Staff and Board

Meet The Camp Quest National Staff

The Camp Quest National Support Center has dedicated staff members who assist the affiliate camps, administer some camp programs directly, and handle outreach and marketing activities for the network as a whole. With decades of camp and nonprofit management expertise, they work year-round to provide a meaningful and memorable summer camp experience for hundreds of campers annually.

Sarah Bingham Miller

Executive Director

Sarah Bingham Miller became Camp Quest’s Executive Director in October 2020. She joined our community in 2018 as Development Director. “It has been an honor to be welcomed by the Camp Quest community over the past four years. The dedication, love, and passion shown by the entire volunteer community is unlike anything I’ve encountered before. And, of course, the campers are a joy to know and to learn from.”

Sarah brings 25 years of experience to the role. Her nonprofit experience includes time as the General Manager of an arts organization dedicated to US-Cuban exchange and as the Production Manager of a Latin American film festival, to which she also dedicated several years of volunteer service. Additional professional experience includes several years in training and management at J.P. Morgan Chase, including establishing a new Creative Services department in Buenos Aires. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.

Mary Sullivan

Director of Camp Operations

Mary brings deep experience in program development and management to Camp Quest. Mary hails from New Jersey and currently lives in Ohio. She has an extensive background in youth development, including 20 years in summer camps and the last 17 years as a camp director. Her recent work includes serving the YMCA as a Camp Director and Healthy Lifestyles Director, and she also has experience with nonprofit and school youth programs. In addition, she has served on the American Camp Association NY-NJ Standards Committee and on the ACA-NJ Board as Professional Development Chair. She currently serves as American Camp Association Standards Visitor and Trainer. Her volunteer experience includes working as a court-appointed child advocate for CASA, and she is a trained Crisis Text Line counselor. Mary shares, “I am honored to work with a team of camp professionals that shares my passion for helping children learn, grow, and thrive utilizing humanist values, critical thinking, and freethought.”

Jen Hargrave

Field Manager

Jen has been a camp person for over 40 years, beginning as a camper at Girl Scout Camp. When Jen was 16, her mom suggested outdoor work, saying, “Wouldn’t it be fun if you could be a camp counselor forever?” So Jen set out to do just that. With a degree in Outdoor Education, Jen has worked across the country, from California to New Hampshire and many places in between. One thing all the different camps and programs solidified for Jen was “Camp does kids a world of good!”

Jen brings to Camp Quest a strong background in programming, especially team building, environmental education, and crafts. In addition, she possesses a wealth of knowledge around health and safety due to her 20+ years’ experience as an American Camp Association Visitor and Standards Instructor. Jen is also an American Red Cross Instructor and an instructor trainer for USA Archery. Finally, Jen is the Co-Chair of the NY & NJ American Camp Association Standards Committee.

Camp Quest Inc. is excited to have Jen join its National Support Center staff. As Field Manager, Jen will assist camps in streamlining training and providing on-site or virtual support to our camps. “Jen’s knowledge and experience will provide Camp Quest with the ability to provide training in a consistent, high-quality manner,” says Mary Sullivan, Director of Camp Operations. “Her passion for camp, quality programming, and program safety will build upon an already strong program foundation, while incorporating new elements. We are fortunate to have Jen join our operations as we seek to add new camps under the national umbrella while continuing support to our existing affiliates.”

Jenny Knejfl

Program Services Manager

Jenny started with Camp Quest in September 2021 with a background in directing and overseeing summer camps for the past 6 years. She completed her master’s degree focusing on Youth Development and Family Studies. With her previous experience of camp administration and programming, Jenny is excited to continue to work with a camp organization that will allow for further personal and professional growth. She states, “Camp Quest’s mission is so important to our youth, and I look forward to helping this organization grow and reach more children and their families.”

Gina DiStefano

Program Coordinator

Gina’s passion for working at camps began when she was a Counselor-in-Training at Girl Scout camp in Southern Ohio in 2012. Since then, she has been Camp Manager at a horse farm in Wilmington, NC; Aquatics Director at a day camp on Cape Cod, MA; and Recreation Supervisor at a private beach club on Bald Head Island, NC; before joining Camp Quest as Program Coordinator this year. Gina has her degree in Recreation and Tourism Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She currently lives in Denver, CO. “I’m excited to be a part of a like-minded community and grow my camp knowledge and experience. I’m looking forward to traveling to more CQ camps across the country. Hopefully, I’ll check them all off the list!”

Meet Our Board

2022 Camp Quest National Board of Directors

  • John Meek, Chair
  • August Brunsman, Treasurer
  • Tim Cummings, Secretary
  • Rachel Chase
  • Ben Frey
  • Sam McGuire
  • Amanda Metskas