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Robert E. Preston

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Company Name: The Camp Doctor Inc.
Education and Credentials:
Trinity-Pawling School, Class '59, Pawling, NY
Moravian College, BS – Biology, Class '63, Bethlehem, PA
National Training School #251, ’63, Boy Scouts of America, Mendham, NJ
National Camping School, ’64, Boy Scouts of America, Mendham, NJ
American Camp Association, Professional Development Program - continuing

Honors and recognitions:
Eagle Scout Award - Boy Scouts of America
NESA - Outstanding Eagle Scout Award - 2012
Silver Beaver Award – Boy Scouts of America
District Award of Merit – Boy Scouts of America
60 Veterans Recognition – Boy Scouts of America
Life Member - Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity
Life Member - National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), BSA
President's Golden Century Citation - Rotary International
Paul Harris Fellow – The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International
Citation for Meritorious Service, 2009 – The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International
“Service Above Self” Award, 2010 – Rotary International
District Governor (05-06), Rotary International, District 7600, VA
Outstanding Service Award – American Camp Association, Virginias Section – 2008
Premier Business Affiliate – American Camp Association - 2013
Chesterfield County Senior Volunteer, Hall of Fame – 2011
Camp Virginia Jaycee, Hall of Fame - 2012

Professional memberships:
Business Affliate – American Camp Association, IN
. Served as a Lead Visitor and Trainer for ACA Accreditations in Virginias Section, 17 yrs
. Served as Seminar Presenter at National ACA conferences, 6 yrs
. Published in Camping, Camp Management, Camp Business magazines
. ACA Member, 24 yrs
. Served as a Seminar Presenter at Virginia ACA Conferences, 4 yrs
Business Member - Association of Camp Nurses, MN, 16 yrs
Member - Better Business Bureau, Central Virginia, Richmond, VA, 16 years
Member - Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chester, VA, 7 yrs
Prescriptions for successful camp and conference center operations
We’ve been helping to ensure successful camp operations since 1993. Our team of consultants works with your team of leaders. Our expertise strengthens your:

Business model/plan
Fund raising programs
Facility maintenance
Conceptual design
Board of Directors
Key Stakeholders

No matter what the assignment, we collaborate with total commitment, competence and the highest of ethical standards.

We are a trusted resource to help with any of the following:

becoming more than an average camp
offering challenging programs resulting in greater camper enrollment
market the value of your camping experience through a supporting Alumni Association
designing new facility concepts
having campers appetites satisfied through a quality food service operation
being better prepared with facility and program standards that meet today's industry
enhancing your board development
improving your health care services to campers
analyzing your risk management exposures and safety issues
dealing with special needs campers
enhancing your bottom line
generating better staff through commitment and retention
facilitate buying or selling or planning succession of camp property
Profile of The Camp Doctor Inc:
. Founded in 1993, incorporated in PA and VA with fourteen Associates
. Have clients both domestic and international.
. Served as a court appointed Receiver in NY Supreme Court - 1999
. Served as either an expert witness or consulting witness in NY, DC, TX, OH, NC, PA, ME,
IL, VA, MO, WY, MD, MI, CA, CT, MN representing 29 legal matters
. Conducted comprehensive camp site review and evaluations in OH, IL, CT,
. Conducted ACA accreditation visits to forty-one camps in NY, NJ, PA, VA, NC
. Wrote high adventure safety policies for a new camp in WY
. Conducted BSA camp visitations at twelve camps in NC and VA
. Conducted numerous risk and safety evaluations of camps in Canada and USA
. Wrote comprehensive business plans for camps in CA, AZ, NC, MI, GA
. Conducted feasibility studies for camps in PA, NY, NJ, WV, IN, NC, VA, CT
. Served as Executive Director for hearing impaired Lions Camp Kirby in PA
. Serving as Executive Director for intellectually challenged Camp Virginia Jaycees in VA

Earned a proven record while serving the Boy Scouts of America from 1963 - 1993:
. Managing membership growth and finances, working with professional and volunteers,
Staff and youth members
. Planning new camp development, marketing camp programs, managing health,
safety and risk management issues
. Taught Program and Management sections at BSA National Camp School
. Acting as arbitrator and solutions advisor with responsibilities which
included investigation, analysis and media control in several child
molestation cases involving BSA volunteers,
. Creating innovative programs in the Mid-Atlantic region, directing seven major BSA camps
as camp administrator/director
. Directing twelve BSA National Camping Schools as Course director
. Developing and directing the Adirondack National High Adventure Area
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Our team of nationally experienced camp consultants:
Outside, unbiased and objective approach
Experience with all types of camps
Able to address today’s complexities in camping

Creative solutions for:
Leadership structure
Food service
Risk Assessment

We work on projects of all different lengths – and depths.

We look at the who, the how, the when and – most especially – the why of the challenging issues.

We are the fresh pair of eyes that sees what insiders often miss, because insiders are often impassioned stakeholders.

We present an unvarnished truthful opinion and observations. We do NOT tell you what you want to hear; we tell you what you NEED to hear. Yet we do this in a way that never becomes critical, hurtful or embarrassing.

Prescriptions are never closer than The Camp Doctor’s office – services include:

Camp and Conference Center – Site Development, Administration, Board Development
Feasibility Studies – Knowing Your Market, Problem Solving, Branding
Conceptual and Master Planning – Developing and preparing the Site Plan
Financial Development – Budgets, Accounting, Controls, Management Systems
Marketing -Promotion Strategies, Brochures, Web Site Design, Alumni Development
Risk Management – Safety Assessments, Health Care Concerns, Youth and Adult Protection
Fund Raising -Feasibility Profile, Endowment Development, Capital Campaigns
Food Service -Kitchen Design, Menu planning, Group Purchasing, Service
Maintenance -Plans, Schedules, Architectural Design, ADA Evaluation
ACA Standards – Writing them and preparing for assessment process
Staff Development -Recruiting, Training, Evaluation, Retention
Program Design – Program Standard, Matching needs of Clientele, Evaluation, Outcomes
Camp Fairs –Techniques for booth design, be your own representative, drawing attention
New Camp Buyers Inspection -Conduct site analysis and evaluation of property
Legal Service -Expert witness or Court receiver

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