Frank Townsend (he/him), Director of Camp Henry 

Hello Camp Henry! My name is Frank Townsend (he/him) and I am so excited to lead the Camp Henry Staff and campers through the summer of 2023! Since 2011, summer camps have been the one constant in my life, and I am ecstatic to get to experience the magic of Camp Henry with all of you!

In my spare time I love hanging out with my wife Katrina and our 5 dogs! I’m also a huge soccer fan and a lover of all things sci-fi, Cinema, and music. I cannot wait to get started this summer and truly believe we are in for an unforgettable summer at Camp Henry!

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Cece Schmitt (she/her), Program Director- Traditional Camps

Hey I’m Cece! (she/her) I grew up in the small town of Highlands, NC, lived in Greensboro, NC for college, and now I live in a van! I have my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I plan to use that in the future to attend a Chiropractic College and become Dr. Schmitt, but for now I am living like a wild child out in the desert and exploring the beautiful country we live in! These days I love hiking, playing guitar, listening to music, and getting outside as much as possible. I am so excited to return to Camp Henry for my 14th summer (!!) where I can give back to the amazing community that has opened its arms to me, loved me, and inspired me since my first summer at Camp Henry. See you soon!

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Sadie McNair (she/her), Program Director- CHOS and LAMP

Hey y’all, my name is Sadie McNair (she/her) and I am currently in my last semester at UNC Charlotte (go Niners)! I am majoring in music education and hoping to be a band director one day. My primary instrument is clarinet, although I grew up playing violin and have dabbled in many instruments since then. I love hiking, reading, climbing, and anything outdoors. I am from Asheville, NC and have been going to Camp Henry my whole life (since I was 6 months old!). This will be my fourth summer on staff and I am so excited to sing, dance, swim, and play with you all. See you soon!

Maria Perez (she/her), Staff Coordinator

Hey, y’all it’s weewa aka Maria (She/Her) and I can’t wait for another incredible summer at the best place on earth. I am from Asheville, NC, and have been coming to camp for the past 15 summers, this will be my 4th summer on staff. Camp Henry has been a very important part of my life, it has given me my best friends, and the best memories, and I want to share that magic with all of you. When not at camp, I am a student at A-B Tech and Western studying to be a pediatric nurse. If I have any free time I love going on walks, dancing, coaching high school colorguard, and cuddling with my cats. I cannot wait to spend my summer dancing, singing, and having fun with all of you!

Emeline Scales (she/her), Communications Coordinator

Hey besties!! I’m Emeline, and I am beyond stoked for my fourth summer working at camp, this time in as your communications coordinator!! I’m a Literature and Elementary Education major at UNCA as well as a songwriting and music production major at Berklee College of Music Online. I love rollerskating, dilly-dallying, and making a whole lot of music! I am counting down the days until I’m back with y’all to blast Taylor Swift on Tuesdays, laugh with my whole heart and soul, and be an absolute nuisance whenever possible 🙂

Julius Hooper (he/him), CHOS Coordinator

Hello! I’m Julius! I’m from Hendersonville NC and am currently attending Western Carolina University where I am working towards my Parks and Recreational Management degree. I have been attending Camp Henry for 9 years, 3 of which will be on staff. In my free time I play Ultimate Frisbee, hike, camp, and just explore the wonderful wilderness. I am so excited for this summer because I will be able to meet and rekindle so many precious relationships! I can’t wait to have so much fun this summer!

Clara Brown (she/her), CHOS Coordinator
Howdy y’all! My name is Clara and I’m from Salisbury, NC. I was a camper for seven years and had a blast last summer — my first time on staff. As a Cheerwine hater, I escaped North Carolina to journey to the Midwest for college and Bubblr. I am currently studying education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I hope to bring outdoor education to the public school system. Before I attempt to conquer the world, my simple days in Madison are spent biking around campus and planning my next big hiking adventure. My favorite part of Camp Henry is making sure the mountains know we are there by constantly singing and dancing. I am beyond excited to be back this summer and I can’t wait to experience the beauty of the NC mountains and Camp Henry with all of you!
Sarah Allen (she/her), Weinhauer Counselor and LAMP Instructor

Hey y’all! My name is Sarah (she/her) and I am super excited to spend another amazing summer at Camp Henry! I am a senior at James Madison University in Virginia currently studying Writing and Rhetoric, but I grew up in Raleigh, NC. This will be my second year on staff, and I have been coming to camp for 11 years! When I’m not in school, I love to read, hike, sing, swim, play with my dog, and spend time with my friends and family. I cannot wait to get back to camp and have an incredible summer with all of you!

Jessie King (she/her), Weinhauer Counselor and LAMP Instructor

Hi everyone! My name is Jessie King and I am so excited to be back on staff this year! I am from Boone, NC, but I am currently studying abroad in France! Usually, I’m in Nashville, TN, attending Belmont University. At Belmont, I’m majoring in Faith and Social Justice with a minor in Christian Leadership. After I graduate, I am hoping to work in Youth Ministry (maybe even in the camp space)! I grew up going to camp (I think for 10 years), and loved every minute of it. Additionally, in highschool I had the awesome opportunity to be on STEAM and Youth Council! In my free time I love to go on long walks, listen to new albums, dancing, and trying new coffee spots! This summer, I am especially excited to be a LAMP parent, spend time in the mountains (which I have dearly missed while being abroad), and be back in my favorite place!

Jack Anderson (he/him), Pond-in-the-Pines Counselor and LAMP Instructor

What’s up you guys! My names Jack Anderson (he/him) and I’m from Asheville, North Carolina. This will be my second summer on staff, and I cant wait to be back at Camp Henry with y’all! I chose to stay in the great blue ridge mountains and attend Appalachian State University, Luke Combs alma mater. At App, I am working towards a degree in music industry studies, with which I intend on being a sound engineer. Music is a huge part of my life. I’ve been playing the piano since I was born and love being able to create music with others, which is one of my favorite things about camp! I also love hiking, traveling, and movies. I’m really excited to work with LAMP this summer, and create some pretty awesome memories along the way. See y’all soon!

Maggie Stephenson (she/her), Weinhauer Counselor

Hi! My name is Maggie (she/her) and I am so so excited to join camp staff this summer! I am from Asheville, NC. I have been involved in the wnc diocese for many years, starting when I first went to camp at the age of 6 and all the way to when I was on the diocese youth council. By the time we get to camp, I will have finished my freshman year at Winthrop University where I am majoring in Elementary Education. In my free time, I love playing violin, hiking and going on new adventures. I can’t wait to sing, dance and have the best summer yet!

Lewis Stepp (he/him), Pond-in-the-Pines Counselor

Wassup yall! I’m Lewis Stepp and I’m super hype for this summer! I’ve been coming to camp for 9 years as a camper and this is my second year on staff. I also used to be on the Diocesan Youth Council! I’m currently enrolled at NC State University (Go Pack!) majoring in middle grades education and minoring in outdoor leadership and film. Recently I’ve been into filmmaking (just finished my 2nd short film) and rock climbing (solid 5.9 climber)! I’m also super into anything nerd culture-related like D&D (currently watching Dimension 20), anime (One Piece!), all video games, and any movies. My knowledge of nerd culture is extensive and I would love to talk about anything in that realm! I’m sooo ready for this summer to get started so I’ll see you all at camp!

Haley Seymour (she/her), Weinhauer Counselor

Hi all! My name is Haley (she/her) and I am so excited to spend my summer at Camp Henry with all of you! Camp has been such an important part of my life, providing me with great memories and friendships throughout the years. I have been coming to camp for what feels like forever and this will be my second year on staff! I will have just completed my freshman year of college at Appalachian State University, with a major in digital marketing! I enjoy backpacking, music, thrifting, hanging out with my friends and of course CAMP HENRY!! Some of my favorite camp activities include singing at the top of my lungs, spikeball, swim time and wacky tacky dodge ball. I’m super excited to have an amazing summer at camp and to meet all of you!

Owen McDaniel (he/him), Pond-in-the-Pines Counselor

Hi, my name is Owen McDaniel and I’m excited to be on staff this year. I am from Rutherfordton, North Carolina, and I attend St Francis Episcopal Church. I’ve attended Camp Henry every year for the past 6 years, and I have often participated in CHOS. I’ve also been a youth council member for the past 3 years. I plan to attend UNC Charlotte in the fall to further my education. I love hiking, backpacking, socializing, and being outdoors. I excited to work at Camp Henry this summer and to be able to call this beautiful camp my home.

Aniya Knixon (she/her), Weinhauer Counselor

Hey friends:) I’m Aniya (she/her) and I am so excited to be one of your counselors for the summer! I am from Charlotte and currently a student at UNC Charlotte in hopes of pursuing a nursing degree in either Women’s Health or Pediatrics. I have been to Camp Henry before for one summer and I absolutely loved my time here. In fact, I love it so much that I came back to spread that joy to you guys! Some things that I enjoy are music, hanging out with/ making friends, and anything art related. I can’t wait to have an amazing time with you guys this summer!

Emmett Cleaver (he/him), Pond-in-the-Pines Counselor

Hey everyone! My name is Emmett Cleaver (he/him). I’m so glad to be coming back for my second year on staff! I grew up around Hickory, NC, and as a member of Church of the Ascension. This will be my 12th summer at Camp Henry! I am currently enrolled at UNC-Charlotte studying Design/Technical theatre with a concentration in lighting design. I’m a huge nerd for all things D&D, theatre, and tv. I can’t wait to see you all this summer!

Megan Seymour (she/her), Weinhauer Counselor

Hi friends! My name is Megan Seymour (she/her) and I am from the Charlotte area. This will be my 12th summer at camp (my second on staff) and I could not be more excited! I look forward to seeing friends from last summer and making new ones this summer! I will be a sophomore this fall at App State and I am currently majoring in Public Health. My hobbies include reading, hiking, and going on adventures with friends. I am counting down the days until we get to dance and sing in the chapel, swim in the lake, and play night games together! See you all soon!

Dottie Benninghofen (she/her), Weinhauer Counselor

Hi! I’m Dottie, (she/her)! I am from Asheville, NC and I am currently attending Appalachian State University. I am majoring in Recreation Management with a concentration in Outdoor Experiential Education and I am minoring in Spanish. After graduation, I hope to travel and work with young people in summer camps and outdoor adventure programs. I grew up going to church at the Cathedral of All Souls, I’ve been coming to Camp Henry for 13 years, and I’ve also participated as a leader and participant at diocesan youth retreats. I enjoy hiking, doing theatre, playing cards, making music, and reading! I am so excited to spend the summer at Camp Henry (the best place on earth) and I can’t wait to meet all of you campers!

Joshua Aycock (he/him), Pond-in-the-Pines Counselor
Hello! My name is Joshua (he/him), and I am super excited for my first year on staff. I have been coming to Camp Henry since I was eight years old. I cannot wait to spread the love and positivity that Camp Henry offers. I love the outdoors, cooking, sports, music, trumpet playing, and hugs. I love Camp Henry for the special connections you make with friends, god, and nature. I look forward to seeing you this summer!