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Summer 2020 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.

 

 

 

Blake Van Horn: Program Director - Day Camp and Spring & Fall Programs

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.

Sydney Barrette: Program Director - Overnight Camp

Sydney has been a part of Camp Cory since 2011 as a Counselor, Leadership Coordinator, Craig Village Head and Staffing Director. She has also been around the association as a Before and After School Program Coordinator at Bay View and most recently, the Child Care Assistant Director at the Schottland Family Branch. She is looking forward to continuing her Y journey at Camp Cory, the place that introduced her to the Y! Sydney’s favorite part about camp is seeing campers come back summer after summer learning new skills each time and helping them build strong relationships with other campers and their counselors.

Kelly Brittingham: Leadership Director

Kelly is stoked to be back this summer as Leadership Director! She can’t wait to work with all the new CITs in the brand new leadership village! This is her 9th summer at Camp Cory! She’s from Harrisburg, PA, but she goes to Mansfield University and is pursuing a degree in early education and special education. She enjoys rock climbing, swimming, baking and playing her instruments. A fun fact about Kelly is that she is half mermaid!

Julia McNally: Day Camp Director

Julia is excited to be back for her 3rd summer here at Camp Cory! She can’t wait for the campfires, silly songs, and Day Camp cheers. Julia has officially made the move from Boardman, Ohio to Canandaigua, New York and can’t wait to see what New York has to offer! In her free time, she loves to travel, read, and go on adventures. A fun fact about Julia is that she once broke her foot (Which she has broken 7 times) by stepping too hard on a rock.

Patrick Jones: Waterfront Director

Patrick is thrilled to be returning to camp as the Waterfront Director. This will be his sixth summer on staff. At camp, he has previously acted as the Wells Village Head as well as the Canoeing and Kayaking specialist. He is currently a senior at SUNY Geneseo studying Biology. He can't wait to make the waterfront an incredible and inclusive environment for everyone.

Willy Enriquez Pinta: Conifer Village Head

Willy is from a little city in Colombia called Pasto. This will be his 4th year at Camp Cory. He is very excited to come back to camp and continue making amazing friends. He is also very thrilled to be a village head for the first time. He likes cooking, dancing, singing and acting. A fun fact is that he just bought a ukulele which he named Thiago. He is looking forward to doing his best as a village head and having a lot of fun with all the people at Camp Cory.

Daniela Aguilar : Aviator Village Head

Daniela (pictured right) is so excited to be coming back to camp for her third consecutive year! More importantly coming back to Camp in a Central Staff position! Daniela studies just across the lake at Keuka College where she is involved in many extracurricular activities like Student Senate and Student Ambassador! Fun Fact: She entered a pool tournament with her friend and they got second place!!!

Elinor Zollweg: Craig Sr Village Head

Elinor is so excited to be a village head in Craig Village, which was the village she was in her first year as a camper at Camp Cory in 2009! This is Elinor's 11th summer at Camp Cory. She is from Rochester, New York and is attending Ithaca College, where she majors in Communication Management and Design. At school, Elinor is the President of her a cappella group, a DJ for 92 WICB FM, and a dog sitter for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. A fun fact about Elinor is that she knows every Broadway show and soundtrack by heart. Elinor is looking forward to being a part of developing Craig Senior Village and spending nights around the Craig fire circle.

Courtney Gleichauf : Craig Jr Village Head

Courtney is super excited to be working as a Craig village head this summer! This is Courtney's second summer on staff with Camp Cory. She is from Rochester, NY but goes to school just across the lake at Keuka College where she studies ASL to English Interpreting. When Courtney is not at camp, she loves spending time outdoors with her friends and family. A fun fact about Courtney is that she has a secret pet flamingo named Donna! Courtney is looking forward to spending countless nights by the Craig fire circle with her village.

Kyle Neil: Wells Village Head

Kyle (pictured left) is looking forward to his fourth year on Staff. He is from Castle Douglas in the South West of Scotland. He enjoys exploring and going to new places. He is most excited to help new Campers and Old Campers enjoy their camp experience in 2020 to make it the most memorable summer yet!

Cory is his favourite place on Earth, and he looks forward to helping other people enjoy it as much as he does.

Cassidy Prather: Keuka Village Head

Cassidy is so excited to be back for her second year at camp and this time as Keuka Village Head! She is from Penn Yan, NY but studies at Baldwin Wallace in Berea, Ohio. Cassidy loves to spend time with friends and family, taking pictures, hanging at the lake and trying new restaurants. A fun fact about Cassidy is she is going to Ireland right before camp in May! Cassidy can't wait for an amazing summer back at Camp Cory, meeting new people and creating so many memories!!

Jenna Windheim: Maijgren Village Head

This will be Jenna's 8th summer at camp. She is from Fairport, New York and goes to school at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania to study nursing. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and family when she is home. Jenna is a bills fan and is ready for them to win the superbowl this year! She can't wait to go back to camp and make more amazing memories with her campers and give back what she got when she was a camper.

Kit Taylor: Leadership Coordinator

Kit is so excited to spend her second summer at Camp Cory! After having the best summer of her life last year, she can't wait to help create the same experience for all of the new CITs. Kit's hometown is Rush, NY, but is currently studying psychology and education in the "big" city of Clinton, NY at Hamilton College. Some fun facts about Kit is that she chews a pack of gum each day and her favorite food is mayo.

Tabatha Sims : Leadership Coordinator

This is Tabatha's aka Tabs first year at Camp Cory (pictured left) and she is so excited to join the CIT program and help them learn all the leadership skills they can get. Tabs is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, however, this is her Senior year studying Human Performance Sports Science with a concentration in Exercise Science. Some hobbies Tabs enjoys include; High ropes, dancing, and having a fun time with her friends. Tabs has worked three years at a another summer camp and is looking forward to joining the Cory team. Fun fact about Tabs is she is a blue rag in the YMCA raggers program getting her silver rag this summer. Even though it is Tabs first year at Camp Cory she is super excited to join the new staff and become apart of the family.

Jack Lasher: Leadership Coordinator

Jack (pictured center) is super excited to be back at Camp Cory this summer as a Leadership Coordinator. Jack is from Buffalo, NY and currently attends Canisius College. Jack is a huge Bills and Sabres fan, and knows the Bills are going to win the Superbowl. Jack will be returning to camp for his 8th summer, and can't wait to be working with the CIT's and the leadership team. Jack is really looking forward to helping his campers from last year grow into great counselors. A fun fact about Jack is always listening to music, and his favorite genre is alternative rock.

Dom Negrete: Leadership Coordinator

Dom is super excited to be coming back to Camp Cory as one of the Leadership Coordinators. This is her second summer at the camp. Dom is from Tully, NY, but she is currently studying at Springfield College in Massachusetts. She is looking forward to working with the counselors in training in leading them in leadership programs.
Dom enjoys going on adventures and doing photography. Her biggest upcoming adventure will be a studying abroad trip to Italy next semester.

Joel DeClue: Leadership Coordinator

Joel can't wait for the summer to begin and to get to know all of the new CITs. He was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD, right outside of Washington, D.C. This is his 8th summer at camp and he wants to make it his best one. Joel loves to rock climb, hike, and most things outdoors. Fun fact about Joel is that he already has his predictions for the Olympic Rock Climbing Competition.

Evan Cunningham: Multimedia Coordinator

Evan is BEYOND excited to come to camp this year. This will be his 12th year with Camp Cory! Evan is from Pittsford, NY but is currently majoring in Photographic Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. In his free time, he loves to take photos, go on wild adventures with friends and even see new and exotic places. He is looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones with both the staff and more importantly, the campers. He can't wait to take all the photos that families can check up on all the amazing things that happen at camp. Fun fact: Evan loves all things art-related and his dad is Pablo Picasso.

Christina Wessman: High Ropes Specialist

Christina (pictured middle) is extremely excited to be coming back to Camp Cory as the high ropes specialist! This is her 3rd year on staff but 13th overall. Christina is from Hilton NY but currently attends Keuka College where she is majoring in political science and minoring in pre law. She can't wait to see familiar faces and meet new people this summer. When Christina is not at camp she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, and travel. A fun fact about Christina is that her favorite campfire song is "pizza man."

Charlie Shrader: Assistant Sailing Master

Charlie is from Longmont, Colorado and is beyond excited to be returning to camp for another summer! This will be his 12th year at camp and 2nd on staff. In his free time, Charlie loves to spend time with his friends outdoors. Some of his favorite hobbies are skiing and mountain biking. This summer Charlie is looking forward to spending time on the lake and giving campers the time of their lives!

Imogen McNamara: Assistant Sailing Master

Imogen is Irish and lives in London, England. She attends Durham University in the north-east of the UK. She is really looking forward to assisting the sailing program this year at camp! Imogen loves to play hockey, tennis, and hang out with friends and family. She loves to travel and is super excited to experience American camp. This is her first year at camp and she can't wait to meet all the campers and have the summer of her life!

Trevor Lucas: Target Sports Specialist

Trevor is from Rochester, NY, is currently a senior at Brighton High School, and will be attending Cornell University in the fall. He's incredibly excited for his 12th year at camp, and second on staff. He loves to play any string instrument, and is currently attempting to learn how to play the trumpet! He also loves being outside, playing ultimate frisbee, and can't wait to be co-target sports specialist with his best friend, Jason. A fun fact about Trevor is that he once challenged an armadillo to a push-up contest, and won! He can't wait to make this the best summer yet!

Jason Platt: Target Sports Specialist

Jason (back left in the blue hoodie) is super excited to be coming back to Cory as the target sports specialist! This will be Jason's seventh year at camp and cant wait to make it a great one. Jason is from Rochester ny. A fun fact about Jason is that he can shoot a bow well with both his right and left arm. Jason is looking forward to another amazing summer at Cory filled with campfires and great memories.

Tristan Vick: Fishing Specialist

Tristan is currently a freshman studying Chemistry for Education at University at Buffalo. Born in Hilton, NY, only a couple of steps from ye olde Lake Ontario, he has honed his fishing skills with his master in the hopes of someday saving the world. His journey has led him to Camp Cory, the heart of the Keuka Lake fishing scene, where he hopes to teach the sacred and powerful art known as fishing. This isn't his first rodeo though, oh no. Tristan has had his fair share of Camp Cory, this being his third year as a staff member. He can't wait to see what kinds of crazy cool creatures campers catch this summer.

Emilio Águila : STEM/Dance Specialist

Emilio is so excited to come back for his second year at Camp Cory in 2020! Emilio is from Mexico City and he studies psychology and wants to major in neuroscience. Emilio´s hobbies are playing volleyball, cooking, and hanging out with his friends! For him, his family and his friends are the most important things in his life. Emilio is so excited to come back and see old friends and campers, and meet new people this summer!

Anna Gleason: Guitar Specialist

Anna is a musician from Rochester, New York and is super psyched to be coming back for her second year on the Cory Staff!!! Anna works at the new Schottland Family YMCA year-round as a Music Specialist in the Bruning Exercise Your Mind room. Anna's three favorite things in the whole world are music, dogs wearing life jackets, and watching Tom Brady get sacked. She spends her free time playing at open mics in the area, eating really hot chicken wings, and writing. She can draw unreasonably well on an etch-a-sketch, parallel park on the first try, and play five different instruments! Anna is most excited for everything the kids are going to teach her this summer!!

Roxanne Myles-Stanton : Athletics Specialist

Roxanne or Roxiie as she is usually known (pictured right) is from England and currently working for a Caribbean food company. This is her first time as staff at Camp Cory but she regularly camps back home with her Girl-guiding units. She has even worked as a counselor at a US summer camp before! She enjoys working with children, sports, crafts, and traveling. She has an obsession with elephants and owns more than 200 things with elephants on! She is looking forward to meeting new friends and having an awesome summer.

Fiona Geddes : Canoeing and Kayaking Specialist

Fiona is from Scotland and is in her first year at the University of Edinburgh where she studies International Relations. She can’t wait to join the Camp Cory team this summer! Some of her hobbies are travelling and exploring the countryside in Scotland. Some fun facts about Fiona is that she collects miniature snow globes from every new place she goes and was born in the Netherlands. This is her first time at camp and is super excited to make some new and fun memories!

Liz Hartke: Canoeing and Kayaking Specialist

Liz is returning for her fifth summer at camp (second on staff), and is ready to make this one the best yet! Liz is from Avon, NY and will be attending Colgate University as a freshman in the fall. She participates in all-star cheerleading, dance, and volunteering in her community. Her second favorite place in the world (other than camp) is Walt Disney World, and she is an expert finding great snacks in the parks. Get ready Camp Cory, because Liz is ready to make new, awesome friends and dominate the lake in kayaks AND canoes!

Anna Harovas: Aqua Fun Specialist

Anna is SUPER excited to come to camp this summer! This will be her 7th year going to Camp Cory. Anna is from Bethel Connecticut. She currently attends University of New Hampshire and is studying Recreation and Management Policy. In her free time Anna loves to have car jam sessions, go swimming, and eat lots of ice cream! Anna can't wait to have many fun adventures in the lake and play some awesome water games! Fun Fact: Anna can blow bubbles out of her ears underwater!

Tomas Kofroth: Aqua Fun Specialist

Tomas Kofroth is currently a senior in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is originally from Lancaster, PA. He loves to play ultimate frisbee, football (soccer) and loves to swim. This year will be Tomas's first year at camp, but he is very excited to start working! He is looking forward to learning about other people's experiences.

Natalia Gomez: Paddle Board Specialist

Natalia is thrilled to come back to camp as one of the paddle board specialists. She is SUPER excited for her 7th year at Camp Cory and 2nd year as a staff member. She is from Boston, MA but currently attends the University of Maryland where she is studying finance and international business. She loves going out to sporting events, indoor cycling, and going on adventures with her friends. A fun fact about her is that she fulfilled her lifelong goal of going skydiving when she turned 18. Natalia cannot wait to have the summer of her life by meeting amazing people and forming new memories!

Pau Prats: Paddle Board Specialist

Pau Prats is from Barcelona. He loves to travel, live adventures and meet new people. This will be his first year at camp, but he has experience working with kids in a trampoline park. He spent his last summer working in Malta and he wants to continue improving his English. A fun fact about Pau is that when he was in Gambia some years ago, a monkey stole his plate of spaghetti sneaking into the restaurant. Pau is so excited to visit the USA working in what he loves!

Grace Worth: Waterski Specialist

Grace, from Penn Yan, New York, is excited for her seventh summer at Camp Cory! In her free time she travels and enjoys the lake. She also played tennis for her high school. A fun fact about Grace is that she decided she wanted this job one day when she was a little camper. Grace is looking forward to teaching campers how to waterski as well as other water sports all day every day.

Samantha Stehler : Waterski Specialist

Samantha is from Pittsford New York and goes to school at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Her hobbies are hanging out at her lake house on Keuka and waterskiing every morning. A fun fact about her is she did Daddy and Me camp at Cory with her father when she was younger. She has been at camp for 14 years. She is looking forward to watching all of these young skiers to succeed this summer.

Ilse Cuthbertson : Fun and Games Specialist

Ilse is from South Ayrshire in Scotland! She loves musicals, meeting new people, being social, and the outdoors. This will be her first year at camp and she’s so excited. She is looking forward to meeting new people and having the best summer of her life. Fun fact, Ilse is a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament and advocates for young Carers aged 12-26.

Jasmine Cohoon: Camp Nanny

Jasmine is from Penfield, New York and she is super pumped to attend Alfred State in the fall to become a Social Worker. She is a multi-sport athlete and enjoys making new friends, while making amazing memories that last a life time. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family, volunteering at nursing homes, having fun with friends, babysitting her neighbors, and playing basketball. A fun fact about her is that she went abroad to Italy and Greece last year and cant wait to travel more around the world as she gets older. Jasmine can't wait to make new friends with the staff and campers!!
She is filled with excitement to start her first summer working at Camp Cory!

Luis A. Perez: Support Staff

Luis A. is a friendly Dominican guy who loves playing basketball and swimming. He is very polite, punctual and reliable. He has been working with kids since 2015 and had experience at camp in 2019. He’s looking forward to meeting new people, improving his English, and having an awesome summer!

Elizabeth Proietti : Assistant Senior Counselor

Elizabeth is from Philadelphia and cannot wait to return to Camp Cory! This will be her 7th year at camp. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to ski and runs year-round for her school! Elizabeth is thrilled to meet new people and give campers the experience of a lifetime this summer! Fun Fact: Elizabeth knows all the words to every Taylor Swift song ever written!

Kayla Nichols: Senior Counselor

This is Kayla's first year at Camp Cory, but she has attended various summer camps throughout her childhood. Kayla is from Seneca Falls, NY and is a sophomore Early Childhood Education major at Keuka College. Kayla is excited to work with all the children and get to know new people this summer. A fun fact about Kayla is that she is always ready for a High School Musical sing along and movie nights! Kayla is so excited to work at Camp Cory this summer!

Nicole Campbell: Senior Counselor

Nicole is SO excited to be returning to camp for her seventh summer!! Nicole hails from Fairfield, Connecticut but currently attends school at the University of Notre Dame where she studies Neuroscience and Behavior. She also competes on the school sailing team! Nicole also loves to rock climb, paint, play music (6 instruments worth!) and just hang out with her friends. A fun fact about Nicole is that she wears hearing aids that basically make her part robot (seriously, ask her about it when you see her!!). Nicole can’t wait to be back at camp this summer and help everybody have the summer of their lives!

Jacob Colletta: Assistant Senior Counselor

Jacob Colletta is from Webster New York. He is looking forward to camp 2020 because he had a blast being a camper and CIT for 7 years which has him super excited to finally be on staff. He also is on the wrestling team and tennis team for Webster Schroeder high school and he enjoys playing basketball with his friends and swimming. He is also a big fan of TV and movies. He is super fun to be around and loves to cook and try new things. Jacob is looking forward to a summer of lifelong friendship with his fellow Cory counselors and campers.

Savannah Fisher: Senior Counselor

Savannah is SO excited to come back to camp again this summer. This will be her second year on staff and she is looking forward to seeing all her campers from last year. Savannah lives in Williamson, NY and works at YMCA Schottland. A fun fact about her is that she teaches Preschoolers. Savannah is also a HUGE fan of country music.

Madeleine Keller : Senior Counselor

Madeleine is so excited to begin her next summer at Camp Cory and her second year on staff! She is from Fairport, New York, and loves to listen to music, go running with her dog, and bake Oreo Balls with her friends for any occasion at all. She swam competitively for her high school team all 4 years of high school, so she looks forward to spending lots of time in the lake at camp! She can’t wait to meet new campers and counselors and make this summer the best one yet!

Savannah Shade: Assistant Senior Counselor

Savannah (pictured left) is from Webster, NY. She enjoys working on art in all of her free time, whether it’s painting or drawing. Savannah also likes playing ukulele, listening to music, and telling really bad jokes. She will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology this coming fall for Illustration! This year will be her 6th year at Camp Cory. Savannah is looking forward to her first year as a staff member, and making this summer the best for campers.
Fun Fact: Savannah has a pet Leopard gecko named Apollo!

Olivia Morton: Assistant Senior Counselor

Olivia is super excited to be coming back to camp this summer! This will be her 6th summer at Camp Cory and her first summer on staff! Olivia is from Ovid, New York, but has spent ALL her summers on the beautiful Keuka lake! Olivia's hobbies include Hiking around the Fingerlakes, traveling to new places, playing volleyball and running track for her school, and singing in her school's show choir. Fun Fact about Olivia is that she can name every bone in the human body! She is looking forward to working with all her friends at camp to make this summer an unforgettable one for all campers!

Andrew Merenda: Assistant Senior Counselor

Andrew (pictured left of Jacob) is super excited for his first year on staff at camp! Andrew has been going to camp for 6 years, last year as a CIT. Andrew is from Pittsford, New York, attending Pittsford Mendon High School. In his free time, he loves playing soccer and basketball, as well as hanging out with his friends. He is psyched to see all of his old friends, make new friends, and see his cousin, Stephen, this summer. Fun fact: Andrew's favorite food at camp is breadsticks!!!

Cristina Ambesi : Assistant Senior Counselor

Cristina is super excited to work as a staff member in camp this summer after 5 years of being a camper. She lives in Italy and is currently studying in New York for the next 2 years. She’s looking forward to working at camp and making this summer the best summer ever for her campers.

Connor Leiser: Assistant Senior Counselor

Connor (pictured right) is extremely happy to spend his first year on staff at camp! This will be his 6th year coming to camp and is looking forward to making new friends and experiencing new memories! Connor is from Syracuse New York and currently attends his local high school. Connor enjoys playing the trumpet in his school band, brass, and jazz ensembles. He also does marching bass drum in his school's indoor drumline. A fun fact about Connor is he is a percussionist for the Stampede Drumline for the Buffalo Bills and plays at the home games, Go Bills!

Mike Antinelli: Assistant Senior Counselor

Mike (pictured left) is so excited for his first summer on the Cory staff team! This will be Mike’s 5th year at camp. He loves to play football and basketball. He loves to sing and be active at camp and can’t wait for the summer!

Marta Uribarri : Assistant Senior Counselor

Marta is really excited to spend her 7th year at camp and first on staff! Marta is from Bilbao, Spain. She is really excited to come back and make new memories and help everyone have the best summer of their lives. Marta enjoys travelling, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends. A fun fact about Marta is that she can say “Hi“ in 10 different languages.

Angelina Collalto : Assistant Senior Counselor

Angie is beyond excited to be coming to camp for her 11th year! She is from A tiny town called Scottsville in Rochester New York. She loves to sing and dance and had a big part in her schools musical. For fun she likes to cook new foods and spend quality time with her friends. She is so excited to spend 6 weeks at camp because being a CIT last year changed her life. Angie is looking forward to meeting so many new people and creating bonds that last a lifetime.

Christina Bishop: Assistant Senior Counselor

Christina (pictured left) is from Brockport NY and is super excited for this summer. This is her first year as part of the staff team but she has been going as a camper for about seven years. She’s looking forward to making new friends and helping the kids have the best summer. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends. At school, Christina is on the volleyball and the track team. A fun fact about Christina is that she loves bubble tea.

Lexi Hajec : Assistant Senior Counselor

Lexi is excited to come back to camp for her fifth consecutive year! She is from Webster, NY and enjoys snowboarding and playing softball for her school. One of her favorite things to do is go jet skiing on the lake! Lexi is eager to meet new people and help campers have an amazing summer at camp. A fun fact about Lexi is that she can play four different instruments!

Allie Beamish: Assistant Senior Counselor

Allie is from Webster, NY. She is looking forward to her 9th summer at camp. She is super excited that she finally made it to staff! Allie participates in musicals and plays 6 instruments. She loves traveling and exploring, and she has visited over 10 countries. She can't wait for more cabin levels and taco nights at Camp Cory!

Bridget Kerwin: Assistant Senior Counselor

Bridget (pictured right) is a junior at Brighton High School. She loves to sing, dance, and listen to music. She also loves to play sports such as softball and volleyball, along with many others. Her favorite food is pickles. She is beyond excited to spend an amazing summer at Camp Cory and meet many new friends.

Hafte Doris-Eaton : Assistant Senior Counselor

Hafte is from Rochester, NY and is in the 11th grade. He likes to play sports, relax, and being productive. Hafte was first introduced to Camp Cory through trips with his school and last summer he participated in the CIT program. He is looking forward to being a leader for the kids and helping them have a fun summer while keeping them safe.

Isabelle Ebenhoch : Assistant Senior Counselor

Isabelle is super thrilled to spend her summer at Camp Cory! She is a senior in high school from Fairport, NY. Isabelle enjoys playing soccer, reading, hanging with friends, and singing along to musical soundtracks at the top of her lungs. She is looking forward to meeting new campers and counselors and making awesome memories. This will be her 7th summer at camp and she can't wait to make it the best summer yet! Fun fact: Isabelle is always ready to have a discussion about Harry Potter or Percy Jackson.

Eva McDonough : Assistant Senior Counselor

Eva is so excited to be back at camp for her 5th summer! Eva is from Silver Spring, Maryland. When Eva isn’t at camp, she enjoys photography, traveling, playing softball and hanging out with friends! A fun fact about Eva is that she loves listening to and playing music. Eva can’t wait for a fun summer of making memories with friends and campers!

Trevor Torres: Assistant Senior Counselor

Trevor is super excited to be back at Camp Cory for his first year on staff! This will be Trevor's 8th year coming to camp and he can't wait for another amazing summer! Trevor is from Penfield NY where he attends Penfield High School. Trevor loves all things music. At his school he plays Percussion and Drum Set for his Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Studio Orchestra. He also regularly writes and records his own music. Trevor also loves to play basketball and swim. Trevor is looking forward to meeting lots of new people and having a blast this summer!

Lilly Spitz : Assistant Senior Counselor

Lilly (pictured left) is from Pittsford, New York, and goes to Pittsford Sutherland Highschool. Lilly plays field hockey for both her school team and club team, and is the captain of her school field hockey team. Also Lilly likes to watch movies, listen to music, and hang out with friends. A fun fact about Lilly is that her favorite camp story is the "purple bear" story. Lilly has spent 10 years at camp, but this is her first year on staff. She can't wait to make new friends and be on staff for her first time this summer!

Lizzy Bernold : Senior Counselor

Lizzy (pictured left) is so excited to come back to Camp Cory for another summer! This will be her sixth year at camp, and second on staff! She is from Rochester, NY and is currently a senior at Brighton High School. She can play three instruments (French horn, trumpet, and mellophone) and loves all things musical theatre. A fun fact about her is that her friends call her lizard, and her middle name is a vegetable! Lizzy can't wait to meet all the campers both new and returning, and is looking forward to making this her best summer yet!

Sophia Hall: Assistant Senior Counselor

Sophia is super excited to be joining the Camp Cory Staff this summer! This will be her 5th summer at camp and first year ever as a staff member! Sophia is from Rochester, NY and is going into her senior year at School of the Arts as a Visual Arts major. Some of Her hobbies include drawing, listening to music, traveling, hanging out with friends and playing softball for her school. A fun fact about Sophia is that she has been to China twice! She can't wait to see familiar faces this summer and make new friends. Sophia is looking forward to working with all her fellow counselors to make a very memorable summer for all the campers!

Shannon Ruppert : Assistant Senior Counselor

Shannon (middle) can't wait for her first summer on staff! Shannon is from Rochester, NY and has been coming to Camp Cory for nine years. She loves figure skating, taking photos, and playing the guitar, and she's super excited to meet some awesome campers and have a great summer with everyone!

Chandler Christa: Senior Counselor

Chandler is from Macedon, New York and is a senior at Gananda High School. He is the captain of his schools varsity baseball team. He likes to fish and hang out with his friends and family. This is his first year at Camp Cory after spending the last two years as a counselor at Camp Arrowhead. He is looking forward to meeting people and making the kids have the best summer of their life. Fun Fact: Chandler is a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan.

Evelyn Vesely : Senior Counselor

Evelyn (left of Kit) is so excited to be returning for her 8th summer at Cory and 2nd year on staff. Evelyn is from Long Island, New York. She loves being a part of her high school’s drama club, speech and debate team, and spring dance team. In the Fall, Evelyn will be attending Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina as a freshman. She is so excited for another summer of memories that will last a lifetime. A fun fact about Evelyn is that she is a master chef with an Easy Bake Oven.

Grace Jentsch : Assistant Senior Counselor

Gracie (pictured left) is beyond excited to be spending her 13th summer in a row (her first on staff) at Camp Cory!! Gracie lives in Rosendale, New York and is a senior in high school. She is a member of her schools volleyball team, drama program, and spends many of her weekends competitively sailing with her sister and dad. In her free time Gracie enjoys playing the ukulele, reading, and talking to her camp friends. Gracie is looking forward to giving her campers an amazing summer, like all of the summers she had! Fun Fact about Gracie is that she knows every word to every disney song so be sure to sing some with her!

Ethan Van Houten : Assistant Senior Counselor

Ethan (pictured far right) is hyped to spend his third summer at Camp Cory! Ethan goes to Penfield high school in Rochester, NY and loves to sing and play guitar. He also loves to play baseball and can't wait for a fun summer at Camp Cory!

Jacey Muto: Assistant Senior Counselor

Jacey (pictured right) is excited for her 7th year at camp and first as a counselor. She is from Fairport, New York and a junior at Bishop Kearney High School. When Jacey's not at camp she enjoys to do sports like dance, softball, cheerleading, and throwing shotput for track. Jacey also enjoys being in the musical. Fun fact: Jacey plays 6 instruments. This summer she is looking forward to taco nights and Devo.

Caitlin Zimmer: Preschool Day Camp Counselor

Caitlin is from Waverly, New York. She is currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at Alfred University. In the fall, she will begin her senior year. She is a member of the girls’ lacrosse team at Alfred University. Go Saxons!! In her free time she loves to be outdoors fishing, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. She has spent most of her summers on Keuka Lake and Waneta Lake at her grandparents’ cottages. When not at college she lives at home with her parents, brother, and two dogs, Cheetah and Tango. This will be her first year at Camp Cory and she is looking forward to spending her days outside and enjoying the sun.

Derya Us : Senior Counselor

Derya is from Istanbul, and she's currently in her 2nd year at Newcastle University where she's studying Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. She's the communication manager at her university TV (NUTV) and the treasurer in Media Society. Her hobbies include travelling, photography and sailing. She is also actively participating in fundraising projects. One fun fact about her is that she thinks roasted brussel sprouts taste like peanut butter. This is the first time she's going to a camp as a counselor, and she's looking forward to meeting everyone!

Maddy Leanna: Assistant Senior Counselor

Maddy (pictured right) is so excited to be coming back to camp for her 7th summer (first on staff)! Maddy is from Brighton, New York and is a junior at Brighton High school. Maddy enjoys running track & cross country, taking pictures, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. A fun fact about Maddy is that she can talk with her mouth closed!! She can’t wait to make new memories and give campers the best summer camp experience!

Kieran Coffey : Senior Counselor

Kieran is one of our new members of staff this year and its his first time at camp. He is originally from Coventry, United Kingdom and he can't wait to experience camp and pass on his knowledge to younger generations.

Mar Miret Simon : Senior Counselor

Mar Miret is from Barcelona, Spain where she studies engineering. She likes all kinds of adventure sports and being outdoors. She is looking forward to being active in the outdoors this summer and having a fun experience surrounded by nature and kids. She is so excited to join the Camp Cory team!
Fun Fact about Mar Miret is that she is TRI-lingual. Her native languages are Catalan and Spanish. English is her THIRD language and she can also speak a little bit of German.


Olivia Shrubsole: Senior Counselor

Olivia is from England and is in her second year at Royal Holloway, University of London studying Classical Studies. While at university she has pursued her interest in scouting and is now a cub leader at the local scout pack in Virginia Water. Her other big hobby is musical theatre. She is an active member of the musical theatre society at university and while at high school was involved in organizing and performing in two fundraising sketch shows for local charities close to her heart. A fun fact about Olivia, she has a metal pin in her leg after breaking it when she was 14. This is her first year at camp and she is very excited to join the team this summer and can't wait to get to know everyone!

Maddie Hurysz: Senior Counselor

Maddie (pictured with her younger brother) is from Cooperstown, NY and a senior at Cooperstown Jr./Sr High School. She is excited to return for her 9th year at camp and 2nd year on staff. She is a three-sport athlete as a swimmer, volleyball player, and thrower on the track team and a stage manager for the school musicals. Maddie is looking forward to giving kids the best summer of their lives and soaking up the sun down at the waterfront. Fun Fact: Maddie lived in England for two years.

Caitlin Baxter: Senior Counselor

Caitlin is from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and is in her first year at Newcastle University where she studies Medicinal chemistry. She is a competitive powerlifter but also enjoys road cycling when she isn't lifting weights, as well as traveling and snowboarding in the winter. A fun fact about Caitlin is that she is petrified of small spiders, but she finds larger ones like tarantulas fascinating and would keep one as a pet! This is her first year at camp and she is incredibly excited to make new friends and have the summer of a lifetime!

Austin Harfield: Senior Counselor

Austin is from Poole, England and is a first-year Geography student at University College London. Austin has not been to camp before and can't wait to work here! He enjoys sports like tennis and soccer, being a huge Chelsea fan. He also has a guilty pleasure for rom-coms on Netflix. A fun fact about Austin is that he once accidentally got entered into a fruit-eating competition while in Thailand on holiday, and won! Austin is looking forward to meeting so many new people and experiencing the US for the first time.

Chase Morgan: Senior Counselor

Chase is stoked to come back to camp for his second year on staff and 10th year total! Chase is from Canandaigua New York and attends highschool there. Chase loves to play lacrosse, sail, play football, and go to school! One fun fact about Chase is that he can juggle! Chase is looking forward to coming back to camp to see all of the smiling campers!

Mary Peartree: Assistant Senior Counselor

Mary is from Pittsford, New York, and goes to Pittsford Sutherland High School. She is excited to return for her 5th year at camp, and first year on Staff! Mary is an artist who loves painting, drawing, and photography. She loves listening to music, and participating in stage crew for her school plays. In her free time, Mary likes to make memories with her friends by going on adventures and trying new things. Mary is looking forward to meeting so many new people, and helping campers have the best summer ever! Fun Fact: Mary has been riding horses for 10 years!

Sophie Barnum: Senior Counselor

Sophie (pictured left) is SUPER excited to be coming back to camp this summer! She is currently a senior at Starpoint High School in Pendleton, NY. She is a coach on the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team and loves to ski, swim, dance and hang out with friends in her free time. This will be Sophie's 12th summer at camp and her 2nd year on staff. She is really looking forward to meeting all the new staff members and seeing old friends. She is also super excited to meet all of her campers and have an awesome summer! Fun Fact: Sophie has two cats named Monkey and Barbra.

Tom Crowley: Senior Counselor

This is Tom's 11th summer at Camp Cory and he is so excited to return! Tom enjoys playing guitar and riding roller-coasters. He also holds the all time world record for fish caught at Camp Cory. Though he is terrified to sharks, he does not let that stop him. Tom can't wait for all of the sailing he'll be doing at camp!

Heather Woodcock: Senior Counselor

Heather is from Perth in Scotland. She likes to bake, cook with her family and friends, and go swimming as much as possible. She works as a waitress on the weekends in an American themed restaurant. Her dog, Woody, loves swimming almost as much as she does so they go for walks along the river together. This is her first year at camp and she is very excited for the polar bear swims and to see what an American summer camp is like.

Joe Fox: Senior Counselor

Joe comes from the Uk in the South West of England, from a town called Wellington. His hobbies include Mountain biking, Skiing, Running, Football, Badminton, Road Biking, Table Tennis, Reading, Socializing, Wakeboarding, Handball, Wakeskating, Body Boarding, Volleyball, Snowboarding and Coasteering. Fun Facts: He's traveled around Europe in his car with two of his mates for a month. He's done a bungee jump which he hated, as well as doing a ski season in Alpe D'huez for 5 months. This is Joe's first-time being part of a camp and he's looking to meet new people and make the campers have the best summer they've ever had.

Noelle Efantis: Assistant Senior Counselor

Noelle is from Silver Spring, Maryland and is super excited to be working at camp this summer. This is her 6th year here at Camp Cory but her first year on staff. In her free time she loves to play softball and preform in her school theater productions. A fun fact about her is that she loves all types and genres of music. She is super excited to meet all the fun and enthusiastic campers and try to make their camp experience the best ever!

Keenan Griebel: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Keenan is a senior from Pittsford Mendon, and will be attending Ithaca College this fall for integrated marketing communications. Summer 2020 will be Keenan's seventh summer at camp and second on staff. However, you just might see her working in child watch at the Schottland Family Y in Pittsford! Just ask Keenan and she'll gladly talk to you forever about her favorite musicals, music artists, and astrology. Fun fact: she has been out of the country several times, and has been to many places like Amsterdam, London, and even Japan! Keenan is beyond ecstatic to spend four weeks making new friends and creating life-long memories in "the coolest place to be!"

Jose Gibran Marroquin Bernal : Day Camp Senior Counselor

Gibran is from Mexico, specifically from Acapulco, Guerrero. He is enthusiastic, cheerful, and respectful. He has a lot of hobbies like basketball and video games, but the one that means the most to him is breakdancing. He has been breaking for 13 years. Gibran has never been to a camp before, but he is looking forwarding to sharing his culture with all the Camp Cory staff and campers. He can't wait to be at Camp Cory this summer!

Samari Brown: Senior Counselor

Samari Brown is more than excited to return to Camp Cory for her fifth year at camp and her second year on staff! Samari is from Rochester, NY and is a senior in high school at Pittsford Mendon and will be heading off to college in the fall. She enjoys music, dancing, and just having fun! But most of all, she enjoys being at Camp Cory having the best summers of her life. Fun fact: Although Samari doesn’t like cheese, she can eat an entire bag of white cheddar Smartfood popcorn by herself shamelessly! Samari is looking forward to a summer at Camp Cory filled with memories she will never forget!

Phoebe Greene: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Phoebe is an American Sign Language- English Interpreting major at Keuka College. She grew up in Rhode Island and loves to spend her free time by the water, doing a craft or spending time with her friends. Phoebe is so excited to spend her first summer at Camp Cory with day camp and is ready to get to know everyone and make new friends! A fun fact about her is she loves collecting rubber ducks from the "play till you win" claw machines.

Meredith Kyser: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Meredith is from Richmond, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, spinning in her high school color guard, and watching movies. She can play seven instruments. Meredith has two dogs, Bandit and Vera, and a bearded dragon named Dewey. This is her first time as a counselor at Camp Cory but she was a camper here when she was 13. She is looking forward to all the memorable moments and making new friends.

Parker Hyser: Assistant Senior Counselor

Parker is from Saint Louis, home of the Gateway Arch. Parker likes to run, build models and hang out with his friends in his free time. Fun facts about Parker include that he ran a half marathon and ran a successful campaign to advocate for chocolate milk at school. Parker has gone to camp for about 6 years; he has been in Day Camp, Wells, Maijgren, and CIT so he knows all about what camp is like. This summer he is looking forward to seeing friends both new and old at camp and making camp an even better place to be.

Edie Dombroski: Senior Counselor

Edie Dombroski will be joining staff this summer as a senior counselor! This will be Edie’s 8th year at camp and she’s excited to meet new friends, make lots of art, and dance and sing in the dining hall. At home in Pittsford New York Edie enjoys drawing, painting, singing, and taking her dog Colby on walks along the Erie Canal. Edie is going to Savannah Georgia to study animation in the fall and hopes to make movies someday that will inspire young audiences. She also has a pet leopard gecko named Squirm that she will never stop talking about.

Jenna Erb: Senior Counselor

Jenna is so excited to start her 11th summer at Camp Cory, and second year on staff. She is from Honeoye Falls, NY, and loves anything sports, traveling, and just simply being around her friends! Jenna has competed in competitive Crew, Ski Racing and Lacrosse for all of high school. A fun fact about Jenna is that she learned to ski when she was 2 and started lacrosse in 2nd grade! She will be attending the College of the Holy Cross next year, but can't wait for the summer of her life with everyone at camp!

Fidel Maturren Soto: Day Camp Senior Counselor

Fidel Maturren Soto lives in the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo Oeste. He loves to cook, paint, do yoga, and play instruments. He is very passionate about dancing and playing different sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball. He is fascinated by photography, as well as reading and writing. Fidel has 3 years of experience working in camp with children and is looking forward to his summer at Cory. This summer He hopes to meet good people, share with people from different cultures, take advantage of each moment, and enjoy it to the fullest.

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Memorial Day Family Camp

May 22, 2020

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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May 31 2020

May 31 Open House

Come see everything that Camp Cory has to offer! Tours and BBQ from 2-3pm, Open activities (archery, high ropes, waterfront) from 3-5pm

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Jun 01 2020

Camp Sampler Week

Monday through Friday, 3:30-7:30pm, Dinner included Try out our camp! Camp Cory is offering a Sampler Week where Legacy Day Campers and New Day Campers […]

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