Forestcraft is a community. The camp is run by husband and wife Dan Musick (46er) and Amy Musick, and the staff are former campers who have found that after a few years of being led, they are ready to take on leadership roles themselves. 

 

 

Dan Musick - Director

(Wilderness First Responder/Lifeguard, ADK 46er)

Amy Musick - Cook

Lily Musick - Coordinator of play

Dan has been an avid backpacker since high school. His travels have taken him throughout the trails of the United States as well as across many wild places in international lands. He worked for several years teaching environmental education in Denali National Park, Alaska, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming and Yosemite National Park, California. Over the past 16 years he has developed several outdoor education programs for various schools in Washington DC and New York City and currently leads expeditions trips for the United Nations School in New York City. Dan is currently a teacher at the Dalton School in New York City. Amy Musick is also a teacher - of music (of course) - at MS 443 a public school in Brooklyn, NY.  Amy has a long standing tradition with the Adirondacks having been a camper at Camp Fowler in Speculator, NY as a child, and then Assistant Director as an adult. She too has a love of travel and along with Dan, has adventured in numerous countries abroad.  As Camp Cook, Amy ensures that campers enjoy healthy and great tasting food both on and off the trails and lakes.  Lily Musick loves to be outdoors and spends her summers at camp entertaining the campers and learning how to swim, paddle, shoot a basket, toss a frisbee, and enjoy a spectacular Adirondack sunset .

 

Staff

Forestcraft Expeditions

438 Gilpen Bay Rd, Lake Saranac, Ny 12983   (646) 220-2068

 

danmusick@gmail.com

 

 

Trip Leaders


Andy Donaldson:

(First Aid Certified)

Andy has been both a camper and a counselor, and this year, she steps into the role of Wilderness Trip Leader. Her incredible energy, mixed with a passion for the outdoors makes her an asset at camp. She is a confident leader on the field while being ever diligent to the needs of her group. From starting early morning campfires to greeting tired campers to creating amazing camp meals out of seemingly regular ingredients to singing pop songs along the trail, Andy takes amazing care of those in her care. In addition to being an inspirational leader, Andy can out hike just about anyone at camp!

Thomas Spackman

Thomas was a camper for the past two years, and this year, he makes the transition to counselor. Last year, Thomas was awarded with the first ever "Wolfman Award" for his excellent navigation and leadership skills when presented with a difficult challenge on the trail. He is a strong leader, knowledgeable woodsman and all-around great guy. Next year, Thomas is off to Pratt to attend college.

Counselors

Jim Bazany:

(First Aid Certified)

Adirondack 46er

Jim is our longest running camper/counselor- he has been with camp for the past seven years as a camper for five years and a counselor/trip leader for the past two. On top of that, Jim is an Adirondack 46er, having climbed all of the 46 peaks above 4,000 ft. He is a beast to have in the field, knows an incredible amount about the Adirondack region and poses a kind confidence that offers tremendous support to new campers. Word of caution - don't try to take his turkey dinner!

There ain’t no party like a Lagos party.

Justin Arundell

Lifeguard Certified 
First-Aide Certified  

 

Justin is currently a Senior at West Bronx Academy, and he will be graduating this June then attending SUNY Oneonta in August. His love for nature led to his participation in the Sierra Club's Cat Rock Leadership Program for the last two years. Justin is a very active person, playing sports or anything that gets him moving. He has camped every year since he was 10 years old, and being outdoors is like a second home to him.