General Manager – Jane LaMonica
I have been working here since 1989, when I first started as a camp counselor. Over the years I have watched Genesee Valley flourish into the amazing program it is today. My favourite part is the joyful sounds of Genesee Valley. Outside of working at The Valley, I enjoy spending time with friends and
family, enjoying the sun, and rock climbing.
“Discovery insists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.”
Challenge Course Manager – Scott Gray
Scott Gray has served as Challenge Course Manager of Genesee Valley for the past 5 years. During that time he has trained dozens of staff members in challenge course facilitation and program transference. He also builds and maintains the challenge course and writes the local operational procedures for GVOLC.
Scott is a firm believer in the power of experiential education to change lives and promote empathy. While he maintains the course here at the Valley, Scott prefers to think of himself as an educator rather than a tree climber or cable rigger.
He has also presented on a number of topics at regional and national conferences including humility based training and using stuffed animals as processing tools. More recently he now sits on the committee that publishes the “Mid-Atlantic Current,” which serves as the Association for Experiential Education regional academic journal.
“The pragmatic survive, and the determined thrive, but Faith Manages.”
Summer Camp Program Director – Erin Quinley
Erin got her start in the wild world of outdoor education as a camp counselor for Genesee Valley in the summer of 2006. It was there that she discovered her passion for inspiring kinship with the natural world and the power of play! The following year she returned for her second summer and continued into the fall where she was trained as a facilitator. Propelled by the skills that she learned at Genesee Valley, she embarked on a 10 year-long world-wide adventure where she worked as a special needs counselor at an overnight camp in Massachusetts, a facilitator for Project Adventure, a manager for a zipline course in Connecticut, an ESL teacher for children under 6 in Weifang, Shandong, China, and as a Behavioral Health Professional for a residential treatment center and school for youth in Maine. Returning home in the Spring of 2017, it was intuitive for her to return to the “beautiful valley” as a facilitator, getting back to her roots and using the experience she accrued in the past 10 years to give back to the place that started her on her path. This summer she is excited to be Summer Camp Program Director, providing guidance and support to counselors and campers as they navigate through their unique and powerful season.