Our

Staff



Directors


Adam Kronick and Dana Zosky

Adam Kronick and Dana Zosky

Adam Kronick and Dana Zosky have been the Directors of Camp White Pine since 1987.

Adam has a Master in Business Administration from Duke University. He is actively involved in the camp community both locally and nationally and has been President of the Ontario Camps Association since 2012.

Dana has a Master of Social Work from University of Toronto. She has also worked as a social worker in family and youth counselling. She founded the Ontario Chapter of Leave Out Violence in 1995, focusing on youth violence prevention and anti-bullying.

A message from Adam and Dana

We know that the choice of a summer camp is an important one. As Directors, we feel privileged to spend our summers with the dynamic, positive and supportive group of people, both campers and staff, who join us each summer at camp. Together we create an atmosphere that is built on our core values of kindness, respect, acceptance and growth.

Our love for White Pine is reflected in the high standards we hold in all aspects of camp life. Most importantly, we value each individual and their right to a safe and enjoyable experience where they are appreciated for who they are. We hope that Camp White Pine becomes a part of your child’s life for many years to come.


Leadership Team


Jen Ostfield

Jen Ostfield

Administrative Director

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Jen O started at CWP as a camper in Koalas. She worked at Camp White Pine as a counsellor and in our office at camp for 13 years. In 2012, Jen left a career in teaching to join CWP as our Administrative Director. Got a question about camp? Call Jen O!

Tyler Gmyrek

Tyler Gmyrek

Program Director

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During the year, Tyler works as music teacher in the Toronto District School Board. He started his camp journey as a Kiwi counsellor over ten years ago, and eventually moved up to Head of Drama. He is now one of our program directors and co-supervises the Creative Arts with Gary.

Josh Bailey

Josh Bailey

Program Director

This English native is back for his third year at Camp White Pine and his first as Program Director. Although he’ll miss the Blue Dolphin section, he’s very excited to work with Tyler this summer to create some amazing camp-wide programming.

Steph Levy

Steph Levy

Head Counsellor

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A teacher at The Mabin School during the year, Steph spends her summers at CWP. She supervises our Pre-Wee programs and is involved in all aspects of camp life.

Anthony Levy

Anthony Levy

T.V. Section Head and Head Counsellor

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A Vice-Principal in the Toronto District School Board during the year, Anthony spends his summer working with our oldest campers in the Training Village. Additionally, he provides support and supervision for our Junior Staff throughout camp. Anthony loves CWP and is involved in all areas of camp.

Gary Dyszkant

Gary Dyszkant

Creative Arts Supervisor

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Gary has called White Pine his home for over 20 summers. After running the Wood Shop for many years, Gary moved into his role as Creative Arts Supervisor in 2014. Gary also works closely with our Spring and Fall groups.


Counsellors


Jason Liebovitz

Jason Liebovitz

“Camp White Pine has had a great impact on my life. I’ve been coming back every year since Kiwis, where every summer offers new experiences. It’s a place where kids learn to grow and push themselves to explore opportunities outside of their comfort zone. As staff, we go into every summer with the goal to provide campers the same amazing experience we had.”

Sydney Kerzner

Sydney Kerzner

“From the second I walked off the bus eleven years ago, I knew that camp was the perfect place for me. I was able to be myself in an environment that accepts everyone for who they are. I am the person I am today because of the amazing people I’ve met at camp.  As a counsellor, It feels amazing to know that you’ve had a hand in creating lifelong memories for campers each and every summer, which is why camp is my home away from home.”

Lindsay Dick

Lindsay Dick

“Going to Camp White Pine for so many years has had such a strong impact on me. My summers as a camper and counsellor have shaped me to become the person I am today.  I love going back every summer and seeing my campers grow up and being able to continue the bond I have with them.  From all the different activities and special programs each summer to the many friendships I have made, every minute I spend at camp has made White Pine my home away from home!”

Jeff Roebuck

Jeff Roebuck

“Camp gives staff the opportunity to see kids grow and mature over the summer. It has allowed me to pass along my knowledge, experience, and guidance to campers. Having gone to Camp White Pine for twelve summers, I’ve become aware of how important camp is for kids. I’m reminded of something one of my campers once told me: “There is no place I’d rather be; this is paradise”.


Specialty Staff


Hailey Schenker

Hailey Schenker

“Camp White Pine is undoubtedly my home away from home.  After being a camper for eight summers and a swim staff for three, I can confidently say that White Pine provides a unique opportunity to create unforgettable memories and foster individual growth.  I look forward to returning for my fourth year on staff as it is truly rewarding to see campers grow and flourish both on and off the swim docks.”

Pete Burkitt

Pete Burkitt

“2014 was my first year at White Pine, but it is very easy to see how quickly strong friendships are made there.  It’s bizarre when you leave; the people you lived and worked with for only a few months have suddenly become some of your closest friends.  I had the best time of my life so far last year, and thanks to White Pine I have very high standards for all jobs and experiences that will follow.”

Kailey Gruber

Kailey Gruber

“My years at camp have taught me a lot about how to be a team player and cooperate with others. As a camper, my staff always went above and beyond for me. As a staff member, I try to do the same for my campers. Attending White Pine for the past twelve years has been such a privilege and I can’t wait for the upcoming summer!”