updated November 4, 2021
I can't remember a summer that hasn't been associated with camp in one way or another - starting with 3 years of day camp,
14 years of resident camp (camper for 7 years, then CIT, Jr. Counselor, Counselor, Support Staff, Crafts Director,
Canteen Manager, and Office Assistant), followed by several years as a camp Board Member, and more recently as a Camp Consultant.
In 1982, I worked on establishing an Alumni Program for YMCA Camp Kern in preparation for its 75th Anniversary in 1985.
Since then my experiences over the past nearly 40 years have been the subject of presentations at several local, regional
and national camp conferences, starting at an American Camp Association (ACA) National Conference in 1993 and including most
recently ACA national conferences in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Much of what was presented in those conferences is summarized
in an article published in ACA's Camping Magazine in November, 2020 (see link below).
I currently provide consulting services which include web-based software to several camps that have been actively engaged in
maintaining relationships with their alumni.
||ACA Camping Magazine
||"Your Roadmap to a Successful Camp Alumni Program"
||Supporting the needs of camp alumni programs
|Feb '02 - Nov '10||Friends of Kern, Inc.
||A non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization....
|March 5, 1993
||ACA National Conference
||"A Step by Step Approach to Developing and Maintaining an Alumni Program"
||The Carl B. Kern Fund
||An Endowment Fund of The Dayton Foundation supported by camp friends/alums