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 certified by the YMCA of USA as an Organizational Leader.  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
Brian Dana, Program Director

Brian joined the Camp Gorham Family September 2014. Brian's love for camp started nearly 12 years ago when he began attending YMCA Camp Cory. Six of his years were spent on the Camp Cory staff team where he fulfilled a plethora of seasonal roles. He is currently concluding his Bachelors Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the College at Brockport State University of New York.

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

Camp Gorham Board of Managers

Duane Basch - Rochester, NY

Dana Consler - Rochester, NY

Larry Davis, III - Rochester, 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