Our Directors

Kevin Ebner

Kevin Ebner, Director of Camp Awosting

Kevin is the Director of Camp Awosting. Kevin grew up attending Awosting as a camper from age 5 and later joined the staff, working his way to Head Counselor. After getting his Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Recreation and Business from Southern Connecticut State University, Kevin joined Ebner Camps full time. He has over 25 years experience as a camp administrator, as the former director and founder of Boulder Ridge Day Camp and founder of Eagle Rock Day Camp, both run by Ebner Camps. Kevin has been providing strategic oversight of Camp Awosting’s program since he took over as President of Ebner Camps in 2006, after his father, Buzz, retired. Under Kevin’s leadership, Awosting and Chinqueka have undergone significant renovations to many of their facilities, including improved dining halls, updated cabins and additional adventure courses (High Ropes, Low Ropes).

Kevin’s wife, Liz, is also very involved in the camp operation, running the food service for Boulder Ridge Day Camp and the wedding/outing facility run on the same property, The Village at Boulder Ridge. Their son, K.J., also attended Awosting as a child and went on to become staff at Boulder Ridge Day Camp, where he currently is the C.I.T. Director. Their daughter, Kylee, is a camper at Camp Chinqueka.

Kevin’s interests outside camp include golf, cooking, spending quality time with his family and taking care of his dog, a 150lb Leonberger named Goose.

Buzz and Sherry Ebner

Buzz and Sherry are Directors Emeritus of Camp Awosting and have been together at Awosting for over 50 years. Buzz has actually been at Awosting for over 70 years, having started as a camper at age 6 and been on the staff since he was 16, including nearly 30 years as Director starting in 1975. For many years, they were the “engine” that made Awosting run – combining caring and fun to make sure each camper was treated like one of their own children – and still love being a part of the Awosting community today. Buzz and Sherry have been recognized by the American Camp Association as “Pioneers of Camping” for over 30 years of professional camp experience.

Buzz and Sherry’s son, Kevin, is the current President of Ebner Camps and Director of Awosting. He is ensuring that the next generation of Awosting and Chinqueka campers enjoy everything that has made our camps a summer tradition since 1900.