Board & Committees

As an organization founded in community, there are many opportunities to become involved in the work we do. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact us today to get started.

Executive Board

Our board, composed of volunteers elected by our members, meets four times each year to discuss the strategic directions of ACA, New England. They also work throughout the year on various committees, task forces, and and projects to serve the camp community.

 

Executive Committee

  • Betsy Kelder, President, Invest in Girls
  • Shannon Donovan-Monti, Past-President, Chimney Corners Camp YMCA
  • Scott Lambeck, Vice-President, Camp Horizons
  • Ian Moorhouse, Vice-President, Dexter Southfield
  • Greg Jutkiewicz, Vice-President, Concord Academy Summer Camp
  • Terrie Campbell, Treasurer, 4-H Camp Howe
  • Georgia Hall, Secretary, National Institute on Out-of-School Time

 

Board of Directors

  • Garth Altenburg, Camp Timanous
  • Scott Brown, Winding Trails
  • Wendy Berliner
  • James Chalmers, Chalmers Insurance
  • Lisa Fortenberry, Camp Harbor View
  • Mary Ellen Deschenes, Camp Pondicherry 
  • Jeff Gleason, YMCA Camp of Maine
  • Joanna Lenahan – Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
  • Shawn Moriarty – Moose Hill Nature Day Camp
  • Carl E. Metzger – Goodwin
  • Thayer Raines – Franklin Pierce University
  • Nick Robbins – Camp Mowglis
  • Doug Sutherland – Brantwood Camp
  • Catriona Sangster – Camp Wawenock
  • Carly Vargas – Kamp Kohut

 

Committees / Interest Groups

These committees do not require an election. You can simply volunteer for them! Contact the Director of Membership to inquire about current needs.

Visitors

These individuals are the heart and soul of the accreditation process, ensuring that each accreditation visit runs smoothly. A Visitor is a volunteer with a background in camp administration who has completed the Associate Visitor Training course and served an “apprenticeship” with an experienced Visitor.

Do you think you might enjoy working with camps as they go through the Accreditation process? Contact the Director of Accreditation Services.

Find a Visitor Course near you.

For additional information or answers to questions regarding ACA Accreditation or becoming an ACA Visitor in New England, contact Elizabeth Snell, Director of Accreditation.

 

EPIC New England

Emerging Professionals In Camping is a branch of the American Camp Association that started in 2004 and now has spread throughout the country to provide education, social networking opportunities and events for individuals in the camp industry.

EPIC, New England connects emerging professionals from around the region and strives to provide meaningful opportunities for learning. There are no official EPIC “membership requirements”; anyone is welcome if the topic and conversations speak to you and can help you on your path to learning!

Those interested in learning more about EPIC, New England should contact Bud Copeland, Director of Membership.

 

The Conference Committee

This committee works to plan and implement the largest, longest-running educational event and trade show for camp professionals in New England – the New England Camp Conference. Coordinating the program, recruiting speakers and presenters, developing an annual theme, and more.

  • Greg Jutkiewicz, Program Chair
  • Joanna Lenahan, Vendor Hall Chair

Interested in helping with the Conference or serving on the Conference Committee? Contact Kerry Salvo, Director of Education  Professional Development.

Standards Committee

This committee oversees the ACA accreditation program in New England.

  • Wendy Berliner, Chair

Those looking to get involved with the Standards Committee and/or the Accreditation Process should contact Elizabeth Snell, Director of Accreditation.

 



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