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 was President of the Ontario Camps Association from 2013 to 2017.
Dana has a Master of Social Work from University of Toronto. She also works 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.
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.
Jesse and Sammy Kronick
Jesse and Sammy Kronick are siblings, and have spent their entire lives at CWP. Both grew up as campers, then became counsellors and most recently Section Heads. They are completely immersed in everyday camp life. Getting to know all the new kids in camp, Jesse and Sammy have such strong connections to all campers and staff at CWP.
Jesse graduated from Queens University in 2015 with a Bachelors in Engineering and then completed his MBA at the University of Miami. Sammy graduated from Queens University in 2017 with a Bachelors in Science and has since opened a boxing studio in Toronto, BEATBOX, where she spends time as an instructor.
They work together year-round as Assistant Directors, helping their mom and dad uphold the standards and core values of White Pine.
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!
Operations & Section Head
Grunny, as he is best known at CWP, started as a pre-wee camper in 2000, and spent 17 summers as a camper, Ski Staff, and Head of Waterfront. After 4 years working at Canada Basketball, Grunny returned to CWP in 2021. He works year-round in our Toronto Office alongside the Kronick’s and Jen-O, and is our TV Section Head up at camp!
A Principal in the Toronto District School Board during the year, Anthony spends his summers up at camp as Head Counsellor, alongside his wife, Steph. Anthony’s love for CWP is contagious. He’s involved in all areas of camp, providing support and supervision for our Section Heads and staff. At night, you can find Anthony cooking steaks and playing sports with the campers up at Landsports.
Steph spends her summers at CWP, alongside her husband Anthony and their three kids, Cooper, Hudson, and Bo! She supervises our Section Heads and Pre-Wee programs and is involved in all aspects of camp life. During the year, Steph co-runs Kids Collaborative, an educational services company. She works with children and their families to support their academic, social and emotional needs.
During the year, Tyler works as music teacher in the Toronto District School Board. He started his camp journey as a Kiwi counsellor almost twenty years ago, and eventually moved up to Head of Drama. He is now one of our Program Directors and supervises the Creative Arts.
This English native has been working at camp for 10 years, and is one of our Program Directors. Josh works closely with Tyler during the summer, creating some incredible camp-wide programs for campers and staff.
Head of Maintenance
Jay is our Head of Maintenance, and has been working at camp for the past 20 years! Jay has lived his life in the Haliburton area and looks after camp year-round alongside his incredible maintenance team. Jay is well-known and well-respected amongst our entire camp community, and we are thankful for his hard work maintaining the property.
Chef Patrick has been working with us at CWP for 5 summers, feeding delicious and nutritious food to all of our campers, staff, and rental groups! He’s been in hospitality for over 30 years, with 10+ years as an Executive Chef. He’s joined at camp by our talented French baker, Farid. Patrick and his team have a famous motto in the kitchen, “One Team, One Dream, One Love!”
Gary has called White Pine his home for 31 summers. After running the Wood Shop for many years, Gary moved into his role as Creative Arts Supervisor in 2014. Gary spends the spring, summer, and fall up at CWP, and works closely with our maintenance team to ensure camp is always in great shape. Outside of our summer program, Gary supervises our spring and fall staff, as well as rental groups.
“It’s been so meaningful being here for twelve summers, working with all the campers, building connections with all the campers and staff. That’s why I love camp!”
“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!”
“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!”
“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!”
“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!”
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!”
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
“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.”