Meet Our Staff

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NEXT: Eric Mills
Program Director

Andrew Daeger

School: Huntington University

Major: Theater Performance

Campus Involvement: APO Theatre Fraternity, Huntington University Theatre Company

Hometown: Elkhart, IN

Years at camp: 4

Instructing: Program Director

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Lifeguard

What are you most excited about this summer? SPREADSHEETS!

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NEXT: Catherine McCoy
Adventure Director

Eric Mills

School: West Minister College

Major: Psychology

GPA: 3.1

Campus Involvement: Ultimate, Phi Kapp Tau

Hometown: Latrobe, P.A.

Activity: Adventure Director

Years at camp: 2

What are you looking forward to about camp: Sharing the gospel with kids and sharing the art of play

Certifications: WFR

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NEXT: Brian Showalter
Waterfront Director

Catherine McCoy

School: Auburn University

Major: Health Services Administration

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Church of the Highlands Student Ministry, Delta Zeta Sorority, Auburn University Marching Band, Club Rowing, Campus Rec Head Lifeguard and CPR Instructor

Hometown: Johnson City, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am most looking forward to growing stronger in my faith and creating fun memories together in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!

Activity(s) Teaching: Waterfront Director

Years at camp: 12

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

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NEXT: Josh Dunford
Archery

Brian Showalter

School: Brown University

Major: Economics

GPA: 4.0

Campus Involvement: RUF

Hometown: Tampa, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Seeing all of my friends again

Activity(s) Teaching: Archery

Years at camp: 11

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Grant Hemsley
Archery

Josh Dunford

School: University of South Carolina

GPA: 4.0

Major: International Business and Spanish

Campus Involvement: Club Ultimate Frisbee

Hometown: Greenwood, SC

Activity: Archery

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Getting the opportunity to see young men learn about themselves and grow closer to God.

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NEXT: Henry Ishikawa
Backpacking

Grant Hemsley

School: University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

Major: Business (Management)

Intended Occupation: I have post-grad plans to either attend business school to achieve an MBA or law school to achieve Juris Doctor or even possibly Master of Laws. Interested in working for a private firm or working in government at some capacity one day.

GPA: 3.00

Campus Involvement: Beta Theta Pi Fraternity; Ole Miss Club Lacrosse; Gamma Beta Phi Society

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m extremely eager to return to the environment and community I called home for so long. Growing up, Timberlake was always an oasis of Christ-like love and acceptance that gave me an environment where I was unconditionally supported. It was a place where I received enough space, freedom, and valuable mentorship to achieve amazing personal growth mentally and spiritually. I look forward to the opportunity to lead another generation of campers and to give back to the place that gave me so much. I’m also looking forward to being apart of the backpacking staff! Throughout the summer I will have the opportunity to lead backpacking trips out to some of the most beautiful trails and sights in all of the Appalachian. Not only do I look forward to experiencing the beauty and grandeur of nature myself, but I also look forward to sharing God’s beautiful creation with the campers. In a lot of ways, this summer will be somewhat of a homecoming, and I can’t wait!

Activity(s) Teaching: Backpacking

Years at camp: 12/13th summer(?), First summer returning as a counselor

Certifications: Lifeguard, WFA 

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NEXT: Henry Stout
Backpacking

Henry Ishikawa

School: Jefferson University

Major: Architecture

Intended Occupation: Outdoor education and guiding!

GPA: 3.43

Campus Involvement: Coalition for Christian Outreach ministry team, Resident assistant

Hometown: Naperville, IL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Spending time, teaching, growing, and backpacking with campers in the outdoors!

Activity(s) Teaching: Backpacking

Years at camp: My first year!

Certifications: WEA outdoor leader, SOLO wilderness first aid, CPR+AED

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NEXT: Phillip Myers
Backpacking

Henry Stout

School: Appalachian State University 

Major: Accounting

Intended Occupation: CPA

GPA: 3.25

Campus Involvement: Christian Fraternity, CREW

Hometown: Hickory, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I got backpacking and riflery and when I was in camp, those were my two favorite activities, so I’m really looking forward to being in those activities! 

Activity(s) Teaching: Backpacking, riflery

Years at camp: My ninth summer

Certifications: Wilderness first aid(WFA), CPR

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NEXT: Ben Allan
Backpacking, Cooking

Phillip Myers

School: The University of Alabama

Major: Mechanical Engineering/Business

Intended Occupation: Not sure yet, but audio engineering sounds cool!

GPA: 3.38

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship, Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Capstone Leadership Academy (a two day camp teaching high schoolers about leadership), Crimson Racing (Alabama’s FSAE Team).

Hometown: Pensacola, FL

What are you looking forward to about camp: Leading the backpacking trips, something that I don’t get to do enough!

Activity(s) Teaching: Backpacking and Cooking!

Years at camp: This is my first year at Timberlake buy I’ve had siblings up here for 4 years!

Certifications: Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

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NEXT: Ben Rader
Climbing

Ben Allan

School: Samford University

Major: Business Management and Entrepreneurship

GPA: 3.4

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Intramural Volleyball and Soccer, Dudes A Plenty Step Sing

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to sharing Gods beautiful creation through climbing as camp did for me! Also, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and helping campers to do the same!

Activity: Climbing

Years at camp: 10

Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

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NEXT: Carter Boone
Climbing

Ben Rader

School: Montreat College

Major: Outdoor Education

Intended Occupation: Climbing/mountaineering/alpine guide

GPA: 3.85

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: Climbing

Years at camp: This will be my 2nd year at camp

Certifications: CPR and first aid, Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

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NEXT: Will Krispin
CIT Director, Evening Activities Director, Climbing

Carter Boone

School: The University of Alabama

Major: Journalism

Intended Occupation: Lawyer (you may not know this for sure yet, don’t feel like you have to make something up, but if you have an idea of what you may want to do please list it)

GPA: 3.4

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship student leader, intramural ultimate frisbee and basketball, and student writer for Dateline Alabama. (examples- sororities, campus ministries, athletic teams, intramurals, clubs, jobs)

Hometown: Asheville, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to seeing old friends, making new friends, and showing kids the glory and love that Christ has for us. And of course helping the Seminoles win a banner or two!

Activity(s) Teaching: CIT Director/Evening Activities Director

Years at camp: 9

Certifications: Lifeguard and Wilderness First Responder

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NEXT: Chris Tarney
Basketball

Will Krispin

School: UGA (Go dogs!)

Major: Undecided

Intended Occupation: Own a journalism company 

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Wesley and a bunch of stuff through Wesley

Hometown: Valdosta, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Basketball and cabin nights

Activity(s) Teaching: Basketball

Years at camp: My ninth year

Certifications: CPR and First Aid

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NEXT: Harrison Horn
Fly Fishing; BME Backpacking

Chris Tarney

School: Western Carolina University 

Major: Parks and Recreation Management

Intended Occupation: Professional Fly Fishing Instructor/Climbing Guide

GPA: 3.7

Campus Involvement: Fly Fishing Club, RUF, Ultimate Frisbee Club, PRM Club, Climbing Club

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Babel Tower trip, fishing and being back in the community

Activity: Fly Fishing

Years at camp: 2

Certifications: WFR, First Aid/CPR, EPI, SARTECH lll. Mountain Safety and Travel

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NEXT: Jacob Norris
Canoeing

Harrison Horn

School: Mississippi State

Major: Kinesiology 

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: My first year!

Certifications: WFA, First Aid and CPR

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NEXT: Dennie Hoffacker
BME Climbing

Jacob Norris

School: East Tennessee State University 

Major: Sport and Leisure Management, concentrating in park and recreation management

Intended Occupation: Assistant director to outdoor adventure and campus recreation

GPA: 2.8

Campus Involvement: Group leader for outdoor adventure section of campus recreation, Outdoor supervisor for campus recreation

Hometown: Greenville, TN

What are you looking forward to about camp: Taking kids outside and giving them a fun, safe environment to try climbing and to let them experience that stress and learn how to cope with it

Activity(s) Teaching: BME Climbing

Years at camp: My first year!

Certifications: Instructor with the American Mountain Guide Association, Wilderness First responder with National Outdoor leadership school, Swift water rescue, Leave No Trace trainer

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NEXT: David Ganuza
PAWS, Team Sports

Dennie Hoffacker

School: Sewanee: University of the South

Major: Undecided

Intended Occupation: Counselor

GPA: 3.16

Campus Involvement: Chi Psi, CRU, Pick-up soccer, and I am a Student Worker for the Executive Office.

Hometown: Annapolis, MD

What are you looking forward to about camp: I am looking forward to the brotherhood with the other staffers and the campers and I am looking forward to leading devotions.

Activity(s) Teaching: PAWs and Team Sports

Years at camp: 0

Certifications: First Aid/ CPR/ AED

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NEXT: Michael Allen
Fencing

David Ganuza

School: East Valley Institute of Technology

Major: Welding

Intended Occupation: Welder

Campus Involvement: I went there and I went home

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

What are you looking forward to about camp: Seeing familiar faces and developing deeper relationships with people

Activity(s) Teaching: Fencing

Years at camp: 12

Certifications: CPR/ First Aid, Welding

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NEXT: Joe Virgin
Guitar

Michael Allen

School: Washington and Lee University (incoming freshman)

Major: Undecided

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia

What are you looking forward to about camp: Teaching campers an activity they can find joy in for the rest of their lives and contributing to something greater than me.

Activity(s) Teaching: Guitar

Years at camp: 6

Certifications: First Aid/CPR

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NEXT: Hank Boyd
Improv, Disc Golf

Joe Virgin

School: University of South Carolina

Major: Journalism

GPA: 3.0

Campus Involvement: Choir, RUF

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

What are you looking forward to about camp: Being back in my favorite place in the world and helping spread the Gospel!

Activity: Improv, Disc Golf

Years at camp: 13

Certifications: First Aid/ CPR

 

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NEXT: Henry Murphy
Kayaking

Hank Boyd

Coming Soon!

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NEXT: Shawn Feagin
Kayaking

Henry Murphy

School: Sewanee: The University of the South

Major: Undecided

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: Soccer

Hometown: Woodstock Georgia

What are you looking forward to about camp: Having kids enjoy it as much as I did when I was a camper.

Activity: Kayaking

Years at camp: 11

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: James Belt
BME Kayaking

Shawn Feagin

School: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Major: Physical Education

Intended Occupation: P.E. Teacher

GPA: 3.6

Campus Involvement: CRU, RUF, Intramural Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball

Hometown: Ownesboro, Kentucky

Activities: BME Kayaking

Years at camp: 2

Certifications: WFR, Lifeguard, First-aid

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NEXT: Harris Cannon
Kayaking

James Belt

School: I plan to attend Clemson Honors College in the fall

Major: Biology, with a minor in Spanish

Intended Occupation: N/A

GPA: 5.095 (high school)

Campus Involvement:  In college I plan to be part of soccer and ultimate frisbee intramurals, whitewater kayak club, RUF, and work for the Outdoor Recreation Center on campus.

Hometown: Florence, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Sock War!

Activity(s) Teaching: Kayaking

Years at camp: This will be my 10th summer.

Certifications: Lifeguard and CPR

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NEXT: Nick Leonard
Kayaking

Harris Cannon

Coming Soon!

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NEXT: Nate Stageberg
Mountain Biking

Nick Leonard

School: Clemson University

Major: Marketing

Intended Occupation: Film maker or a photojournalist

GPA: 3.2

Hometown: Greenwood, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Furthering camp experience, testing a new skill, and continuing to build community

Activity: Mountain Biking

Years at camp: 11

Certifications: First Aid and CPR, Lifeguard, WFA

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NEXT: Winston Horn
Mountain Biking

Nate Stageberg

School: Western Carolina University

Major: Construction Management

Intended Occupation: Project Manager for a commercial construction company.

GPA: 3.5

Campus Involvement: Campus Outreach, Construction Management Club, and Intermurals

Hometown: Greer, SC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Being able to connect with the guys in my cabin and growing spiritually with them.

Activity(s) Teaching: Mountain biking

Years at camp: 1st year

Certifications: First Aid, and CPR

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NEXT: Elijah Goodrum
Mountain Biking, Sr. Cabin Area Director

Winston Horn

School: Ole Miss

GPA: 3.2

Major: Recreation Administration

Campus Involvement: Younglife leader, Member and worship leader of 1st Pres Church Biloxi

Hometown: Biloxi, MS

Years at camp: 5

Instructing: Mountain Biking, Sr. Cabin Area Director

Certifications: Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid (WFA) CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Mountain Biking trips, seeing old friends and making new ones!

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NEXT: Jake McFerrin
Paintball/ Airsoft

Elijah Goodrum

School: Central Piedmont Community College

Major: Currently Undeclared – (Pursuing getting my EMT Basic this fall)

Intended Occupation: Emergency Services – (Firefighter or Paramedic)

GPA: 3.0

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: Paintball and Airsoft.

Years at camp: Going to my 4th year

Certifications: Eagle Scout

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NEXT: Will Allen
Paintball/ Airsoft

Jake McFerrin

School: Liberty University

Major: Aviation

GPA: 3.3

Campus Involvement: Club sports, snowboarding team

Hometown: Black Mountain, N.C.

What are you looking forward to about camp: Making relationships and friends with campers and staff, while also growing personally and spiritually.

Activity: Paintball/ Airsoft

Years at camp: 1

Certifications: WFA, CPR/ First Aid

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NEXT: Cheyenne Walsh
Pottery

Will Allen

School: Mercer University

Major: Biology

Intended Occupation: Pediatrician

GPA: 2.37

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: Pottery

Years at camp: 11

Certifications: CPR and First aid

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NEXT: Phoebe Matibe
Photographer

Cheyenne Walsh

School: Winthrop University

Major: Mass Communication/ Minor in photography

Intended Occupation: Photojournalist

GPA: 3.8 

Campus Involvement: Residence Life, Society of Professional Journalists, Student Publications, World Ambassadors, Study Abroad Alumni

Hometown: Hendersonville, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Connecting with like-minded people, capturing the moments of camp and sharing those experiences with others! 

Activity(s) Teaching: Social Media/ Photographer 

Years at camp: First year!

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NEXT: AJ Rodriguez
Photographer

Phoebe Matibe

School: Purdue University

Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences & Anthropology

Intended Occupation:  Combining my passion, education, and dedication to develop life skills and provide barrier-free outdoor experiences for children and adults of all abilities.

GPA: 3.2

Campus InvolvementNational Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSHLA), Boiler Gold Rush (BGR), Purdue University Dance Marathon (PUDM), Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), Purdue Grand Prix Foundation, Timmy Global Health, Purdue Students Against Alzheimers (PSAA), Students Helping Others Through Service (SHOTS), Purdue Equestrian Team, Purdue Photography Club

Hometown: Austin, Texas

What are you looking forward to about camp: Everything – getting to capture all the memories and experiences for the summer!

Activity(s) Teaching: Photography

Years at camp: 1st year!

Certifications: CPR/AED/FIRST AID

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NEXT: Chase Calhoun
Rocketry

AJ Rodriguez

Coming Soon!

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NEXT: Ford Lange
Riflery, Fly Fishing

Chase Calhoun

School: Washington and Lee University

Major: Global Politics w/ Minor in Middle East and South Asia Studies with Language

Intended Occupation: Federal Law Enforcement

GPA: 3.1

Campus Involvement: Chi Psi Fraternity Philanthropy Chair, Reformed University Fellowship Student Leader, Appalachian Adventure Trip Leader, Kathekon, Development Ambassador

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

What are you looking forward to about camp: Teaching my guys how to fly fish

Activity(s) Teaching: Riflery, Fly Fishing

Years at camp: 0 unfortunately

Certifications: WFA, CPR/AED, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support course auditor

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NEXT: Daniel Milligan
Riflery

Ford Lange

School: Mississippi State University

Major: Undecided

GPA: 3.4

Campus Involvement: Intend to participate in intramural sports as well as get involved with Greek Life.

Hometown: Jackson, MS

What are you looking forward to about camp: Coming back to my favorite place to see old friends and make new ones too.

Teaching: Riflery

Years at camp: 9

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: John Hovell
Swimming, Rocketry

Daniel Milligan

School: University of Alabama

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.

GPA: 3.576

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. Right now, I work at a place called Pyros Fire Fresh Pizza and I am starting training for manager in the next few days.

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 teaching swimming and model rocketry.

Years at camp: This is my first year at Camp.

Certification: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Matthew Jordan
Swimming

John Hovell

School: University of North Georgia

Major: Middle Grades Education

Intended Occupation: Teacher in math and history

Campus Involvement: Student activities board, swim club, pep band

Hometown: Watkinsville, GA

Activity: Swimming

Years at camp: 12

What are you looking forward to about camp: I’m looking forward to serving camp and seeing how much campers have grown since last summer. Ready for another amazing summer!

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid

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NEXT: Morgan Youngdale
Wrestling

Matthew Jordan

School: Clemson University

Major: Sociology and Nonprofit Leadership

Intended Occupation: Political Lobbyist/Activist

GPA: 3.75

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: Wrestling

Years at camp: 7

Certifications: First Aid, CPR, and AED

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NEXT: Molly Callaway
Wrestling

Morgan Youngdale

School: Mercer University, bear down

Major: English, History with a minor in political science 

Intended Occupation: Overlord tyrant of the United States, politics 

GPA: no comment 

Campus Involvement: Fraternity member, Students for Liberty member, once crashed a campus tour 

Hometown: Americus, GA, home of Jimmy Carter 

What are you looking forward to about camp: Being in nature, getting a radical Chaco tan

Activity(s) Teaching: Wrestling 

Years at camp: My first year!

Certifications: Lifeguard, Pottery certified (not officially recognized by any governing bodies)

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NEXT: Andrew Daeger
Nanny

Molly Callaway

School: Western Carolina University

Major: Middle Grades Language Arts Education 

Intended Occupation: Middle Grades Language Arts Teacher

GPA: 3.8

Campus Involvement: RUF, CMLA

Hometown: Thurmond, NC

What are you looking forward to about camp: Hanging out with Peter all day

Activity(s) Teaching: Nanny

Years at camp: 5

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Lifeguard, AD