Meet the Leadership Team

Anne Thornton, Executive Director
Anne has been working in YMCA Camping since 1991. Anne is passionate about camping previously holding positions as Outdoor Center Director at YMCA Camp Speers-Eljabar in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and Executive Director of YMCA Camp Linwood-MacDonald in Sussex County, NJ. Anne has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and is a senior director with the YMCA. Anne lives at camp with her husband Tony (they met at a YMCA camp in 1991) and their two children Helen and Karen (pictured). All the Thornton’s love Camp Gorham and look forward to welcoming guests and campers.

Phone: (315) 357-6401
Heather Siegel-Sawma, Program Director

Heather joins the Camp Gorham family this April and has been at working at camps since 2002. Before moving to Camp Gorham, Heather worked at YMCA Camp Chingachgook as their Groups Director, and at YMCA Camp Y-Noah and YMCA Camp Oakes as their Summer Program Director, and holds a degree in Sociology & Religious Studies and is an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer as well as Wilderness First Aid Responder. While Heather enjoys running, snowshoeing, cooking, yoga, and knitting, she really enjoys spending time with her husband, Will, and their four cats.

Phone:  315-357-6401
Bernadette Raum, Program Director

Bernadette joined the camp family June of 2014.  Bernadette found her love for camping through her local 4H program where she attended 4H Camp as a camper and then continued on to become a counselor.  She has a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts with minors in YMCA and Art therapy.  She will be working extensively with our teen programs.

Phone:  315-357-6401
Jackie Rudolph, Director of Administration

Jackie has been at Camp Gorham since 2011 and she is often the first person you will be in communication with while registering for camp.   Jackie lives locally at the Stillwater Reservoir with her husband Frank and their two children, Tyler and Emily, who both attend Gorham as campers.  Jackie is a Certified Horsemanship Association Level I Western and English Horseback Riding Instructor and holds degrees in Accounting and Business Administration with a Paralegal Certification .  You can reach her at the Camp Office year round; please feel free to contact her.

Phone: (315) 357-6401
Jon Brosemer, Camp Ranger
Jon joined us in May 2013 as the third ranger in Camp Gorham's 50+ year history.  He brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to his role.  He has been a resident for the past 15+ years contributing greatly to the Old Forge community.   He and his wife, Debbie with their three daughters (Allison, Chloe and Julie) are great members of our Gorham family! 

Phone:  315-357-6401


Camp Gorham Board of Managers

Duane Basch – Rochester, NY

Kim Connal – Penfield, NY

Dana Consler – Rochester, NY

Larry Davis, III - Rochester, NY

Aaron Evans – Utica, NY

Craig Wittlin – Pittsford, NY

Greg Wysocki – Webster, NY


Honorary Camp Gorham Board

Larry Davis Jr – Rochester, NY

J. Elmore Jones – Rochester, NY

Bob Metcalf – Hartford, CT

Ron Rauscher – Canandaigua, NY

Ralph Merzbach – Rochester, NY