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Empathatic New York Sleepaway Camp

Laura Kriegel

After graduating from the SUNY Purchase with a degree in fine arts, Laura packed up his bags and hit the road with Jack Schott. What they thought would be a month long road trip turned into 3 years of living on the road researching summer camps and learning spaces. They made incredible friends, learned more than they could imagine, and found a talent for speaking and sharing ideas. After years on the road, Jack and Laura, founded and now run Stomping Ground, help other organizations better tell their story online, and continue work with other camps to bring more kids to better camps. 

Some of Laura's Work

Drawing Videos
Laura's Artwork
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education

Jack Schott

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in industrial engineering, Jack packed up his bags and hit the road with Laura Kriegel. What they thought would be a month long road trip turned into 3 years of living on the road researching summer camps and learning spaces. They made incredible friends, learned more than they could imagine, and found a talent for speaking and sharing ideas. After years on the road, Jack and Laura, founded and now run Stomping Ground, help other organizations better tell their story online, and continue work with other camps to bring more kids to better camps. 

Some of Jack's Projects

The Summer Camp Society
JackandLaura.co
Camping Coast to Coast
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education

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Allison Klee

Passionate about making an impact Allison Klee graduated in three years from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Human Services. She had worked at Stomping Ground for three summers and fallen in love with the community, mission, and most of all each camper she had a chance to play with or help work through a difficult situation. Not satisfied with the way things had always been done, she is driving Stomping Grounds storytelling, parent communication, and staff recruitment to the next level. She helps other camps onboard their staff, is an avid volunteer in the community, and never willing to settle for good enough. Selflessly, Klee makes so much more possible for Stomping Ground both in off season recruiting and with kids and staff each summer.