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Meet the fam

Who we are, and what we do


Bernard Buttone

Executive Director

Bernard Buttone is a loving husband and father of three boys. As the COO of a pest control company in Raleigh, North Carolina, Bernard focuses his efforts on growing profits, streamlining operations, and overseeing the budget. He has played a core role in growing the company 700% in the last ten years. Studying at East Carolina University, he is currently on track to complete his degree in Business
Management by Fall 2022. At Camp Keith, Bernard’s main focus will be to design, execute, manage, and communicate the initiatives and operations of Camp Keith. This will include areas of budgeting, sales, forecasting, managing resources, and maximizing the ability of Camp Keith to grow its revenue year-round. He will also oversee campground maintenance and equipment procurement and management.

Christopher Mizell

Executive Director

Christopher Mizell graduated from UPenn and Columbia Teachers College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts, MA in Education, and EdM Private School Leadership, respectively. He is currently an educator and administrator based in New York. Throughout his decade in the classroom as an English and Humanities teacher, Christopher has focused on teaching for equity, project- and game-based learning, and social emotional development. He will oversee the development of the educational and cultural component of Camp Keith. Through hiring counselors and educators and creating educational programming, he will ensure that Camp Keith is a safe, fun, and transformative experience for all Camp Keith participants.

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