Tony Oyenarte elected Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the American Camp Association

December 21, 2016
Tony Oyenarte

MARTINSVILLE, IN: The American Camp Association Board of Directors has elected long-time camp director from Gainesville, Florida, Tony Oyenarte as Vice Chair.

Oyenarte began his career in education as a high school science and math teacher. He used his passion for youth development and the relationship between children and the outdoors to launch and sustain his twenty-year career in camp. He was the director of Camp Crystal Lake for sixteen summers, and currently is director of Camp Lochearn for Girls in Vermont.

Oyenarte volunteers with Kids in the Woods, a program in Gainesville, Florida that connects children with the outdoors. He also gives his time to Hands to Love, a charitable organization that helps children born with congenital limb differences.

Oyenarte has been involved with ACA prior to serving on the Board as a leader in the Southeast local office and a member of ACA transition committee.

Oyenarte is married and the proud father of two children.

About ACA

The American Camp Association® (ACA), headquartered at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, IN, is a national organization with more than 10,000 individual members and nearly 3,000 member camps.  ACA is committed to collaborating with those who believe in quality camp and outdoor experiences for children, youth, and adults.  ACA provides advocacy and evidence-based education and professional development, and is the only national accrediting body for the organized camp experience.  ACA accredits approximately 2,400 diverse camps nationally.  ACA-Accredited® Camps meet up to 300 health and safety standards.  Accreditation provides public evidence of a camp’s commitment to the health, safety, and overall well-being of both campers and staff.  For more information, visit

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