Our Campers & Staff are fun and friendly gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender folks from all over the world and all walks of life. Featured below are links to businesses, blogs, and other websites owned and operated by some of our Campers & Staff, both past & present. These sites not only offer fun and useful resources, but they’ll give you a better idea of who makes up the ‘Camp’ Camp community, too.
Check back when you can, as we’ll add additional listings as our community continues to grow. …And patronize these folks, too, if you can. We think they’re pretty awesome!
Photographer Michael George
Camper Michael George (2014-2016) is a travel and portrait photographer – and self-proclaimed professional adventurer – based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, WIRED, and dozens of other publications. He is available for commissions, and all of his images are available as prints. Know someone getting married? He does that too! (We also recommend following him on Instagram, if you are there and so inclined: www.instagram.com/migeophoto)
Sage Wagner (2016) is a licensed massage therapist who joined Camp as a Massage Therapist for the first time in 2016. Specializing in Swedish, Neuromuscular, and Sports massage techniques while also incorporating elements of Shiatsu and Myofascial Release, Sage believes in calming the body and mind while approaching the fascia at a slow and deliberate rate which provides a deep and effective massage without the pain. His massage therapy sessions are individually tailored based on each client’s needs and can include one or multiple modalities. Sage is a private practitioner who works within his studio located inside of his professionally maintained home in New Orleans, LA.
John McVeigh Designs
John McVeigh (2012-2013, 2015-2016) is a silver and goldsmith, specializing in one-of-a-kind wedding bands and other custom work. In his role as Camp’s Jewelry Instructor, John helped many Campers create their own engagement and wedding bands!
Red 7 Salon
Campers David Kafer & Jason Hall (2015-2016) are the owners of this award-winning hair salon in Chicago, IL. Red 7 Salon prides themselves on offering the highest level of modern services within an approachable and fun environment. Leaders/peers in their industry regularly look to the Red 7 Salon brand for setting trends in customer service, team education, marketing, and philanthropic involvement in their community.
When Red 7 Salon’s mission statement is “Show Kindness. Create Comfort. Go Above & Beyond. Accept Everyone.” it’s no wonder David & Jason love ‘Camp’ Camp, and Camp loves them!
Cheryl Colombo Photography
Boston Dog Photography
Cheryl Colombo (2009-2016) served as Camp’s Assistant Photographer from 2009-2013, taught our Digital Photography class from 2011-2013, and served as our Lead Photographer in 2014, so a good number of the photos here on our website are Cheryl’s work. Beginning in 2015, she introduced MELT classes into Camp’s roster of activities. 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!
Urban Steel Design
David Kass (2001-2016) first attended Camp as a Camper, then served as a Rainbow Group Leader for nine years. He currently serves as Camp’s Lodge & Event Decor Designer adding pizzazz to our Lodge ceiling and Evening Social Events as well as wherever else a little pizzazz may be called for. Originally a self-proclaimed software geek, DAK (as he’s known to Campers) made the transition to lighting & interior design back in 2006 when he founded Manhattan-based Urban Steel Design. Through Urban Steel Design, he creatively blends contemporary lighting style with warmth and functionality. Combining his creative eye and engineering background, he assists clients in navigating the rapidly changing landscape of incandescent, halogen, CFLs, and LED technologies – along with the ever-popular dimmer switch – all while proving that modern and contemporary designs do not have to be cold and sterile.
Camper Serge Cloutier (2013, 2015-2016) is President of Drafter.com, a Montreal-based design firm that has been designing and integrating commercial websites for over 15 years. Thanks to the expertise and creativity of their team, Drafter.com assists companies in maximizing business opportunities through modern design and harmonious colors, as well as building loyalty through their management modules and interactivity.
Camper Glynn Gallagher (2010-2016) 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, 2012-2016)!
Photography by Amy J. Putnam
Singing Whale Stained Glass
Amy Putnam (2008-2016) 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.
Something About the Women Radio Show
Sue Edelman (2002-2016) currently serves as Camp’s Digital Advertising 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.
True Blue Pet Care
Geoff Lee (2009-2016) originally joined us as a Camper in 2009, but joined our Staff as a Rainbow Group Leader beginning in 2013. 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.
Gary Burmeister (2010-2015) is based in West Michigan and, as DJ g.b., has been spinning in various capacities for nearly 20 years. Camp is excited that he’s been spinning for us for since first coming to Camp in 2010. 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!
Judith Russell (2011-2014) served as Camp’s Yoga Instructor from 2011-2014. She was also a Rainbow Group Leader in 2014. Jude heads PowerLines, a Connecticut-based Engineering Services company that provides electrical power quality consulting for medical imaging, industrial, and commercial clients. In addition, Jude is the webmistress and social media community manager for several local tourism websites.
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. Known for her fun, relaxed, easygoing style of teaching, Liz has taught thousands of people to dance over the past twenty years (yes, even those with two left feet!). If you are in the Boston area, be sure to pay her a visit at her home-base at OUT to Dance!
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.
Solutions by Scott & Company
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 & Company, 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.