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2014 Camp Staff with week one youth!

Camp Staff 2014

2014 Camp Staff with week two youth!

Meet Your 2019 Camp Staff!

Mike Kinnie is very excited to be in his seventh season as camp director! He is also the coordinator at the Case Middle School and Watertown High 4-H Afterschool Program. At 4-H Camp Wabasso, he was a camper, a Counselor-In-Training, a Counselor's Aid, a Senior Counselor, Coordinator of Camping & Woodcraft, Program Director/Assistant Director, and now Camp Director. His eclectic experience also includes founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Lake Ontario Playhouse and the Mayor of Sackets Harbor, NY. He also taught middle schoolers at the StageDoor Theatre, the Evergreen Country Day School, and the Boulder Mackintosh School and Creative Writing, all in Colorado. Mike has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College and is completing 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. 

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!

Andrew Myane - or "OG" as Andrew is known at camp, will be the waterfront coordinator this year at Camp Wabasso. He is an experienced American Red Cross lifeguard, loves the lake and has been going to 4-H Camp Wabasso since he was a Cloverbud. He was a CIT, CA, and Counselor and now will be teaching swimming lessons and paddle boarding, as well as acting as the Bear Clan leader. 

Kaitlyn Elliott, or "strings at camp," is a sophomore Music Therapy major at Nazareth College. This will be her second year on staff. She will be teaching theater and yoga and assisting in the ropes course. She can't wait to be back at camp doing what she loves! 

Alyssa is excited for her first year at Camp Wabasso as a Senior Counselor. She came as a camper for two years and hopes to give the kids the same amazing experience at camp that she had. Alyssa is CPR/First Aid Certified and has been working with 4-H for the entirety of her teen years. She is excited for the opportunity to keep the 4-H mission alive. 

Clark is thrilled to be on staff this year as a lifeguard. Clark plans on making camp more safe and fun as a whole. This is Clark's 10th year here at Camp Wabasso. He started as a camper and now this will be Clark's first year on staff. Clark has taken all 3 years of the CIT program and is certified in CPR/First Aid and as a waterfront lifeguard.

Dylan is very thrilled to finally be a counselor after going to camp for the past 9-10 years. Dylan plans to make the kids have a very fun, yet very safe experience here at 4-H Camp Wabasso. This will be Dylan's first year on staff. Dylan has taken all 3 years of the CIT program and 1 year of the CA program. Dylan is certified in CPR/First Aid and is assisting in archery and soon will be an archery coordinator.

John, aka "Weasley" has been going to 4-H Camp Wabasso for 12 years now, (starting as a "Cloverbud"), but this is his first year on staff. He will be helping teach camping, wilderness survival, and ropes. He loves nature and couldn't be anymore connected to it. He's really excited for the summer!

Erin, aka "B.O.B." (Bucket of Browns) is in her 8th year at 4-H Camp Wabasso, but this is her first year on staff. She will be patrolling the waterfront as a lifeguard and getting a tan (while using sunscreen of course). She also is entrusted with the duty of composting. 

Hi, I'm Megan. I am the overnight safety officer for Camp Wabasso. I am responsible for the safety of counselors and campers during their stay. This is my third year in this position and I am looking forward to another summer.


Michael Kinnie
4-H Camp Wabasso Program Director / Case Middle & Watertown High Afterschool Program Coordinator

Last updated February 8, 2019