VOCE (Veterans of the Camping Experience) Program

VOCE stands for Veterans of the Camp Experience and serves those camp professionals who have been in management roles at camp for at least five consecutive years with ultimate operational authority. We invite anyone who fits this criterion to join us for two special Tri-State CAMP Conference sessions designed by and for the VOCE community. 

At the conference, they will sit down together once each day—for interactive discussions about camp and their roles.

The VOCE program costs $150 per person and includes two sessions with meals included. 

One day option available for $75 per person.

Register through our Members Portal.

VOCE to VOCE Sessions 2019


Time: 12:45 PM–2:00 PM (WITH LUNCH)
Location: Room 412

Financial Strategies for your Camp Business

Key strategies, financial options, and opportunities in the camp business will be the focus of discussion with financial planner and analyst, Matt Krusko. A brief overview of current market conditions along with projections of where high-end consumer demand may be moving in the months ahead, will be followed by strategies to take advantage of the recent changes in the Federal Tax Code, along with issues related to managing long-term and short-term cash, when to assume more debt, and when not to. Strategies for income deferral, retirement planning (pension planning), and other issues focusing on maximum income and wealth retention will be discussed.

Speaker: Matthew Krusko, Golden Bay Advisors


Time:12:30 PM–1:45 PM (WITH LUNCH)
Location: Room 412

Customer Service in Camp Health Centers & Food Service for Special Diets

With parents becoming more and more anxious and demanding, a camper in the Health Center presents ever greater demands on delivering excellent customer service. The same is true with the growth of special dietary needs of campers and delivering that same excellence in dealing with parents who want to be involved in the food their children are served. A veteran group of four camp directors will address the critical areas of customer service, both for day and resident camps, and lead an open discussion to determine best practices while coming up with new and better approaches.

Speaker: Jay Jacobs, TLC Family of Camps

Sponsored by:

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