Shankitunk Staff

The staff make 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!

2019 Staff

Camp Director:   Corrine Tompkins

CIT Director: Jonathan Conklin

Program Director:  Josh Levins

Program Assistant: Phil Atherlay

Program Assistant, Crafts: Justine Bishop

Program Assistant: Ellen Pringle

Aquatics Director: Kate Minde

Day Camp Director:  Lauren Lionetti

Food Service Director:  Jessica Backus Foster

Maintenance Specialist: Brian Foster


Molly Lobdell, Sky Monosson, Daulton Doty, Abigail Atkins, Kaitlyn Baudendistel, Klara Mednansky, Evan Robinson, Lance Alexander, Ava Green, Casey Hill, Jenna Kratz, Kelly Rolfe, Bart Winogradzki, Michael Paoli, Amanda Marte, Ava Emily Lenehan, Jenna Pasternak, Jessica Gustafsson, Lizette Bishop, Natali Cobb, Andrew Lentner, Brian Scannell, Dan Rolfe, Henry Peters, Luca Catus, Lucas Peeters, Shane Bray, Elena Savedge

Camp Babysitter

Emily Sulger


Cheyenne Rich, Andy Pringle, Cassidy Smith, Colin Spangenberg, Julianne Karn


Jessica Gilmore, Christine Mitchell, Rachel Escher, Nancy Fletcher 

Why work at camp?

"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

Sure you could make copies, but wouldn't you rather make a difference? Camp is a real job! You'll learn valuable 21st skills and have the opportunity to be a leader from a young age as you grow through camp. Need more convincing? Check out American Camp Association's "Project Real Job" for great resources on building your resume through camp employment. Veteran staff will also find these resources helpful as you move forward in your careers!

Employment Application

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

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


Please call (607) 865-6531 to schedule an interview. Interviews are held at Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County in Hamden.