Meet the Directors

Dan & Brooke McCormack

2017 Dan FamilyDan is our Director and oversees all aspects of camp life. Before joining Winaukee, Dan had 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!

Brooke is our Assistant Director.  She is an experienced and comforting presence for mainland families who reach out to her regarding their son during the summer and in the off-season. Brooke has spent 17 summers across three different camps as a camper, counselor, group leader, program director and residential life director. Camp is in her blood! Brooke was previously an Elementary School teacher and Literary Specialist in New York, London and Philadelphia.

Dan and Brooke met while working as camp counselors and now are living their dream life providing a loving and nurturing family for the boys of Camp Winaukee each summer. They have two children, Keelin and Nora, who are instantly recognizable around the Winaukee grounds with their red hair and infectious laughter!

Bart Sobel

bart sobelBart 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 traveling the world participating in marathons! He and his wife, Lynda, live in New York.

Todd Seideman – Staffing Director/New Camper Big Brother

Todd Seideman

Todd is everyone’s big brother at camp. His boundless energy, compassion, and sports fanaticism means that each camper loves every second spent with him! Todd is especially focused on working with new campers – from the moment they step off the bus until the moment they leave camp! In the off-season Todd heads up our staff recruitment efforts.. Before joining the Winaukee family, he was a lifelong camper and then counselor and group leader at a prestigious camp in the Adirondacks. Todd has a BA in Health Education from Ithaca College and is a diehard New York Jets and Arizona basketball fan!