Tom Hussmann, Executive Director

Tom Hussmann serves Camp Albemarle as Executive Director. Tom has been involved in camping and recreation for over 40 years and has served as Executive Director at Camp Albemarle since January of 2009. He holds a degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from Indiana University, and has been actively involved in his church, and many community and civic organizations. Tom and his wife Jan have three grown children and four grandchildren, the oldest of whom are already Camp Albemarle Campers!

Christine Markham

Christine began serving at Camp Albemarle in February 2017. She is from Richmond Virginia where she is a Master Naturalist with the State Park System. Christine is a certified Park & Recreation Professional with the National Recreation and Park Association as well as an Aquatic Facilities Operator with the NRPA. She enjoys kayaking, hiking and backpacking; After obtaining her Degree in Park, Recreation and Tourism Management from Old Dominion University she solo hiked a third of the Appalachian Trail. She has worked for numerous summer camps and retreat facilities up and down the east coast and feels blessed to call Camp Albemarle home. In her free time she volunteers with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Broad Creek Middle, Meals on Wheels and the Hem of His Garment Thrift Store. Christine attends Bethlehem United Methodist.

Some of her favorite camper quotes from her first summer at Albemarle…  

“That was a good dinner blessing but next time lead with more confidence.”

“I put on bug spray, so I can play with fire ants.”

“It`s amazing how close you can get with complete strangers in just 2 days!” 

Heather Estep - Nature School Director

Heather serves Camp Albemarle as Nature School Director. Heather’s love for the ocean and passion for children brought her to North Carolina. After graduating from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina with her Bachelor’s in Marine Science and a double minor in biology and psychology, she worked as a Special Activities Instructor at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. She has attended various nature based preschool trainings including the Nature Preschool Institute at Chippewa Nature Center, The Cedarsong Way Teacher Training, and professional development through The Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools (ERAFANS).  Heather is blessed to combine her love for children, our planet, and God into one amazing job and is excited to get children active outdoors and surrounded by nature.  She enjoys volunteering, watching sunrises and sunsets, and crafting.

Mary Joe Kaiser, Office Administrator

Mary Joe grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan.  She married her high school sweetheart when she was nineteen. He joined the military in 2001 and Mary Joe has been following him around ever since.  They have been stationed all over the East Coast and landed here this spring.  God blessed the couple with three beautiful children, who have kept Mary Joe very busy.  She has been a stay at home mom for most of her husband’s career, but is looking forward to this new adventure working and serving at Camp Albemarle.  Mary Joe enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, running, and generally anything outdoors.

My name is Jacob Kerns and I am the Camp Albemarle Maintenance director. I have worked for Camp Albemarle as a counselor, challenge director and maintenance director over my five years here. Camp Alby is a very large part of my life and has truly been a blessing through the years. I love working with kids both at camp and outside of camp. I am also a Young Life leader at West Carteret High school for the Crystal Coast Young Life. God bless Camp Albemarle and God Bless America!

156 Albemarle Dr
Newport, NC 28570