Our 2015 Honoree:
Grammy®-nominated Singer/Songwriter LISA LOEB
Leading Camp Advocate & Philanthropist
The American Camp Association, New England has named Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb (platinum-selling Number 1 hit song "Stay (I Missed You)") as its 2015 Camp Champion in recognition and appreciation of her efforts as a leading summer camp advocate and philanthropist throughout her musical career. The Camp Lisa Foundation, a nonprofit organization, helps send children in need to summer camp. Her CAMP LISA DVD and efforts as a co-writer of the new musical "Camp Kappawanna," which debuted at New York City's Atlantic Theater Company in April 2015, have promoted the unique and transformative power of camp. Ms. Loeb will be ACA New England’s fifth Camp Champions Honoree.
Lisa’s own life-changing camp experiences as a camper and counselor inspire her efforts as a camp supporter and advocate.
“I wanted to share the summer camp experience with kids who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to go to camp. Kids can learn a lot about themselves, have fun, become a great leader, member of the community, and challenge themselves by trying something they’ve never done before. It’s an amazing experience that resonates through your entire life. How could I not share that?!”
Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. To this day, she is still the only artist to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract, a remarkable and unparalleled feat for an unsigned artist. Lisa continues to craft irresistible pop songs for the 21st century, while designing eyewear, writing children's books, and supporting non-profit causes, especially Camp Lisa. Her recent television appearances include John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight," "Orange Is the New Black," "About a Boy," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," "King of The Nerds," as well as Sprout's "Sunny Side Up Show." Lisa’s new song “321 Let Go” is featured in the new motion picture Helicopter Mom, which stars Nia Vardalos and debuted last spring. Several of her songs celebrate summer camp experiences and are sure to be sung where campers gather. Visit www.lisaloeb.com/camp-lisa/ and check out this video for more information.
Lisa Loeb will accept her award at the Camp Champions Celebration on November 13, 2015 at Fenway Park. For more about the honoree, the award, the Celebration, or efforts to send children in need to ACA Accredited day and overnight summer camps in the six state New England region, visit www.acanewengland/camp-champions.