked at YMCA Summer Camps before this is her first time at the Camp Cory. She loves to play guitar and sports. Carol is very excited for this summer and she is looking forward to meet new people, making new friends, learning about American culture, and make this summer the best for the campers!

Danielle Quinn: Leadership Coordinator

Danielle Quinn is back for her 5th summer at camp!!! She is currently living up in the Adirondacks, majoring in Expeditionary Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. For both school and for fun, Danielle likes to climb on really, really big rocks around the world. This summer she is stoked to share her experiences and take on a new role at camp, as well as learn from others and continue grow! Fun fact: Danielle consumes at least 3 bags of Doritos on every expedition.

Harrison Lucas: Senior Counselor

Harrison is returning for his tenth summer at Camp Cory! He is a freshman at the University of Vermont, studying Civil Engineering. His favorite pastimes include visiting bridges, skiing, coaching competitive bashball leagues, and practicing Mariachi music on the trumpet. He is excited to spend his summer at camp making every day a great day with his campers. Fun Fact: Harrison takes 19 fewer licks than the national average to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Lauren Urquhart: Assistant Sail Master

Lauren is from the Southport in England and this is her first year at Camp Cory and the USA! She recently graduated from Durham University studying Physical Geography and one day wants to work towards an environmentally sustainable future. In her spare time, Lauren loves to draw and dance along to musical soundtracks. This summer she is looking forward to helping campers achieve their Sailing goals and helping them to have a great summer. Fun fact: She spent 4 years of her childhood growing up in Kenya, sharing her school playgound with warthogs.

Matt Koczan: Assistant Sailing Master

Matt (pictured on the right) is from London, England. This will be his first year at camp! He was a student athlete at an NCAA DII college in South Carolina where he played soccer. Matt is currently enjoying a semester off from university because he plans to transfer to a new university ready for fall 2018. Aside from soccer, he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Matt is looking forward to meeting everyone at camp and spending lots of time on the lake.

Willy Enriquez: Senior Counselor

Willy is from Pasto a small town in Colombia. He is an English teacher. Willy likes dancing, cooking and of course teaching. In his free time, he likes to go to the cinema, eat out with friends and go out dancing. This will be his second year at Camp Cory and he is really excited about coming back. Willy is looking forward to meeting new people and seeing some familiar faces.

Maddie Geyer: Senior counselor

Maddie is excited to be returning for her second year with an extraordinary group of staff. She is very passionate about the outdoors, creativity, music, and summer fun! She can’t wait to see what this year has to offer.

Kelsey Seymour: Health Services Supervisor

Kelsey lives in Wellsboro, PA and is a Nursing Student at Mansfield University. While this may be his first summer at Camp Cory; he has served for 3 summers at Camp Gorton, a Boy Scout Camp, as well as staff at a National Jamboree. He enjoys being in the outdoors, either hiking, climbing, or just enjoying nature's beauty. He is looking forward to helping out in the Infirmary, lending his help as both an EMT, and his past camp experiences. Fun Fact: Kelsey plays the banjo, or so he thinks.

Mildred Jhinnet Majin Palechor: Kitchen Staff

Mildred is from Colombia. She is currently studying Modern Languages at the University of Cauca and working as an English teacher for children in an institute. She is a very responsible, respectful, honest, hard-working and friendly girl. She loves visiting natural areas, lagoons, and small towns. She likes listening to music, reading, hanging out with her family, going for a walk and watching movies. Volleyball is her favorite sport. This summer she hopes to share her knowledge and learning many things to knowing and interacting with people from other cultures, make friends and have an incredible experience in a place that will become her temporary place of work and home.

Evan Cunningham: Assistant Senior Counselor

Evan is SUPER excited for camp this summer. This is going to be his 11th year coming to camp! Evan is from Pittsford, NY and is a Junior at Pittsford Mendon High School. He is looking forward to working with others, meeting all the new campers (as well as seeing the old ones too) and having a great summer with amazing people. Fun facts: Evan is Amanda Cunningham’s younger brother and he has dyed his hair 52 times and each color has a different name!

Christopher Burgher: Assistant Senior Counselor

Chris has been coming to camp for the last four summers. He enjoys running and playing tennis. Chris loves to practice his Spanish skills with many of the counselors from South America. He’s looking forward to spending time with the kids in his cabin and seeing his old friends. He is very excited to return to camp as his first year as a counselor.

Olivia Rowcliffe: Assistant Senior Counselor

Olivia has been at camp for quite some time now with 13 years under her belt. She lives in Farmington, NY and attends Victor Senior High School as a Junior. She is a captain for the Varsity Cheer team which just recently won their New York State Title competition. Her fun fact is the rank given to her during her time in Maijgren, Mariner. Olivia's excited to sail and make memories that'll last a lifetime in her favorite place.

Katherine McGrath: Guitar Specialist

This is Katherine's first year at Camp Cory and she is very excited to be a part of the team this summer. Katherine graduated from Fairport High School in 2016 and is currently studying Music Therapy with a minor in psychology at Marywood University. Katherine plays several instruments including the guitar, piano, and clarinet. She also plays volleyball, enjoys spending time with friends and family, spending time outdoors, and listening to music in her free time. Katherine has grown up spending her summers at Keuka Lake and is looking forward to another amazing summer spent at the best place on earth!

Elliot Tindall: Assistant Senior Counselor

Elliot is from Pittsford, New York. He is a junior at The Harley School. He has been coming to Camp Cory for 7 years. Elliot is an avid sailor and skier, and is really excited to be working at camp this summer.

Jasmin Holmes: Senior Counselor

Jasmin is from Nottingham, England. She loves water sports and hiking! This will be Jasmin's first year at Camp Cory, and she's looking forward to meeting lots of new faces.

Greta Kerwin: Assistant Senior Counselor

Greta Kerwin is from Brighton, New York. She enjoys playing softball, singing, acting, and outdoor activities! Fun Fact: Her favorite subject in school is Physics. She has gone to Camp Cory with her church for the past nine years and has been a counselor for the past three. This summer, Greta is so excited to meet new people and share the campers' joy!

Claudette Crowley: Camp Nurse

Claudette Crowley camp nurse is returning with 1st responder Genevieve for yet another exciting summer at Camp Cory. She and her husband Dan are from Penfield, NY. This is Claudette's 10th summer at Cory. She enjoys traveling, the beach and sitting around a campfire with family and friends on a summer night. She is looking forward to songs in the dining hall, shenanigans and guessing which counselor will be tossed in the lake first

Jon Travers: Waterskiing Specialist

Jon is from Webster, NY and currently attends Webster Thomas High School. He loves skiing whether it is on the mountains or on the lake. Jon has been going to Camp Cory for 11 years and is super excited for this year. He is looking forward to teaching kids to ski and making them laugh while they do it. Fun Fact: Jon is currently a 2018 Guinness World Record holder for tallest man alive.

Abigail Hendee: Dining Hall Coordinator

Abigail is from Alfred, NY and enjoys ski racing and running track for her school. She is a senior at Alfred-Almond High School. In her free time, she walks with her dog and plays video games with her friends. Fun fact: Abigail skied upside down during a sectional race! This will be Abigail’s 3rd year at camp and she is super excited to meet campers, new and old, and make the dining hall super fun this summer!!

Josh Meranda: Senior Camp Counselor - Traditional

This will be Josh's first year at Camp Cory, and he is very excited for the summer to begin and to have a blast with everyone at camp! He is from Barrington, Rhode Island and studies Computer Science and Cybersecurity at Champlain college. Josh likes to stay active by running through the woods, Playing Frisbee, and even the occasional tree climb. Fun Fact: Josh has six years of Fencing Experience. He can't wait to meet everyone!

Brendon Bennett: Assistant Senior Counselor

Brendon (pictured middle) will be returning to Camp Cory for his 8th summer! He is a senior at Brighton High School. He enjoys camping, swimming and singing. Brendon is looking forward to seeing his old friends and making new ones Fun Fact: Brendon has been to Sweden, France and Greece!

Amy Dickason: Camp Nurse

Amy graduated from the University of Rochester Nursing program in 1998 and has provided nursing care in a variety of medical settings. For the past nine years, she has been working as a school nurse in the Rochester City School District. In her free time she is a Cub Scout leader, a committee member, and active parent in a Boy Scout troop, a co-leader for her church's youth group and most recently, she started volunteering for Honor Flight of Rochester.

This year will mark her 7th summer at Camp Cory. Every year, she gets excited about the campers. She looks forward to seeing how previous campers and staff have grown not just physically but emotionally and mentally as well. She can't wait to hear about their past year's experiences and highlights. She also, can't wait for the first time campers and their families to come and experience how Camp Cory can positively impact them in just one week at our camp.

Amy loves to bake and try new and non-traditional recipes. She also loves to travel. Earlier this year, she was able to travel to Washington D.C. with Honor Flight of Rochester as a Guardian and Safety Assistant.

Jacob Caputo: Senior Counselor

Jake is from Pittsford, NY and is coming back for his fifth year at camp. A senior at Mendon, he runs for the track team and is looking to defend his sectional title in the 400m this outdoor season. Among his many hobbies, Jake enjoys running, Arizona tea, and free-form jazz. This summer, he's looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and accidentally using too much Sun-in (again). Fun fact, he has never gotten a haircut.

Mason Jensen: Senior Counselor

Mason is from Corning, New York and is now studying Industrial and Management Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He cannot wait for his 8th year at Camp Cory this summer!! Some of his hobbies are rugby, ultimate frisbee, and having a blast with newly made friends. He is looking forward to meeting tons of new people and making this summer the best anyone has ever had. Fun fact: Mason is super good at card tricks. He will gladly show someone a card trick if they ever ask. Prepare to be fooled this coming summer!

Joel DeClue Jr: Senior Counselor

Joel (picture in the middle) is from Silver Spring, MD. He just graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. and is taking a Gap year. Joel was a member of his school's track and rock climbing team. He enjoys climbing with his friends and watching The Office. This is his sixth summer at camp and he can't wait to meet all of the campers. Fun Fact: He has two dogs at home named Roscoe and Maya.

Emma Romell: Director of Snacks and Special Treats

Emma is from Fairport, NY but is currently going to college at SUNY Fredonia where she studies Childhood Inclusive Education and Middle School Math and plays Ultimate Frisbee. Emma has been coming to camp for 14 years and can't wait to come back for another summer of amazing memories and to see so many familiar campers and new ones too! Fun fact, Emma wrote the entire dictionary!

Alexa Starr: Senior Counselor

Alexa is originally from Penfield, New York but now lives in Jacksonville, North Carolina with her husband and their two dogs. She is currently a nursing student at Coastal Carolina. Alexa enjoys playing with her dogs, cooking, and playing music with her husband, the former guitar player for 441. This will be her 11th year at camp. She is excited to meet all the campers and get back to Keuka Lake for the summer.

Cooper Zwanka: Assistant Senior Counselor

Cooper can’t wait to come back this summer!! This will be Coopers 8th summer back at camp Cory. Cooper is an upcoming senior this year and loves to play basketball and run track and field. This being Coopers first year on staff, he is very excited to perform his new role as an assistant senior counselor. A fun fact you may not know about Cooper is that he has been able to dunk since the 8th grade! He can’t wait to have an awesome summer with everyone at camp.

Andrew "AJ" DiMartino: Assistant Senior Counselor

Andrew "AJ" DiMartino, Assistant Senior Counselor for Summer 2018! AJ is a Junior at Fairport High School and has been going to Camp Cory for 11 years. He loves visiting Quebec City and spend most of my time biking or playing Super Smash Bros. At camp, he is looking forward to seeing his CIT friends. Fun Fact: Andrew is exceptional in the art of Pogo-Sticking.

Jordan Ogolla: Assistant Senior Counselour

Jordan lives in New York City. He loves sports and plays basketball. He loves watching basketball, soccer, football. He has been attending camp for 7 years. He is looking forward to playing lots of sports and having a great time.

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Family Fun Day: Camp Open House

June 03, 2018

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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Jun 04 2018

New Day Camp Open House

Interested in what all the buzz is about? Want to see what we have in store for our Day Camp this summer? Come visit us […]

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Jun 05 2018

New Day Camp Open House

Interested in what all the buzz is about? Want to see what we have in store for our Day Camp this summer? Come visit us […]

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