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!
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.
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.
Group Work Supervisor
Originally from Pennsylvania, Chief Anita began life at Camp as a cook. In 2014, she then served as both a Trailblazer and Pathfinder Chief. Currently, Chief Anita serves as Group Work Supervisor, taking care of both groups and helping Camp run smoothly. She is happy when she is outside and believes hiking is the best way to adventure.
Group Work Supervisor
Chief Kristina grew up in the southern tip of Illinois. She began serving as Trailblazer Chief then transitioned to the Pathfinder group. Her favorite part of Camp is watching girls work through the tough stuff to be able to rebuild their relationships with their family. One of her life's motto is "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. Currently, Chief Kristina serves as Group Work Supervisor.
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.
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!
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.