Corey & Justin Dockswell
Corey and Justin became the Directors of Camp Wicosuta in 2006 and have continued the close, family atmosphere that has been a Wico tradition since 1920. Both Corey and Justin attended sleep-away camps from the age of eight and spent many summers thereafter as campers, counselors and leaders at their respective camps. Together, they have over 40 years of combined camping experience.
Corey received her B.A. degree in Sociology from Emory University and a Master’s in Social Work from New York University. Justin received both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Education from the University at Buffalo. Both Corey and Justin are active members of the American Camp Association and the New Hampshire Camp Director’s Association. In addition, Corey and Justin enjoy being involved with Project Morry and SCOPE.
When they are not at camp, Corey, Justin, and their children, Sophie and Charlie, reside in Westchester, NY.
“The positive, playful, yet professional atmosphere at Wico clearly starts at the top. Corey and Justin are thoughtful, personable leaders who set a wonderful example for both campers and staff. Not only do they make me confident about sending my kids to Wico, they make me want to work there!”
Carly joined the Wicosuta community in the summer of 2012, and is our Associate Director. No stranger to camp, she attended a co-ed resident camp, and continued there as a staff member, holding several leaderships positions.
Carly received her B.A in Sociology & Communications from Tulane University and her Master’s in Recreation Management from the University of Florida at Gainesville. Before working year-round for Wicosuta, she worked as the Operations Manager at Social Sports Club in New York City, running and managing adult sports leagues.
Over the year, Carly manages our staffing process and spearheads our staff development. Carly is an active volunteer for the American Camp Association. She is also involved with Project Morry and A Broader Way Foundation.
“They were very helpful in answering any and all of the questions I had before sending my daughter to camp. I feel that they run an exceptional camp that is filled with core values my daughter will have for the rest of her life.”
Communications and Events Coordinator
Jess started attending day camp at the age of seven and has spent every summer since then at camp! She began working seasonally at Wicosuta in the summer of 2014, and after graduating from Ithaca College, began working at Wicosuta full-time. As the Communications and Events Coordinator, Jess manages parent communications, camper schedules, and our program calendar. One of Jess’ favorite jobs is managing our Camp Sister Program. She enjoys connecting first-time Wico girls with returning campers. Jess is a former competitor in Track and Field and is currently training to become a personal fitness trainer.
“We can’t thank you enough for another amazing camp experience for Charley. Wico is her absolute favorite place in world — so you guys should feel amazing that you are the reason for that.”
SPECIAL EVENTS & TRADITIONS
Since 1966, Camp Wicosuta has been lucky enough to be the summer home of Priscilla Griffin. Holding almost every job in camp from Waterfront Director to Program Director to Head Counselor, “Prissy” returns summer after summer with a wealth of knowledge about all things Wicosuta. During the summer, Prissy is a member of our program team. She works closely with our oldest age group, Totem, and is also responsible for Color War/Wico Challenge Cup, campfires, Carnival and so much more. Priscilla is deeply connected to our alumnae, many of whom she has known since they were campers. During Summer 2010, Camp Wicosuta proudly renamed the social hall Priscilla’s Playhouse, in honor of Prissy’s 45-year commitment to camp. When she’s not at camp, Priscilla is a kindergarten teacher in Latham, NY.