Blairstown Director Joins American Camp Association Board of Trustees
PRINCETON, NJ, November 4, 2016 – The Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) is proud to announce that Roberto Gil, Jr., Esq, Director of our Blairstown Campus, is a newly appointed Board member at The American Camp Association (ACA). ACA is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.
ACA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, individuals who are charged with hiring the association’s chief executive and overseeing the business and affairs of the corporation. The purpose of the Board is to see to it that ACA determines and accomplishes appropriate results for the appropriate people at an appropriate cost, while avoiding unacceptable situations and conditions. The Board also serves as the link between the organization and the people who are interested or potentially interested in the camp experience.
Roberto joined PBC in 2013 after spending eight years at Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL). As Director of Field Operations, Roberto oversaw programs in New York, NY, Augusta, GA and Detroit, MI. Prior to this he served as BELL’s Site Manager for the Bronxwood School where he oversaw an afterschool program for 200 scholars. Prior to BELL, Roberto was a Program Director with the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, serving the Brooklyn community at their Navy Yard Clubhouse, and Deputy Director of Court Operations at The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). One of Roberto’s major accomplishments was the successful launch of the Manhattan Family Court – Court Employment Project, an alternative-to-placement program for juvenile delinquents. Roberto holds a BA in Government from The University of Texas in Austin and a JD from New York Law School. He is also a Wilderness First Responder.
Roberto said, “I’m very excited to be joining the American Camp Association’s Board of Directors. This new role will allow me to broaden my reach and help America’s young people access incredible summer camp opportunities. While I did not attend camp as a kid, I will never forget my first summer as a camp counselor. It changed the direction of my life in so many ways – from career to lifelong friendships. I hope my service will impact young people for years to come.”
About the Princeton-Blairstown Center
PBC is an independent nonprofit with a mission to transform the lives of vulnerable young people through integrated experiential and adventure-based programming in schools and at our Blairstown Campus near the Delaware Water Gap. We collaborate with schools, university partners, and community-based agencies to develop in youth deepened self-awareness, responsible decision-making, teamwork, and leadership skills. Our wide variety of year-round, multi-service programs serve over 6,000 students from the Mid-Atlantic States.