Meet the Directors

Winaukee is directed by Dan McCormack and Bart Sobel both of whom have a long history in camping and a passion for working with children.

Dan McCormack

2017 Dan FamilyDan McCormack is a graduate of the University of Sheffield in England and has a Masters in Business Administration from Hofstra University in New York. He has been a director at residential camps in both New York and Maine. Apart from camping, Dan had a 10 year career in sports marketing and business development including working for IMG, KPMG and Ernst & Young in both London and New York City.  A rugby enthusiast from an early age, Dan brought his passion for the sport to Hofstra University where he was the head coach of their rugby team. He is a “cradle to the grave” Celtic Football Club supporter and will eagerly discuss with any camper why they are the greatest sports team on the planet!  Dan is joined at Winaukee by his wife Brooke, a former summer camp director and elementary school teacher, and two daughters Keelin and Nora. Dan and his family reside in New Jersey.

Bart Sobel

bart sobel
Bart Sobel continues a family tradition established in 1938 by his father “Doc” Sobel. Bart grew up at Winaukee as a camper and as a staff member. In 1981, he succeeded his father as a year-round director of Camp Winaukee and has continued to hold the fort ever since. Previously, Bart was a Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in educational philosophy.  In the off-season you can find Bart travelling the world participating in marathons!   He and his wife, Lynda, live in New York.