Emerging Professionals In Camping
Emerging Professionals In Camping (EPIC) is a kindred group within the American Camp Association for counselors, staff, and other camp professionals to connect and grow their careers in camping.
In January 2019, a group of emerging professionals in New England camping gathered at the ACA, New England office in Lexington, MA. Since then, EPIC, New England has continued to provide support, connections, and opportunities for anyone making that move into a camp career or taking another step towards their goals in the industry.
If you are someone passionate about a career in camping or a current camp pro looking for more growth and development, you are EPIC.
Where to begin?
Sign-up for the EPIC, New England email & Find us on Facebook
What do EPICs do?
📆 Events – happy hours, educational workshops, networking opportunities, and our annual Holiday Hang
🔥 Hot Topics – quarterly, online, informal gatherings to discuss a specific “hot topic” in camping
⛺ The New England Camp Conference – It’s the keystone PD event of the year for New England, and we are there!
🤝 New England Board of Directors – EPIC, New England has a non-voting seat at each Board meeting to represent EPICs and ensure their voice is heard
😎 Cross-Committee Engagement – EPIC, New England has an invitation to sit on other New England committees to provide EPIC-perspective
If you’d like to learn more about EPIC, New England, upcoming opportunities, and how you can get connected and get involved, email Bud (ACA staff liaison for EPIC, New England) or feel free to reach out to one of the committee members below
Current EPIC, New England Committee
Stevie Faulk (Chair) – Fernwood Cove
Kristy Harvey – Camp Wawenock
Carly Vargas – Kamp Kohut
Mary Schafhauser – Pine Tree Camp
Jonathan Caflun – Camp Wekeela
Anthony Pyatt (Past Chair) – Kamp Kohut
Carissa Chipman – Chalmers Camp Insurance
Caroline Glovsky – Hebron Academy
Chris Ramsey – Camp Nashoba North
Emma O’Loughlin – Summer @ BB&N
Kat Harlan – Camp Hidden Meadows
Luke Joines – YMCA Camp of Maine
Megan Lynch – Camp Aldersgate