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

Chelsea Ammerman, Program Director

Chelsea joined the Camp Gorham staff in September 2015.  In May 2015 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in YMCA studies.   Chelsea has previously worked at the Bay View branch as a Summer Program Coordinator in their day camp program and is thrilled to be joining the Gorham team!

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

Bernadette Raum -West Suffield, Ct

Margaret Kilmer - Rochester, NY

Julie Gutch - 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