School: University of Alabama
Major: Civil Engineering
Intended Occupation: Civil Engineer – Starting in August with the Department of Agriculture
Campus Involvement: Outdoor Recreation, RUF, Housing and Residential Communities, Climbing Club
Hometown: Lakewood, Colorado
What are you looking forward to about camp: Being here! Camp is the most incredible place to grow in faith and in skills. I’m glad I get to share that with campers and staff.
Activity: Program Director & Evening Activity Director
Years at Camp: 3
Certifications: Wilderness EMT
School: Westminster College
Hometown: Latrobe, P.A.
Job: Assistant Director
Years at camp: 3
What are you looking forward to about camp: Sharing the gospel with kids and sharing the art of play
Biography coming soon…
School: Western Carolina University
Major: Middle Grades Language Arts Education
Intended Occupation: Middle Grades Language Arts Teacher
Campus Involvement: RUF, CMLA
Hometown: Thurmond, NC
What are you looking forward to about camp:
Activity(s) Teaching: Program Director
Years at camp: 6
Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Lifeguard, AD
School: Clemson University
Major: Sociology and Nonprofit Leadership
Intended Occupation: Political Lobbyist/Activist
Campus Involvement: RUF (Reformed University Fellowship), Canterbury of Clemson, Clemson Scuba Club, Clemson ASL Club, PDF (Peer Dialogue Facilitator) for the Gantt Multicultural Center, and Fitness Assistant at Fike Recreation Center
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
What are you looking forward to about camp: Growing closer to God, creating new friendships, strengthening old friendships, teaching wrestling, and working on my Chaco tan.
Activity(s) Teaching: Archery
Years at camp: 8
Certifications: First Aid, CPR, and AED
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Major: Biological Sciences
Campus Involvement: FCA, Spikeball Club, Soccer Intramurals, Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education Employee, and Whitewater Kayak Club
Hometown: Florence, SC
What are you looking forward to about camp? Spending time outdoors while building relationships at the best place on earth. Also, Oreo Pudding Dessert.
Activity Teaching: Kayaking
Years at Camp: 11
Certifications: CPR, Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
School: Campbell University
Major: Biochemistry and pre-med
Intended Occupation: Chiropractor
Hometown: Austin, TX
What am I looking forward to: Passing on camps legacy to new campers
School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Intended Major: Media and Journalism
Intended Occupation: Journalist or Sport Administrator
Hometown: Salisbury, NC
What are you looking forward to about camp: Getting to work at my favorite place with some of the best people you’ll meet, and also teaching the guys how to ball.
Years at Camp: 10
Certifications: CPR/First Aid
School: Mercer University
Intended Occupation: Pediatrician
Campus Involvement: Member of Kappa Alpha Order, Basketball and soccer intramural teams
Hometown: Lagrange Georgia
What are you looking forward to about camp: Meeting new people and making camp as special for campers as it was for me.
Activity: Canoeing/Jr. Cabin Area Director
Years at camp: 12
Certifications: CPR and First aid
School: Mississippi State
Intended Occupation: Personal Trainer
Campus Involvement: RUF
Hometown: Biloxi, Mississippi
What are you looking forward to about camp: Canoeing with campers and staff and John if he wants to come.
Activity(s) Teaching: Canoeing
Years at camp: 2
Certifications: WFA, First Aid and CPR
School: Auburn University
Intended Occupation: Commercial pilot
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
What are you looking forward to about camp: I am most excited to help show campers the beauty of God’s creation through Climbing.
Activity(s) Teaching: Climbing
Years at camp: 11
Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Climbing Wall Instructor with Lead (CWI-L)
School: Appalachian State University
Major: Computer Science
Campus involvement: Christian Fraternity, Climbing team
Hometown: Hickory, NC
Instructing: Rock Climbing
Years at camp: First year!
Certifications: CRP/ First Aid
What are you most excited about this summer? I’m excited to be apart of such a great staff, and to bring the sport of climbing to some new faces!
School: Northeastern University
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
What are you looking forward to about camp: Being able to spread my passion for climbing!
Ben Rader School: Montreat College
Major: Outdoor Education
Intended Occupation: Climbing/mountaineering/alpine guide
Campus Involvement: Climbing wall route setter, Montreat Adventure Club, Volunteer outdoor adventure guiding with William’s Place (home for men recovering substance abuse)
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
What are you looking forward to about camp: I am excited to reconnect with old friends, spread the love of Christ to my campers, and teach campers about climbing.
Activity(s) Teaching: BME Climbing
Years at camp: 3
Certifications: CPR and first aid, Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Major: Chemistry (Forensic Science)/ Pre-Med
Intended Occupation: Forensic Scientist
Hometown: Macon, Georgia
What are you looking forward to at camp: Passing the impact so many counselors had on me on to the next generation of campers.
Years at camp:12
Major: Computer Science
Intended Occupation: Something in Game Design
Hometown: Barnwell, South Carolina
What are you looking forward to at camp: I am looking forward to showing campers everything that makes camp great!
Years at Camp: This will be my 10th year.
Major: Parks and Recreation Management
Intended Occupation: Professional Fly Fishing Instructor/Climbing Guide
Campus Involvement: Fly Fishing Club, RUF, Ultimate Frisbee Club, PRM Club, Climbing Club
What are you looking forward to camp? Babel Tower Trip, fishing, and being back in the community.
Activity Teaching: Fly Fishing
Certifications: WFR, First Aid/CPR, EPI, SARTECH III, Mountain Safety, and Travel.
School: Furman University
Intended Major: Spanish
Hometown: Nashville, TN
What are you looking forward to about camp: I can’t wait to see the gospel at work here and to meet all the new campers that come through!
Campus Involvement: I love music, especially leading worship at RUF back at school or chapel here at camp
Years at Camp: 1st Year
School: University of Alabama
Intended Occupation: Software Developer
Hometown: Helena, AL
What are you looking forward to at camp: Teaching the younger generation to develop God-given talents and interests into God-glorifying skills.
Years at Camp: First year!
School: University of South Carolina
Campus Involvement: Choir, RUF
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
What are you looking forward to at camp: Being back in my favorite place in the world and helping spread the Gospel!
Activity: Improv, Disc Golf
Years at Camp: 14
School: Sewanee: The University of The South
Campus Involvement: Soccer
Hometown: Woodstock, GA
What are you looking forward to camp? Having Kids enjoy it as much as I did as a camper.
Activity Teaching: Kayaking
Years at Camp: 13
Certifications: CPR, Lifeguard, First Aid
What are you looking forward to camp? Spending time outdoors while building relationships at the best place on earth. Also, Oreo Pudding Dessert.
Intended Occupation: Dentist
What are you looking forward to at camp: Being able to teach campers new skills and show them how to grow and connect with God.
Years at camp:11
Certifications: Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid
School: College Of Charleston
Major: Early Childhood Education
Intended Occupation: Work with Elementary to middle school-aged children in an after school or Group home setting.
Campus Involvement: CofC Quidditch Team
Hometown: Charleston, SC
What are you looking forward to about camp: Being able to see the campers grow more spiritually as well as myself. Also to meet new people and make new friends, but mostly connecting with the campers in my cabin to ensure they have a great and fun summer!
Instructing: Mountain Biking
Certifications: First Aid, and CPR, Youth Mental Health First Aid
Years at camp: My First year!
Most people describe camp as fun, joyful, amazing, I think of it as therapeutic. Camp is a way to unplug and just be with others through friends and adventure, there is no other place in the world like it
School: Central Piedmont Community College
Major: Currently Undeclared – (Pursuing getting my EMT Basic this fall)
Intended Occupation: Emergency Services – (Firefighter or Paramedic)
Campus Involvement: Semi-official student-organized Bible Study
Hometown: Asheville, NC
What are you looking forward to about camp: The relationships with the staff, impacting the lives of kids in a gospel centered-way as well as teaching my activity.
Activity(s) Teaching: Riflery
Years at camp: Going to my 5th year
Certifications: Eagle Scout
School: The University of Alabama
Major: Secondary Education in Social Studies
Campus Involvement: RUF, Video Game Development Club
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL
What are you looking forward to about camp: Investing in relationships with staff, campers, nature, and Timberlake itself! This is my first visit!
Years at Camp: 0
Certifications: CPR/AED/First Aid
Major: Psychology with a Minor in Biology
Intended Occupation: Nurse Practitioner
Hometown: Brentwood, TN
What are you looking forward to at camp: Getting to share the Gospel with campers while being able to help raise the puppies and make new friends
Activity: Paws/Puppy Camp
Years at camp: First Year 🙂
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Intended Occupation: I intend to be some sort of engineer, hopefully in some sort of space-related occupation, but really any engineering-type job would be satisfactory.
Campus Involvement: I’m involved in the campus ministry RUF, I’m a member of the Million Dollar Band, and I participated in intramural soccer and softball this past year.
Hometown: Memphis TN
What are you looking forward to about camp?: I’m looking forward to leading kids in a very exciting and eventful summer while pointing them towards the Gospel.
Teaching: I’m pottery!
Years at camp: 1
Certification: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid
Intended Occupation: Probably some type of software engineer or app developer
Campus Involvement: RUF, Intramural frisbee
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
What are you looking forward to about camp: Growing in my relationship with God while also making new friends and connecting with the kids in my cabin
Years at Camp: This is my first year
School: Southern Methodist University
Major: Business analytics and/ or Finance
Intended Occupation: N/A
Campus Involvement: I plan to play club water polo or ultimate frisbee. I will also be a member of the Hilltop Scholars Program, which participates in community service and allows students to take honors courses at SMU.
Hometown: Miami, FL
What are you looking forward to about camp: Sock war and help make camp a special place.
Years at camp: 9
Certifications: Lifeguard and CPR/ First Aid
School: University of Florida
Major: Finance and Pre-Law
Intended Occupation: Real Estate Investor or Lawyer
Hometown: Tampa, FL
What are you looking forward to about camp: Building relationships with campers and making new friends, while also growing spiritually with them.
Certifications: First Aid and CPR
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