Meet the ACA Illinois Staff
Currently serving as the Executive Director of the American Camp Association, Illinois, Colette has a deep passion for helping current and rising camp professionals run safe and quality camps! Throughout her career as a director of overnight and day camps throughout the Midwest, Colette remained actively involved in the American Camp Association, including serving as the chair of the region's largest professional development community, Mid States. Other notable roles Colette has held within the camp and outdoor communities are instructor for the Accreditation Program and as faculty for the Student Camp Leadership Academy, New Director Orientation, and the Basic Camp Director Course and certified instructor for Wilderness Medicine and Search & Rescue. Colette is also the recipient of the ACA Illinois New Professional Award and the Marcy & Bob Brower Award for innovative program design in adult education. After serving on the ACA Illinois Board of Directors and the National Council of Leaders, Colette joined the staff of ACA Illinois to continue her passion of helping get more children to camp and working to make camp more inclusive, safe, and effective for all those involved - from camper to staff.
Colette is a frequent speaker at workshops, training events, and conferences on many topics including: community building, creating inclusive and welcoming environments, staff training and leadership, organizational culture, event/education/meeting planning, trip & risk management training, and running effective and quality camps. To learn more or request Colette as a speaker, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org today!
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Stacy is the Associate Director of ACA Illinois and has been working in and directing camps since 2003 in the both the Midwest and in New England. Involved with the Mid States Camp Conference for many years, Stacy has served as a member of the Conference Leadership Team and was the inaugural director of Camp Mid States, the first children’s day camp hosted by a camp conference. Stacy is an ACA Accreditation Visitor who loves to see the ways that camps work to create intentionality in their programs, look at systems and processes, and help directors think critically about their practices. As a camp director, staff development and intentional ongoing training were the highlights of Stacy’s summers. In thier work now, Stacy is invested in continuing their own growth and helping camp staff reach their full potential.
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Membership & Program Services Manager
Kimberly Steiner is the Membership and Program Services Manager for the American Camp Association, Illinois. She is deeply passionate about spreading the idea that camp is a real job and supporting those young camp professionals in their blossoming career! Kim has been working at camp since she was sixteen years old and over the years served as cook, aquatic director, grounds crew, and program director. Outside of ACA Illinois, Kim regularly volunteers in her free time and enjoys an active lifestyle of Target runs!
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