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 the Mainland 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 21 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 three children, Keelin, Nora and Harry, who are instantly recognizable around the Winaukee grounds with their red hair and infectious laughter!

Kim Elber

Kim is our Assistant Director, a Winaukee parent and a beloved member of our community who brings passion, intelligence, positive energy and a true love of camp to all that she does! Kim has two bachelor’s degrees, one in history and one is psychology from Rutgers University. She had a career in the pharmaceutical industry and then more recently as a teacher prior to joining the Winaukee team.

She enjoys hiking, swimming, running, biking, skiing and has successfully completed an Ironman. Kim’s husband Lee is one of our camp physicians and her family breathe summer camp! Her son Jaiden is a current Winaukee camper and her daughters Sophie and Addie are Robindel campers.

Kim and her family live in New Jersey.

Chandler Barnard

Chandler is our Assistant Director who oversees much of our athletic and creative programming – ensuring all Winaukee campers receive incredible sports instruction. A graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. While at Trinity, he was a two sport athlete, winning a National Championship in baseball in 2008 (earning 1st Team All-American honors) and was an all-conference running back & quarterback on the football team.

After graduating, Chandler had a 7-year career as a professional baseball player before getting his M.B.A. from Texas Tech.

Chandler has coached all ages ranging from five to twenty-five, including several top Texas-based travel teams and at the collegiate level. Since joining Winaukee for the summer of 2016, Chandler has been instrumental in our athletic programming and camp leadership.