ACA Staff News

April 12, 2021

A Letter from Chief Program Officer Amy Katzenberger

Dear Friends,

I have been blessed with good work, talented and caring co-workers, and opportunities to work alongside deeply dedicated volunteers for nearly 16 years as ACA’s Chief Program Officer (nearly 19 adding a short stint in the ‘90s).  ACA has made many changes during my tenure, demonstrating that a 110+ year old organization can build on the successes of its past while deftly navigating rapidly changing times to ensure camp’s relevance well into the future. And speaking of change, it is time for my own.  I have taken a position with The Riley Children’s Foundation in Indianapolis as Director, Foundation Relations.  The Foundation serves as the fundraising arm for Riley Children’s Hospital, the Herman B Wells Institute for Pediatric Research, Camp Riley, and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum.  Thank you for the opportunity to have served this very special community.  I will forever remain a champion of positive youth development and the transformative power of camp. 

Every good wish,

Amy Katzenberger

A Letter from President & CEO Tom Rosenberg

We celebrate and thank Amy for her years of service and leadership. She has made an indelible impact on so many people across ACA, and while we are happy for her in her new opportunity, she will be deeply missed. 

As we consider the role that Amy has played in elevating ACA’s research and reach, improving education and professional development, and in repeated successful planning of and hosting the National Conference, it’s important to note that she did all of this with grace, kindness, and a heart for the camp community. 

Amy’s ability to find humor in any situation and her infectious laugh will be missed by us all. 

We would be remiss if we did not also thank Amy for her leadership as we pivoted to serve camps, camp professionals, and the greater camp community in the face of COVID-19. With more than 70 live webinars serving more than 55,000 users and a wildly successful virtual National Conference that drew more than 2,200 attendees, Amy is leaving a legacy of serving the field of camp during our most challenging year to date. 

Thank you, Amy, for everything.

With gratitude, 

Tom Rosenberg