There are many ways for members to get involved and contribute to the ACA, New England mission.
If you are interested in volunteering and would like to connect more about potential opportunities, please complete our volunteer interest form, and someone from the ACA, New England team will connect with you soon. You can read more below about our current opportunities.
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.
- 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
- Terrie Campbell, Treasurer, 4-H Camp Howe
- Georgia Hall, Secretary, National Institute on Out-of-School Time
Board of Directors
- Garth Altenburg, Camp Timanous
- Wendy Berliner
- Scott Brown, Winding Trails
- James Chalmers, Chalmers Insurance
- Mary Ellen Deschenes, Camp Pondicherry
- Lisa Fortenberry, Camp Harbor View
- Jeff Gleason, YMCA Camp of Maine
- Joanna Lenahan – Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
- Carl E. Metzger – Goodwin Proctor, LLP
- Shawn Moriarty – Moose Hill Nature Day Camp
- Thayer Raines – Franklin Pierce University
- Nick Robbins – Camp Mowglis
- Catriona Sangster – Camp Wawenock
- Doug Sutherland – Brantwood Camp
- 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.
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.
This committee oversees the ACA accreditation program in New England.
Those looking to get involved with the Standards Committee and/or the Accreditation Process should contact Elizabeth Snell, Director of Accreditation.