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Ruby Compton

Ruby Compton is the Program Director at Muddy Sneakers, a school year program that partners with public schools to teach science classes in nearby protected lands.

She was the Program Director at a nature-based residential camp for four years in western North Carolina after rising through the ranks at a day and residential YMCA camp in Nashville, TN from counselor, to program staff, to lead staff, to assistant director.

Ruby is also an active volunteer with the American Camp Association as a Standards Visitor, Standards Instructor, and conference program committee member.

And if you want to talk best practices in staff management, she is your gal.

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  • Alberta Camping Association
  • Environmental Educators of North Carolina


  • American Camp Association (ACA) National
  • ACA Tristate Camp Conference
  • ACA Southeastern
  • ACA Midstates
  • Association for Experiential Education (AEE), Mid-Atlantic
  • ACA Heart of the South
  • Environmental Educators of North Carolina
  • AEE International Conference