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Camp Northwoods

2018 Staff - Smiling faces for 2019 to be confirmed soon! 

Perter Carner

Peter Carner, Camp Director

I am excited to be returning to Camp Northwoods as the Director.  I am a 4th grade teacher at Schuylerville, where I have taught for 10 years.  Before Schuylerville, I was the Director of Operations for the Double “H” Hole in the Woods Ranch and worked as a consultant for organizations such as: The Girl Scouts of NENY, Beaver Cross Summer Camp, and the National Hemophilia Foundation. 

Camping has always been a passion for me.  From being a camper as a child to running a camp as an adult – I have worked in every role imaginable.  I believe that a summer camp should enrich a child’s life and allow them to learn and have fun in a challenging yet rewarding environment.  

Outside of camp, I enjoy being on the water kayaking or boating with my son Madigan and dog named River.  I look forward to meeting you and your children and assuring that their summer will be amazing!

Education:          B.S Medical Anthropology, SUNY Plattsburgh
                              M ed. Education, Russel Sage Graduate School

Marissa Folts

Marissa Folts, Camp Assistant Director

This is my third year with Camp Northwoods and I am excited to be stepping up as the Assistant Director. I am majoring in psychology and minoring in education at Skidmore College and have over 6 years of camp experience, including volunteering at multiple youth field hockey camps and babysitting children of all ages.

I am a member of the Skidmore field hockey team and enjoy all types of sports. In my free time I love to read, especially mystery books, and baking is another hobby of mine. I love nature and challenging myself to hikes in the Adirondacks, particularly the Lake George area. I'm looking forward to another great summer at Camp Northwoods!

Alex Lefty dickinson

Alex (Lefty) Dickinson, Counselor

I am excited to join the Camp Northwoods staff this summer. This will be my first year as a counselor at the camp. When I was younger, I was a camper and enjoyed my time at Camp Northwoods.  I have been a Soccer Coach for the Soccer Camp at Skidmore and a volunteer for the Soccer Without Borders camp at Skidmore.  I have played soccer for SUNY Adirondack and during high school.  Other sports I have played have included hockey, basketball and I also enjoy hiking in the Adirondacks. During my time at South High I was very involved with Big Brothers and the Annual Marathon Dance.  I am looking forward to working at Camp Northwoods. 

Grace Goliber

Grace Goliber, counselor

Education: I graduated from SUNY Cortland class of 2018, with a degree in community health. I will be pursuing an accelerated nursing degree in January.

Experience: This will be third year at Camp Northwoods. I babysit for multiple families in the community. I also volunteer at Lake Avenue Elementary.

Interests: I love the outdoors. I enjoy backpacking and camping in the Adirondacks. I'm also a huge hockey fan. My favorite subject is biology. In my free time I enjoy giving back to community through volunteering.

Nick Green

Nick Green, counselor

Education: Binghamton University class of 2019, pursuing a degree in graphic design 

Experience: Worked 3 years at Youth Challenge Outdoor Adventure Camp as a camp counselor for children in kindergarten to eighth grade. Also worked at an art camp at Shenendehowa for two years teaching kids art and graphic design.

Interests: I was very involved in track and field in middle school and high school, and I am now a thrower in college. I have been very interested in art and drawing since I was very young. I also love to snowboard and travel with my family.  

Ariel Mroz Brewer

Ariel Mroz-Brewer, counselor

Education: Graduated from Castleton University with a bachelor's in sport administration (Class of 2016), currently pursuing a master's in business administration at Utica College.

Experience: Coaches field hockey at Utica College, camp counselor at Camp Loads of Fun in Killington, Vt., recreational gymnastics coach for children ages 3–6 in Rutland, Vt., volunteered as an elementary school mentor at the Castleton Elementary School for three years.

Interests: I love sports! I hope to be a head coach for field hockey someday. Staying physically active is super important to me. In my spare time, I like to hike, read and participate in arts and crafts.

Alex Shaw

Marley Perez, Counselor

Education: Avenues New York of 2017, currently attending Skidmore College
Class of 2021, pursuing degrees in Environmental Science and Music Performance

Experience: Previously been a camp counselor at two different camps, one in Oakland CA, the other in Wurtsboro, NY. Every summer I give lessons to young aspiring musicians in my neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I am also a member of the Outing Club at Skidmore. 

Interests: Musician, Play guitar, piano, drums, and a bit of sax. Huge soccer fan, and also a big outdoor enthusiast. Snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, camping and more. Also pretty nifty when it comes to arts and crafts.

 Samantha Sesenarine

Samantha Sesenarine, Counselor

Education: Skidmore College Class of 2021 (English major and Education minor)

Experience: I have worked at an LGBTQIA+ Center with the elderly and I have voluteered at the children center at CUNY York College.

Interest: I have a huge passion for writing and spoken word. I enjoy going hiking in the woods during the summer, and I also love traveling with my friends!

Larissa Skaradosky

Larissa Skaradosky, counselor

Education: Hadley-Luzerne High School Class of 2016, SUNY Plattsburgh Class of 2021, pursuing a degree in childhood and literacy education with a minor in English

Experience: In high school I was in math and French clubs, National Honor Society, Key Club, S.A.D.D., and I was the secretary and treasurer of my class. I was a part of my schools chorus and band for eight years. I also played three sports: soccer, basketball and softball, and on Saturdays throughout high school I would teach kids how to play the three sports. I previously worked as a lifeguard for four years at the Great Escape and Entertainment for two years, I was an assistant Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader for five years, and I was also a Girl Scout myself for eleven years. I was a part of many afterschool programs in high school and I am currently a part of an afterschool program through SUNY Plattsburgh called Project Connect.  I am apart of the two clubs at SUNY Plattsburgh, Active Minds and The Literacy Club.  I am the secretory for Active Minds and the social media chair for The Literacy Club.  I'm also currently tutoring kindergarten and first graders in literacy.

Certifications: CPR, lifeguard, first aid, babysitting

Interests: I really enjoy sports, especially soccer, basketball and softball. I’m big into music, arts and crafts and writing. I love working with kids and volunteering, as well as, swimming, going on adventures and traveling.

Susannah Throop

Susannah Throop, counselor

Education: Saint Michael's Class of 2019; Anthropology and English double major with a minor in Global Studies.

Experience: This will be my third summer as a counselor at Camp Northwoods! During the school year I work as an assistant teacher at Williston Enrichment Center, a child-care center focused on helping children learn to think, feel and engage with the world around them. I work with children ages 6 months-6 years old.

Interests: Traveling, photography, skiing, cooking/baking, and creative writing.

 Michelle Kurz

Michelle Kurz, Substitute Counselor

Education: Miss Porter's School Class of 2015; Skidmore College Class of 2019, currently pursuing degrees in Neuroscience and Music.

Experience: In high school I volunteered at an Orphanage in Taiwan that protected kids and adults with mental disabilities and taught 12 kids various subjects, such as English, Arts, and Music, which is how I developed an interest for music therapy. I also interned with AIM Services last summer to help organize their facilities in order to build a music therapeutic environment for their kids with mental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. I played soccer, basketball, and softball in high school. I also founded a music club that aimed to perform at Senior residencies to spread the joy of music with the elderlies. I also played the flute for 10 years and am currently participating in the Skidmore orchestra and Wind ensemble. 

Interests: music, teaching flute, performing, writing, researching, and being out in the sun!