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The Leadership Team provides for the day-to-day operation of the summer camp program. Each LT member is assigned to be a camp counselor for Elementary Camp (rising fourth to fifth graders), Middle School Camp (rising sixth to eighth graders) and High School Camp (rising 9th-12th graders to include graduated seniors). All staff will go through a hiring process that includes a written application, personal interview, background and reference checks. They have completed at least one year of college and prior to camp, will have completed a 10-day training session.
Head Counselors oversee the staff during camp weeks and co-lead the training week at the start of the summer. They are in charge of team schedules and handle all of the behind-the-scenes prep work for and during each camp session. Coming soon : 2017 HCs!
The Camp Director oversees the Leadership Team and Head Counselors and develops the summer camp program in its entirety. The Camp Director manages the camping budget, hires and trains the staff, markets the programs and develops the risk management strategies.
Suzanne Akins served as a Camp Counselor and Head Counselor at Camp Connect during the summers of her college years at the University of Georgia. Post college graduation, Suzanne served as the Camp Director from 2000-2005. After raising 4 children to camper age, Suzanne returned to Camp Connect as the Director in 2015.