Our staff:camper ratio is 2 staff to 13 campers. An adult (age 21+) and an assistant (ages 17+) lead each trip. We also have:
Born and raised in Charleston, Kyndra has been exploring the Lowcountry for decades. Her passion for the outdoors led her to study Recreation at Appalachian State University with a concentration in Outdoor Education. She also holds a Master's Degree from the University of Georgia in Recreation, where she ran the Outdoors Program while attending graduate school.
She is certified in CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Darkness to Light, and has the mantra "Safety First, Awesome Second."
She has thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, worked as a Wilderness Instructor for at-risk youth, competed in an Olympic-distance triathlon, spent 3 months touring the National Parks, bicycled 500 miles across North Carolina, and completed the Disney Princess Half Marathon. She still camps on a regular basis, and is serious about s'mores.
Bryan is the leader of Mini Camp (ages 6-8), AKA "cat herder." Bryan holds an MEd from UGA in Education and Creativity. He's been a high school math teacher, and technologist at CofC and Porter-Gaud.
Bryan has also worked as a wilderness instructor and backpacking guide. He has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, ridden his bicycle across the entire U.S., and volunteered for the Peace Corps in Ghana (as a math teacher). He is certified in Wilderness First Aid and Darkness to Light. Bryan is a SC Coastal Master Naturalist with Clemson Extension (ask him about Spartina Grass!). He can often be found volunteering at beach sweeps and bagging oysters.
Christine is a full-time 4th grade teacher at Orchard Knob Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Christine has a BA in Early Childhood Education and Development from the University of Connecticut. She is currently working towards her masters in Elementary Education. She is excited to spend the summer by the ocean and exploring the South Carolina coastline. She has previously worked as a camp counselor for four summers at Camp Sargent in Merrimack, New Hampshire. In her free time Christine loves reading, camping, biking and going for really long walks!
After tackling her first year of college, Eleanor Lee is excited to start her first summer with Famous Adventures! A Porter-Gaud alum, Eleanor is a member of the Outdoors Club and the Student Sustainability Council at Calvin University. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time outside; she is also a seasoned babysitter and loves working with kids! Eleanor can play many Mumford & Sons songs on the ukulele. Her other talents include listening to small people and making goofy faces.
Jessica Adams is going into her second summer as an assistant with Famous Adventures and is very excited! After six years of an amazing school experience at Charleston Collegiate, she will be attending Veritas for her senior year of high school. Jessica has previously worked for YMCA Camp Cherokee as a camp counselor, has attended two Outward Bound Trips, and volunteers at Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding. This past school year, she interned with Brooke Haynie, the Outdoor Education Teacher at Charleston Collegiate with two of her classmates. During this internship, she taught classes, observed Mr. Haynie’s teaching methods, and built a team building element with her tree-o (trio). She is certified in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, First Aid, and AED. Jessica’s enthusiastic, loves the outdoors, and is always prepared with a pun!
Jonathan has been with Famous Adventures since our first summer! A Porter-Gaud alum, Jonathan just finished his freshman year at the Citadel. As if that's not enough distinction, he has also completed multiple trips with North Carolina Outward Bound, including their Leadership Course. He has CPR and First Aid certifications. Jonathan loves camping and backpacking, and is an amazing mentor for young kids. He's known at camp as "Johann Noodle" or "panda in a human suit."
Kim Copeland is a native of Charleston, born and raised in Summerville. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Business from the College of Charleston, as well as a Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Education from Western Governors University. She is a 4th grade teacher at Orange Grove Charter School. In her spare time, she absolutely loves being outdoors! Kayaking is one of her most favorite things, as well as camping and hiking, especially if waterfalls are involved!