2018 Central Staff!

At YMCA Camp Gorham, qualified, responsible, dedicated and FUN staff members are an essential part to every camper’s experience!  Seasonal Staff members undergo a series of interviews, provide three professional references, trained in CPR/First Aid and are background screened annually.  Our International staff members brings cultural diversity to your camper’s experience and all stand ready to welcome your camper next summer!

Aimee Beaudette: Waterfront Director

Aimee joined the Camp Gorham team in 2016 and is coming back to camp as our Waterfront Director! Previously, Aimee has worked with Leadership and the Frontier Village! During the year Aimee teaches high school chemistry and biology and loves to spend time outdoors with her dog! We can’t wait to have her lead our cheers every morning for Polar Bear! Welcome back, Aimee!

Catherine Duffield: Frontier Village Head

Catherine joins us from Belfast, Northern Ireland and has to travel a long way to get to camp! This year will be her second summer on staff and we are thrilled to announce she will be our Frontier Village Head! Catherine will also be working in the barn with our beloved horses all summer too! Welcome back, Catherine!

Katlyn Feder: Adirondack Village Head

Katlyn returns to camp this summer for her third summer on staff. Katlyn has previously been the Lodge Senior Counselor and Adirondack Village Head! We are excited to have her lead the Adirondack Village again! She was a Gorham camper for 9 years and was also a CIT. Katlyn is studying technical theater production at Nazareth College and we are so excited to have her back this summer! Let’s go Adirondack!

Ashley Gibson: Leadership Programs and Dining Hall Head

Ashley has considered Camp Gorham her second home throughout the years. She was a camper and CIT, and has been on our summer staff for many years working with Leadership and Frontier Villages. Camp was lucky to have her working in the office this year and getting camp ready for all our campers this summer! We are thrilled to have her here and she is most excited about the Climbing Tower and our Leadership Programs!

Mason Minerva: Big Moose Village Head

Mason is coming back to camp for his second summer on staff! He attends the College of Wooster in Ohio but is from Rochester, NY. Mason loves canoeing and athletics at camp! We are so excited to watch Mason lead the boys of Big Moose Village this summer!

Caroline Quarles: Lodge Senior Counselor

Caroline is returning to camp for her second summer on staff. This year she joins us as our Lodge Senior Counselor! Caroline currently studies at Belmont University in Tennessee but has been attending Gorham as a camper for years! We are thrilled to have her back on staff this summer!

Tim Quarles: Head of Campers

Tim has been connected to Camp Gorham for many years as a camper and on staff! This year Tim works year-round in camping at a YMCA camp in California! He has previously been our Lumberjack Village Head and the Head of Campers in 2017. We can’t wait to have him back at camp in the Adirondacks helping all of our campers this summer!

Trae Skinner: Assistant Waterfront and Evening Program Head

Trae has spent the past year working at Camp Gorham in maintenance and marketing! This will be his fifth summer on staff, but he was also a camper for many years! He currently lives in the Adirondacks and loves every minute of it! Trae can’t wait for evening programs and coliseum this summer! Welcome back, Trae!

Helen Thornton: Camp Photographer

Helen has grown up living at Camp Gorham! As a camper, staff member, and friendly face around camp, we are absolutely thrilled to have her on central staff this summer. This will be Helen’s third year on staff and she is returning as our Camp Photographer! Helen studies at Denison University in Ohio but she can’t wait to get back to Gorham! Keep an eye out for the Paparazzi and all the wonderful Facebook photos this summer!

Ali Turner: Camp Administrator

Ali has grown up going to many different camps. She spent one summer as a camper at Gorham and has been hooked ever since! This will be her fifth summer on staff and she cannot wait for all our great campers to come! Ali graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio in 2017 and has spent the last year living in the Adirondacks and working in the office at camp! Ali can’t wait for specialty tracks and Tie-Dye Tuesdays!

Alfonzo Whitehurst "Fonz": Lumberjack Village Head

Fonz is returning for his fourth summer on staff! In the past he has been a Cabin Counselor and the Big Moose Village Head! Fonz is working towards his Masters at Utica College and this summer we are so excited to have him leading the boys of Lumberjack Village! We can’t wait to hear their cheers at Coliseum this summer! Welcome back, Fonz!

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August Family Camp!

August 19, 2018

Family Camp August 19 – 26, 2018 YMCA Camp Gorham specializes in premier family camping programs! Families look forward every year to unplugging from the […]

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Sep 28 2018

Women’s Adventure Weekend I

Join us with your best friends for a weekend of Adventure in the Adirondacks!  September 28 – 30, 2018

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Oct 05 2018

Women’s Adventure Weekend II

Join us with your best friends for a weekend of Adventure in the Adirondacks! October 5 – 7, 2018

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