2015 National Award Recipients

February 1, 2015

ACA is honored to recognize the following individuals and programs as recipients of our 2015 Awards. We greatly appreciate their continued dedication and contributions to camp and ACA. Learn more about ACA’s awards.

 

Barry Royce
Barry Royce - Read Bio
Distinguished Service Award

Tom Riddleberger
Tom Riddleberger 

National Honor Award

 

Steve Sudduth
Steve Sudduth 

National Honor Award

John Dovic
John Dovic 

National Service Award

 

Kat Shreve
Kat Shreve 

National Service Award

Jed Buck
Jed Buck 

National Service Award

 

Mark Benerofe
Mark Benerofe

National Service Award

Craig Whiting
Craig Whiting 

National Service Award

Paul Sheridan
Paul Sheridan

Special Recognition Award

Andy Shlensky
Andy Shlensky 

Special Recognition Award

Ellen Gannett
Ellen Gannett, M. Ed. 

Hedley S. Dimock Award

Lance Ozier
Lance Ozier, Ed. D.

Hedley S. Dimock Award

 

Libby Brockman
Libby Brockman 

Jack Weiner Leadership Award

Camp Corral
Camp Corral

Eleanor P. Eells Award

 

A BroaderWay
A BroaderWay

Eleanor P. Eells Award

Crossroads for Kids
Crossroads for Kids

Eleanor P. Eells Award

The Harold Robinson Foundation – Camp Ubuntu
The Harold Robinson Foundation – Camp Ubuntu

Eleanor P. Eells Award

Blue Star Camps
Blue Star Camps

Eleanor P. Eells Award

 

Ramapo for Children
Ramapo for Children

Eleanor P. Eells Award

Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest 

Eleanor P. Eells Excellence in Research in Practice Award

 

Hannah Epley
Hannah Epley 

Marge Scanlin Outstanding Student Research Award

2015 Golden Quill Award
Rosie's Girls: Changing the Story for Girls
Tiffany Bluemle
Tiffany Bluemle

2015 Golden Quill Honorable Mention
Turning Camp Counselors into Nature Specialists: The Pemi Nature Clinic
R. Laurence Davis, PhD
R. Laurence Davis, PhD

2015 Golden Lens Award
“Wonder”
Liana Korber, Photographer
Liana Korber

Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp
Photographer Liana Korber,  Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp

 2015 Golden Lens Honorable Mention
“New Heights”
Hayley Jurek, Photographer
Hayley Jurek

Eastern Nebraska 4-H Camp
Photographer Hayley Jurek, Eastern Nebraska 4-H Camp

2015 Golden Lens Honorable Mention
“Making a Splash”
Roz Prescott, Photographer
Roz Prescott

Camp Challenge, Easter Seals Camps, Florida
Photographer Roz Prescott, Camp Challenge, Easter Seals Camps, Florida

2015 Distinguished Service Award Honoree
Barry Royce 

Barry Royce grew up in NYC, joined the U.S. Marines in June of 1950 then attended and graduated from NYU.  He started working at The Boys' Club of New York while he was a student at NYU in September of 1957.  Barry held many different positions during those years with BCNY which allowed him to become involved in both Boy's Clubs of America staff training programs (Boy's and Girls Clubs now) and The American Camp Association. Barry’s camp history at BCNY started in 1958 going when he began going to Camp Tabor. This was a unique camp that took approximately one hundred young men between the age of sixteen and nineteen who participated in a combined camp program and work program working as caddies at two local golf courses. After Barry’s Camp Tabor experience, he went to Camp Carey, a typical resident camp for boys. In 1964, Barry went on to Camp Harriman to help open this camp where he stayed until 1984. In 1984, Barry again moved to another camp – this time, Camp Cromwell, had both a resident camp program and a day camp program for boys.

Barry’s involvement with ACA has been driven by his active involvement with the Accreditation Program. Prior to working at BCNY, Barry worked at several camps as head waterfront where he was exposed to camp standards and  was impressed with how standards guided the camps operation which in turn had an impact on the children and other individuals attending the camp.  Barry became a Standards Visitor in the late 60's and is still an active visitor for ACA! During this time, Barry served as the Standards Chair for ACA, New York and also became a Standards Instructor.  This work led him to a seat on the National Standards Board (NSB – now referred to as the NSC) for two+ terms (a total of eleven and a half years!). Upon leaving his seat on the NSB, Barry then became the chair of the National Ethics Board.  Barry has had the honor of being elected  President of the New York Section of ACA. In additional to all of this, Barry has been a strong leader and supporter of the Tri-State Camping Conference.

Barry has spent a life-time in camping, and has quietly and steadily supported the work of camp and the American Camp Association during his career – and he continues to enjoy both ACA and camp during retirement. Thank you, Barry, for all you have contributed over the years!!