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**Staff Bio's will be published weekly**

OlleyI’m so excited to be at Camp for my 4th year on Staff! I’m a seminarian for the Diocese.

Two of my favorite saints are Mary and Joseph, I love the outdoors/ADK’s, talking about my faith, and I can’t wait for Guggy this summer to spread the joy and love of Jesus Christ to who I really care about, the youth in this Diocese!

This year is going to be so amazingly different since I “retired” from being the cook!

I’m ecstatic to see really how awesome the campers are outside the dining hall!

Can’t wait to see you campers this summer! God Bless!






ShermanHi, my name is Katy Sherman. I spent my childhood growing up in the North Country, but I currently reside in Melbourne, Florida and my home parish is Our Lady of Lourdes. This past May, I graduated from Ave Maria University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. I plan to pursue a career in coaching lacrosse at the collegiate level post-graduation.

This will be my fourth summer on staff and my third year as the Teen Vision co-director! Camp has always been my favorite place on earth and has had such a positive influence on my faith journey. I cannot wait to be back in the mountains for the summer! I could not be more excited to spread Christ’s love with all the campers this summer. I am ready to hike, swim, & PRAISE! Are you?






AmatoHi, my name is Maggie Amato. I am 19 years old from Raleigh, NC. I attend Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.

I am a sophomore at East Carolina University where I am an intended nursing major.

I was a camper for 5 years and this will be my first year on staff.

I am so excited to share my love of Christ to the campers and help them grow in their faith. Guggenheim means so much to me, and I can’t wait to spend my summer here and getting to know each camper!







GruberHello! My name is Lukas Gruber and I am originally from Queens, NY and have now called the North Country home for six years. My home parish is St. Mary’s in Potsdam.

As one of the seminarians for the Diocese of Ogdensburg, I currently study at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, where I just completed my studies in philosophy and will begin my theological studies next year.

I’m looking forward to my third summer on Lower Saranac Lake; a summer that promises to be full of faith and fun. Until then, may God continue to bless you and may He grant you His peace.







McLeanHi, my name is Kaylee McLean, and I am a member of St. Bernard’s parish in Saranac Lake.

I have lived my whole life just down the road from Camp Guggenheim in the little town of Lake Clear.

I am a rising sophomore at Le Moyne College in Syracuse working toward a dual degree in nursing.

I attended Camp Guggenheim as a camper for the past two summers and I am excited to be on staff for the first time this year!

I can’t wait to hike, swim, and praise this summer with everyone!





McCullouchHi, my name is Kevin McCullouch. I am a parishioner of Holy Family Parish in Watertown. I am a seminarian for the Diocese of Ogdensburg, and I just finished my second year at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio.

This is my fourth year working on staff at Camp Guggenheim. I continue to return to camp every year since the first time I went in 2009 because camp has always filled a special place in my heart where I can learn and grow in my faith.

I can’t wait to begin working with the staff and to meet all the campers for another faith-filled and joyful experience on the shores of lower Saranac Lake!







SokolMy name is Jessica Sokol and I am 20 years old. I am Music Education major with a French horn concentration at The Crane School of Music.

I am from Tappan, New York (which is 10 minutes away from the boarder of New Jersey), and I attend Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

I am really excited to spend my first summer working at Guggenheim! I’ve always been called to teach kids about God’s love, and I think Guggenheim will be the perfect place to do that.








PierceHi! My name is Carter Pierce and I hail from St. Raphael Parish in Heuvelton. A seminarian for the Diocese of Ogdensburg, I am studying philosophy at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio.

I am pumped to return to camp this summer! I cannot wait to spend the summer living fully alive under the warm rays of the Son’s love, in the merciful Father’s embrace, and in the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. To experience the pure joy of the faith and be God’s instrument leading others to Christ.

I expect to see you there!









Hi, my name is Mariah Foltan. I am from Delmar, and my home parish is Saint Thomas the Apostle.

In the fall, I will be entering my junior year and will be transferring to Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD, where I will be majoring in Theology!

This summer will be my 9th year at Camp Guggenheim, and second year as a part of the staff.

I am overjoyed to be returning to the shores of Saranac Lake to spend another summer hiking, swimming, and praising with all of the wonderful campers! It is truly such a blessing to be a part of this staff, and I am excited to be serving as the hands and feet of Christ, sharing HIS love, and celebrating our faith.






Hi, my name is Michael Bobak and I cannot wait to be part of the Guggenheim staff for my fourth year!

I am from Grand Island, and I just graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with my Bachelor’s of Science in Biology.

I love to hike, play guitar, play soccer, and just be outside. I also love praise and worship, and being able to play music for God during the mass.

Camp Guggenheim has been an incredible part of my life for a long time, and I cannot wait to share camp with all of the campers coming this summer!







My name is Maria Inserra and I’m 18 years old. I live in Theresa, and I attend St Cyril's Catholic Church.

I attend Franciscan University of Steubenville, where I study education.

This will be my 7th year at camp and my first year on staff.

I am so excited for this summer! I love Guggenheim so much and I cannot wait to share the love of Christ with all the campers.








Hi, my name is Adam Branch. I am a sophomore health science major at Siena College. I am from Saint Bernard’ s Parish in Saranac Lake, and I can’t wait to be on staff at camp Guggenheim for the second time this summer!

Ever since my first week as a camper at camp Guggenheim, I have wanted to be on the staff. I believe it is the staff’s love and devotion to their ministry that makes Camp Guggenheim such a life changing experience for so many young campers.

This summer, I am excited to help the campers learn and grow in their faith just as I did when I first came to camp.







LeaderHello campers! My name is Grace Leader and I will be entering in my fourth summer working at camp!

I can’t believe how fast time goes by and how wonderful each summer has been.

I am originally from Gouverneur, and I have been studying at Franciscan University of Steubenville Ohio for the past four years. I will be graduating this May with my Bachelors in Theology.

After this camp season I will be moving to Baltimore, Maryland where I will be attending graduate school and working towards my Masters in Montessori Education.

I am so excited to meet you all and I am praying for you every day. God Bless you!






Hello my name is Conner Cummings, I am 23 years old and I am from Alexandria Bay. This coming Summer will be my 11th year at Camp Guggenheim, my fourth year on staff and my first year as Camp Director.

Camp has always played a huge role in my life and I look forward to being able to give back to camp in such a direct way.

I look forward to seeing all of the campers again this Summer and helping them grow in their Catholic faith!







Hello, Diocese of Ogdensburg! My name is Joy Leader, and I will be returning to Camp Guggenheim for my fourth summer on Staff – my first as Assistant Director!

I am originally from Gouverneur, but after graduating from Franciscan University of Steubenville in May 2018, I have moved to Chicago, Illinois. Though I love the city, I am overjoyed to be called home to the North Country for another summer at Guggenheim.

Please keep me and the rest of the Staff in your prayers as we prepare for another incredible year, and know that we are praying for all of you!







Hi, my name is Clare Woolschlager. I am from Croghan, where I am a member of St. Stephen’s Parish.

This fall I will be a junior at Siena College, where I am studying in Biology.

This will be my ninth year at camp and my second year on staff at Camp Guggenheim.

I am so excited to spend another summer helping the campers grow in their faith and can’t wait to be hiking, swimming, and praising again!








My name is Michael Lennox and I am entering my first year on staff at Camp Guggenheim.

I attended camp for three years while in school and am currently finishing my second year at Jefferson Community College in Watertown. I’m from Adams and am looking forward to the upcoming camp season. I cannot wait to be in an environment fully focused on prayer throughout the summer months, and I’m very excited to spend so much time in the beautiful Adirondacks.

My hobbies include hiking, ice skating, and gaming! I spend most of my time, however, studying and working. I’m so grateful to be on staff this year and am looking forward to the coming summer!






Hi, my name is Marikate Parmeter. My home parish is St. John’s in Plattsburgh, New York.

I am just finishing my sophomore year at Russell Sage College, where I am a Health Science major.

I am so blessed to return for my eighth summer at Guggenheim and my second year on staff.

I can’t wait to see all of you campers for another amazing year.

You are in my prayers as we get ready to hike, swim, and PRAISE!

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