Sharing the Benefits of Trails, Trail Towns, and Outdoor Experiences
Amy Camp has been at the center of the trails movement for 14 years. Her passion is centered on helping communities and individuals thrive with a culture of trails and connection to the natural world. Besides working with her clients on trail town initiatives, destination marketing projects, and nature experiences, Amy is actively involved in the trails and outdoor recreation communities.
Invite Amy to Speak at Your Conference or Event
Amy is actively involved in the trails and outdoor recreation communities, and her specialty is in trail town planning and implementation. She is available for speaking opportunities at conferences and trainings.
|October 28, 2021||Talking Trails (Deciding on Trails book event with Rivers of Steel)||Virtual|
|October 2021||Exploring the Trails, Agritourism, and Downtown Ecosystem workshop facilitation||Virtual / Virginia|
|October 2021||American Planning Association PA Annual Conference||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|November 2021||Maine Trails Summit||Virtual|
|November 2021||Central Counties Tourism Gathering for Growth Symposium||Virtual/Ontario|
|November 2021||Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism Sandbox Series||Virtual/Atlantic Canada|
|September 2021||New Jersey Trails & Greenways Summit Closing Keynote||Virtual / New Jersey|
|September 2021||Oil Region Alliance Annual Breakfast Keynote (“Permission to Thrive”)||Titusville, Pennsylvania|
|July 2021||Connellsville Vintage Bike Exhibit Walking Tour||Connellsville, Pennsylvania|
|March 2021||Central Ohio Greenways Forum speaker||Virtual / Central Ohio|
|February 2021||American Trails’ “The Catalytic Impact of Trails” webinar||Virtual|
|February 2021||Canal Towns Partnership meeting speaker||Virtual / Maryland|
|January 2021||Ohio to Erie Trail Town webinar||Virtual / Ohio|
|November 2020||Bicycles Bring Business event speaker||Virtual / New York|
|August 2020||Walk/Bike/Places Conference speaker||Virtual|
Nature Is a Key in Finding Your Authentic Self | TEDxPittsburghWomen | November 2018
Amy believes that showing up each day as an authentic, vulnerable person is the most empowering and most kind thing you can do. She believes in the power of nature and the potential of people, which is why she speaks with a TEDx audience about what we can learn from nature.
Building a Trail Culture | TrailsNext Talk hosted by American Trails | April 2019
As part of American Trails’ TrailsNext series, Amy shares her experience on how communities can foster a trail culture. She makes the case that activating trails with programs is one way to help fast track an appreciation for trails.
Podcast Interviews & Video Appearances
Amy Camp featured in Fitness Lab Pittsburgh Podcast | December 2019
Each Fitness Lab Pittsburgh podcast episode features a person, business, or activity in the Pittsburgh, PA area that makes movement a priority. In this episode, Amy talks with FitLab’s Ben Reuter about the outdoor economy, trail towns, and spending time outside in movement.
“Every day is like a weekend day now,” read one response to PEC’s recent survey of Pennsylvania trail managers about outdoor recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of respondents reported — and counter data confirmed — that statewide trail use had surged amid school cancellations, business closures, and stay-at-home orders during March and April. What can the data tell us about the role trails and greenways play in the lives of Pennsylvanians, especially during a crisis? Amy Camp, who helped compile the report published earlier this month, is our guest.
Amy discusses her book and explains why the most successful Trail Town initiatives are built on an authentic local “trails culture” and a community-wide decision to invest in trails.
Amy appears in this video that explores Nature-Based Placemaking as an integrated theory that utilizes a community’s natural, outdoor recreational assets, the recreational activities associated with those resources, and the potential economic impact of those activities on the communities involved.