Current Staff

Bo Lovett
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
School: Furman University
Years on Staff: This is my third year on staff.
I am looking forward to... All of it!
Ruffin Henry
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
School: University of Denver
Years on Staff: This is my 2nd year on staff.
I am looking forward to... Teaching boys to enjoy whitewater paddling
I am happiest when... On the river...
Aidan Hempsted
Hometown: Orlando, FL
School: University of West Florida
Campus Involvement: Rock Climbing
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Pita Pizza
I am looking forward to... Meeting new people and having fun.
Fun Fact About Me: I can clap with only one hand.
I am happiest when... I enjoy hanging out with friends and being goofy.
Andrew Hrabar
Hometown: Statesville, NC
School: Wake Forest University
Campus Involvement: I am in the chess club at Wake Forest!
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Any type of dessert!
I am looking forward to... Establishing new relationships with the campers as well as my fellow counselors. I also really love games and am excited to participate and compete in them with everyone.
Fun Fact About Me: I am red-green colorblind
I am happiest when... Playing any type of sport or game!
Andy Glas
Hometown: Greenville
School: North Greenville University
Campus Involvement: Department of Outdoor Education & Leadership Faculty
Years on Staff: 8
Favorite Camp Food: Chicken sandwich day
I am looking forward to... Being at camp!
Fun Fact About Me: I was recently ordained as a minister and performed my first wedding
I am happiest when... I am always happiest in the mountains. On the rocks, in the water, on the trails, happiness is everywhere!
Anna de la Torre
Anna Kaminski
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Years on Staff: 2
Favorite Camp Food: GF Chicken Nuggets
I am looking forward to... Seeing all my favorite people! Campers and staff alike.
Fun Fact About Me: I'm actually a scientist in real life.
I am happiest when... Riding my horse, Rojo.
Annalise Eaton
Hometown: Forest, VA
School: University of Virginia
Campus Involvement: IDA team (Intercollegiate Dressage Association)
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: tofu hotdogs
I am looking forward to... Unplugging from my computer and getting kids excited about riding
Fun Fact About Me: I first went camping when I was just 2 years old.
I am happiest when... Competing at a horse show
Anneliese Kohnert
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
School: East Carolina University
Campus Involvement: I'm a part of the Mentor Program for the College of Nursing
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Smores!!!
I am looking forward to... Spending time outdoors with campers and staff in the beautiful mountains of Brevard NC!
Fun Fact About Me: I have 2 cats named Thor and Loki
I am happiest when... Hiking with my family through national parks (Especially Zion, its my favorite!)
Asher de la Torre
Hometown: Brevard, NC
School: University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)
Campus Involvement: Swim Club, University Band, Pep Band, International Honors College
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Looking back I always enjoyed the pita pizzas and s'mores our counselors made for us on camp overnights.
I am looking forward to... I am most looking forward to having some fun outside and in the sun, because I did not get a lot of that while doing virtual classes
Fun Fact About Me: I have been doing competitive swim team for about 12 years!!
I am happiest when... It depends, I really enjoy playing or learning new instruments but I also really enjoy hanging out at the beach, the pool, or a lake
Austen Hetes
Hometown: Durham
School: University of Tennessee Knoxville
Campus Involvement: Marketing Department in Tennessee Athletics
Years on Staff: 2
Favorite Camp Food: Pita Pizzas
I am looking forward to... Being back in the great outdoors
Fun Fact About Me: I have a very expansive knowledge of sports and can remember many fun facts and anecdotes
I am happiest when... Hiking or biking through these beautiful north carolina mountains
Bay Bennett
Hometown: Greenwood, MS
School: North Greenville University
Campus Involvement: Outdoor Adventure Club, Rock Climbing, Water Kayaking, Fly Fishing, Intramurals, and board game nights!
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Definitely has to be the tacos. What is camp without tacos?!
I am looking forward to... I am so excited to use my passion for climbing as a tool to build relationships and memorable experiences that can be shared for years to come.
Fun Fact About Me: I hike the Appalachian trial in 2018 and can make a mean ham and cheese Croissant.
I am happiest when... I am happiest when on a climbing trip with close friends where there is little to know cell service.
Brenden Heyde
Hometown: Loganville, Ga
School: Georgia College & State University
Campus Involvement: YoungLife, intramural soccer, climbing club
Favorite Camp Food: Mac and Cheese
I am looking forward to... Getting to know new people
Fun Fact About Me: I achieved my Eagle Scout at 12 years old
I am happiest when... Outside is where I feel the happiest
Caden Sanko
Hometown: Palmetto Bay
School: College of William and Mary
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: I am a sucker for novelty, and "Tacos in a Bag" are certainly unlike anything I've had anywhere else.
I am looking forward to... Quarantine has made has made me a stranger to the sun; I am looking forward to finally remedying that.
Fun Fact About Me: Right before COVID I had the exquisite pleasure of traveling to India to represent my school. I am a massive history nerd, and seeing castles and monuments and the seats of empires that you've only ever read about in textbooks - there's no feeling quite like it.
Camden Siegal
Hometown: Vestavia Hills, AL
School: Vestavia Hills High School
Campus Involvement: Habitat for humanity, marching band, mountain biking team
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Chicken Sandwiches
I am looking forward to... Teaching horseback riding
Fun Fact About Me: I am color blind
I am happiest when... Horseback riding or mountain biking
Cameron Padilla
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
School: Wake Forest University
Campus Involvement: I am a cheerleader at Wake. I am also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: unknown but I have heard the cinnamon rolls are good
I am looking forward to... I am looking forward to creating new friendships with the staff and campers.
Fun Fact About Me: I have 14 pets!
I am happiest when... I am my happiest when I am volunteering with animals.
Caroline Kilgore
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
School: Rhodes College
Favorite Camp Food: I can't wait to find out!
I am looking forward to... Spending lots of time outside!!! And getting to know campers and staff!
Fun Fact About Me: I've flown a plane!
I am happiest when... Cooking Thanksgiving dinner with my family and cousins.
Caroline McArthur
Hometown: Watkinsville , GA
School: University of Georgia
Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and apart of "Society of Entrepreneurship"
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: My favorite camp food is hamburger with a side of classic potato chips and a cookie for dessert (or maybe two!)
I am looking forward to... I am looking forward to spending every day outdoors
I am happiest when... I am happiest when I am lauging
Charles Curtis
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
School: Cincinnati Country Day School
Campus Involvement: Nature Conversation Group, Horseback Riding
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Wings
I am looking forward to... Being back at the barn and the cabin overnight
Fun Fact About Me: I am learning to play the didgeridoo
I am happiest when... I am very happy when I am horseback riding.
Charlie McDonald
Hometown: Greenville, SC
School: Loyola Marymount University
Campus Involvement: Entrepreneurship society
Years on Staff: 2
Favorite Camp Food: Chicken Sandwiches
I am looking forward to... Being back at camp and getting out on the lake
Fun Fact About Me: Over the years I have taken every activity at camp except one (Horseback Riding)
I am happiest when... I am happiest listening to music in the mountains
Cole Vacek
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
School: Kansas City Art Institute
Campus Involvement: Rock Climbing
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Pasta
I am looking forward to... Living a simple life
Fun Fact About Me: I watch soccer almost everyday
I am happiest when... Watching the sunrise
Douglas Miller
Hometown: Brevard
Years on Staff: 3
Favorite Camp Food: Fried chicken sammies & Nate's biscuits
I am looking forward to... Don's new pump track
Fun Fact About Me: I have accidentally driven a dogsled, twice.
I am happiest when... Mountain biking.
Fez Trevail
Hometown: Newtown, CT
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Taco Tuesdays
I am looking forward to... Getting people out of their comfort zones
Fun Fact About Me: Lived in Europe for 12 years of my life
I am happiest when... Fostering Dogs and Laying in a hammock next to the lake
Frank Mims
Hometown: Greenville, SC
School: Clemson University
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Pizza
I am looking forward to... Getting to watch the campers grow throughout the sessions
Fun Fact About Me: I was born in New York
I am happiest when... When I'm on the lake
Grant Browne
Hometown: New Orleans
School: Texas Christian University
Campus Involvement: In a fraternity (SAE)
Years on Staff: 1
Favorite Camp Food: Got to love those wing days
I am looking forward to... I am looking forward to giving kids the same experiences I had as a camper and hopefully showing them as great or even a better time than I had.
Fun Fact About Me: I was the second person to receive the golden bullet at camp.
I am happiest when... Either hanging out with my friends or doing something active. Also love being in the mountains and the outdoors.

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