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Susie Lupert

Executive Director, American Camp Association, NY and NJ   

Susie Lupert is the Executive Director of the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey. Susie attended resident camp for 12 years as both a camper and staff member. She attended the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and New York University where she received a Masters in Public Policy and Non Profit Administration. Prior to joining ACA, NY and NJ, Susie spent close to a decade at Housing Works, one of the nation’s largest AIDS service providers. She worked to create small for profit businesses which funneled money back to the nonprofit.  Susie lives in Brooklyn with her partner Beth and their two sons.

Renee Flax

Director, Camper Placement, American Camp Association, NY and NJ   

Renee Flax is the Director of Camper Placement for the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey. She has been assisting area families find the right camp experience for their children since 1998. Renee has an extensive knowledge of camp programs and philosophies. Each summer, Renee travels to dozens of ACA accredited camps. She knows the camp directors and senior staff personally and has a keen understanding of each camp's philosophy, program and facilities. She is recognized as an authority on camping and has been featured in The Associated Press, The New York Times, The New York Post, Newsday, The Journal News, Parent Guide and New York Family. Renee graduated Syracuse University (1971) with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Renee attended summer camp for 15 years as a camper, counselor, and group leader. She is the mother of two daughters who were also long time campers and grandmother to four grandchildren.

Sam Borek

President, American Camp Association, NY and NJ

Sam Borek is the President of the American Camp Association, NY & NJ and the Owner/Director of Woodmont Day Camp in New City, NY. For 11 years, Sam Borek and his wife Ilisha have owned Woodmont Day Camp. Prior to owning Woodmont, Sam worked full time as program director at Camp Laurel, a coed overnight camp in Maine. Sam has been involved in numerous aspects of the American Camp Association, NY and NJ for over 10 years. He has served on the American Camp Association, NY and NJ’s board since 2010 and has worked on various ACA, NY & NJ committees, most recently with the Public Guidance Committee and spearheading the Fund Development Committee.