The USACampAssociation is built to help camps from a business and personal standpoint. Our mission is to maximize communication using technology to educate all involved in CAMP – and those who don’t realize they are already involved in what CAMP is!
To this point, we invite anyone interested in joining our Board of Advisors in this endeavor to not just support CAMP, but to expand it!
If you are interested in being part of our voluntary advisory board, please contact us!
Board of Advisers
Mark "Z" Zides
Operations Director/Staff Recruiting Coordinator - Camp Towanda, Honesdale, PA
2016 is 47th consecutive year working in summer camp….Has worked as Counselor, Group Leader, Head Counselor, Camp Director. Year round camping professional since 1981.
- Degrees in Physical Education, Health Science and Educational Administration
- ACA NY Section past Chairman of Staff Placement Committee. Chairman Complaint Resolution Committee. Standards Visitor, Legislative Committee Member representing PA. Board member 1990-1999.
- Wayne County Camp Alliance Legislative Committee Chair
- Founding member of Pennsylvania Camp Association (PACA)…Currently Vice President
- Speaker at numerous National and regional ACA conferences and EPIC events. Past member of the Tri State Camping Conference Program Committee
- Retired NCAA College Football official 1982-2012.
- Resides in Woodstock, NY with wife Joyce.
Owner/Director - Camp Starlight
He and his wife Allison purchased the camp in 1999 from the camp’s original owners. Camp Starlight is a traditional seven week brother/sister camp located in Northeast (Wayne County), Pennsylvania.
Prior to purchasing the camp David was the owner of Miller Entertainment Group, a talent management company in New York City. The company represented actors appearing on Broadway and in television and film. He was also an independent film producer. David was born and raised in Newton, MA and earned a B.F.A. from New York University.
Director - Camp Wayne for BoysSince 1998, Josh Corpuel has been a full-time director at Camp Wayne for Boys. As a third generation camp director, Josh focuses on program development, staffing, camper recruiting, and facility management. Prior to becoming a director, Josh was day camper, overnight camper, support staff member, counselor, and area director.
Marketing Professor - Kennesaw State UniversityGeorge Bass is a marketing professor at Kennesaw State University where he teaches principles, direct marketing, sales and sales management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, George runs a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations hit their revenue goals.
Director - All ELC programsMatthew is the full-time, year-round director of all ELC programs. He grew up as a camp director’s son, at Breezemont Day Camp in Armonk, NY and has been in camping since age three. He was a camper and staff member at Camp Winadu for seven summers. Matt later worked his way through the ranks to become Assistant Director at Camp Laurel (1993) and Raquette Lake Boys Camp (1994) before becoming Assistant Director at Breezemont Day Camp in Westchester County, New York (1996 & 1997). In 1998 he moved to the Boca Raton area to start Eagles Landing Camps. Matt earned his B.A. (Business) from Skidmore College and his MBA from Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration. He also earned a degree in Education from Concordia College and is a long time member of the American Camping Association. He serves on the SCOPE Committee (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education) in South Florida. Matt lives in the Boca Raton area with his two daughters, Drew and Ava.
Housing Coordinator, Managed Housing of South FloridaAnnie has been the Housing Coordinator for Managed Housing of South Florida for four years. In her role there, she oversees the housing and welfare of participants in Workaway International’s H2B program. Annie has an extensive background in the camping industry. She served as the Assistant to the Director at Camp Winadu for eight years. She then advanced to the position of Director of Operations at Winadu for five years and also served as the Alternate Responsible Officer for the J1 visa program there. After departure from Camp Winadu, Annie worked at Camp Canyon for three years as the Assistant Director. Annie also gained three years’ experience as an Administrator for Camp Staff USA, a J1 visa, staff procurement business. Annie resides in Pompano Beach Florida with her husband Devon.