Mission Statement

Camp Albemarle provides affordable rustic accommodations and natural spaces for environmentally focused education and social activities for students, families, 4H Clubs and other Groups.

Connecting people of all ages and backgrounds with nature in a fun-filled educational, and nurturing environment.

Vision Statement

Meet the Board of Directors

Todd Barnett
Todd Barnett

Todd Barnett is a longtime area educator and camp director. He founded Field School of Charlottesville, a boys' middle school, in 2007 and was Head of School there for 14 years. Todd has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania and is an advocate for place-based education and teaching our local history. Todd is now developing the Outdoors Civics School, an effort to improve civic education in our region. He and his wife Meredith Montague have four children and live in Charlottesville.

Bertha Durbin

Camp Albemarle has been an important part of Bertha’s life since moving to Free Union VA in 1978. She has been a board member since 1997. A teacher by profession, Bertha holds a master’s degree from the University of Memphis and taught mathematics for many years before moving to VA.

Bertha lives on a farm in Free Union with Charles, her husband of 53 years. Together they help manage a mix of 7 boarders and 19 lesson horses. They have three grown children and two grandchildren who all live in the area.

David Smith

David Smith has served on Camp Albemarle’s Board of Directors since 2016. He is a retired geoscientist, a Virginia Master Naturalist (VMN), and a community volunteer. David participates in watershed education activities at Camp Albemarle and other City and County school events. He and his wife Marilyn monitor at least 7 streams twice a year for the Rivanna Conservation Alliance’s (RCA) Stream Watch Program. Prior to retiring in 2013, David was an Environmental Supervisor working on LNG Construction Projects in Qatar. His interests include citizen science, woodworking and homesteading.

William Tucker
William Tucker

William Tucker has served as a board member of the Piedmont Housing Alliance, Tandem Friends School, Virginia Institute of Autism, First Night Virginia, and for 15 years, was a faithful and active member, and provided legal assistance to the Board that refurbished and reopened The Paramount Theater. He currently serves on the Board of The Center (formerly The Senior Center) and The Charlottesville Band (formerly The Charlottesville Municipal Band).

Michael Durbin

Michael Durbin has served on the board since 2019. Born and raised just a few miles from the camp, and having attended 4-H camps there most years of his youth, he brings a passion to preserve the natural and historic elements of the camp for children of all ages.