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Camp CEO, Camp Laurel, Lebanon, CT  

Girls ages 14-17* can join us on this amazing leadership journey with prominent businesswomen, including our own new CEO, Mary Barneby. Discover how your interests, skills, and dreams can translate into you being a leader. Enjoy traditional camp activities as you connect with prominent businesswomen who will share their life lessons and leadership journey. You and your CEO buddy will discover, connect, and take action to make the world a better place. (*Girls who are 18 and still in high school are also welcome).

CEOs joining us this year include:

  • Shalu Arora, President, Skylightsys
  • Judy Bankowski, VP & Chief Information Officer, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Patricia Bowen, VP, Privacy, Optum, A United Health Group Company
  • Carin Buckman, Director, Marketing & Communications, Leadership Greater Hartford
  • Jill Butler, Artist, Author, Entrepreneur, Jill Butler Art & Design
  • Jocelyn Cunningham, Managing Director, Deloitte
  • Gina D'Ambruoso, Vice President, Relationship Manager, TD Bank
  • Stephanie Fielding, Elder, Mohegan Tribe
  • Valarie Gelb, President, Connecticut Chapter of the International Women's Forum
  • Erin Gore, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
  • Maureen Gorman, President, Connecticut Women's Forum
  • Shirley Jackson, Professor, Southern CT State University
  • Tracy Knofla, Co-Owner, High Impact Training
  • Marrianne Naberhaus Smith, Senior Vice President, Wholesale & Digital, Burberry
  • Beth Regan, Elder, Mohegan Tribe
  • Kim Rodney, Vice President - Commercial Lending, Connecticut Community Bank

This year's Camp CEO program will take place  at Camp Laurel from June 24-27. The fee is $295. Girls and CEOs will arrive at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and depart at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Use this form to register or register online.

Financial Assistance - Camperships are available on a limited basis. Click here for the application. The $20 deposit is required to process the camp registration; however, if your camper is not granted financial assistance, the deposit will be refunded.  If you have questions about the deposit fee, please call the Registration Department at (800) 922-2770.

Camp CEO Memories


Thank You Camp CEO Participants!

In 2014 our own CEO, Mary Barneby and girls joined these local women for a weekend of learning and business planning.

  • Shalu Arora, Senior Talent Consultant, Baystate Health
  • Michele Etzel, Sr. Vice President and CFO, National Graphics, Inc.
  • Stephanie Fielding, Elder/Linguist, Mohegan Tribe
  • Valarie Gelb, President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, TheBarnYardGroup
  • Leslie Karen Hammond, Founder of S.O.A.R., Unique Strategies for Women Leaders
  • Shirley Jackson, Professor, Southern CT State University
  • Tracy Knofla, Co-Owner, High Impact Training
  • Suzanne B. Peters, Vice President, The Fund for Women and Girls, Fairfield County Community Foundation
  • Olivia Puckett, Legislative Clerk, The Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight, Connecticut General Assembly
  • Sheryl Sleeva, Senior Vice President/Group Head, Loyalty Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Jill Zamparo, Chef & Director of University Special Events, University of New Haven)

Click here for more information and here for photos from the camp.

At Camp CEO 2013, 33 girls and 17 female executives had the experience of a lifetime. Click here for more information and here for photos from the camp.

The 2010 Camp CEO hosted 24 girls and some of Connecticut's top women executives who shared their life lessons and leadership skills with girls from across the state. Click here for more information and here for photos from the camp.   

In 2009, 22 Girl Scouts and 12 Connecticut business executives had the opportunity to exchange stories, share life experiences, and enjoy nature during four days of camping fun.  Click here to see what they had to say in the Camp CEO scrapbook! 


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