Meet Our Staff

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NEXT: Eric Mills
Program Director

Connor Aycock

Connor Aycock

School: University of Alabama 

Major: Civil Engineering

Intended Occupation: Civil Engineer – Starting in August with the Department of Agriculture

GPA: 3.8

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

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NEXT: Lucie Christian
Assistant Director

Eric Mills

School: Westminster College

Major: Psychology

GPA: 3.1

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

Certifications: WFR

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NEXT: Molly Callaway
Waterfront Director

Lucie Christian

Biography coming soon…

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NEXT: Matthew Jordan
Program Director / Women Director

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:

Activity(s) Teaching: Program Director

Years at camp: 6

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Lifeguard, AD

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NEXT: Hunter Smith
Archery

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: Archery

Years at camp: 8

Certifications: First Aid, CPR, and AED

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NEXT: Oliver Whiten
Archery

Hunter Smith

Bio Coming Soon…

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NEXT: John Davis
Backpacking

Oliver Whiten

Bio Coming Soon…

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NEXT: Logan Brown
Backpacking

John Davis

School: Clemson University

Major: Biological Sciences

GPA: 4.0

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)

 

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NEXT: Archie Dees
Backpacking

Logan Brown

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

Activity: Backpacking

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NEXT: Will Allen
Basketball

Archie Dees

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.

Activity: Basketball

Years at Camp: 10

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

 

 

 

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NEXT: Harrison Horn
Canoeing / Jr. Camp Area Director

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: Canoeing/Jr. Cabin Area Director

Years at camp: 12

Certifications: CPR and First aid

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NEXT: Ben Allen
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: 2

Certifications: WFA, First Aid and CPR

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NEXT: Ean Swink
Climbing

Ben Allen

School: Auburn University
Major: Aviation
Intended Occupation: Commercial pilot
GPA: 4.0
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)

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NEXT: Daniel Yerxa
Climbing

Ean Swink

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!

 

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NEXT: Ben Rader
Climbing

Daniel Yerxa

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!

Activity: Climbing

Years at camp: 12

Certifications: WFA

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NEXT: Seth Brahney
BME Climbing/ Senior Cabin Area Director

Ben Rader

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: BME Climbing

Years at camp: 3

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

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NEXT: Thomas Williams
Fencing

Seth Brahney

School: Appalachian State University

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. 

Activity: Fencing

Years at camp:12

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

 

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NEXT: Chris Tarney
Rocketry/ Fencing

Thomas Williams

School: Clemson University

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!

Activity: Rocketry

Years at Camp: This will be my 10th year.

 

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NEXT: Bennett Kesler
Fly Fishing

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 camp? Babel Tower Trip, fishing, and being back in the community.

Activity Teaching: Fly Fishing

Years at Camp: 3

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

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NEXT: Trevor Russell
Guitar

Bennett Kesler

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

Activity: Guitar

Years at Camp: 1st Year

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

 

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NEXT: Joe Virgin
Guitar

Trevor Russell

School: University of Alabama

Major: Computer Science

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.

Activity: Guitar

Years at Camp: First year!

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Henry Murphy
Improv

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 at camp: Being back in my favorite place in the world and helping spread the Gospel!

Activity: Improv, Disc Golf

Years at Camp: 14

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: James Belt
Kayaking

Henry Murphy

School: Sewanee: The University of The South

Major: Undecided

GPA: 3.6

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

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NEXT: Jack Belt
Kayaking

James Belt

School: Clemson University

Major: Biological Sciences

GPA: 4.0

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 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)

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NEXT: Clint Shannon
Kayaking

Jack Belt

School: Clemson University

Major: Biology

Intended Occupation: Dentist

Hometown: Florence, SC

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. 

Activity: Kayaking

Years at camp:11

Certifications: Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Tommy Schweitzer
Mountain Biking

Clint Shannon

School: College Of Charleston 

GPA: 3.0 

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! 

 

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NEXT: Elijah Goodrum
Mountain Biking

Tommy Schweitzer

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

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NEXT: Wilson Pate
Riflery

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: Riflery 

Years at camp: Going to my 5th year

Certifications: Eagle Scout

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NEXT: Andrew Kloppman
Paintball/ Airsoft

Wilson Pate

School: The University of Alabama

Major: Secondary Education in Social Studies

GPA: 3.8

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!

Activity: Paintball/Airsoft

Years at Camp: 0

Certifications: CPR/AED/First Aid

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NEXT: Natalie Custer
Paintball/ Airsoft

Andrew Kloppman

Bio Coming Soon…

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NEXT: Savannah Harris
PAWS

Natalie Custer

Bio Coming Soon…

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NEXT: Daniel Milligan
PAWS

Savannah Harris

School: University of Alabama

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 🙂

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

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NEXT: Andrew Jerome
Pottery

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. 

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

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NEXT: Carson Hays
Rocketry

Andrew Jerome

School: University of Alabama

Major: Computer Science

Intended Occupation: Probably some type of software engineer or app developer

GPA: 4.0

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

Activity: Rocketry

Years at Camp: This is my first year

 

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NEXT: Bennett Davis
Swimming

Carson Hays

School: Southern Methodist University

Major: Business analytics and/ or Finance

Intended Occupation: N/A

GPA: 3.5 

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.

Activity: Swimming

Years at camp: 9

Certifications: Lifeguard and CPR/ First Aid

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NEXT: Lewis Kasparek
Tennis

Bennett Davis

School: University of Florida

Major: Finance and Pre-Law

Intended Occupation: Real Estate Investor or Lawyer

GPA: 3.97

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.

Activity: Tennis

Years at camp: 8

Certifications: First Aid and CPR

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NEXT: Jonathan Hepler
Tennis

Lewis Kasparek

Bio Coming Soon…

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Social Media /Photographer

Jonathan Hepler

School: Appalachian State University
Major: Commercial Photography – BS
Post-Studies: I want to work in a studio/as a travel photographer and also do weddings/freelance work on the weekends.
Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
What are you looking forward to at camp? Meeting new people – spending time outdoors – capturing special moments of campers and staff
Position: Camp Photographer
Years at camp: 1st!
Certifications: BLS, First Aid, CPR

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CIT Director

Hank Boyd

Bio Coming Soon…

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Maintenance

Cody Adams

Coming Soon…

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Maintenance

Marco O.

Coming Soon…

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