Say Hello to our 2019 staff!!
Howdy! My name is Katherine Boone, and I am stoked to serve as one of Camp Henry’s Program Coordinators this summer! I am originally from Norman, Oklahoma and currently attend the University of Utah where I am studying Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an Outdoor Recreation Studies emphasis and a Religious Studies minor. At the U, I am a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women and the Campus Symphony, in which I play cello. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to and playing music, going on road trips, and, when it’s warm, spending as much time outside as possible. This is my first summer at Camp Henry, but this is not where my camp experience begins. For the past two summers, I was a summer staff counselor at St. Crispin’s Episcopal Camp in Oklahoma. I’m excited to step out of my comfort zone, bring a new perspective, and make new memories with campers and staff in this thin place!
Hey everybody! My name is Henry Chandler, and I could not be more excited to be back at Camp Henry for my third summer on staff and first summer as one of the Program Coordinators. I live in Asheville, NC and attend Trinity Episcopal Church in Downtown Asheville. I also attend Appalachian State University and am currently wrapping up my sophomore year. I have been going to Camp Henry from the minute they let me in and have loved every moment since then. I cannot wait to sing, laugh, and dance with everyone who comes to camp. Some of my interests are being outside, collecting Hawaiian shirts, all sports, hanging with friends (while meeting strangers), swimming in the lake and playing games. One of the greatest things I have learned from going to camp is the significance of unconditional love, and I can’t wait to give that back to the Camp Henry community. Hope you have a great rest of the school year and I can’t wait to start the best summer ever!!
Hi there! My name is George Lomas, and I am so excited to be working at Camp Henry this summer as the Media Specialist. I am from Burlington Vermont (home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream) and study film at Ithaca College in upstate New York. At school, I play on the varsity tennis team, and if I have free time, you can find me on the school green playing spikeball or ultimate frisbee. I was fortunate enough to finish my second year of school abroad in London, where I traveled around Europe and interned with a sound healer, which was an awesome experience. On the calmer days, I like to play guitar, listen to music, edit photos, and when I wanna treat myself, dig into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream. If you see me around, be sure to come say hi and if you try to play me in spikeball, you will shortly regret it. I can’t wait to be a part of the beautiful community at Camp Henry and share a life changing adventure together. See ya this summer!!
Hola! My name is Lauren Delmastro. I am incredibly thankful and excited to be joining Camp Henry for the first time this summer as the Nursing Assistant! I grew up in Wisconsin and graduated in May 2018 from UW-Madison. Go Badgers! I studied Spanish and Biochemistry and did research at the Carbone Cancer Center. This fall, I will be attending Rush Medical College in Chicago to begin my medical training. Besides a science and health nerd, I am a cheese-fanatic, self-proclaimed foodie, baker, gardener, runner, and lover of the outdoors. On trail is when I am most at peace with myself and the world. At camp, I hope to combine my passion for health and the outdoors to enable everyone a safe and unforgettable experience. I look forward to the morning hikes, campfires, fun games, personal growth, and many new friendships! Come say hi if you see me in my adventure hat! Get ready for a great summer adventure!
Hello everyone! I’m Emma! I love lakes, mountains, backcountry travel, and all the beautiful things that come with that. Lakes and mountains have always been an important part of my life, and I’m so excited to spend a summer working in the North Carolina mountains by Lake Logan. I’m working as a ski instructor in Colorado this winter, and I spent this past fall whitewater canoeing and backpacking in Big Bend Texas. I learned a lot from backcountry trips in middle and high school, and I can’t wait to be a part of that experience for others. Looking forward to an awesome summer, thank you all!
Hi everyone! Camp is just around the corner, and I can not wait for it to come any sooner. My name is Sutton Burton. I am from Spartanburg, South Carolina. I will be a senior at Brevard College where I am studying wilderness leadership and experiential education with a minor in environmental studies. I love doing most any adventurous activity, but what I enjoy most are hiking, sleeping under the stars, rock climbing, reading, and just relaxing in a hammock. I have hiked several miles of the Appalachian Trail and many smaller trails in North Carolina. This is my first time at Camp Henry, but this will be about my thirteenth summer going to summer camp. I can’t wait to see what new adventures it will bring. See you soon.
Hi everyone!! My name is Abby, and I'm SO excited to be back at Camp Henry this summer as LAMP mom! This will be my 12th summer at Camp Henry, and it is easily one of my favorite places in the world. I graduated from Appalachian State in May 2018 with a degree in Recreation Management. The last year I have spent traveling and working for Mountain Trail Outdoor School at Kanuga in Hendersonville, NC. Teaching kids about the outdoors is one of my favorite things to do! I also had the opportunity to spend my winter traveling and skiing all over the west! When I'm not working, you can find me hiking, camping, doing some yoga, or just watching some Netflix. I can't wait to spend this summer laughing, singing, and spreading love and joy in whatever ways possible!! See you soon!
What is up y'all! My name is Hunter Koch, and I am super amped to be on staff for my second time. Last summer I had an absolute blast getting to be involved with the best job ever and now "we back!" (As both a LAMP instructor and counselor!) I am a sophomore political science major and philosophy minor in the honors college at Appalachian State University. I love to flick the disc, go mudding, swim, get closer to god, and pretty much anything Camp Henry oriented. A few fun facts about me are I play for the App State club lacrosse team, I have 5 siblings, and I've hiked part of the Alps with one of my brothers. I look forward to meeting and seeing all of you this summer. Sail Forth!
Hello Camp Henry! My name is Luke, and I am very excited to be returning to camp for my fourth summer on staff and second as a LAMP Instructor! Camp has been an important part of my life every summer since I started attending when I was six. It has helped shape me into the person I am today and is my favorite place on earth. I attended Centre College for 2 ½ years but have decided to transfer colleges with the intention of renewing my basketball career wherever I go. I have spent this past spring as an assistant rowing coach while I have been on the college search. I love hiking, bbq, and friendly competition. This summer I only will be working the two weeks of LAMP 2 due to other commitments, but I plan to make the most out of them! I can’t wait to see you all there this summer, as we grow in our relationships with each other and with God!
Hi! Do you think Camp Henry is a big deal? You do!? So do I! Camp Henry is a special place to visit and I am excited about everything this summer has to offer. No matter if it's your first time or if you have been before, every summer brings new adventures, fellowship, and activities. I love Camp Henry for the music, games, and beautiful setting at Lake Logan. I like to swim in the lake, play hide and seek, make arts and crafts, and sing songs. I know Camp Henry to be a very welcoming place and I hope you will think so too. See you soon! From Alex!
Hi there! My names Mary Grace Blake, and I’m super excited to be joining the camp Henry team this summer!! I’m from Wilmington, NC and am attending UNC Asheville majoring Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. This will be my first summer at camp here, but I’ve grown up going to camp and have many amazing memories from it. I hope to help create some amazing memories this summer too! Some facts about me are I am super tall, my favorite color is RAINBOW, I love being outside just sitting in a nice patch of grass, I’m a tour guide at my school, and I have a total sweet tooth! Here’s to an awesome summer at Camp Henry! See ya’ll soon :-))
Hi everyone! My name is Josh Arditti, and I am a second year staff member at Camp Henry. I am extremely excited for this summer, and I know that we have some amazing new ideas and surprises. I am from Hickory, NC, and I have been attending Camp Henry for as long as I can remember. I currently am attending Appalachian State University, and I also study Economics, with a concentration in environmental policy like Katie Mac! I enjoy sailing, hiking, and skiing. Lake Logan has so much to offer for everyone. My favorite camp activities are frisbee, mermaids, Kevin the flamingo, and playing music with friends for all of camp. I am excited to grow this year as a counselor and to continue to be silly and energetic for CAMP HENRY 2019!!!!!
Hey y’all, I am Katie mac Knight! I am from Boone, NC and currently attending Appalachian State University where I am studying Economics with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Management with a minor in Leadership. I have been going to camp since I was a wee-one and can't wait to be back as a counselor. You can always find me with a smile on my face especially when I am skiing, hiking or doing anything outdoors. I have two incredible dogs and you can find me playing with them in the sun. I’m looking forward to the best summer ever with you guys and can't wait to see all your shining faces!!!
Hey everyone! My name is Robert Townsend and I'm from Asheville, North Carolina. This will be my 13th year at Camp Henry and my second year as a counselor, and I am super excited! Being a camp counselor has been one of my dream jobs since I was a wee lad. I am currently a student at Warren Wilson College and will be graduating this coming May, with degrees in both Biology and Forestry. I currently work on the Forestry Crew and I am also on the Timbersports team. In my free time I enjoy playing my banjo and other instruments with friends, contra dancing, fishing, hiking, archery, carving spoons, and nerding/geeking out over things like Star Trek, Star Wars, and scientific discoveries! Anyways, I am super excited to get to see old and new faces alike, and I can't wait to be back at camp!
Hey y’all! My name is Ellie Garst, and I am a freshman at the University of Georgia where I am majoring in Communications. I am so excited to spend my summer back at Camp Henry and make it the best one yet! I am lucky to be able to call Asheville, NC home and even luckier to have grown up attending Trinity Episcopal Church. I went to camp every year when I was younger but haven’t been back in a few years, and I am STOKED!! Some fun facts about me are that pork dumplings are my favorite food in the whole world, my celebrity crush is Matthew McConaughey, I am a 7 wing 6 on the Enneagram, I love Georgia football, I once ate 65 chicken wings in one sitting for a contest, I am always training for the half-marathon I have never run, and I love being outside as much as I can. I can’t wait for this summer and sharing the charm of camp with you all!!!
Hello! My name is Amar Donepudi, and I’m extremely honored and excited to serve as a counselor at Camp Henry! I was raised in Hickory, NC, and have been coming to camp for the past 10 years. Camp Henry has without a doubt been the biggest part of my faith journey and has given me memories and friendships that I wouldn’t trade for anything. Back home, I have a strong interest in percussion and storytelling, two things that have also helped me in my journey through Christ. I can’t wait to start working this summer, and I sincerely hope that I can help give the campers an incredible experience that they’ll never forget.
Hey y’all! I’m Rebecca Scothorn and oh-so-excited to be spending this summer at Camp Henry. Although it will be my first year on staff, it’ll be my tenth summer (I think...) spent at the best place on earth. I am currently a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill, the second best place on the planet, and am planning on majoring in Nutrition and basketball watching. Growing up I did competitive gymnastics, and now I play club field hockey at UNC. I love hiking and eno-ing and all things naturey. Even though I’ll be chacos all summer long, I promise you I will not have any sort of a chaco tan by the end of the summer #palelife. I have grown up attending Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Asheville and spent my last three years of high school on Youth Council for WNC. Going to Camp Henry every summer really set my faith journey into motion as a young child, and I know I would not be the same person I am today if I had never had the privilege of going here. I really hope I can help make this summer the most amazing one yet!!!! Also - Help me reach my goal of being sponsored by pepsi!!!!! (Not actually, that would be cool though)
Hey! My name is William Ferreira and I was born in Florida, raised in North Carolina, and now live in Maine. I currently attend the University of Maine where I study Kinesiology and will be a rising junior. Some of my hobbies are playing frisbee, soccer, hiking, and exploring. I love to play cards and am ready for a game of go-fish, rummy 500, or any card game you can think of. If it’s a game I don't know, then I am eager to learn! This is my second year working as a camp counselor at Camp Henry, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
Hey! Hi! Hello! I’m Cecelia Schmitt and this is going to be my second summer as a counselor at Camp Henry! I have been going to Camp Henry for about a bajillion years and I’m stoked to be on Staff again! I’m a rising Junior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, majoring in Kinesiology. I’m planning to pursue Physical Therapy or Chiropractic Care, but we’ll see what God has in store! I spend a lot of my time playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, cooking, and trying to bring the Camp Henry Spirit into my everyday life! I’m a cat person and I really enjoy being a student at UNCG. I can’t wait for dining hall meals, costume dance parties, camp fires, and singing in the chapel for another incredible summer with you at Camp Henry!
Hi there! My name is Julia Hubbard, I am a first-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (GO HEELS) where I am working on a double major in Spanish and Sociology. I cannot express how excited to be returning as a counselor on Camp Henry staff this year! I have been attending Camp Henry as a camper/LAMP/counselor for 7 years and I’m so excited to share another year with our wonderful campers. I was born and raised in Asheville NC, and I am a devoted member of the Diocese of WNC. Currently, I am an active member of the Episcopal Campus Ministries at UNC, and youth leadership is my all time passion in this world. My interests include guitar, cello, ultimate frisbee, latin music, and hiking. I love the unconditional love of Camp Henry with my whole heart and I can't wait to share that love and acceptance with everyone who walks through our doors. Hope to see you all there!
HEY! I am Nathan Turner, and this will be my third year on camp staff and my 13th summer spending time in this lovely place. I am incredibly excited to spend the summer with many new and old friends. As a sophomore at WCU, I am pursuing a career in outdoor education. I love to ski, bike, hike, climb and really all things in the outdoors. I look forward to sharing this passion for the outdoors with the campers encouraging them to go try some of the new and life changing experiences that are found outside. To see everyone at camp grow in their confidence and faith throughout their time with us is one of the most beautiful things about Camp Henry. I look forward spending my summer around such wonderful people and I hope that you all can experience the love that is Camp Henry. See y’all soon! PEACE!
What's Up? My name is Sophie Robinson, and I am super excited to start my second year at Camp Henry! By the time Camp is starting, I will be a Junior at WCU! I am a double major in Education and History, with a focus in Theology. I grew up in Asheville, NC. While growing up I played softball, tennis, and basketball! You name it, I played it. Once getting to college I joined the Women's Rugby Team! I spend most of my time hanging out with my dog and friends! I am relatively new to Camp Henry, and I cannot wait to discover new things about this wonderful place! I can't wait to have a blast at Camp Henry this summer!
Hello! My name is Michael Vezmar, and I can’t wait for my second year as a counselor at Camp Henry! By that time, I will have completed my second year at Michigan State University, where I am pursuing a Materials Science Engineering degree. At Michigan State, I am a member of the Spartan Marching Band, Spartan Brass, and MSU Concert Band. Music is a huge part of my life; I started taking piano lessons twelve years ago, picked up a trumpet in sixth grade and have continued to work on both ever since. A fun fact about me: I am from Michigan, I have lived here since my freshman year in high school, and almost every year I have made the drive down to Canton for Camp (yes, it is that special). I also love to run, play video games, and play frisbee with friends. Camp Henry has held a special place in my heart since my first year as a camper around eleven years ago. I absolutely love the intimate friendship and freedom of expression that so many of us have found solely at Camp, and I’m looking forward to doing it all again this summer. See you there!
Hi everyone! I'm Janet Snow, and I'm beyond excited to be working at camp again for the summer of 2019. I'm a rising senior at Hollins University in Roanoke studying International Studies and English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I've spent the past year since camp studying abroad in London, singing in choir, and helping backstage with theatre productions. I've also climbed several trees, painted a few watercolors that I'm pretty proud of, and planted a few new flowers for my windowsill. See you all this summer!
Hi, I’m Sam Miller! I have yet to decide on what college to attend in the fall. I go to East Burke high school in Connelly Springs North Carolina. I played varsity soccer freshman sophomore and junior year. I first attended Camp Henry in second grade and instantly fell in love. Can’t wait to help you to fall in love with Camp Henry too!
CHOS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Hey everyone! My name is Sarah, and this is my second year serving as CHOS Assistant Director at Camp Henry. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to keep coming back to this wonderful community! During the year I am an outdoor education instructor in Southern California and can’t wait to get back to the blue ridge! Get ready for an amazing summer with an amazing staff, full of hiking, rafting, climbing, splashing, laughing, and smiling! Most importantly get ready to experience God’s beautiful creations, simply.
Greetings! I am Jenna Sharrits, and I am extremely excited to serve as the Assistant Director once again!! I graduate from the University of North Carolina Asheville in 2018. Where I majored in Health and Wellness Promotion with a minor in Religious Studies. I am currently the Youth Missioner for the Asheville Episcopal Youth Ministry, which is one youth ministry for 5 of the small to medium Episcopal churches in the Asheville area. Simply up I love to work with youth as they grow their faith in a loving community. Some interesting facts about me include my favorite animal is a raccoon, I have run 7 half marathons (and counting), and I enjoy matching and laughing with others! I can’t wait to share a magical and fun summer with you at Camp!
Hi! My name is Kathryn Florack. I am completely grateful and happy to continue my fourth year as the Camp Henry Director! I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 and was blessed to spend the next few years working and exploring around the US. More recently, for roughly two years, I was the youth director at Ascension in Hickory, NC. When I’m not hanging out with my family or playing Pocahontas (which involves running in the woods while singing ‘Just Around the Riverbend’), I focus on my big goals of saving the world and finding stardom on ‘Survivor’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Other interests include travel, friends and family, snowboarding, music, exclamation points, the enneagram, ultimate frisbee, push-ups, and being outside as much as possible. None of this would have been possible without Camp Henry and Lake Logan; I have had the unbelievable fortune of attending Camp Henry ever since I was eleven years old, and after many years, being a camper, counselor, associate director, I am so very honored and excited to continue this journey. Before I became the Director of Camp Henry, I also had the wonderful opportunity to work on the Conference Center side, working at Lake Logan during the non-summer months, which allowed me to share the spiritually “thin” place with people of all ages while enjoying the amazing property year round. This is a place that teaches you how to laugh so hard you cry, about the power of unconditional love, how to make friendships that last a lifetime, about the consequences of singing and playing all day, about the wonder of God, and how to appreciate all the beauty that life has to offer. Thank you so much for welcoming me into your community. I can’t wait for you to join us! I look forward to going on this beautiful adventure with you all!