At the Martinsville: American Camp Association Board of Directors elected a long-term camp director from Gainesville, Fla., To Tony Oyenarte, vice chairman.
Oyenarte began his career as a secondary school science and mathematics teacher. He is passionate about youth development and the relationship between children and outdoor camps to start and sustain a 20-year career. He is the director of Crystal Lake Camp 16 Summers (Lawrence Summers) and currently director of camp Lochearn Girl in Vermont.
Oyenarte volunteers and children in the woods, Gainesville, Fla. A program connects children to outdoor activities. He also gives his hand to love, a charitable organization that helps children with congenital limb differences.
Oyenarte has been involved in ACA before serving as a board member in the Southeast local office and as a leader in the ACA Transitional Committee.
American Camp Association® (ACA), headquartered in Martinsville, Bradford Woods, is a national organization with more than 10,000 members and nearly 3,000 member camps. ACA is committed to working with those who believe in quality camping and outdoor experiences for children, youth and adults. ACA provides advocacy and evidence-based education and professional development, and is the only national certification body to organize summer camp experience. ACA accredited around 2,400 different camps nationwide. ACA-Accredited® camps meet 300 health and safety standards. Certification provides a public evidence camp dedicated to the health, safety, and general well-being of campers and employees.