Leonard H. Keilin

Areas of Expertise

National and International Recruiting   Administration

  • Program Development
  • Camp and Conference Center Management
  • Agency Management-Quality Control
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Public Relations
  • Budgeting
  • Photography
  • Event Planning

Employment

November 2014- December 2017         CEO, Keilin Camp Consulting
September 2010- November 2014        Associate Director, Camp Counselors USA                                                         Sausalito, California

Responsible for working with summer camps in regard to their employment of summer camp staff from around the world. In charge of recruitment efforts in Mexico, including working with the Mexico office, recruiting camps and developing camp hiring fairs in Puebla, Cuernavaca and Mexico City. Developed new initiatives for the company, work with Placement Coordinators to increase sales. Represented company at conferences, staffed company booths and visited camps throughout the East Coast to enhance business. Supervised International staff. Helped develop forms, procedures and policies as a part of the company management team.

August 2006-August 2010                     Vice President, Core Consulting Solutions, llc                                                       Mahwah, New Jersey

Responsible for recruitment, processing and placement of 600 International college students

In U.S. summer camps. Budgeting, marketing, sales, public speaking, supervision of international staff, national and international recruitment and retention, administration, public relations, event planning, visitation, evaluation and overall operation of this division of the company. Developed procedures, forms, policy as well as operations manual. Set up offices in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

August 2004-August 2006                    Executive Director, Camp Mountain Chai Camp and Conference Center   San Diego, California

Directed start-up of a new community camp and conference center in the San Bernardino Mountains to serve the Jewish community of San Diego. Was responsible for all aspects of the venture including development of marketing materials, hiring and supervision of full time and part time staff, ordering of equipment and supplies, recruiting groups for the conference center and campers for the summer camp program, community relations, fundraising, public speaking, program development, scheduling, supervision of  food service operations, maintenance and site development.

August 1979- August 2004                   Director of Camping Services, Associate International Director, Camp Director, Supervisor of    March of the Living Program, BBYO                                                             Northbrook, IL and Washington, DC

Directed and supervised all aspects of two summer camp operations and start-up of a year-round conference center. Hiring and supervision of all staff, physical plant, food service, office operations, development of policy and procedures, marketing materials, public speaking, program planning and implementation. Supervised TASC- Teens Actively Serving Communities national community service volunteer program. Set up volunteer opportunities at various locations, such as Ronald McDonald Houses, senior citizen residences, etc. Worked with community teem leadership and publicity for the program. Assistant to the International Director of the agency. For seven years led groups of up to 300 teens on the March of the Living, a two week Holocaust study program in Poland and Israel. Led year-long study program prior to the March and worked with survivors in development of program materials.

August 1973-August 1975                    Director of Camp SiSol                                                                                              Rochester, NY

Directed and supervised all aspects of JCC day camp. Responsible for hiring, recruitment, staff supervision, purchasing, programming marketing, budgeting, transportation and food service.

August 1969-August 1973                    Director of Trails and Tweens Day Camp                                                           Houston, TX

Directed and supervised all aspects of JCC Teen and pre-teen day camp. Responsible for hiring, recruitment, staff supervision, purchasing, programming marketing, budgeting, transportation and travel programs.

Education

January 1970               Masters Degree, Counseling                                    Syracuse University
June, 1967                   Bachelors Degree, Psychology                                    Syracuse University

Affiliations
President, Delta Chi Fraternity
American Camp Association
Foundation For Jewish Camp
Ronald McDonald House Pro Am Golf Committee

Interests

  • Photography
  • Golf
  • Travel