Our Campers & Staff are fun and friendly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender folks who come from all over the country and all walks of life. On this page, we are pleased to feature links to businesses, blogs and other websites owned and operated by some of our Campers & Staff. These sites not only offer fun and useful resources for everyone, but they will give you an opportunity to get to know some of the members of our great Camp community a little better, too.
Feel free to check out this page often as we hope to continue to add resources to this page in the future, as our community continues to grow each year. …And patronize these folks, too, if you can – they are some pretty awesome peeps!
Gary Burmeister (2010-2013) is Camp’s DJ, a position he’s held since 2010. Gary is Owner/Operator of Cardinal Media, which offers print and web design services that fit the your business’s needs and vision. Cardinal Media takes the time to figure out who you are and where you’d like to go before offering a proposed solution. Cardinal is marketing and design that gives your business wings! … DJ g.b. is Gary’s DJ nickname. Based in West Michigan, DJ g.b. has been spinning in various capacities for nearly 20 years – and Camp is excited that he’s been spinning for us for past few summers! His affinity for music from many decades shines through as he creates a mix from surprisingly diverse sources, giving any event he takes on an extra special something. Visit DJ g.b.’s website to hear some of his original remixes and mash-ups!
Cheryl Colombo Photography
Boston Dog Photography
Cheryl Colombo (2009-2013) is Camp’s Assistant Photographer, a position she’s held since 2009. She has also taught Camp’s Digital Photography class the past two years. As owner and principal photographer of both Cheryl Colombo Photography and Boston Dog Photography, Cheryl provides superior event, portrait and product photography – not to mention adorable photos of your furry little best friends!
OUT to Dance!
Liz Nania (2008-2012) served as Camp’s Dance Instructor from 2008-2012. Liz is the Director of OUT to Dance!, a Boston-area dance studio offering both “dance classes for everyone” and GLBT/same-sex dance classes. OUT to Dance! offers instruction in all styles of dance from Latin, Swing and Ballroom to Hip Hop, Belly Dance, and Reggaeton via 6-8 week classes, as well as private and semi-private instruction. Liz has taught thousands of people to dance over the past twenty years (yes, even those with two left feet!) so, if you can’t take advantage of her fun, relaxed, easygoing style during Camp’s dance classes, be sure to pay her a visit at her home-base at OUT to Dance!
Community Matters Group
Phil Clawson (1999-2012) has held various positions in his 14 years on the Camp staff, including Team Sports Instructor and Rainbow Group Leader. Phil is owner of Community Matters Group, a corporate social responsibility strategy consulting firm based in Quincy, MA, which helps businesses, foundations and industries improve their bottom lines while maximizing the good they can do in their communities.
Enrico Trujillo (2009-2011) is an artist, designer and (self-described) geek from Taos, New Mexico. He was a Camper in 2009 and 2011 and taught Oil Painting at Camp in 2010. Part portfolio and part blog, his website gives nice insight into his inspirations and aesthetic and features some lovely thoughts and photographs inspired by his travels around his home state of New Mexico.
Israel Ferraz Photography
Israel Ferraz (2005-2012) works as Camp’s Lead Photographer, a position he’s held since 2008, having previously worked as Assistant Photographer and on the Dining Hall staff from 2005 to 2007. He does awesome work, and we’re proud to have him on our staff!
Camper Glynn Gallagher (2010-2013) is the owner of this site, the second largest source of lock opening tools and training courses on the Internet. The site sells to locksmiths, law enforcement, all branches of the military and even television prop houses. So, if you’ve seen someone on a crime show picking a lock, they probably bought the lock picks from a Camper, Glynn! Random, huh?
Katywil Farm Community
Bill Cole (1997-2005, 2010), Camp’s Founder, is currently building this ecovillage with solar-heated houses, organic gardens, berry bushes, and orchards located in the eastern Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Its first occupant? Camper & Staff member Charles Lappen (2001-2005, 2008, 2012-2013)!
Photography by Amy J. Putnam
Singing Whale Stained Glass
Amy Putnam (2008-2013) is Camp’s Lead Stained Glass Instructor, a position she’s held since 2010. Prior to that she served as both Assistant Photographer and Assistant Stained Glass Instructor. Amy is a New England based photographer with many interests at the end of her lens, and her photography site is a combination portfolio and blog about her subjects, from folk music to whales. Her Singing Whale Stained Glass site is a blog where she documents her stained glass creations and creative process and offers pieces for sale. You can also commission an original stained glass piece from Amy through Singing Whale if you are looking for a unique gift or to highlight a window in your own home.
Scenic Root Blog
Judith Russell (2011-2013) has served as Camp’s Yoga Instructor since 2011. Jude heads this Newington, CT based Engineering and Media Services company that provides independent Power Quality Consulting Services to medical imaging, industrial, and commercial clients. PowerLines has diversified into media and graphic design services in recent years, as well. … Jude has also been blogging since 2002. Her most recent version, Scenic Root, has been going since 2005.
Something About the Women Radio Show
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Something-About-the-Women-Radio-Show/282281281493
Sue Edelman (2002-2013) currently serves as Camp’s Digital Promotions Coordinator, after spending her first two years at Camp as a Camper, then as a member of the Steering Committee, Communications Director, and Rainbow Group Leader. She is the senior member of the collective that produces Something About the Women, the longest-running women’s music radio show in the country, if not the world! The show debuted in 1973 to give women musicians the exposure they do not get from mainstream radio. The show airs weekly from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST on WMFO-FM in Medford, MA (Tufts University) and is streamed live at www.wmfo.org. You’ll hear music across all genres, from rock to jazz, blues to folk, country to classical. Sue become involved in 1988.
Solutions by Scott LLC
Scott Roewer (2006-2011) held several positions on the Camp staff, primarily serving as instructor of our popular Broadway Dance class. Scott is the award-winning founder of Solutions by Scott LLC, a professional organization firm in Washington, DC. Through formal training, natural talent, and the highest standards of professionalism and client service, Scott and his firm provide valuable counsel to a variety of clients for their homes, businesses, and time management.
Sweet Peace Bakery
Camper Mary Beth King (2011-2013) is the owner of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Sweet Peace Bakery which provides vegan baked goods and desserts. Sweet Peace Bakery reduces environmental impact by using ingredients and processes that lessen our carbon footprint and decrease animal suffering by providing baked goods that don’t originate from animal products, yet still satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth. From delicious black & white cookies to carrot cake to pumpkin cinnamon rolls and more, Sweet Peace Bakery’s vegan treats will surprise you. Yummy!
True Blue Pet Care
Geoff Lee (2009-2013) has been a Camper since 2009 and will be joining the Staff in 2013 as a Rainbow Group Leader. He is the owner of Los Angeles, CA-based pet care service True Blue Pets which offers loving, focused pet sitting and dog walking services, along with new adoption consults and animal/pitbill rescue.