Doug Cameron


Doug Cameron has a broad and diverse resume, but three themes wind through all of them: young people, outdoor adventure, and advocacy for the environment. 

In the working world, he was a middle school science and high school biology teacher, including starting and directing high school and college outdoor programs and coaching soccer from the middle school to college level.  During the summers, Mr. Cameron teaches young women to paddle whitewater and to sail at Camp Merrie-Woode in North Carolina, where he has worked since 1979. In addition, Mr. Cameron is a Wilderness EMT and currently teaches Wilderness Medicine courses.

As a volunteer, Mr. Cameron serves as Assistant Chief of Sewanee Fire and Rescue, an organization where he has volunteered for more than 47 years. He is an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (he volunteered with Sewanee EMS for 31 years, including acting as interim Director). 

Mr. Cameron is very involved in his community. He serves on the Board of The Cloud Forest School Foundation, Housing Sewanee (where he is a founding board member), the Land Trust for Tennessee (serving as the Conservation and Stewardship Committee Chair), the Sewanee Utility District, and Blue Monarch. 

Previously, Mr. Cameron served on the Boards of the Sewanee Community Action, the Sewanee Community Council, St. Andrew's- Sewanee School (Trustee and Alumni Council Chair), Tennessee Environmental Council, South Cumberland Regional Land Trust (founding board member), Leadership Franklin County, American Canoe Association (National Slalom and Wildwater Chair and Conservation Chair), and the Merrie-Woode Foundation.

Mr. Cameron did his undergraduate work at Harvard and has since accumulated over 100 hours, mostly in the sciences.  Mr. Cameron is co-author of the New York Times Guides to Outdoors U.S.A. and author of Under the Sun at Sewanee and numerous articles on sailing in Small Craft Advisor.  He served as an advisor for Biology, An Environmental Approach, a high school text.