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We would like to introduce you to some of our staff here at Wilderness Way!  These staff pictured below are some names and faces you may hear/see quicker if you were to call or visit Camp.  While our other Group Chiefs and staff members are not pictured, they are still vitally important to our Camp family!

Bill Collins

Executive Director

Chief Bill has served with Wilderness Way for twelve years. Previous to his work with Girls' Camp, he worked at a camp for troubled boys with the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina for twenty four years. Bill has a BS degree in Elementary Education and an MS degree from UT in Special Education. He and his wife have five grown children.

John Bowman

Camp Director

Chief John received a BA in Psychology and an MA in Church and Community Services at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. John began his therapeutic camping experience with three years as group chief at a boys' camp in the early '90s, then joining Wilderness Way in 1998. Chief John currently serves as Camp Director of Wilderness Way. He and his wife have four daughters.

Ashley Longino

Program Director

A native of New York, Chief Ashley originally joined Camp as a Pathfinder Chief before moving into a position as Group Work Supervisor.  She served three years as a Supervisor before moving into her current position.

Anita Stoltzfus

Group Work Supervisor

Originally from Pennsylvania, Chief Anita joined Camp as a cook.  She then served as a Pathfinder Chief and also as a Trailblazer Chief for a shorter period of time.  She now is enjoying her role as Group Work Supervisor.

Tim Gibson

Family Worker

Beginning in 1984, Chief Tim served at Cameron Boys Camp in North Carolina for 27 years as chief, assistant director and director. Chief Tim later served as a family pastor in NC for four years as well as a short term as Executive Director for the Wilderness Road Therapeutic Camping Association. Chief Tim joined Wilderness Way Girls Camp in 2018.  He and his wife have five daughters.

Lisa Smith

Head School Tutor

Miss Lisa joined our staff here at Camp in 2017.  She has a BA in Psychology from the University of South Florida and also a Masters in Special Education from Converse College.  Miss Lisa also taught in upstate Greenville, Pickens, and Oconee Counties for 17 years.  She has a heart for the campers and the education she teaches to them!

Denise Danson

Secretary/Office Assistant

Miss Denise joined our Camp staff in 2014.  She is a large part in helping Camp run by doing the day-to-day 'behind the scenes' paperwork.  She also helps by answering phone calls and keeping our office and files organized.  She enjoys DIY projects and taking trips to Lowes.