THE LEAGUE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES’ CAMP GREENTOP DIRECTOR AWARDED 2011 CCUSA CAMP 'DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR'

BALTIMORE – Emily Carmichael, Director of Camp Greentop and Staff Services at The League for People with Disabilities, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Camp Counselor USA’s (CCUSA) Camp Director of the Year Award. Each year, CCUSA honors one Camp Director for his or her ability to provide a nurturing and supportive environment to the young adults who work at camps. To be considered for this award, camp directors must meet a list of ten criteria that includes acting as a surrogate parent/family for the international staff while at camp and receiving excellent evaluations and comments from staff at the end of each summer. Emily will receive her award at the Tri-State ACA (American Camp Association) Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey this March.

     Emily’s journey with The League’s Camp Greentop began in 2002 when she spent her summer as a camp counselor. Between 2002 and 2005, she continued working with the camp as a Cabin Leader, Therapeutic Recreation Intern and Program Coordinator. By 2005, she began working full-time at The League’s headquarters in Northeast Baltimore as a Program Specialist and was later promoted to Staff Services Specialist in 2007 – a title she still holds. Between 2008 and 2010, she worked as the Assistant Director of Camp Greentop and in 2011 was given her current title of Director of Camp Greentop. Currently, Emily oversees more than 80 camp staff each summer.

     The League for People with Disabilities offers Adult Medical Day services, Autism Services & Programs (ASAP), Camping and Therapeutic Recreation, Career Services and Day Habilitation for more than 2,000 children and adults with disabilities in the region. For more information, call The League at 410-323-0500 or visit http://www.leagueforpeople.org.