Shankitunk Staff

                                                      THE STAFF MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

Most of our staff at 4-H Camp Shankitunk gained their experience by being campers and CITs here at Shankitunk. We have a unique Counselor In Training program, and will often hire those who have been through the program.  Prior to the start of camp our staff put in a great deal of time and energy setting up camp and preparing to provide campers with the best experience possible. This includes attending trainings and workshops to run unique classes that we offer as well as attending an intense week long staff training session. We love what we do and can't wait to share our Shankitunk spirit with campers old and new!

          2017 Staff:

Camp Director:   Corrine Tompkins

Program Director:  Josh Levins

Program Assistant:  Philip Atherlay

Aquatics Director: Ellen Pringle

CIT Director: Jonathan Conklin

Day Camp Director:  Kimi Kehr

Food Service Director:  Jessica Backus Foster

Maintenance Specialist: Art Howard


Remington Doty, Lauren Lionetti, Thomas Boyers, Kaitlyn Klein, Cameron Kilpatrick, Kaylene Mazzarella, Molly Lobdell, Marion Standefer, Jamie Dugan, Emily Siegel, Sky Monosson, Daulton Doty, Abigail Atkins, Emily Hughes, Grace Hitunen, Kaitlyn Baudendistel, Klara Mednansky, Natali Cobb, Cassidy McGregor, Austin Wood, Evan Robinson, Jacob Finn, Joel Levins, John Hultenius, Lance Alexander, Peter Niebanck

Camp Babysitter

Megan Kern


Cheyenne Rich, Donna Crosby, Rebecca Curless, Luke Bishop, Chris Cerosaletti


Christine Mitchell, Kathy Hiltunen, Nancy Fletcher, Rachel Escher, Jessica Gilmore 

"Camp professionals are expert community builders. We excel at bringing together children and adults from diverse communities and building relationships, while teaching empathy and compassion. We encourage peer leadership and inspire teamwork, kindness, and respect. Camp is a welcoming place that promotes inclusivity and cross-cultural competency. We strive to create emotionally and physically safe spaces where children and adults feel comfortable to be themselves and take positive risks. We instinctively widen the circle around the campfire to welcome and value every individual."
~ Tom Rosenberg President/CEO, American Camp Association


     Interested in joining the team at 4-H Camp?  Download an application and reference forms below.  

                Fill out and return to: 4-H Camp Shankitunk, 34570 St Hwy 10, Ste 2, Hamden, NY  13782.