Keynote Speaker - Ohio Camp Conference

Keynote Speaker 

Dr. Amy Climer photoDr. Amy Climer

Dr. Amy Climer teaches teams and leaders to be creative and innovative. She is a speaker, trainer, and coach in creativity/innovation, team development, leadership, and facilitation skills. Using research-based practices, she teaches tools and techniques teams can use to innovate on demand and leaders can use to drive results.

Amy holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University and a Master’s degree in Outdoor Education from University of New Hampshire. She is trained or certified in Creative Problem Solving, Immunity to Change, and the FourSight Thinking System. She developed the Deliberate Creative Team Scale to help teams understand how to increase their creativity. Amy is the host of The Deliberate Creative, a podcast and blog designed to teach others how to facilitate innovation in teams. She is the designer of Climer Cards, a creativity and teambuilding tool used by thousands to deepen team conversations and generate ideas.

Since 1995, she has worked with numerous experiential education programs including Outward Bound, Semester at Sea, University of Wisconsin, and several outdoor programs and camps. She has logged over 1,000 hours facilitating on 11 different challenge courses including one she managed for two years. She is a certified Challenge Course Manager, American Canoe Association Level 3 Moving Water Canoe Instructor and Level 4 Openwater Sea Kayak Instructor.

In 2016, she won the Karl Rhonke Creativity Award from the Association for Experiential Education. Her clients appreciate her depth of knowledge, approachable nature, and positive energy. Learn more about Amy at 


Cap Note Speaker

Lee Biear photoLee Biear, 829 Studios

Lee is a proud and passionate advocate of the camp experience - 365 days of the year. As a former camp counselor and program director, she’s seen first-hand how camp helps kids develop self-confidence, lifelong friendships, and exceptional success as adults.