Jack Erler, Esq
Jack Erler is an attorney in Portland, Maine. Jack earned his BA in psychology from Grinnell College and his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
For over 50 years Jack has been representing youth camps in all aspects of their operation including issues related to children, employment, health and safety, regulatory compliance, organizational structure, land use, environmental, tax, purchase and sale transactions and transition planning.
In addition, Jack represents youth camp organizations at state and federal legislatures and agencies. He worked with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to draft the original youth camp rules and assisted in each subsequent revision.
Jack is a speaker on legal issues affecting youth camping including the duty of care, risk management, child abuse, sexual harassment, laws regulating alcohol, drugs and tobacco and confidentiality.
Jack is a member of the American Camp Association. He is the recipient of the ACA Special Recognition, the ACA New England Community Honor Recognition and the Maine Halsey Gulick Awards for distinguished service to organized camping.
Jack has been in camp as a camper, counselor, activity director, unit director and assistant camp director.