Ashley & Dan
Ashley and Dan became the owners of KECamps in 2010 and since then, have grown the company to operate over 85 country club day camps nationwide. Camp has been a lifelong passion for both Ashley and Dan so it is only fitting that it is what brought them together. They met at the Tri-State Camp Conference and have been “camping” together ever since. A true camper at heart, Ashley began attending summer camp at the age of three. She later worked her way through the ranks at her childhood resident camp, progressing from Camper to Counselor to Group Leader to Assistant Head Counselor. Ashley received her B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University. After spending a year as a Director at a NYC Education Center, Ashley decided it was time to bring camp into her everyday life and thus, pursued a full-time position as the Director of Communications and Projects at a premier all-girls resident camp in New Hampshire. After three wonderful years there, she moved on to her current passion, KECamps. In addition to running KECamps, Ashley serves as a volunteer for the American Camp Association as a Standards Visitor and Tri-State Program Committee Member. Dan, a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan, received his B.S. in Health and Physical Education from St. Cloud State University and went on to spend many years working with children in both school and summer camp settings. Dan worked as a teacher and athletic director at several public and private schools throughout the country. He also spent 10 years at summer camp where he held a variety of positions including Tennis Specialist, Soccer Director, Teenage Head Counselor and Group Leader. Prior to taking over KECamps, Dan worked as the full-time Assistant Director at a premier coed sleep-away camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. As the Owners and Operators of KECamps, Ashley and Dan work year-round on building relationships with our clubs and planning for the most creative, fun and safe summer programming possible. They oversee our Leadership Team of 85-plus Camp Directors and handle all of the day-to-day behind the scenes aspects of operating camps. Ashley and Dan are proud parents to their son, Bradley, twin daughters, Natalie and Scarlett, and their dog, Bruno. Outside of camp, they can be found out on the golf course and tennis court, listening to Bruce Springsteen and exploring the Princeton area. Ashley and Dan have made it their mission to infuse traditional camp spirit into the country club camp atmosphere and look forward to passing on their love of camp to your family.