Summer Staff

The following positions are open for Summer 2021! Click on a position title to view the job description and details for that position. To access this year’s staff application, click here.

2021 SUMMER STAFF

Steve Maynard, Camp Woodie Director

TJ Morgan, Camp Woodie Assistant Director

Kaitie, Camp Woodie Photographer

My name is Kaitie, and I am super excited to be your camp photographer this summer! I am currently a junior at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC double majoring in Commercial Photography and Digital Marketing! While at App State, you will most likely find me within the football stadium as I am the photographer for the football team! I have the honor of photographing them at practice, home games, and traveling with them to away games! Most recently, I was the sole team photographer at the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl (which we won!), which was a huge responsibility that I was so excited to take on! I grew up participating in Girl Scouts from 2nd – 10th grade, so I have spent my fair share of time at summer camps! I can’t wait to meet everyone and capture all of the amazing memories you are going to make this summer!

Elizabeth, Outdoor Educator

My name is Elizabeth. I am in my last semester of undergrad at the University of North Georgia, where I am studying biology. My goal is to become a vet. I grew up with dogs, cats, chickens, gerbils, African Grey parrots, and hawks. I enjoy playing soccer, tennis, rugby, and am currently learning volleyball. A few random facts about me are that I like Mexican food, music, and watching movies and tv shows. I am beyond excited about this summer and I cannot wait to meet everyone!

Becca, Camp Counselor

My name is Becca. I am originally from Texas, but I have lived in South Carolina most of my life, specifically in the small town of Ridgeville. I am currently a Junior at the University of South Carolina – Columbia, majoring in Exercise Science. I played softball for many, many years, and I ran varsity track for my high school. I also went on to join a Skeet and Trap shooting team while in high school and became a part of the Air Force ROTC program at USC my freshman year. I grew up showing and riding horses for my equestrian team, but I love to ride motocross any time I get the chance. I love water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and pretty much anything else you can think of outdoors. Most importantly, I love kids! When I was younger, I attended Camp Woodie for 4 summers and this place really impacted my life. I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to return as a camp counselor and cannot wait to see what this summer has in store. I know whatever it is, we will create new friendships and lasting memories. I have never been more excited and cannot wait to meet you all!

Mason, Shooting Specialist

Howdy! My name is Mason Holeman. I am a rising senior at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I am studying to get my Bachelors Degree in Recreation Management and am a super avid outdoorsman. Whether it’s fishing, hunting, or if it’s just simply enjoying the outdoors, that’s where you can find me! I grew up just outside of Charlotte, NC and for 7 years, my parents drove me down to Camp Woodie every summer. I also spent one summer working at Camp Woodie as a Counselor-In-Training when I was in high school. Now that I have decided what I want to do after college, it was an easy decision to come back to the place I loved my whole childhood. I hope to pass down the fun and excitement for the outdoors and recreation to the youth of today. This summer I will be one of the Shooting Specialists for Camp Woodie. I plan to help every single camper have an amazing and safe experience during their week at camp.

Duece, Camp Counselor

My name is Duece, and I am a rising senior at Columbia International University majoring in Sport Management and a part of the baseball team. I’m really excited to meet everyone this summer. I am originally from St. Matthews, SC and went to Edisto High School for most of high school, then moved to Savannah, GA my senior year and attended Calvary Day School. I went to OC Tech my freshman year before transferring to CIU. I grew up playing baseball and being outdoors. I love baseball, football, and golf and really enjoy most sports. I have a love for cars and enjoy working on them. I’m ready to meet all of our Campers this year and really want to install a love of the outdoors in them.

Maddie, Camp Counselor/Outdoor Educator

My name is Madison (Maddie), and I am excited to be a part of the Camp Woodie Family! I graduated from Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) with a degree in Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation in 2020. I hope to one day use my degree to help develop conservation programs that protect vulnerable species and their environments. I cannot wait to share my love for all things nature with you all this summer! Even though I currently live in upstate New York, I was born and lived in Hendersonville, NC until I was 10 years old. I love the adventure of travel! So far I have been able to go to Italy, Kenya, Newfoundland, and British Columbia. I hope to one day say that I have visited every country at least once, and even plan to hike the Appalachian Trail in the next couple years! My hobbies include hiking, photography, writing, and playing the violin. I cannot wait to meet you all over the next few months!

Lilly, Camp Counselor

My name is Lillian or Lilly, and I am so excited to be a part of the Camp Woodie family this summer! I grew up in upstate South Carolina (Greenville/Anderson) and I love the outdoors. With a parent who is a farmer, I have worked long hours outside getting dirty, and I loved every second of it! I am currently a rising junior at the University of South Carolina with a major in biology, I work in a research lab during the school year where we study ecology within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and how the organisms are affected by the radiation from the disaster. I am also the President of the Herpetology club where we take many excursions into the nearby Congaree National Park to look for any amphibians or reptiles. I also have experience working for DNR, banding birds for research projects, as well as volunteering at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. I am so excited to teach campers about the ecosystems within our beautiful state! See you at camp!

Hanna, Aquatics Director

My name is Hanna. I recently graduated from Texas State University with my B.S. in Wildlife Biology and a minor in art. I enjoy playing with my dogs, pet rats, and gerbils. I also enjoy biking, hiking, canoeing, archery, drawing, painting, learning to play banjolele, and bird watching. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and spent lots of time as a camper and then as an instructor at Twilight Hollow Girl Scout Camp. Growing up I spent many summers on the community swim team. I have recently volunteered with several local bird research projects. I am looking forward to being Camp Woodie’s Aquatics Director, and excited to be a part of everyone’s amazing summer at Camp Woodie.

Jase, Camp Counselor

Hey y’all, my name is Jase, and I can’t wait to be a part of the Camp Woodie family this Summer! I’m a rising senior at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. I’m currently majoring in wildlife biology, and I was recently elected as the Treasurer of the Wildlife Society. I’ve lived in Texas my whole life, and I grew up in Fort Worth, but I’ve been all over the country exploring the outdoors. Some of my favorite hobbies include hiking, camping, and playing soccer. I can’t wait to meet everyone this summer!

Val, Shooting Specialist

Hey! My name is Val. I grew up in the very rural community of Lone Star, SC. I graduated high school at Calhoun Academy in St. Matthews. I am a rising senior at the Citadel Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, majoring in Business Administration, and am a member of the Citadel Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. I grew up hunting, fishing, and playing sports. I love being in the outdoors. When I’m not on the Citadel Campus, I can usually be found in the swamps behind my house. I attended Camp Woodie as a young person, and loved every minute of it. That is why I am so excited to be a with you all at camp this summer. I can’t wait to help kids like me to love the outdoors as much as I do. We’re going to have so much fun!

Tiffany, Camp Counselor

Hi, everyone! My name is Tiffany, and I am so excited to be a part of Camp Woodie this summer! I grew up in Northern Virginia, and I am so excited to be able to experience the summer in South Carolina! I’m currently a rising senior at Virginia Tech majoring in Wildlife Conservation and hoping to go to vet school after graduation. Last summer, I was lucky enough to work with a wildlife rehabilitation center in Virginia, giving me some amazing hands-on experience with injured wildlife. Through my classes at VT and my various adventures, I have gotten really comfortable with getting my hands dirty and finding fun wildlife. I am an exec member of the Wildlife Society at Virginia Tech, a member of the Bird Club (still working on my bird knowledge), and an exec member of a conservation service frat at VT. I love working with kids and getting them excited and educated about the wildlife all around them. 

Thomas, Camp Counselor

Hello, my name is Thomas. I am a nursing major at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. I am from Round O, which is just outside of Walterboro, SC. I like to hunt, fish, and spend time with my family. I have two loyal and smart golden retrievers: Copper and Beau. Camp has been a very important part of my life. I attended Camp Woodie for 3 years and I couldn’t wait to come back again every summer. Also, I was a Boy Scout for 8 years eventually earning my Eagle Scout. I am grateful for the opportunity to work as a counselor at Camp Woodie this summer and excited to meet everyone! I am looking forward to a fun and unforgettable summer at Camp Woodie!

Erin, Camp Counselor

Hey y’all, my name is Erin, and I am beyond thrilled to be part of the 2021 Camp Woodie staff this summer! I grew up in the small town of Stuarts Draft in Augusta County, Virginia. I am currently a senior at Liberty University pursuing a Zoo & Wildlife Bachelor’s Degree. Working with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources as both a fisheries intern and a wildlife volunteer has only fanned the flames of passion I have for wildlife and working with others in the environmental community. The more I learn about Camp Woodie, the more I know that this is the place the Lord has for me to be this summer. I can’t wait to see all the campers’ and staffs’ smiling faces when we start! See you guys soon!!

Bennett, Camp Counselor

My name is Bennett. I’m from Mint Hill, NC, just outside of Charlotte. I recently finished my second semester at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. I’m majoring in education, primarily focused in higher level math and science. I love sports and diving head first into everything nature. I also like any and all superheroes, whether is be Marvel or DC. This will be my first summer at Camp Woodie, and I’m beyond excited to help my campers grow in every aspect of life while also making unforgettable memories.

Austin, Camp Counselor

Hey guys! My name is Austin, and I am really pumped about working at Camp Woodie this summer after being a camper for so long. I am from Greenville, SC, and will be starting college at Carolina in the Fall. In my free time, I have always played soccer for club and my school and have grown up hunting and fishing with my family all over the state. I love Camp Woodie and cannot wait to get started this summer.

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