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Third generation of leadership comes to family-owned summer camp

PAUL SMITHS — Camp Regis Applejack is excited to announce the appointment of Emily Yancey Humes as its associate director. She is poised to be the third generation of Humes to own and run the children’s summer camp.

The co-ed sleepaway summer camp on Upper St. Regis Lake was founded in 1945 by Earl and Pauline Humes and was one of the first non-denominational institutions. It has since been run by their son Michael Humes.

“I am so excited to have Emily on board,” Michael Humes said in a press release. “This means that our camp, that we all love so very much, will be able to continue into the future as a family run business. It’s what I have been hoping for a long time.”

Yancey Humes will joining on with the current camp director Will Bettmann and owner Michael Humes for the 2020 summer season. Bettmann has been the director of Camp Regis Applejack for the past year and is a past alumnus of the camp.

Yancey Humes has previously worked as a sales and marketing administrator, admissions officer and art teacher. She has a background in the arts, graduating from Alfred University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and minor in art education.