Katie Falank

June 25, 2023


Groups and Family Retreats Assistant Director

New York

Katie L. Falank
9 Munsell Street                                                                                    
Binghamton, New York
(607) 624-9878 cell


Bachelors of Science in Recreation                                                       Graduation: May 2004

State University of New York at Cortland

Concentration in Outdoor Recreation Management & Education

Emphasis in Outdoor Leadership and Camp Management

SUNY Cortland’s Recreation and Leisure Studies Department is accredited by the National Recreation
& Park Association and the American Association for Leisure & Recreation (NRPA/AALR)

Associates of Applied Science in Natural Resources                           Graduation: May 2001

State University of New York at Morrisville

Concentration in Environmental Studies


Internship-                                                                                                     January – April 2004

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois

Great Lakes Outfitters:
Took part in a “Star Service” customer service training. Developed new trips. Belayed at the
rock climbing wall. Performed front desk operations. Facilitated day and over night trips.
Rented, inventoried and maintained various equipment.

Enlisted Sailor Recreation Center:

Helped organize and run an event for over 3,000 Navy recruits. Programmed and publicized
trips. Led orientation tours. Assisted with entertainment at events. Created flyers and posters.
Information, Tickets and Travel:
Aided in the organization, event execution and clean up of a Travel and Leisure Exposition.
Communicated with vendors before the event. Sold tickets for offsite facilities. Performed front
desk operations.

Youth and Family Activities Center:
Developed an archery program, and taught a clinic for staff and youth. Assisted vendors during
an indoor flea market and youth festival. Prepared for and assisted in the base wide Easter Egg
hunt. Led activities while supervising a teen Lock-In. Planned summer youth camp field trips.


Load and unload truck. Maintain a clean driving record and high safety score. Interacts with customers, takes multiple forms of payments, communicates with office as needed, provides necessary documentation for quality of parts.
Fenix Parts                                                           February 2015-2017 & March 2022- Present

Outdoor Program Manager and Camp Director
Created and implemented all summer & year round programming. Hired, trained and supervised summer staff. Followed all Girl Scout, Health Department and American Camp Association guidelines/policies. Fostered a relationship with our volunteers who provided program support. Established a riflery program along with more robust outdoor skills opportunities. Started a Family Camp program on the property. Maintained a business credit card. Obtained all necessary certifications.
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways- Camp Hoover & Amahami  March 2017- March 2022

Provide excellent customer service. Maintain clean work environment while creating quality beverages. Maintain productivity during high volume and peak sales times.
Starbucks Coffee Company                                                            March 2013- February 2015

Primitive Skills Instructor 
Co-Leader of an outdoor primitive skills after school enrichment program. Teach students friction fire methods, plant identification, animal tracking, shelter building and basic survival techniques. Oversee high school student workers in primitive program.
Broome-Tioga BOCES                                       September- June 2008-2012, Summer 2010

Substitute Teacher
Responsible for following lesson plans. Maintaining a focused working classroom. Following school procedures and enforcing school rules.
Harpursville Central School                                                        September- June 2008- 2012

Camp Leader/C.I.T Coordinator/Adventure Trip Leader
Managed a business credit card and the trip budgets. Completed “Coaching the Van” fifteen passenger van driver training. Extensive experience driving mini-buses. Facilitated high and low ropes courses. Obtained certifications as needed. Supervised, trained and supported adventure trip staff. Ordered merchandise for camp store. Facilitated team building for Arizona State University’s freshman orientation. Guided teens in workshops to become camp counselors.
Valley Of The Sun YMCA- Camp Sky-Y                                         May- August 2009 & 2011
Program Instructor    
Taught education based classes, crafts and leisure activities. Facilitated high and low ropes courses, rock wall and zip line. Active roles in staff training and in-service training. Was a “Guest Program Coordinator” and took the lead planning the weekend conferencing schedule for guests and staff.
Frost Valley YMCA                            August – June 2004 – 2008: August- September 2008

Adventure Trip Leader/Ropes Course Facilitator
Scheduled activities with outfitters. Managed trip budget. Discovered recreational activities for campers during travel. Supervised campers during extended travel.  Facilitated campers on ropes courses, rock climbing wall and zip line.
Frost Valley YMCA                                                                            June- August 2007 & 2008

Administration Staff    
Oversaw the nature and arts & crafts program areas. Supervised and evaluated staff supervisors. Ordered supplies as requested by staff. Mediated any staff concerns. Worked with administrative staff team to create summer staff training.
Girl Scout Council of Orange County- Camp Scherman                          June- August 2006
Adventure Trip Leader/Staff Supervisor
Scheduled weekly activities for campers. Maintained a break and activity schedule for staff. Ensured promised program highlights were included in camper schedule. Led backpacking trips.
Girl Scout Council of Orange County- Camp Scherman              June- August 2003- 2006

Archery Director
Led archery for entire camp. Maintained and ordered equipment as necessary. Created new, fun and age level appropriate games for campers.
Camp Echo Lake                                                                                               June- August 2002

Activities Specialist
Planned and implemented “All Camp” programming and led campfires. Created and taught all Arts and Crafts activities. Brought in vendors for entertainment.
Girl Scouts Seven Lakes Council- Camp Comstock                                   June- August 2001

Cabin Counselor/Unit Leader
Created camper schedule and ensured all programming took place. Maintained a fun, safe environment for campers at all program areas. Participated in activities along with campers.
Girl Scouts Indian Hills Council- Camp Amahami                                   June- August 2000

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