School: Huntington University
Major: Theater Performance
Campus Involvement: APO Theatre Fraternity, Huntington University Theatre Company
Hometown: Elkhart, IN
Years at camp: 2
Instructing: Team Sports
Certifications: CPR/First Aid
What are you most excited about this summer? I’m looking forward to meeting new campers, playing some fun team sports every day, and getting to see my campers from Little Piney a whole year older!
School: University of Florida
Major: Plant Sciences and Food Production
Campus Involvement: Resident Advisor, Worship Leader, Bible Study Leader, Varsity Gold, Club Rugby
Hometown: Polk County, FL
Years at camp: 13
Instructing: CIT Director, Archery Instructor
Certifications: Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), CPR/First Aid
What are you most excited about this summer? Striving to make Camp the place of growth it was for him as well as a place for boys to learn what it means to grow into Christian men.
School: Liberty University
Major: Biblical Studies
Intended Occupation: Youth Ministry
Campus Involvement: Spiritual Leadership
Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
What are you most excited about this summer? Really getting to experience the tribal rivalry and getting to know the staff and campers.
School: University of Alabama
Major: Sports Journalism
Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Intramural basketball and ultimate Frisbee, Photography Club, writer for The Crimson White
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Years at camp: 5
Instructing: Climbing, Tennis
What are you most excited about this summer? I am looking forward to being back at camp. I am excited to teach climbing and tennis and help campers excel in all of their activities. I am also looking forward to making new relationships and strengthening old ones, and most of all showing our campers and fellow staff members the grace that God offers and the great gifts that He and camp provide us with!
School: University of Georgia
Intended Occupation: Lawyer
Campus Involvement: Catholic Center at UGA, UGA HEROs, Local marching band instructor
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Years at camp: 11
Instructing: Program Director, Tennis, Archery
Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid
What are you most excited about this summer? Seeing old friends and making new ones.
School: The University of Alabama
Major: Civil Engineering
Intended Occupation: Engineer
Campus Involvement: Resident Advisor – Housing and Residential Communities, University Outdoor Recreation Staff Member and Trip Leader, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Announcement Team, Rock Climbing Club, Co-Founder All Things Active Club, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Student Engineers in Action, and Intramural football, hockey, soccer and basketball player
Hometown: Denver, CO
What are you most excited about this summer?I am looking forward to a hopping summer with a lot of excitement, energy, and enthusiasm. I can’t wait to see how the campers respond to new experiences, reaching way further than the limits that they had previously set. I am so excited to see how the campers begin to grow in their faith, growing closer to Christ and building in their relationships with Him. I know this is gonna be an extremely satisfying and fulfilling summer, and I can’t wait to get to Timberlake!
School: Belmont University
Major: Commercial Music With An Emphasis on Music Technology
Intended Occupation: Music Producer
Campus Involvement: Section Leader of Basses in Chamber Choir, Varsity Soccer Manager, Climbing Team, and Musical Theater
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
What are you most excited about this summer? Giving the campers the skills to grow in faith and in confidence!
School: Appalachian State University
Major: Business Management
Campus Involvement: Cru, Ratio Christi
Hometown: Boone, NC
What are you most excited about this summer? The opportunity to fellowship with other camp counselors as well as interacting with the kids daily, and growing with the Lord in a new environment!
School: Elizabeth City State University
Major: Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management
Intended Occupation: Athletic Director
Campus Involvement: Football Team Captain, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Hometown: Conway, NC
Instructing: Waterskiing, Flyfishing
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Waterski level one Instructor, NC Wildlife Resources Commissionn in Boat Ed.
What are you most excited about this summer? Helping others grow!
School: Furman University
Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
Hometown: Black Mountain, NC
Years at Camp: 13
Certifications: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Swift Water Rescue Trained (SRT), Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid
What are you most excited about this summer? I’m really looking forward to spending time on the dock, jammin’ to Taylor Swift, and teaching kids how to kayak.
School: University of Richmond
Campus Involvement: Climbing club, Ultimate frisbee, Student trip leader with the Outdoor Adventure and Recreation
Hometown: Ocala, FL
Years at camp: 10
Certifications: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT-1), L-4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid
What are you most excited about this summer? I am looking forward to sharing my passion for kayaking with young kids and watching the campers achieve success in something that I love doing.
Major: Computer Science
Intended Occupation: High School Teacher
Campus Involvement: Intramural Basketball
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid (WFA), CPR/First Aid
What are you most excited about this summer? I am excited to be teaching backpacking. I also look forward to having a positive impact on the campers and staff.
Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, the Stand-Up Paddleboard Club, Shining Light International, intramural volleyball, Boys and Girls Club volunteer
Hometown: Moscow, Idaho
What are you most excited about this summer? I’m looking forward to pouring into my campers, making new friends, and teaching campers canoeing!
School: University of South Carolina
Major: International Business and Spanish
Campus Involvement: Club Ultimate Frisbee
Hometown: Greenwood, SC
What are you most excited about this summer? Getting the opportunity to see young men learn about themselves and grow closer to God.
Major: Graphic Design and Fine Art
Intended Occupation: Graphic Designer
Campus Involvement: Department of Visual Arts
What are you most excited about this summer? Growing closer to God with my fellow counselors, supervisors, and campers!
Nathan is a student at UNC-Asheville studying Health and Wellness Promotion. At UNCA, he enjoys working for the Outdoor Program as a head trip leader, bike mechanic, and kayak roll instructor. He is a Wilderness First Responder and holds a Swift Water Rescue certification. In his free time, he loves to get out on local rivers and trails. On campus, he is involved with the Student Environmental Center, Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the Mindfulness Club. For the past two years, Nathan has worked as a Mountain Bike/Adventure Counselor at Camp Grier, and feels fortunate to join our Expedition Staff this summer. This coming fall semester, he hopes to lead UNC-Asheville’s Wilderness Experience orientation program for a third year and graduate with a community engagement distinction from the Health and Wellness Department.
School: Lander University
Major: Mass Communications
Intended Occupation: Photo Journalism
Campus Involvement: Varsity Soccer
Years at camp: 9
Instructing: Cooking, Soccer
What are you most excited about this summer? Honestly, everything! I can’t wait to get back to the best place on Earth
Intended Occupation: Broadcasting
Campus Involvement: Habitat for Humanity, Campus Radio Host, Intramural Sports
Hometown: Maitland, FL
Years at camp: 8
Instructing: Canoeing, Swimming, Kayaking
What are you most excited about this summer? Getting to know new campers and reconnecting with returning campers.
School: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Intended Occupation: Creative Consulting
Campus Involvement: SCAD-AD Club
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
What are you most excited about this summer? Being able to watch boys turn into Godly men and to be a part of brotherhood.
School: Clemson University
Major: Financial Management
Campus Involvement: Trip Specialist for the Fly Fishing Club, Cru campus ministry
Instructing: Riflery, Flyfishing
What are you most excited about this summer? The ability to show campers the beauty of God’s creation through fishing the streams around camp.
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major: Chemistry and Economics
Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship, Young Life, Sailing Club
Hometown: Burlington, NC
Instructing: Cabin Area Director, Tennis, Swimming, Waterskiing
Certifications: US Coast Guard Captain’s License, US Powerboating Instructor, US Powerboating License, CPR/ First Aid
What are you most excited about this summer? I’m looking forward to meeting new campers and helping them to grow at camp. I am also excited to help staff and campers grow in their relationship with the Lord and each other.
School: Gulf Coast Community College
Campus Involvement: Younglife leader, Member and worship leader of 1st Pres Church Biloxi
Hometown: Biloxi, MS
Years at camp: 3
Instructing: Cabin Area Director, Paintball, Mountain Biking
Certifications: Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid (WFA) CPR/First Aid
What are you most excited about this summer? Seeing all my old friends, getting started in my new role as Cabin Area Director, getting out on the mountain bike trails, helping guys grow in their faith and relationships with Christ, and having some great adventures.
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