CampGroup Family of Summer Camps Announces New Leadership

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CampGroup LLC, an owner/operator of summer camps, names Mark Benerofe, President. He is committed to providing resources, expertise and leadership to CampGroup's overnight and day camps, located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, New Jersey and Michigan.

CampGroup is first and foremost a family of camps. Camp Directors run each camp independently. Each camp has its own unique identity. They share the ability to learn from each other and benefit from an incredible wealth of knowledge and best practices

CampGroup LLC is pleased to announce that Mark Benerofe, of Armonk, NY has been named President. Mr. Benerofe, who has held the position of VP, Business Development and served on the Board of Managers for the past 4 years, will continue the company mission to strengthen and improve summer camps for future generations, namely through CampGroup's 15 summer overnight camps and day camps in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, New Jersey and Michigan. Dan Zenkel, formerly President, will continue to serve on the Board of Managers.

A former high school teacher and basketball coach in the NYC public schools, Mark Benerofe brings a strong background in education and recreation to the organization as he assumes this full-time leadership position at CampGroup. A Cornell University graduate, he also holds Masters degrees in Education Administration from Baruch College and Anthropology from Hunter College. Mark was an accomplished soccer, basketball and lacrosse player in his youth, as well as a die-hard camper at Camps Chateauguay and Echo Lake.

"We are committed to providing an enriching summer camp experience to each child. Different children have different needs. So, the breadth of CampGroup's overnight and day camps allows us to offer the right opportunity for every child," says Mark Benerofe, President of CampGroup.

"CampGroup puts its camps in the unique position of having the resources to weather the current economic downturn. Because it is a financially solid organization, Camp Directors can focus on doing what they do best - running camp - without the stress of worrying about financing, insurance, taxes and a myriad of other back-office functions. That's a great benefit of CampGroup, the ability to provide resources, financial and otherwise, to allow Camp Directors to spend their time planning for the best possible summer experience," Mark Benerofe goes on to explain.

CampGroup provides its camps with an array resources including staffing assistance, capital improvements and marketing. Camp directors can take advantage of these resources as they see fit. CampGroup's camps also benefit from the purchasing power and economies of scale of the group while maintaining their own distinct identities. Camps such as Camp Kippewa for Girls and Camp Cobbossee for Boys on Lake Cobbosseecontee in Maine have been able to forge brother-sister relationships that benefit both camps, and in turn, many camper families. In addition, at the end of each summer, many of the Directors, and much of the staff, come together at Camp Danbee to run America's Camp, a free one-week camp for children of 9/11 victims.

"CampGroup is first and foremost a family of camps. Camp Directors run each camp independently. Each camp has its own unique identity. They share the ability to learn from each other and benefit from an incredible wealth of knowledge and best practices," states Andrew Benerofe, Mark's father and CampGroup CEO and Chairman of the Board.

CampGroup, LLC, the largest owner/operator of for-profit summer camps in the nation, is at the forefront of summer camping. The Company's fifteen premier camps, which are located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, New Jersey and Michigan, include Camp Akeela, Black Bear Lake Day Camp, Camp Cobbossee for Boys, Camp Danbee, The Glen at Lake of the Woods, Greenwoods Camp for Boys, The Grove at Lake of the Woods, Camp Kippewa for Girls, Lake of the Woods Camp for Girls, Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, Ramaquois Day Camp, Camp Walt Whitman, Camp Wicosuta, Camp Winadu, and Camp Winaukee. http://www.campgroup.com

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