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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 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 children Brooklyn and Teddy.

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.

Sydney Barrette: Staffing Director

Sydney is very excited for the opportunity to return to Camp this summer! This will be her 8th summer working at camp. She is from Webster, NY and is currently working at the Bay View YMCA as a Site Coordinator for Cobbles Elementary School. Sydney is looking forward to providing a unique experience for both the staff and campers who are at camp this year. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her dog, Beau. She can’t wait to see some familiar faces this summer!

T-Mike Metzger: Sailing Master

T-Mike is ready to come back to camp this summer with a hop, skip, and maybe even a jump! He is from Conesus, NY and especially enjoys playing guitar and singing in his free time. T-Mike can't wait to spend his summer on Keuka lake with amazing campers and counselors! Wondering what the 'T' stands for? Ask him this summer!

Daniel Esteban Perdomo Rincon (Dani): Leadership Director

Dani comes from COLOMBIA, this will be his 6th year at camp. He loves dancing, movies, swimming and spending time with this friends, he expected to travel around the world, so far he got 4 countries in his list. This year, he is looking forward to support an unforgettable group of CITs that will help other kids and themselves to have an amazing time at camp.

Natalia Gomez: Assistant Senior Counselor

Natalia can’t wait to go back to go back to camp for her 6th year; her first on staff! She’s currently a senior in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Natalia plays field hockey and does track for her school. She also works at her local retirement home. She’s ecstatic to meet many new people and to have a blast at camp this summer!

Cassidy Prather: Senior Counselor

Cassidy was born and raised in Penn Yan, NY and she now attends college at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. Cassidy is so excited for her first year at Camp Cory as a counselor, she attended Camp Cory when she was younger and can't wait to be back. Cassidy loves playing & watching sports. Fun fact, she plays lacrosse at college! She loves to be outside, taking pictures and hiking. Cassidy loves to spend time with her friends and family, exploring new places and restaurants. Cassidy can't wait to spend her summer meeting new people and making memories at Camp Cory!

Abby Lemke: Leadership Coordinator

Abby was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Abby has attended and been employed at various kinds of summer camps for a total of 12 years, with her first summer as a staff member starting in 2015 and YMCA Camp Classen in Davis, Oklahoma. She moved to western New York in December 2015 when her Buffalo native dad got stationed at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. For the summer of 2018, Abby was the C.I.T. Unit Leader at YMCA Camp Tahigwa. Abby's hobbies include photography, reading, video games, hiking and experiencing all that New York has to offer. Abby is excited to spend her summer at Camp Cory and to share new experiences with the campers as well as learning all of the traditions at camp.

Rebekah Vaules: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Becca is from the Rochester NY area. She likes to sing, read, draw, and play board games. She goes to school in Maine at Bates College. She has a fun sock collection and loves the rain. When she was younger she went to Camp Cory and is very excited to get to work their this summer.

Beth Peterson: Assistant Senior Counselor

Beth is from Avon, New York and is a junior in high school. She runs cross country for her school in the fall and plays tennis in the spring. Beth also participates in her school’s foreign language club and volunteers at her school’s Special Olympics, during the spring. This will be Beth’s fourth summer at camp and her first year on staff. She’s most excited about making some new friends and making this one of the best summers yet!

Jack Lasher: Assistant Sailing Master

Jack is excited to return to camp for his 8th year. Jack will be a Senior Counselor this year and is excited to get back to sailing. Jack is a senior at Amherst high school and has recently committed to Canisius College where he is planning to study international business. A fun fact about Jack is that he is a huge sports fan and can name every professional team from the 4 Major Leagues so try and quiz him. Jack is excited to get back to his favorite place on earth and hopes for another great year.

Jenna Windheim: Waterfront Director

This will be Jenna’s 7th summer at camp. She graduated from Fairport High School in Rochester and now attends Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Jenna is majoring in nursing because she loves to interact with people as well as help them. She can’t wait to spend the summer having a blast with the campers and other staff members! A fun fact about Jenna is that she has been swimming for 14 years. She'll see you in the water this summer!

Maddie Hurysz: Assistant Senior Counselor

Maddie cannot wait to return for her 8th year at Camp Cory; 1st year on staff! She is currently living in Cooperstown, New York and is a junior this year. She is a three sport athlete on the swimming, volleyball, and softball teams at her high school. Other extra-curricular activities she participates in is stage crew, Leadership Training for Athletes, Battle of the Books, and Leo Club. Maddie is looking forward to having a great summer at camp while making new friends, seeing old friends, and spending time down at the waterfront! Fun fact: Maddie hopes to visit every U.S. national park in her lifetime.

Elisabeth Hartke: Assistant Senior Counselor

Elisabeth is a junior at Mercy High School in Rochester, NY but lives and spends most of her time in Avon. This is her fourth summer at camp and she can't wait for all of the crazy and fun memories she is going to make! In her free time, she does competitive cheerleading, dance, and volunteers with her school. A fun fact about her is that her favorite spot to vacation is Disney World and she knows the monorail warning statement by heart (ask her some Disney trivia and she'll probably know it)! Elisabeth is ready to bring the energy this summer so watch out Camp Cory!

Jack Brady: Dining Hall Coordinator

Jack is thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to camp this summer! This will be his 2nd summer working at camp. He is from England and is currently attending the University of Portsmouth for Film Production. Jack is looking forward to being part of the amazing camp culture that Camp Cory’s campers and staff create. In his spare time, he likes to spend time going on walks with his family and dog Boysie. He can wait to be back and make some memories!

Claire Nentarz: Senior Counselor

Claire will be spending her tenth summer at Camp Cory as a Senior Counselor! She's super enthusiastic about coming back and seeing all her friends, and giving her campers an awesome summer. She is a Senior at Fairport High School and is attending the University of Utah in the fall for game design. She can talk to you all day about her favorite movies, TV shows, music, and vines! (She hopes to bring back Vine of the day this year.) She loves adventure & traveling, as in the last year she's gone to the world's largest aquarium, Disney World, 3 concerts, and went cliff jumping! Fun fact: she still plays Pokemon Go!

Kira-Noriece Moxham: Senior Counselor

Kira is one of our new staff members who lives in a North West British seaside town called Blackpool in England. With volunteering at a youth group with children aged 5-16 for 6 years as an assistant leader, she thrives in the outdoors and cannot wait to attend her first year at Camp Cory! This will be her first time attending a Summer Camp in the United States and is excited to give her campers an amazing summer at camp and experience the American Culture! She loves to meet new people and be part of a team. She is passionate about Adventure and Traveling and hopes to visit as many countries as she can as a Solo Traveller and take photos of the Sunset in each country she does visit!

Rachael Muggleton: Senior Waterfront Counselor

Rachael is insanely excited to be returning to camp for her 9th summer. She is from Corning, New York and attends Penn State University with the major of Biochem Pre-Medicine. Rachael loves to sail, run, and is involved in research at her university. She is looking forward to spending her days by the lake and having the best summer yet! A fun fact about her is she danced for 15 years, she would love to show you some of her moves this summer.

Cory Albrecht: Leadership Coordinator

Cory is ready to rock and roll into his 12th summer, 5th on staff, at Camp Cory this year. Cory lives in Brockport, NY but goes to college at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. For fun Cory likes to swim and kayak. Some fun facts about Cory is that he is named after Camp Cory and that he is currently training to run a full marathon! Cory is ready to have a great time working with each CIT that comes to Camp Cory this year!

Jenna Erb: Assistant Senior Counselor

Jenna is from Honeoye Falls, NY and she is SO ready for her 10th year at camp! She plays three sports, including rowing, ski racing, and lacrosse. This year, Jenna had an exchange student from Spain living in her house. She is looking forward to being on the water, meeting many new people, and having a great 10th summer at Camp Cory!

Samari Brown: Assistant Senior Counselor

Samari is from Rochester, NY and attends Pittsford Mendon High School, where she is a Junior. She’s an active participant in her school’s Diversity, Care 2 Change, and Interact Club. Although Samari would love to solve quadratic equations or program, she would rather be spending her time at Camp Cory where she’s spent her last 4 summers. This summer of 2019 will be Samari’s first year on staff with Camp Cory and she’s excited to continue the fun she’s experienced as a camper and a CIT!

Julia McNally: Assistant Day Camp Director

Julia is from Boardman, Ohio and is excited to come back for her second summer as the Aviators Village Head. She can’t wait to help out with the new Preschool program and rekindle all of the relationships from last summer as well as make new ones. Julia is a senior at Kent State University, majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. In her free time, she loves to travel and read. Julia Is looking forward to making new relationships and having another incredible summer!

Kit Taylor: Outdoor Cooking Specialist

Kit is super excited to spend her first summer at Camp Cory! She is from Rochester, NY and is currently in her freshman year at Hamilton College. Kit enjoys singing, yoga, and hiking in her free time. She is very excited to meet new friends, and spend days by the lake and nights by the campfire this summer. A fun fact about Kit is that her spirit animal is a golden retriever and her favorite food is curly fries!

Carolina Kuroda Silveira: Senior Counselor

Carol is excited for her first year at Camp Cory. Carol will be a Traditional Senior Counselor and can't wait to swim at Keuka Lake. She's from Betim, a small city in the South-East of Brazil. She loves singing, dancing, cooking for her friends and family, reading good books, watching comedy series and travelling. She has already finished the senior year and now is going to start Pharmacy in College. A fun fact about Carol is that she loves animals and all of her eight pets were rescued. She is looking forward to make a lot of new friends, having exciting experiences, and eat a lot of s'mores on the fire. She's really excited about having an amazing summer at Camp Cory!

Payton Barrette: Evening Programs Coordinator

Payton is so excited to be returning back to camp this summer! This will be her 7th summer working at camp. She is from Webster NY, and is currently living in London attending the London College of Fashion. Payton is most excited about sharing the experience of being at camp with campers and staff that she loves so much. In her spare time she enjoys listening to all types of music while singing along. She's so excited to see everybody this summer!

Jason Platt: Assistant Senior Counselor

Jason (left) is looking forward to his sevenths year at camp Cory! Jason is a Junior at Brighton high school in Brighton, New York. fun fact about Jason is that hes been training in karate and Mixed martial arts since he was 4. he is looking forward to spending another one of his summers with all the amazing people at camp Cory.

Courtney Gleichauf : Aqua Fun Specialist

Courtney is a Freshman at Keuka college, where she studies Biomedical Sciences. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys to go on hikes with friends and play lots of lacrosse. She is known for her ability to use American Sign Language (ASL) while she speaks and sings. Although this is Courtney's first year at Camp Cory, she has worked previously as a camp counselor for two years! She can't wait to meet all of the new people that are about to come into camp and have a great time with her!

Chase Morgan: Assistant Senior Counselor

Chase is ecstatic to work at camp this summer! From Canandaigua, Chase loves to ride his bike around the town, play football and lacrosse for the school team, and officiate youth lacrosse games! This year, Chase will have been coming to camp for 9 years! This summer he looks forward to meeting new people and hopes to give campers the summer of their lives. One fun fact about Chase is that he can juggle!

Kelly Brittingham: Wells Village Head

Kelly is super excited to be back at camp this summer! This is her 9th summer at Camp Cory. She's from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but studies early childhood and special education at Mansfield University. She loves rock climbing, swimming, baking, making music, and petting dogs. Fun Fact about Kelly: She plays a type of clarinet that's taller than her! She can't wait to help create new memories for campers!

Tom Crowley: Assistant Senior Counselor

This is Tom's 11'th year at camp and he is so excited for his first year on staff! His hobbies include sailing, playing guitar, and fighting crime alongside his monky sidekick BoBo. Tom also enjoys eating New York style pizza and performing in theatrical productions. His favorite part of camp is watching the fireworks on the fourth of July. Tom Loves camp with all his heart and looks forward to providing campers the best summer possible.

Neil Mortimer: Assistant Senior Counselor

Neil (center) is super excited to be back at camp for his 10th year at camp! He is from Pittsford, New York and attends Pittsford Mendon High School. He currently works at Quiznos, meeting a variety of people daily. When he isn't at camp, Neil enjoys playing many sports, such as swimming and sailing. Neil runs his own camp basketball league over multiple seasons and can't wait to do it again. He can't wait to be back on Keuka Lake this summer and meet some great new people at camp!

Luis Jose Chang y Aponte: Support Staff

Luis is from Puebla City, Mexico. In his free time he likes to record music and sometimes helps work audio at different events in his area. He likes to make up silly short songs about his friends. Fun fact about Luis - his weakness is tickling! For two years Luis has dreamed of working at a summer camp to get to know a lot of new people and improve his English. Now that it will be a reality, he can't wait for all the friendships, experiences, and everything that Camp Cory has to offer!

Kyle Neil: Keuka Village Head

Kyle (also known as Shrek) is from Castle Douglas Scotland where he enjoys leaving to go on adventures, exploring, and writing. A fun fact about Kyle is that it was Camp Cory CITs that gave him his nickname in 2016. He's had two amazing previous summers at Camp and is looking forward to returning to his favourite place on earth, making new friends, catching up with old friends, and giving campers the best summer of their lives.

Cassandra Northrup: Assistant Senior Counselor

Cassandra (pictured right) is from Rochester, New York and attends Allendale Columbia School where she will be a senior this fall. Outside of school Cassandra enjoys playing soccer and running track for her school teams. She also enjoys having dance parties with her friends and drinking chocolate milkshakes. A fun fact about Cassandra is that she once ate 30 chicken nuggets at camp and was still hungry afterwards. This summer will be Cassandra's 10th at Camp Cory and she is looking forward to meeting tons of new people and making summer great for all campers.

Nash Dickason: Assistant Senior Counselor

Nash (Right) is very excited to return to camp for his 8th summer. Nash is from Brighton NY, and is a junior at Brighton High School. He loves to go camping with his family and with other kids in his Boy Scout troop. He is also loves road trips with his family. Nash is planning a trip with his troop to go to Acadia National Park this summer and is excited to go camping and experience new things there. A fun fact about Nash is that he has been playing saxophone for 8 years and has played in concert and jazz band. Nash is super excited to see new and old faces and to make new friends.

Grace Hoffman: Senior Counselor

Grace is a senior at Fairport High School, from Rochester, New York. She loves to sail and play guitar. At the end of the summer, she will be attending Keuka College to get her teaching degree. This will be her 5th year attending camp, but her first year as a counselor. She is super excited to meet all the campers and spend her summer outdoors.

Joel DeClue: Low Ropes Specialist

Joel is really excited to be coming to camp as the Low Ropes Specialist this summer. Although he is from Silver Spring, MD., he recently has moved to Batavia, NY. He is an Education major at Genesee County Community College and hopes to become a science teacher. He enjoys rock climbing with his friends and is always down to watch "The Office". This is his seventh summer at camp and he can't wait to make Low Ropes the best activity area at camp!!!

Caroline Haack: Senior Counselor

Splitting her time between school in Kent, Connecticut and home in Corning, NY, Caroline often spends her time running, swimming, and rowing on her school teams. In her free time, she can be found playing tennis & squash, reading, writing, biking, and hiking. Fun Fact: she can transform herself into a crab in less than a second! Coming back for her 7th year at camp, Caroline is looking forward to spending time on the beautiful Keuka Lake and learning new things. She can’t wait to be silly around other silly people!

Max Thibault: Assistant Senior Counselor

Max is going into Senior year in High School in Corning, NY. He likes running track and flying airplanes. He hopes to go to a Military Academy next year where he'll major in Aerospace Engineering. He has been at Camp Cory every summer for the last 10 years. He can't wait to meet this year's campers, and his goal is to create at least one lasting memory for a camper every day this Summer!! See you at Camp!

Willy Enriquez Pinta: Drama and Dance Specialist

Willy is from Pasto, a small city in the South-West of Colombia. He really likes teaching, cooking and, dancing. A fun fact about him is that he is very good at learning songs either in Spanish, English or French. He is looking forward to meeting new people, seeing some familiar faces, and having a lot of fun as drama specialist.

Mariana Espinosa Durante : Senior Counselor

Mariana is from Veracruz, Mexico and is currently studying Architecture. She likes to run at dawn and her favorite sport is basketball, also she likes to dance and sail. This will be Mariana´s first summer at camp and she is really excited to spend time at the lake and give campers the best summer of their lives! Fun fact about Mariana is that she can touch his nose with the tongue.

Samantha Elizabeth Nevarez : Athletics Specialist

Samantha is from Mexico City, she is studying accountancy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She loves her renaissance painting class as well as dancing arabic dance and hip hop. Samantha enjoys playing basketball since she was 4 years old and she was the same age the first time she swam in the ocean. This will be her first summer at Camp Cory. Fun fact: Samantha is learning how to be a clown! And she is very excited to make her campers laugh.

Sophie Barnum: Assistant Senior Counselor

Sophie is from Buffalo, New York and is currently a junior at Starpoint High School. Sophie loves to ski during the winters with the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team. She also likes to dance, swim and read. Sophie has been going to camp for 10 years and is really looking forward to having an awesome summer with some amazing people! A fun fact about Sophie is that her favorite color is pink.

Kathryn Rohring: Craig Village Head

Kathryn is thrilled to come back for her second summer at Camp Cory. She is from Victor, New York, and is currently a junior at Binghamton University studying Human Development and Psychology. When she's not at camp, Kathryn enjoys spending time outdoors, embroidering, and watching bad movies with her friends. She can't wait to get back to camp and help campers make amazing memories in the best village in the world!! Fun fact: Kathryn holds the world record for the most slices of toast eaten at breakfast in the Cory dining hall!

Cameron Good : Day Camp Senior Counselor

Cameron is from Lincoln, Lincolnshire, in the United Kingdom who currently works at Subway, meeting hundreds of new customers a week. He enjoys all sports but is most passionate about football and bodybuilding. He has climbed Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon and has created and run his own 6 a side football team over multiple seasons. He has not been to a camp previously but can't wait to come to America and make memories during this amazing experience. He is a confident leader and has plenty experience with leading groups of children around different activities through voluntary work at college. He has 2 younger sisters and a younger brother and strives to be a good role model.

Fernanda Carolina Neves Silva : Senior Counselor

Fernanda is from Belo Horizonte, Brazil and it will be her first time at Camp Cory. Fernanda is a junior at the college Unibh where she studies Veterinary medicine.
Besides loving animals, and the nature, she also loves music, she can sing and to play 4 instruments.
Some fun facts about her, is that she sings in a pop rock band, and she has 13 cats and a dog, they were all rescued. Another fun fact is that she loves superheroes movies.
At this summer Fernanda is looking forward to teach a bit about her culture, make new friends, and have new and unforgettable experiences, but her main desire is to provide the best summer ever to all the campers.

Abbey Divens: Assistant Senior Counselor

Abbey is from Fairport New York, she enjoys working on art in any medium. She also loves to ride horses, and has been doing so since she was 7 years old. Fun fact Abbey has ten pets including her chocolate lab Bailey, Cat Joey, her five chickens, Remi the crested gecko, and her two ball pythons Oliver, and Ivy. Abbey loves all animals, even the creepy crawly ones. Abbey has been going to camp since she was five and was a CIT last year. When Abbey graduates high school she wants to study Marine Biology and travel the world. This summer Abbey is looking forward to camp fires and making new camp friends!

Caroline Stevens: Assistant Senior Counselor

Caroline is so psyched to spend her 10th summer at Camp Cory as an assistant senior counselor. She is from Horseheads, NY. Caroline is currently a junior at Horseheads High School. In addition to playing lacrosse, and soccer, she is also a committed dancer. Her favorite place to be besides camp is Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Caroline is also a huge Boston Red Sox fan. Fun fact about her is she stayed in the same beach house where one of the first Bachelors was filmed! This summer Caroline cannot wait to make the best of memories and catch a sick Chaco tan!

Esther Carter: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Esther is a 20 year old Sport and Exercise Science student at the University of Lincoln. She is originally from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the East of England. Esther is a lover of playing and watching sports, especially playing netball and watching football. She has not previously been to camp, but is excited to meet the rest of the staff and children and make some amazing memories! Looking forward to seeing a new country and the enjoyment from staff and children on all the different activities available. Can't wait to try something new and exciting!

Anna Harovas: Senior Counselor

Anna is extremely excited to return for her seventh year at camp as a Senior Counselor! She is a senior at Bethel High School in Connecticut. Anna is a member of her school's track team and she is a sprinter and a pole vaulter. She also does musicals, and she is currently in the show Footloose! Anna plans to study Allied Health and Neuroscience at college in the fall. A fun fact about Anna is that she is a twin! Anna is looking forward to being out on the lake and seeing old camp friends! She hopes she can give campers the best summer of their lives!

Joshua Westcott: Target Sports Specialist

Josh can’t wait for his first summer at Camp Cory! He’s from Binghamton, New York, and goes to Mansfield University for music. He like to golf, play video games and play the tuba! Fun fact: he helped his high school football team win states 3 years in a row! He’s looking forward to spending his summer on the lake and meeting new people along the way.

Savannah Fisher: Assistant Senior Counselor

Savannah Fisher is a Assistant Senior Counselor this summer. Savannah is from Williamson, NY. For fun she enjoys reading, cooking, running, and working with children. Savannah's favorite color is blue and her favorite animal is a giraffe. This is her second year at Camp Cory. Savannah is looking forward to getting to know her campers and is excited to spend time at Camp Cory this summer!

Caio Amaral Marins : Senior Counselor

Caio is really excited for his first year at Camp Cory. He is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Caio likes to play guitar, piano and sing. He also loves to practice sports, his favorite one is soccer. Caio is a junior at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where he studies Engineering. A fun fact about Caio is that in his vacations he goes to the beach almost everyday and he loves to watch the sunset there. Caio is looking forward to make new friends, have amazing experiences and he hopes to give campers the summer of their lives!

José Emilio Águila Jiménez : STEM Specialist

Emilio lives in Mexico City, he is a freshman at the Faculty of Psychology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and wants to specialize in clinical psychology. Emilio loves animals, videogames and sports, especially swimming and beach volleyball. Emilio is a loyal Disney fan and his favorite movie is Monsters Inc, and his favorite videogames are Pokemon games. This would be Emilio´s first summer at Camp Cory, and he´s really excited to be part of this amazing team! Fun fact: Emilio´s biggest dream is to take care of a baby elephant.

Molly Maloney: Arts and Crafts Specialist

Molly is so excited to be back for her second summer at camp! She can't wait to make new friends and memories at Camp Cory. She is from Geneseo, NY. Molly loves scary movies, musicals and spending time with friends. She is looking forward to trying out new arts and crafts and getting to know the campers!

Myranda Baker: Assistant Senior Counselor

Myranda is from from Webster, NY and will be a senior this September. She is excited for her tenth summer at Camp Cory. In her free time, she likes to play volleyball for her school and club teams. She also loves to travel and will be going Italy this summer. She can’t wait to get to know everyone and jump in the lake! Fun fact, Myranda played football in elementary and middle school.

Christina Wessman: Senior Counselor

Christina (far right) is from Hilton and is going to be attending Keuka College in the fall! She is excited to spend her 12th year at Camp Cory and meet many new friends. In her free time, she likes to workout and hang out with her friends, and travel. Fun fact, she has been to many countries in Europe including Spain, Portugal, and England

Anna Gleason: Guitar Specialist

Anna is a photographer and musician from Rochester NY. Her passion for music started on the saxophone in 7th grade, and has since expanded to include guitar, ukulele, piano and clarinet as well. Anna loves to read, learn, and eat buffalo wings. Her random useless talents include drawing landscape scenes on an etch-a-sketch, flawless parallel parking, and convincing loon calls.
This is Anna'a first year at camp and she is most excited for all of the awesome people she will get to meet!

Francesco Ambesi Impiombato : Senior Counselor

This will be Francesco's (left) second year as a counselor and 4th year at camp and after having so much fun last summer he can't wait to fly back this year and make new friends. He was born in Naples and now lives in Udine, in Italy. Francesco's hobbies are Judo and Archery and he enjoys spending his free time drawing or playing video games. A fun fact about Francesco is that he tried archery for the first time at camp and now has started competing in tournaments during the year! Francesco is also really looking forward to cabin levels, singing songs and spreading his happiness.

Alejandra Prieto Roldan : Day Camp Senior Counselor

Alejandra is from Mexico and she lives in Cuernavaca (The city of the eternal spring). She's studying Psychology at UNINTER University and she wants to get a master's degree in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She loves to dance areal dance, to run, singing and traveling. This will be Alejandra's second year at Camp Cory and she's really excited to see her old camp friends, make new ones, and giving her campers an amazing summer!
Fun fact: Alejandra can eat 10 tacos in less than 10 minutes.

Rafael Rodrigues : Fishing Specialist

Rafael is 20 years old and lives in Brazil; he is a student of mechanical engineering. His favorite hobbies are fishing, swimming and climbing. He loves to ride caiake and kart. A fun fact about Rafael is that he is always participating in Brazilian soccer tournaments. This will be his first year at Camp Cory and Rafael is looking forward to building together an unforgettable summer with everyone.

Anna Gilbert: Walmsley Village Head

Anna is so excited to be joining our camp for a second summer! She is from Dundee and is currently a senior at SUNY Geneseo while studying communication and sociology. Fun Fact about Anna is that she will be a teaching assistant, abroad in Amsterdam for the month of June!

Madeleine Keller: Assistant Senior Counselor

Madeleine is so excited to return back to camp and have the summer of her life during her 7th year at Camp Cory and first year on Camp Cory Staff! She is a junior at Fairport High School in Rochester, NY. She likes to play games, run, play percussion in her school band, and swim for her school's swim team!! Also, Madeleine enjoys volunteering with the elderly people in her community through her school's community service club. She can't wait to meet new people, and hopes to learn at least one new way to make a friendship bracelet during her time at camp this summer!

Evelyn Vesely: Assistant Senior Counselor

Evelyn is so excited to be returning for her 7th year at camp and 2nd year on staff. She is from Long Island, New York. Evelyn loves being a part of her high school’s drama club, dance team, and various choirs. She can’t wait to meet all of her new campers and to give them the summer of their lives! A fun fact about Evelyn is that she can’t wait to spend the summer on another adventure to find her lost voice.

Agustin Cuamatzi : Support Staff

Agustin is from Mexico and his favorite hobbies are playing basketball, reading, dancing, and listening to music. He is excited to work at Cory, putting his knowledge and skills into practice. He is committed to putting in effort and dedication with the best values and positive attitude. He is looking forward to getting to know new people and helping create a friendly environment.

CHRISTIAN LEONARDO HEREDIA MUÑOZ : Conifer Village Head

Chris is coming from Cali, a big city in the South-West of Colombia. He loves dancing, teaching and doing sports. A fun fact about Chris is that he is a professional dancer and powerlifter. This is going to be his second year at Camp Cory, he is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces, making new friends and for sure having a blast. Not just with Conifers village but in general with all camp.

Samantha Raven: Leadership Coordinator

Samantha is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She loves watching TV and going to the beach and the waterfall near her house. She also loves every kind of animals, that's why she will start Biology in College. A fun fact about Samantha is that she has two cats, named Ragnar and Bucky. This will be her first year at Camp Cory and she can't wait to make new friends and sing camp songs.

Trevor Lucas: Canoeing and Kayaking Specialist

Trevor is from Rochester, New York and attends Brighton High School. He is very musical, and is in two of the three acapella groups in his school, and can play any string instrument, including the violin, mandolin, and banjo. When he isn't playing instruments, he can be found playing ultimate frisbee and water polo. Trevor is looking forward to his 8th year at camp, and he hopes to make it one filled with amazing memories!

Lizzy Bernold: Assistant Senior Counselor

Lizzy is so excited to spend another summer at Camp Cory! She is from Rochester, NY and a rising senior at Brighton High School, where she participates in theatre and plays the French horn. This will be her 5th summer at camp, 1st on staff! She's looking forward to all of the amazing camp-wide activities there will be this summer (especially stratego) and getting to know all the new and returning campers! A fun fact about Lizzy is that a lot of her friends call her Lizard, and her middle name is a vegetable. You should ask her about it this summer!

Grace Mendola: High Ropes Specialist

Grace cannot wait to spend her second year on staff at Cory. She is from Pittsford, NY. Now studying Art History, Classics, and Anthropology, she is currently finishing up her second year at Skidmore College. A fun fact about Grace: she has a twin brother that is four years younger than her. She cannot wait to cook up s'more memories this summer!

Daniela (Dani) Aguilar: Preschool Senior Counselor

Dani is so excited to come back to Cory for her second year!! Last year as Camp Nanny (Nanny Dani) and this year in the preschool position. Dani will be graduating high school and going to Keuka College as a freshman in the fall semester - majoring in Biology and biomedical sciences! She is looking forward to being back in the camp atmosphere and to teaching kids! Fun Fact: Preschool is Dani’s favorite age range to work with and loves to shape and challenge little minds!

Krissy McHugh: Assistant Senior Counselor

Krissy is from Croton-on-Hudson, NY and is so excited to return for her 7th year at camp. In her free time, Krissy enjoys playing field hockey, going on adventures with her friends, and having movie marathons. A fun fact about Krissy is that she lived with French family last spring as part of an exchange program. She can't wait for all of camp's shenanigans, jumping in the lake, and giving her campers the summer of their lives!

Nicole Campbell: Assistant Senior Counselor

Nicole Campbell is super excited to be returning to Camp Cory this year for her fifth summer, and her first summer on staff!! Nicole is from Fairfield, Connecticut and is graduating high school this year. Nicole sails for her school team, plays violin and viola, and works as a barista at a coffee shop! Nicole is super energetic and can’t wait to have an awesome summer!! A fun fact about her is that she has given an actual elephant a bath before in India, and she would LOVE to tell you all about it!

Elinor Zollweg: Director of Snacks and Special Treats

Elinor is looking forward to her 10th year at Camp Cory! She is a sophomore at Ithaca College, where she is studying Communication Management and Design and is a member of the Honors program. At school, she is a member of an a cappella group, a radio DJ for 92 WICB, and an administrative assistant in the Academic Advising Center. In her spare time, Elinor loves to play the ukulele and talk about all things Broadway. Elinor is most looking forward to taking on this new role and having another incredible summer!

Keenan Griebel: Assistant Senior Counselor

A junior at Pittsford-Mendon High School, Keenan loves being on stage in her school's musicals and singing in an a capella group. Additionally, she enjoys giving back to the community through the Southeast YMCA's Leaders Club. Besides school, she would love to talk to you forever about Broadway musicals, her favorite bands, and of course, her favorite vines. Keenan is absolutely ecstatic about taking on this new role and spreading her love for camp!

Maddie Lewis: Aviator Village Head

This is Maddie's first year at Camp Cory! She looks forward to having exciting experiences and learning lots of new things this summer! Originally from South Carolina, Maddie now lives in Rochester, NY, where she enjoys going to school, walking her dog, Otto, and eating at all the funky restaurants! Maddie also enjoys art and hopes to collect as many camp bracelets as she can. Maddie hopes to come away with lots of great friends this summer as well as a killer tan.

Emily Bernstein: Senior Counselor

Emily is from just outside Washington, D.C. in Potomac, Maryland. Her hobbies include writing stories, reading, drawing, and watching Netflix. This is her second year as a senior counselor at Camp. She's really looking forward to all things drama and taking part in more awesome evening programs!

Dominique Negrete : Outdoor Adventure Specialist

Dominique is from Tully, New York. She's a freshman at Springfield College in Massachusetts studying Exercise Science. This is her first year at Camp Cory, and she is extremely excited to meet everyone this summer. She is looking forward to spending her summer in a new environment with new people. Dominique enjoys photography, going on adventures, arts and crafts, and playing sports like soccer and volleyball. Fun Fact: She got to help build a house this spring.

Greta Kerwin: Senior Counselor

Greta is so excited to work at camp yet again this year! She is from Brighton, New York and enjoys spending time outside either swimming, hiking, or just hanging out! She also loves singing and dancing! She is a senior at Brighton High School and will be starting her college education as a physics major at Clarkson University this fall! Fun Fact: Last year she witnessed a movie being filmed on Hollywood Blvd. with both Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio! She cannot wait to meet all the wonderful campers this year!

Charlie Shrader: Assistant Senior Counselor

Charlie couldn’t be more excited to spend this summer at camp! He is from Longmont Colorado and is a junior at Silver Creek High School. In his free time, Charlie loves to spend time outside with his friends skiing and mountain biking. A fun fact about him is that he actually races for his school in the Colorado High School mountain bike league. This will be Charlie’s 11th year at camp and 1st year on staff! This summer he is looking forward to seeing old friends, making new ones, and having a blast in EPs and other camp activities!

Breno Oliveira: Senior Waterfront Counselor

Breno is from Brazil and he cannot wait for his second year at Camp Cory. Some of his hobbies are soccer, swimming, spend time with family and friends. He is looking foward to see the friends he made and all the new friendships that will begin. He wants to have amazing memories from Camp and give the kids the best summer of their lives.

Juan Sebastian Munoz Garcia : Support Staff

Sebastian is 19 years old and is from Colombia He loves to ride his bike and be outside coexisting with nature. This summer he hopes to make new friends and learn about different cultures around the world. Juan is looking forward to spending a summer at Cory and growing as a person in the process.

Ella Isaac: Assistant Senior Counselor

Ella is a high school student at Fairport High School in Rochester, New York. She spends a lot of time outdoors, and she loves to ski at Bristol Mountain in the winter. She also enjoys playing soccer for Fairport Soccer club as a defender. Her favorite thing to do is traveling. This is her first year and Camp Cory, and she is super excited to get to meet a bunch of awesome people and have an amazing first experience at Camp Cory. She is also looking forward to learning all of the amazing traditions at Camp Cory. Some fun facts about Ella are that she has a twin sister, she loves candy, and that she has been in five different countries in one day! (Be sure to ask her about that this summer.) She cannot wait to meet all of the wonderful campers this summer!

Grace Worth: Assistant Senior Counselor

Grace (pictured right) is from western New York and is excited for her 6th year at camp! In her free time she enjoys playing tennis and waterskiing. However, her favorite hobby is playing with Pat’s pet bear Liam. This summer she is looking forward to meeting lots of new people and spending time on the lake. A fun fact about her is that she was one of the first people in Keuka Lake this year by doing polar bear on New Year’s Day!

Nate Zelter: Senior Counselor

Nate grew up in New York City and has spent his summers backpacking in Northern California, white-water canoeing in Canada's Yukon Territory, and attending summer camp in Vermont. Nate also loves sports as he ran cross country and played lacrosse for his high school. When Nate is not outside, you can catch him at a debate tournament, playing with his dog, or listening to music. This summer, Nate is eager to master slalom skiing on the lake.

Michał Borkowski : Senior Counselor

Michal is a teenager who loves life, likes to help other people, and loves adventures. His interests include organizing cultural and musical events as well as social and charity actions. In addition, he enjoys travel, sport, culture, and books. Michal is looking forward to meeting everyone at Camp Cory this summer!

David Kersh: Senior Counselor

David is from Rochester, NY and attends University at Buffalo, where he is studying marketing and advertisement. He loves being outdoors as he plays lacrosse, sails, skis, and surfs. Fun Fact about David is that he loves animals, playing guitar, and knows a little too much about cars. This will be David’s first year on our staff and he is very excited to be a part of our team!

Fiona Connolly: Paddleboarding Specialist

This is Fiona's first summer at Camp Cory and she can't wait to meet all of the amazing staff and campers! Fiona is part of her school's crew team and participates in NYS YMCA Youth and Government as a Justice. In her free time, she loves to swim, play the piano and paint. Fiona lives in the city of Rochester and is a senior at Mercy. Fun fact, Fiona was an aerial acrobat for 4 years.

Gabby Burroughs: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Gabby lives in Hilton, NY. This is Gabby's 2nd year as a camp counselor. Gabby is very active and energetic, she wouldn't be herself if she wasn't smiling or dancing. Gabby is looking forward to meeting new people and making her mark on new to camp campers!! Gabby believes that all children should have the opportunity to attend camp!

Lily Zwanka: Assistant Senior Counselor

Lily is from Albany, New York. She attends Columbia High School and is a three season varsity athlete. She excels in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. A fun fact about Lily is that she loves to travel and has been to over 25 countries! She also loves to be with her friends and family. This will be Lily’s 10th year at Camp. She is looking forward to meeting lots of new people and creating amazing memories this summer!

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