An important factor in any business is the experience of its leaders. Camp Concepts is educator owned and operated and has over 150 years of collective camp and teaching experience.
Steve Haines-Executive Director– Steve spent 22 years at George School Day Camp where he directed, designed and significantly grew that program. Steve has devoted his career to working with children. Launching Camp Concepts back in 2000, today, Little Buds Day Camp and Expressions Day Camp continue offer unique summer programs to children. He is also the President of Advantage-USA which is an international educational consulting firm that also designed and runs HORIZONS USA-(an English language immersion summer program) and BOLD USA (an sumer academic institute) both programs are for international students. Steve is also part owner of The Sports Zone in Southampton– a family fun center specializing in birthday parties and family fun. Steve earned his Master’s Degree in history and he continues to teach 2 history classes at Plumstead Christian School.
Kevin Ochs– Kevin has been a director of both day and overnight camps and continues to be a Health and Physical Education which he has been doing for over 30 years. Kevin is a master facilitator who captivates and motivates through his energy and excitement. Anyone who meets Kevin is immediately infused and convinced of his love of working with children. Kevin is also part owner of The Sports Zone in Southampton. Kevin is married and the father to son Collin.
Steve Bernardini– Steve has been an educator for 40 years at Buckingham Friends School. Most notably, Assistant Director, Steve Bernardini was part of the dynamic administrative duo “Steve & Steve” at George School Day Camp. Having been at George School since 1982, Steve is a gifted and talented administrator and teacher. Steve is married and the father of two grown children.
Debbie Kirk– Expressions Day Camp director- Debbie is a current teacher in the Philadelphia School District where she brings her energy, passion and professionalism to the classroom and to those she meets. She most recently served as Lower Camp coordinator at the George School Day Camp. Debbie loves camp and after even a short conversation with her, you will too! Debbie is married and mother to Adam. Debbie is the director of our camp for kids who need social skill strengthening called Expressions Day Camp that also takes place on our Big Oak campus.
Scott McElrath– Scott is a 5th grade teacher in the Council Rock School District. Scott is an outstanding educator and a beloved activity leader at camp. His experience, sincere love for kids, and ability to teach makes him a favorite among our talented group of activity leader.
Ashley Carolson– Ashley has been with Camp Concepts for 5 years. A middle school teacher during the school year, Ashley brings steady leadership and creativity to the director role of Little Buds.
Jennifer Schloo– Jennifer is a Kindergarten teacher during the school year and has been with Camp Concepts for hte past 8 years. Jennifer is a nuturing and loving leader of our 2/3 year olds at Little Buds.
This key leadership group has a collective experience that spans well over 150 years of teaching and camp administration experience. Their experience and passion are noticeable and unique. Each understands the deep value of camp in the lives of kids and has the experience to make each Camp Concepts camp the best in the region.