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
Michael George (2014-2019) is a travel and portrait photographer – and self-proclaimed professional adventurer – based in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Camp as a Camper from 2014-2018 and will be joining our Staff as a Rainbow Group Leader in 2019. Michael’s 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)
Elaine Beale Writer Coaching & Consultation Services
Elaine Beale (2009-2011, 2013-2015, 2017, 2019) first attended Camp as a Camper, later joining our Staff in a variety of positions including Rainbow Group Leader and Assistant Photographer. She currently serves as the instructor for our popular Writing class. An award-winning writer, author of two published novels, a trained educator, and a Certified Professional Coach, Elaine provides writing coaching, editing, and manuscript consultation services. (Don’t forget to check out the piece she wrote for Huffington Post in 2017 about her ‘Camp’ Camp experience.)
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!
Boston Dog Photography
Cheryl Colombo (2009-2018) 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 Boston Dog Photography, Cheryl provides high-quality – not to mention adorable – portraits of your furry little best friends!
Urban Steel Design
David Kass (2001-2018) first attended Camp as a Camper, then served as a Rainbow Group Leader for nine years. The past few summers, he’s enjoyed himself as a Camper after a number of years as Camp’s Lodge & Event Decor Designer where he added pizzazz to our Lodge ceiling, Evening Social Events, and wherever else a little pizzazz was a 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.
CompaFact.com / Drafter.com
Serge Cloutier (2013, 2015-2019) originally attended Camp as a Camper in 2013, but then joined our Staff as a Dishwasher and will be on our Dining Hall Team in 2019. He currently serves as Co-President of CompaFact and President of Drafter.com.
CompaFact is an online bookkeeping application that focuses on simple accounting processes for self-employed individuals, start-ups, and community organizations for the purpose of administering their billings, expenses, clients, suppliers and so much more. Drafter.com, is a Montreal-based design firm that has been specializing in the design and integration of commercial transactional websites and database management for over 20 years.
Camper Glynn Gallagher (2010-2016, 2018-2019) 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?
Photography by Amy J. Putnam / Singing Whale Stained Glass
Amy Putnam (2008-2018) 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 (2002-2019) 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 (2009-2017, 2019) originally joined us as a Camper in 2009, but joined our Staff as a Rainbow Group Leader beginning in 2013. He’s so crazy excited to be returning as a Camper again in 2019. 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.
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 insight into his inspirations and aesthetic and features some lovely thoughts and photographs inspired by his travels around his home state of New Mexico.