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Jack Schott

Camping Coast to Coast

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Jack struggles with rules, hearing no, and sitting still, in all the best and worst ways. He and Laura Kriegel are the founders of Camping Coast to Coast, where they spent 2½ years traveling the country. He is a Directors’ Camp facilitator and co-founder of The Summer Camp Society.  Jack, a proud millennial, has a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an entrepreneur, an ideas-generator, and a creative yet systematic problem-solver. 



Jamie Simon

Landon Summer

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Jamie Simon has been immersed in the world of summer camps since she was a child, as a camper, counselor and director. After earning a master’s degree in education and teaching in both public and private schools for numerous years, she served as the camp director at Browne Summer Camp in Alexandria, VA, and is currently the camp director at Landon Summer in Bethesda, MD. She also founded Jamie Simon Consulting, which is the result of many years of hard work and a true love of the summer camp experience.



Karen McCann McClelland

Sidwell Friends

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Karen has more than 25 years of experience working in camps and independent schools. In her current position as Auxiliary Programs Director, she manages a full time staff of 15 and a seasonal staff of 250+. She manages the After School and Enrichment programs for the Lower and Middle School, the Early Child Development Center, and the shuttle program. She recently completed the NAIS Fellowship Program for Aspiring Heads and her MBA at Marymount University.


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Greg Cronin

GCT Training Solutions

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Krystal Speed

Congressional Camp

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Krystal is a senior HR and process professional that enjoys helping nonprofit, cause-based organizations, and youth development programs take care of their people well. Her background in elementary education, human capital development and project management allows her to provide unique perspective and expertise to Congressional Camp as their HR Coordinator. When not at camp, Krystal runs her own consulting firm. As a business strategist and accountability coach, she helps leaders and organizations go farther, faster by connecting dots and connecting people.


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Casey Tucker

Camp Alleghany for Girls

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Casey Tucker started his career in Camping and Outdoor Education in 2011, when a few seasonal jobs morphed into a career.  In his current role with Camp Alleghany for Girls, he focuses on staff hiring, recruiting, & training, and camp programming.  Casey has a passion for people, the outdoors, and caving, which he strives to share through camping.


Steve Maguire

Go Turnstone

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Steve Maguire has been teaching, coaching and working with schools and summer camps for the past twenty years.  He holds his Masters’ Degree in teaching and curriculum design. He is a full time public school teacher with 20 + years in the classroom and the author of 2 books that deal with working with kids, teachers and summer camp staff.  He has facilitated trainings and consultations at over 800 organizations in the last 14 years!  Steve resides in Scituate, MA with Jess, his wife and their 4 children (Nolan 8, Emmitt 6, Greta 5, Scotia 3) and their chocolate lab Frances (10).  


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Dave Malter

Professor Dave

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Dave "Professor Dave" Malter, MA, is the Director of the Touro University Masters in Camp Administration and Leadership and a frequent speaker at camp conferences. Dave has been involved with camps and youth development for over thirty years as a camper, counselor, administrator and consultant.  In addition to his work with camps, Dave is a professor at Temple University's Fox School of Business and is pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Education (Ed.D) focused on Professional Development for Camp Professionals. His passions are deeply rooted in providing innovative educational content and opportunities for youth leaders at all levels. For more information, you can check out his website at professordave.camp.


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Lee Biear

829 Studios

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Lee Albrecht Biear is a proud and passionate advocate of the camp experience - 365 days of the year.  As a former camp counselor and program director, she’s seen first-hand how camp helps kids develop self-confidence, lifelong friendships, and exceptional success as adults.  Lee Biear currently directs marketing for a family-owned Northern Wisconsin summer camp and advises a larger, diverse set of camps in her role at 829 Studios. 



John Duffy

Congressional Camp

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John Duffy is a Physical Education teacher at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington and is entering his 11th summer on staff at Congressional Camp. Along with his wife and 2 children, John lives nearby in Falls Church.


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Triple C Camp Staff

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Leslie Keller

TIC Summer Camp

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Leslie Keller is a Site Director and Communications Director for TIC Summer Camp. She has been with TIC for 7 years holding positions as Athletics Counselor & Director, Assistant Director, and Training Coordinator. Recently, Leslie has been focusing on recruiting more girls to the STEM & Sports focused co-ed camp, including starting a program called GROW (Girls Rock Our World). For GROW she creates and runs workshops aimed at validating the experiences of girls and providing tools for navigating traditionally male-dominated fields. Besides operating during the summer at TIC, GROW has also brought workshops to Capital One, Girls Scouts, SD Squared, and STEM for Her. Additionally, Leslie coaches a nationally ranked High School Girls Ultimate Frisbee team.


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We are always looking for additional sessions and presenters. If you have a topic you would like to present at CAMPCON8 please contact doneil@csov.org


"This event had me and my staff pumped up and ready to get radical this summer. The workshops were fascinating and engaging, and the keynote speakers were powerfully moving. It was a home run for camp people and new staff alike!"