Camp and Youth Development
Cathy brings a vast knowledge base and experience around specific topic areas for camp and youth development that focuses on aquatics risk management, general risk management, strategic planning, and operational administration. She has spent the past 30 years working for camp and youth development organizations, literally wrote the book on Camp Waterfront Management, and has written numerous articles for Camping Magazine and Park and Rec Business. She presents almost annually at American Camp Association regional and national conferences, and presented at the International Camping Fellowship International Conference in Australia. She was invited to the Wuhan Province in China in the fall of 2018 to visit a fledgling camp program in development due to her vast expertise in the camp industry and with the American Camp Association.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Youth Agency Programming and Camp Management, a Master's degree in Education, and her doctorate in Educational Leadership and she is a faculty member with a focus on aquatics risk management with Expert Online Training. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the College of Natural Resources, and the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Brenda brings 30 years of experience in the profession of heritage interpretation, working as an interpretive park ranger, a program manager for Cleveland Metroparks, and instructor of interpretation courses in higher education in the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point. Brenda also works as an interpretive consultant with colleagues at Schmeeckle Reserve, a professional group that conducts interpretive planning efforts with clients throughout the US. She is a co-author of The Interpreters Guidebook (4th ed.), a resource used by participants and professionals around the world.
Brenda has worked on communication research in Yosemite National Park, collaborated on interpretation ideas with colleagues in Belarus, and worked with other various agencies and organizations throughout the US. The concept of reaching beyond the traditional outdoor recreation sites to train interpreters provides much growth potential for our company. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Forestry: Park Management, a Master's degree in Forestry with an emphasis in Environmental Interpretation, and her doctorate in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Heritage Interpretation.
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