Meet The Camp Counselors

Guiding you through your Camp experience are your Camp Counselors. Chris Nicola and Garth Hodgdon have been training their whole lives for this position.

Chris spent most of his professional career working in Tech with companies such as Apple and Electronic Arts. His love of Champagne started early and he has been an avid student of the region. His knowledge has been gained from years of study, travel and tasting.

Garth worked as a Sommelier at The French Laundry and Per Se and served as the United States Ambassador for Champagne Krug. He has been featured in many national publications and has educated groups large and small across all fifty states. 


Our Mission

The mission of Champagne Camp is simple, to provide access, information and community around the region and wines of Champagne. 

For far too long Champagne has been reserved for birthday parties, New Year's Eve, and celebrities. Champagne is full of wonder and excitement and by consigning it to one or two yearly celebrations you are depriving yourself of so many little joys over the weeks and months.