Directors

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BILLY & JUDY HAYNES - CAMP OWNERS

Camp Ton-A-Wandah has been owned and operated by members of the Haynes family for three generations. Billy is a graduate of Wofford College with a B.A. in psychology. Judy Haynes is a native of Jacksonville and an alumna of the University of North Florida with graduate studies in sociology as well as elementary and secondary education. The second of Donnie Haynes’s grandsons to follow in her footsteps, Billy and his wife Judy became the owner an operators of Ton-A-Wandah in 1988.  For over thirty years, Billy and Judy have made it there mission of making TAW a place where young women can come and grow in a sisterhood the fosters the development of Women of Substance. Together, they are proud to see that this mission is being carried on through their son and daughter in law.   

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KIM & BEN HAYNES - EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Kim and Ben met at Camp Ton-A-Wandah in the early 1990’s. Ben, son of Captain Billy and Ms. Judy, graduated from Presbyterian College with a degree in Political Science. Kim graduated from Converse College with a degree in Accounting and Finance and then later went on to get her Masters in Business Administration from Clemson University. Ben has worked at camp since his high school years in various operational positions and Kim began her camp career as a camp counselor teaching tennis. Kim later became a CIT coordinator, a program director and continues to run our camp office and financials. They were married in 2000 and have three children – John Carswell, Ellie and Brayden. They feel that camp plays an integral role in developing skills such as independence, self-confidence, social skills, and responsibility that impact the happiness and growth of children outside everyday routines.

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MAGGIE LEWICKI - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Maggie graduated from Rollins College with a degree in both Biology and Political Science. While working at Ton-A-Wandah in the summer as a counselor during her college years, she discovered and developed a passion for teaching and working with youth. She extended this passion not only during the summer, but throughout the school year where she became a peer educator and became involved in various outreach programs. Maggie and Olive can be seen around camp playing with sticks and lending a helping hand (and paw!). They are most excited to see TAW's campers and staff grow and become women of substance. When camp is not in session, Maggie continues to contribute to youth development by assisting in classes at a local dance studio, teaching young dancers ballet, tap, jazz, and conditioning! Maggie is eager to continue her career at Ton-A-Wandah and give back all that the TAW team gave to her!

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SHELBY YOUNG - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Shelby fell in love with Ton-A-Wandah from the first time she stepped on TAW's grounds back in 2016. Before coming to Ton-A-Wandah, she graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Music Education.  She believes that TAW is a special place where young women can grow in inedepence and strength.  She is passionate about creating opportunities for young woman to step up and be women of substance. She hopes that every young woman who enters TAW's gates has a summer full of facing challenges, creating relationships, and self-discovery that they will carry with them all the days of their life.  In her spare time she volunteers as the Assistant Director of the Hendersonville Youth Symphony Choir and is a volunteer leader with YoungLife.  No matter where you go you can find Shelby with kids and loving what life these young people bring to the world. 

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ROBIN PHARRIS: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & ALUMNAE

Growing up on a Farm in Georgia and in a family of great cooks, Robin Pharris always appreciated good food and the folks who prepared it! While in college in Alabama, Robin came to Ton-A-Wandah as a counselor, teaching Horseback Riding. In years to come, she taught many land sports activities as well as her leadership work with the CIT’s and ran the kitchen. With a degree in Marketing and Public Relations/Journalism and after working full time at camp, Robin pursued her career as a Chef, attending Culinary School and working in different restaurants. After 10 years as the Executive Chef at Park Ridge Health, Robin has returned to the Land by the Falling Water of Ton-A-Wandah as our Director of Operations. As she continues to work towards her Masters in English and her duties here at Camp year round, we will also be enjoying her culinary creations again this summer, as she leads her team of Culinary Wizards in the Camp Kitchen!