About Us

The Caumsett Foundation has been recognized as a model “friends group.” We work closely with New York State Parks and the community toward a common mission: to support and enhance Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve as a unique and historic environment. 

The Caumsett Foundation is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization. Formed by interested local citizens in 1995, every dollar donated goes directly towards on-going restoration projects, educational, cultural and environmental programs in the park.


Trip Advisor has ranked Caumsett State Park #1 in “Things to Do in Huntington”. This is of course, no surprise to our members and friends who regularly use the Park. From hiking trails to beaches, woodlands to beautiful fields and all of the historic structures, most people find something new to love about Caumsett every time they enter.


It is only through carrying out the mission of our organization, “to work with the State to preserve and enrich the park’s unique historical, cultural and environmental attributes” that we have been able to enjoy the many pleasures the Park has to offer and to preserve them for the enjoyment of future generations.


As you know, budgets continue to be tight. This is especially true for NYS parks and preserves. Your support of our local treasure, Caumsett, is particularly meaningful. Please be a part of this dedicated group that values, cares for and promotes the wonderful treasures found within.

I look forward to seeing you in the Park!



Janet Barone, President


The Caumsett Foundation Board of Directors

Officers & Board of Directors


Honorary Chairman: Carol Swiggett Chairman:Thomas Calabrese

President: Janet Barone

Vice Presidents: Lisa Kasper,

Lynn Gundersen, John Norbeck

Treasurer: James Gurtowski

Secretary: Cathie Wardell

*Vincent Simeone,

Director of Historic Sites

* Leonard Krauss Jr., Park Manager

Janice Farynick

Suzanne Feustel

Robert Gannon

James Gurtowski

Jordy Howard

Franklin McRoberts

Stacey Paci

Darren Pascarella

Kate Singer

Robert Vermylen

Christopher Walkley

Advisory Board

Henry Babcock

John Barone

Abby Field

Dr. Andrew Greller

Robert MacKay

William Monahan

Donald Partrick

Jean Thatcher

Robin Vermylen

Richard Weir III

James Woods

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© 2020  The Caumsett Foundation

P O Box 1948

Huntington, NY 11743 


park phone: 631-423-1770

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