The Jameson Camp Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of David Ramsey to lead the organization effective February 13, 2023.

Jameson Camp, a nonprofit American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp, has operated since 1928 in the Indianapolis community to provide amazing experiences that give young people a welcome, safe, and accepting space to discover their strengths, build friendships, and experience nature.

Ramsey, with years of non-profit and for-profit leadership experience and a commitment to youth camps, hospitality, and public service, moved to Indiana from Tennessee in 2018 to lead Waycross, a camp and retreat center in Brown County, Indiana. With a background in construction, environmental, and facilities management, Ramsey will also help steward and strengthen the physical assets of Jameson’s one hundred thirty-plus acre site.  He joins a vibrant and energetic team at Jameson, focused on youth empowerment, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Jameson Camp team at such a critical time for young people in Indiana. I cannot think of a job at a mission-driven organization better suited to my skills and experience,” notes Ramsey. He and his wife Sarah Strickland, a musician and music teacher, have friends and family throughout Indiana and will reside in Plainfield.

Long-time Jameson supporter and former Board President Mike Murray, who has served as Interim Director at the camp since August, says, “We are extremely excited to have David lead Jameson Camp into the future as we embark on our Centennial Anniversary in 2028. His experience and background have a direct overlap with the camp’s mission and functions, including our staffing structure and overall financial budget. The Board of Directors looks forward to working with David to remove barriers to youth achieving healthy and vibrant experiences in nature.“

Every year thousands of children come to Jameson Camp to explore nature, develop critical skills, and have fun with environmental science field trips.

About Jameson Camp
For nearly a century, Jameson Camp has been a safe haven for thousands of young people to grow, make friends, and explore. Spanning over 130 acres of land, the nonprofit American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp is dedicated to empowering young people and providing them with the skills and support necessary to become successful leaders. Through its commitment to youth development, Jameson Camp has been able to make a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of children and teens.

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