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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!

Meet Sabrina DeRue, the 4-H Camp Wabasso Director! Sabrina has worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County since September of 2013. She started her career at Extension in the LaFargeville Afterschool Program as a program assistant and has grown throughout the years to eventually becoming the 4-H Program Manager in 2018. As of November 2019, she is also taking on the responsibility of the 4-H Camp Wabasso Director. Over the past three years, Sabrina has worked with camp being responsible for all of the off-season programming, as well as administrative responsibilities with camp and some programming responsibilities during peak season. Sabrina fell in love with camp the first time she saw the impact the programming had on the youth participants, and is very excited to start this next part of her career! Before her time at Extension, Sabrina went to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and earned her Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology with a focus on environmental education. In her spare time, Sabrina likes to go hiking, geocaching, camping, and kayaking. Sabrina looks forward to bringing her passion for environmental science to the campers at 4-H Camp Wabasso! 

Jim Gwise, Camp Maintenance

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. 

Andrew - Camp Staff

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. 

Alyssa - Camp Staff

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 - Camp Staff

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.

Erin - Camp Staff

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. 

Megan - Camp Staff

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.

Lynne Rigabar

My name is Lynne Rigabar and I am returning for my fourth year as camp RN/Health Coordinator. I am also the School Nurse at Case Middle School, and I teach BLS/Heart Saver/and First Aid through SMC. As a younger person, I came to 4-H Camp Wabasso with my 4-H troop. My hobbies are playing the trombone in the Arrhythmias Big Band, singing, sewing, and using the many skills that 4-H taught me in my early years. I enjoy spending my summers with my many friends at Camp Wabasso and my grandchildren, Keith, Kaelynd, and Hannah.

Claire Gaudet - staff pic

My name is Claire Gaudet and I'm very excited to be working at 4-H Camp Wabasso for the 2019 season. This will be my 11th year at camp, but my 1st year being on staff. I will be getting certified for both ropes and lifeguarding, so you can find me just about anywhere. It's my goal to make camp just as fun for every child this summer as it was for me in the past.

Last updated October 22, 2019