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.
|Sept 18||“Too Busy to Trail?” session, PA Greenways & Trails Summit||Scranton, PA|
|Sept 18||Trends for Trail Communities session, PA Greenways & Trails Summit||Scranton, PA|
|Oct. 1||Cycle Forward’s 10th Anniversary Party||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Oct. 6||Iowa Trails Summit (keynote presentation)||Marshalltown, IA|
|Nov. 7-9||2023 National Trails Workshop (gateway community session)||Orlando, FL|
|Dec. 5||Carolina Thread Trail’s Trail Forum (keynote presentation)||Mooresville, NC|
|November 2022||National Trails Workshop – Partnership for the National Trails System||Albuquerque, NM|
|October 2022||The Summit on Sustainability||Columbus, OH|
|May 2022||Mainspring Conservation Trust Virtual Book Club (featuring Deciding on Trails)||Virtual / Franklin, NC (Appalachian Trail)|
|November 2021||#LoveMaineTrails Event Keynote||Virtual / Maine|
|November 2021||Appalachian Trail Community Network Meeting Keynote||Virtual|
|October 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|
|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|
|February 2021||American Trails’ “The Catalytic Impact of Trails” webinar||Virtual|
|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|
Permission to Thrive | Oil Region Alliance | September 2021
Keynote Address | Women’s Business Network | July 2019
Amy gave the keynote address at WBN’s annual leadership training in 2019. In this talk (one of her personal favorites), she made the case for spending time in nature. Speaking to a group of women in business, she talked about how allowing ourselves – and each other – this time contributes to overall wellness and thriving businesses.
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.
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.
Podcast Interviews & Video Appearances
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.
“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 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.
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.