Kris Ebner Martin
Kris is the President/CEO of Ebner Camps, Inc..
She follows in the footsteps of her father (Buzz Ebner), her aunt (Barbara Ebner) and grandfather (the late Oscar Ebner Sr.), who all served as Directors of Awosting and Chinqueka, as well as President/Vice President of Ebner Camps, for several decades. Kris spent her first summer at Awosting at the age of 5 months! As a child, she attended our sister camp, Chinqueka, and later joined the staff as a CIT, counselor and Program Director. Kris has been the Waterfront Director or Director at Chinqueka or Awosting for over 30 years. As Director, Kris’ primary goal is to ensure the children at Awosting and Chinqueka have a safe, caring and fun environment where they can grow and develop into responsible young men and women.
Kris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Charter Oak State College and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Ashford University. In between her time as Director of Chinqueka and Awosting, Kris served as Executive Director of a YMCA camp in Florida. Kris is one of the founding owners of two nearby day camps, Boulder Ridge and Eagle Rock, also operated by Ebner Camps. She is an active member of the American Camp Association and Connecticut Camping Association.
In addition to being a camp director, Kris is a single mother of 3 boys, who all attended Awosting as campers. Her two older boys are now married and her youngest, Hugh, will be a full-fledged staff member at Chinqueka in 2022, working at the motocross track. Kris and Hugh live in Connecticut, near camp. (As the girls at Chinqueka can tell you, it’s just “300 yards down the road”!)
When not coordinating the operations at the 4 Ebner Camps, Kris is a 40 year member of her barbershop chorus, enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her dog Scoot and her friends & family. She also has a new love, a beautiful granddaughter Tahlia Fay who will undoubtedly spend her summers at Chinqueka in the near future.