Camping Professionals 

Network Sponsor: CampDoc

Coordinator: Katie Trippi, McGaw YMCA/Camp Echo,
Advisor: Carolyn Grady, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh,

The Camping Professionals Network is one of the most established NAYDO networks.  Following the Keynote Luncheon, camp professionals can participate in a Camp Impact Tour sponsored by CampMinder. Advance sign-up and additional fee is required; transportation is provided to camp for the tour typically from 2:15 pm - 6:15 pm.

Power Hour

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Get acquainted with other Camp Professionals, hear recommendations on best workshops and Hot Topics to attend and learn more about this network. Group may choose to go out to dinner together afterwards.  

Hot Topics for Camp

8:15 - 10:15 am

Look for camp specific Hot Topics during this table group discussion experience. Submit ideas for topics to

Designated Seating at Thursday Keynote Lunch

11:45 am - 1:45 pm

This Network will have at least 1 reserved table at the Thursday General Session Luncheon for network members. It is an option for those who would like to sit together but not required.

Philanthropy Forum: Camping Professionals

(during Final Round of Educational Track Workshops)

Katie Trippi, McGaw YMCA/Camp Echo
Mark Scoular, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis/Flat Rock River YMCA Camp

This session brings excellent and relevant examples of effective camp fundraising to the forefront. Participants will hear from camping professionals on their particular successes around capital, annual or endowment development and pertinent impact storytelling and communications. This session is an opportunity for camping professionals and Y staff with camps in their associations to discuss what they have learned, how they plan to implement it back home and what additional support they would like to see from NAYDO.