INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Camp Industry Awards and Associations

ACA Legends In Camping 

The highest honor awarded by the ACA for a lasting impact on the camping industry

Arthur and Natalie Kessler, Directors Emeritus, Camp Ramaquois
Bill and Jancy Dorfman, Directors Emeritus, Camp Walt Whitman
Shelly Hoch, past Director, Camp Watitoh




ACA National Honor Award 2016

Dayna Hardin, President, CampGroup,
Director, Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods


ACA National Service Award 2015

Mark Benerofe, CEO, CampGroup,
Director, Camp Winadu


ACA Tri-State Award Winner 2016

Billy Hoch, Director Emeritus, Camp Watitoh


ACA Tri-State Award Winner 2010

Corey Dockswell, Director, Camp Wicosuta



American Camp Association (ACA)
National Board

Mark Benerofe, Board Member
CEO, CampGroup; Director, Camp Winadu

Dayna Hardin, Vice President
President, CampGroup, Director, Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods


ACA Illinois

Dayna Hardin, past Board Member/PR Chair
President, CampGroup; Director, Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods


ACA NY/NJ

Mark Benerofe, Board Member
CEO, CampGroup; Director, Camp Winadu

Billy Hoch, Board Member
Director Emeritus, Camp Watitoh

Justin Dockswell, Board Member

Director, Camp Wicosuta


National Annual Conference Chair

Dayna Hardin (2007-2010)
President, CampGroup; Director, Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods


National Annual Conference Committee Members

Ginger Clare, Camp Kippewa
Corey Dockswell, Camp Wicosuta


National Annual Conference Speakers

Dayna Hardin, Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods
Jared Gelb, Camp Ramaquois
Ginger Clare, Camp Kippewa
Debbie Sasson, Camp Akeela


Tristate Annual Conference Committee Members

Arthur Kessler, Camp Ramaquois
Natalie Kessler, Camp Ramaquois
Jared Gelb, Camp Ramaquois
Matt Kaufman, Camp Ramaquois
Phil Rainone, Camp Ramaquois
Ginger Clare, Camp Kippewa
Josh Holland, Camp Cobbossee
Jackie Brethel, Camp Danbee
Alissa Girling, Camp Winadu
Drew Bitterman, Camp Watitoh
Corey Dockswell, Camp Wicosuta
Matt Jackowitz, Camp Walt Whitman
Ashleigh Jackowitz, Camp Walt Whitman
Carly Meltzer, Camp Wicosuta
Debbie Sasson, Camp Akeela


EPIC (Emerging Professional in Camping)

Ginger Clare, Camp Kippewa
Jackie Brethel, Camp Danbee
Britton Bitterman, Camp Watitoh
Carly Meltzer, Camp Wicosuta
Jess Moore, Camp Wicosuta
Matt Jackowitz, Camp Walt Whitman


Standards Visitors

Ginger Clare, Camp Kippewa
Steve Clare, Camp Kippewa
Corey Dockswell, Camp Wicosuta
Justin Dockswell, Camp Wicosuta
Kevin Lilley, Camp Mah-Kee-Nac
Eric Sasson, Camp Akeela
Kevin Trimble, Camp Akeela
Drew Bitterman, Camp Watitoh
Mark Toporoff, Camp Danbee
Jackie Brethel, Camp Danbee
Carly Meltzer, Camp Wicosuta
Corey Dockswell, Camp Wicosuta
Justin Dockswell, Camp Wicosuta

Additional Organizations


Midwest Association of Independent Camps (MAIC)

Dayna Hardin, Past President, Lake of the Woods Camp for Girls


Massachussetts Camping Association

Mark Toporoff, Treasurer, Camp Danbee
Billy Hoch, Vice President, Camp Watitoh


Western Massachussetts Camp Director's Association

Billy Hoch, President, Camp Watitoh


Joe Kruger Youth Development Conference

Drew Bitterman, 2016 Co-Chair, Camp Watitoh
Britton Bitterman, 2016 Co-Chair, Camp Watitoh
Jackie Brethel, 2018 Co-Chair, Camp Danbee
Carly Meltzer, 2018 Co-Chair, Camp Wicosuta

Community Service & Philanthropy Organizations


America's Camp - 2002-2011

A free one week camp for children of 9/11 victims.

Jed Dorfman, Co-Founder, Camp Walt Whitman
Jay Toporoff, Co-Founder, Camp Danbee
Steve and Ginger Clare, Camp Kippewa, Head Counselors


SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education) Midwest Board

A non-profit organization whose mission is to provide children in need the edge to succeed in life through the summer camp experience.

Dayna Hardin, Co-founder and President, Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps
Dana Kite, Co-founder, Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps


Project Morry

A non-profit, year-round youth development organization, anchored by a residential summer camp with an educational focus.

Justin Dockswell, Camp Wicosuta
Drew Bitterman, Camp Watitoh
Britton Bitterman, Camp Watitoh
Matt Jackowitz, Camp Walt Whitman

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