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 fifth year at Camp White Pine and his third as Program Director. He’s very excited to work with Tyler again 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 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


Dani Solomon

Dani Solomon

“I am so lucky to be able to spend my summers at White Pine. When I am at camp there is never a moment where I am not truly happy. After being a camper for 9 years and my first summer as a staff, I have made countless friendships and memories that will stay with me forever. Camp has helped me overcome my fear of heights and has challenged me to try so many new things.  CWP really has shaped me into the person that I am today. I countdown the days every year until I can finally return to my home away from home!”

Cole Brodkin

Cole Brodkin

“I will always remember when I was younger counting down the days with my friends until the first day of camp. Now that we are all staff members, not much has changed. We wait with excitement to go to Camp White Pine because it is always the best two months of the year. I cannot describe how lucky I feel to have spent so many summers at such a special place. Camp has taught me many skills such as leadership, approachability and independence and the friends I made at camp 10 years ago remain my best friends today. As a counsellor I try my best to emulate the amazing staff members I had growing up and ensure every camper loves camp just as much as I did! I have loved every second of my 11 years at camp and I cannot wait for summer number 12 this year!”

Carson Crestohl

Carson Crestohl

“Going to CWP each summer is a tremendous opportunity that I have been lucky enough to take advantage of for the past 9 summers. It is truly a unique environment where campers and staff alike make life-long friends and memories. As a staff member, I want to ensure my campers take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way, and to enjoy every second at White Pine. I can’t wait for all the summers to come!”

Rachel Fenberg

Rachel Fenberg

“My summers at White Pine have truly been the happiest of my life. I have made more friendships than I can count—both as a camper with my cabin and counsellors, and now as a staff with my co-staff and campers. I have been able to do things that push me outside of my comfort zone, like going on a 12 day canoe trip or performing a break for a special program in front of the whole camp. During my summers as a counsellor, I’ve been able to make an impact in so many camper’s summers, encouraging them to try new activities and watching them succeed. I count the days each year until I can return to my home away from home!”


Specialty Staff


Charlie Goodman - Tennis Instructor

Charlie Goodman - Tennis Instructor

“Camp White Pine has given me the best summers of my life. Ever since Kiwis, I have been coming back and having new amazing adventures. Over my time at camp, I have made life long friends and have grown into the person I am today. I wouldn’t trade my experiences at White Pine for anything. As a staff member, I hope that campers can continue taking advantage of the opportunities they have at camp and enjoy it as much as I have!”

Riley Hart - Head of Sail

Riley Hart - Head of Sail

“I have been lucky enough to call CWP my home for the past 11 summers. I first came to camp as a kiwi, and I have grown and developed so much in the years since then. Camp has taught me so many lessons that I will use for the rest of my life, like leadership skills, how to make strong friendships, and also how to be independent. The friends and relationships I have made at camp are bonds that will last forever.  I truly believe that camp has helped shape me into the person I am today. I can’t wait for my next chapter at camp to begin and to see what summer #12 has in store.”

Alexa Gruber - Swim Instructor

Alexa Gruber - Swim Instructor

“Camp White Pine is a place where I can completely be myself. Throughout the years, I have made everlasting friendships and have learned how to be kind and accepting. As a staff, I hope that my campers can have the same incredible experiences that I did as a camper. I look forward to welcoming new campers and helping them love camp.”

Dylan Levy - Head of Ski

Dylan Levy - Head of Ski

“I am so lucky to have been able to spend my summers at Camp White Pine for the majority of my life. The memories and relationships made through out my time at camp will stay with me for my entire life. Camp is a magical place filled with endless amazing opportunities. As a staff member I have been able to pass on my experience in order to ensure that campers are able to enjoy what camp has to offer.”