2014 Camp Staff with week one youth!

2014 Camp Staff with week one youth!

2014 Camp Staff with week two youth!

2014 Camp Staff with week two youth!

Meet Your 2018 Camp Staff!

Mike Kinnie is very excited to once again return as camp director! At 4-H Camp Wabasso he was also a camper, a Counselor-In-Training, a Counselor's Aid, a Senior Counselor, Coordinator of Camping & Woodcraft, Program Director/Assistant Director, and Camp Director. His eclectic experience also includes founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Lake Ontario Playhouse and the Thousand Islands Comedy Festival, and the Mayor of Sackets Harbor, NY. He also teaches middle schoolers at the StageDoor Theatre, the Evergreen Country Day School, and the Boulder Mackintosh School and Creative Writing, all in Colorado. He has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College and has completed his first novel about an eleven-year-old time-traveling boy.

I'm Jim the Maintenance Man!! I don't really call anywhere my home because I grew up around the world as a Navy brat. I developed my handy skills with two AA degrees from Morrisville Ag and Tech and a Bachelors Degree in History. Camp has consumed 14 years of my life; my first year as maintenance, then six years as the Camp Director, and now another seven years in maintenance. My hobbies include loving music, woodworking, guitar, and impersonating my favorite of the Seven Dwarfs... Grumpy. 

Hello! My name is Ian Kinnie. I have been coming to 4-H Camp Wabasso for many years, first as a camper where I learned and came to appreciate the wonders of the great outdoors. I went through the Counselor in Training program and eventually was a Counselor Assistant. Soon thereafter, I was a Junior Counselor, Senior Counselor and last summer Coordinator of the Outdoor Activity Program. This year I will join the camp staff team as the Assistant Director.

Hi, my name is Hayden Peterson. I graduated from Jefferson Community College, and will be headed into my senior year enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh. I enjoy outdoors activities such as soccer, ultimate frisbee, and hiking. I’m looking forward to this summer as the Archery Program Coordinator!

Hi! I'm Bri Douglas. I'm going into my senior year at DePauw University in Indiana, studying Communication and Studio Art. I have been involved with 4-H here in Indiana for most of my life. I love arts and crafts - drawing and sculpting, helping people have fun and laugh, and being outside hammocking & enjoying nature. I am extremely excited to use my passion for 4-H, art, and learning to help campers have the best experience, as their Arts and Crafts Coordinator for 4-H Camp Wabasso this summer!

Hello! My name is Michelle A. Smith I am 22 years old and a Psychology major at SUNY Potsdam. I'm originally from Brooklyn, NY, were life is just as diverse as me. I am a first generation Haitian American. Also, I love all things artsy so I do well with things relating to the subject. If I were to describe myself with a quote, it would be Maya Angelou's. Which Starr's, "we admire at the sight of the butterfly. But rarely acknowledge the change that it went through." To me it means we will all be who we want to be in life, or that we are already there.

Hello there. My name is Patrick Baker and I am 19 years old. This will be my fifth summer at 4-H Camp Wabasso and my second year on staff! I am an Outdoor Education major at New England College. This year, I will be working as a Lifeguard and Senior Counselor. I can't wait to pick up where I left off! 


Stephanie Graf
Youth, Family & Community Development Issue Leader
(315) 788-8450 ext. 251

Last updated May 30, 2018