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 


Closing Keynote Speaker

Lee Biear photoLee Biear, 829 Studios


Lee Albrecht Biear, MPH, is an experienced public health professional and marketing outreach advocate for US federal government and private sector organizations. She personally devised and led marketing efforts of new products and services for commercial and federal organizations, including the US Environmental Protection Agency.


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.  Her children Maddie (7), Morgan (5), Miles (3) spend every summer living and loving the camp experience.


She currently directs marketing for a family-owned Northern Wisconsin summer camp and advises a larger, diverse set of camps in her role at 829 Studios.  She helps camps develop effective value propositions for their unique program and promote these effectively in marketing, website presence, social media, and alumni reach-outs.   Lee brings successful marketing/ technology best practices that drive personalized connection, early enrollment, and camp awareness with current families and future  prospects.  She delivers creative and fun methods to engage camping families quickly - without extensive time, staff, budget, or technology expertise requirements.


Lee is a popular speaker at major conferences, including American Camp Association (ACA) Tri-States and ACA National.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Health from Wisconsin Eau-Claire and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Tulane University.