A Note from Our Directors:

Dear Parents:

 

Thank you for taking the time to consider Camp Glen Arden for your daughter.   We understand that choosing a camp is no easy task, so partnering with our families to ensure that their daughter's experience is full of joy and growth is our highest priority.   We value each relationship with all of our families and look forward to speaking to you about the opportunity for your daughter to experience the true magic of this historic camp.

 

We believe that camp is an investment in a girl's future and would love to tell you about the amazing opportunities our program offers.  Camp Glen Arden provides a space where character counts, where defeat is met with dignity and victory with grace.    We encourage you to spend time on our website exploring our program and also hope that you find time to call us with any questions that you might have.  We cherish the relationships that we enjoy with our families  and look forward to welcoming  your family into the Glen Arden Clan.

 

Sincerely,

 

Erin and Garrett Graham

Erin & Garrett

Graham

Executive Directors/Owners

Erin and Garrett Graham have dedicated their careers to the growth and education of children.  Erin, formerly a middle school and high school English teacher, has been working full-time in the field of  camping since 2009.  Garrett began his career in camping with the YMCA in 1996 and residential summer camping in 2000.

 

Their love for camp stems from their own experiences as campers, and their hope is to give that same joy that they hold dear to every camper they serve.

Erin and Garrett grew up in Columbia, SC and have a three year old son named Henry .  Prior to coming to Camp Glen Arden, Erin and Garrett served as the directors for many summers at an all girls summer camp in Flat Rock, NC.

Casey

Thurman

Director Emerita

Casey never missed a summer as a camper or counselor from the age of seven until college graduation. Before coming to Glen Arden as director in 1980, she studied voice with Norman McLean and graduated from Wesleyan College with a degree in religious education. Following graduation, she worked with the American Red Cross in Korea and upon completion of her assignment, she and two friends, another Red Cross worker and a missionary on sabbatical, teamed up and traveled around the world for a year. Upon return to the USA, she sang with Robert Shaw and the original Chamber Chorus of the Atlanta Symphony for four years. She returned to Salzburg to attend the Mozarteum and sang professionally in the Theatre an der Wien, Vienna, Austria. Once back in the USA, she earned received a Masters of Music (MM)Degree in voice from the University of Illinois. In 1974, a position as Assistant Professor of Voice at Wesleyan College resulted in a tenured post that she continued until returning to Glen Arden.

Elizabeth "Liz" McIntosh

Camp Director

Liz and her sister, Amy, came to Glen Arden for their first summer in 1969. They happily attended every summer until they were too old to be campers! Liz completed the Glen Arden JCT program and became a counselor. In 1985 she joined Casey in administration as the Head Counselor. Casey and Liz have worked together every summer since then, except for the two summers Liz stayed home to have her children, Elizabeth and Jack. She and her husband, Dan, live in Winter Park, Florida.

Ginger

Hicks

Program Director

Ginger, a Columbia, South Carolina native, grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, so her love of camp life was inevitable. She spent seven years as a camper and two as a counselor at an all-girls camp in Tuxedo. Ginger is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has been living in Austin, Texas for the past year. She is excited about being able to take advantage of living in the most beautiful area in the country again, creating fun and enriching programs, and seeing all of your smiling faces on opening day!

 

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