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Meet the Directors

We're on a mission

As camp directors, we understand the power of Kamp Kiwanis.  Days are filled with fun and personal growth. You are trusting us with your most important person, and it is our goal to provide our kampers with the best experiences possible!  We want our kampers to know that they matter each and every day.  The Kiwanis Clubs entrust us with ensuring that their hard work fundraising for kamperships is well used and that each kamper's well-being and safety is our first priority.  

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"Our daughter had an amazing time at Kamp! Big thank you to the Kamp staff for making her first 'week away from home' a great one!!!"

-Steve H

Kamper Parent

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Jay Staple

maintenance Director

Jay joined Kamp Kiwanis in August of 2021.  He is a local and is from Rome and Lee Center, NY. He has been working in the maintenance field his entire life and his main focus is general repair, maintenance and superior safety.  


He is also community minded and has been a volunteer Boy Scout Leader for 15+ years.  


He is kind and his outlook on life is that everyone is different. 

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Elaine Stampalia

Health Director/RN

Elaine began work at Kamp Kiwanis in 2018 and has worked the 2019 and 2022 seasons at Kamp.  Elaine hails from Utica, NY.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN, RN at the University of Huntsville in Huntsville, Alabama.  She has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years.  Shae has been a Labor/Delivery Nurse, Post Partum and Care of Newborn Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, an Emergency Room Triage Nurse, a Physical Rehab Nurse, a Medical Surgical Nurse, an EMT, and an American Heart Association CPR Instructor.  She has basically done it all.  

She is married, has 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. She is community minded and has done relief work in Mississippi, Louisiana and Haiti.  She also loves a snack!

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