Our enthusiastic, caring and skilled staff members, help facilitate and guide the development of each camper in their pursuit of strengthening social & life skills, fostering friendships and developing their Christian faith. Many of our staff "grew up" at Camp Whitman, having spent many summers as campers before joining the staff team. We also recruit staff from area colleges and universities who are studying human services such as education or social work. Additionally, we are proud to host international staff from countries like England, Mexico and Australia. Our camp counselors all undergo a thorough interview and reference process, are background checked and successfully complete a week-long training before working with our campers.
Lea Kone, Camp Director
Lea grew up at Camp Whitman, spending 14 years as a camper, CIT , counselor and Program Committee member. Following her years at Camp Whitman Lea went on to earn her M.S. in Outdoor Recreation Administration and established a career as a Camp Director and Non-Profit Director, working throughout the Northeast. 2017 will be her third summer as Camp Director at Camp Whitman. She lives in Rochester, NY where she also serves as the Youth Director for Downtown Presbyterian Church and as the Assistant Director of the National Organic Coalition.
Aline Trombley, Registration Coordinator and Office Manager
Aline is very excited to be part of this team, working as a Camp Registrar and Office Manager at Camp Whitman! She is proud of her multicultural identities -she is half Lebanese, half Brazilian, and is now living the American dream with her husband and young daughter. She speaks both English and Arabic and would love to learn new languages. She moved to the United States in 2011 to peruse her Master's Degree in Management. Previously, she worked for Keuka College, Catholic Charities, and she started a small business that she runs from home. She enjoys skiing, reading, traveling, and outdoor activities.
Taylor Eike, Coordinator
Taylor is excited to be returning to Camp Whitman this summer for her third summer as Pine Camp Coordinator! Taylor served as pool supervisor and beach manager for the City of Rochester for the last 6 years. During the school year, Taylor teaches Music at Canandaigua Academy. She recently graduated with her Master's degree in Music Education and a certificate in Autism. She loves to play volleyball, sing, walk her dog, and be outside!
Courtney Ormsby, Coordinator
Courtney is excited to be returning to Camp Whitman this summer for her third summer as a Graded Camp Coordinator! Previously, she served at camp for four years as a counselor and assistant coordinator, and was a camper at Whitman for four summers. When she’s not at camp, Courtney teaches Spanish in Newark, NY. She recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Special Education. She enjoys sailing, hiking, reading, and knitting.
John DeHority, Aquatics Director
John loves boats almost as much as he loves Camp Whitman. His relationship with Camp Whitman spans multiple decades, during which he has instructed sailing camps, guided Adirondack canoe trips, taught bike and kayak skills, and previously spent three summers as the camp’s Aquatic Director. He is excited to be returning to Camp Whitman again this summer.