Emerging Professionals in Camping

Started in 2004 through the ACA, New York Affiliate Office, Emerging Professionals In Camping is a community of camp people who want to grow a career in the camp industry or folks who may have other year-round jobs but are life-long camp professionals. There are no official requirements to participate in EPIC. If you’re making the jump from seasonal to year-round or part-time to full-time; if you’re transitioning into camping from another career; and/or if you’re looking for a network of camp colleagues who together are seeking resources, education, opportunities and growth for themselves and for camp, give EPIC a try.

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 opportunities for anyone making that move into a camp career or taking that next step towards their goals in the industry.

Where to begin?

First things first: to stay up-to-date on events, announcements, and resources, sign-up for the EPIC, New England email  & find us on Facebook

What do EPICs do?

  • Events – happy hours, educational workshops, networking opportunities
  • Drop ins – periodic, online, informal gatherings to discuss a specific “hot topic” in camping
  • Holiday Hang – annual gathering complete with costume contest, prizes, and phenomenal people
  • Congregate at the New England Camp Conference – we present workshops, host lunch ‘n learns, volunteer, schmooze in the EXPO, and connect with EPIC friends old and new

What’s Next?

Catch EPIC at the 100th New England Camp Conference (March 24-26, 2022) or an upcoming EPIC Drop-in (Periodically, EPIC, New England will host informal drop-in conversations around hot topics.

Got questions or want to learn more about EPIC, New England: email Bud or connect with one of the committee members below

Current EPIC, New England Committee

Kristy Harvey – Camp Wawenock

Carly Vargas – Kamp Kohut

Mary Schafhauser – Pine Tree Camp

Jonathan Caflun – Camp Wekeela

Coming Soon:

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

Nicholas Wood

Stevie Faulk (Chair) – Fernwood Cove


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