Join Top Women Executives At Camp CEO

ITHACA, N.Y. – Girls in grades 9 through 12 can get a jump on their futures by networking with some top women executives at the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways second Camp CEO. Girls will be paired up with a women executive and join them in traditional camp activities while participating in mentoring programs and workshops.

Girls will discover what life is like in a variety of careers and gain insight into the challenges and triumphs of these professional women.

Girls do not need to be Girl Scouts to attend. The cost to attend is $180 for Girl Scout members and $200 for non-Girl Scouts. Girls that are not currently Girl Scout members can register as Girl Scouts for $15 and attend for the Girl Scout member price. Financial assistance is available for Girl Scout members.

Camp CEO is taking place at the Comstock Program Center, north of Ithaca from August 22-24. McGinnis Miller attended the inaugural Camp CEO last year.

“I was teamed up with a dentist and we built a model bridge while we talked about networking,” Miller said. “The bridge represented span and support, two key points of networking. She also taught me confidence, from having a firm handshake to believing that I can be anything that I want to be, like an engineer.”

Miller goes on to say that this is a wonderful, unique opportunity for girls.

“As Girl Scouts we have been leaders and mentors to younger girls, both in and out of Girl Scouts. Now it is our turn to learn from women who are further along a path that could be very similar to our own. We are the next generation of leaders, and we have this unique opportunity to learn from these strong women.”

Women that have agreed to be mentors at Camp CEO this year are: Dr. Zina Berry, President Berry Good Dental Care; Rachel Barbour, Girl Scout Alumnae; Mary Elizabeth Bongiovanni, Educational Consultant; Judi Dixon, Protein Sales Specialist; Dixie Glenney, retired from Girl Scouts of the USA; Pam Hyland, CEO of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways; Linda Jolley, Corporate Secretary at Corning Incorporated; Crystal Jordan, Consultant; Cindy Masingill, Certified Professional Coach, Leslie Rose McDonald, Founder/President, Career & Leadership Coach of Pathfinders CTS, Inc.; Kate McIntyre, Director of Membership & Marking at MACNY; Jean McPheeters, President at Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce; Anne Messenger, President at Messenger Associates; Rita Reicher, President at KS&R; Ann Rushlo, Executive Director at Leadership Mohawk Valley; Kathlyne Beach Sommers, Human Resource Manager at Time Warner Cable; Kimberly Steele, CEO at the Steele Law Firm; Grace Zuncic, Chief of Staff & Strategy at Chobani, Inc.; Casey Crabell, President of Onondaga Community College; Carrie Collins-Fadell, Executive Director of the Cayuga United Way; Sally Roesch Wagner, Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation; and Joyl Clance, Manager for Biz Eventz.

Join the fun and friendship of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Contact the Girl Scouts’ Horseheads Service Center at (607) 796-6202, visit, become a fan at, follow and, or read the blog at for more information.

Girl Scouts is the premiere leadership development program for girls. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. serves over 17,000  girls in 26 counties of New York and Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Visit or call the Horseheads Service Center at (607) 796-6202.