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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 and operators of Ton-A-Wandah in 1988.  For over thirty years, Billy and Judy have made it their mission of making TAW a place where young women can come and grow in a sisterhood that 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 - CAMP 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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MARCI IRAZUZTA - STAFF AND CAMPER DEVELOPMENT

Marci Irazuzta is from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a BA in Anthropology. Marci has always been interested in youth development and working outdoors. While studying at UNF, she worked as a facilitator for the university’s challenge course. There, she fine-tuned her techniques in guiding and persuading individuals to step out of their comfort zone and lead them to success. Post graduation, she took the opportunity to become a full-time mentor at a girls therapeutic boarding school. We are so excited to have Marci on the team as she brings 10+ years of camp experience including 5 summers on TAW’s Leadership Staff. During the off-season, Marci enjoys exploring the outdoors with Freya, Posie, and the other camp dogs. Marci is so excited to learn and grow with the Ton-A-Wandah community. 

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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, Olive, and Edith 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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JULIET TAFT - MARKETING DIRECTOR

Juliet is originally from West Virginia but grew up down the mountain in Tryon, North Carolina. For school she went to Ole’ Miss and then on to Lander University, graduating with a BS in Business Administration and an emphasis in Healthcare Management. She even competed on her equestrian hunt seat and western teams. After school she worked in several areas including Human Resources and as an Outreach Specialist. Juliet started at Camp Ton-A-Wandah at the age of seven and continued on to be a long time camper and then counselor. In the off season, you can find her spreading her passion for horses and dance. Juliet is over the moon to be returning to her roots at camp with her sidekick dog, Howie. They are most excited to share the magic of Camp with everyone here and to pass along the creativity, community, and curiosity that was taught to her! 

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MAINTENANCE TEAM TODD, BRAD & SHAWN

 

Meet our Maintenance Team! They work hard throughout the year to keep camp up and running. Todd has a dog name Marlo, and a cat named Kitty. Brad has a dog named Goose and Shawn has two dogs, Merril and Cricket. We really appreciate all the hard work they do. 

 


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JENNY TAFT - RECEPTIONIST

 

Jenny joined the TAW team in 2021. She grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia where her dancing career started. Jenny was a professional ballerina with the Cincinnati Ballet and even danced as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker. She is also in the movie "Dirty Dancing." Jenny even has an identical twin! She also has a dog named Rocoe and is Juliet's (our marketing directors) Mom. You can find her in the Lodge answering the phone, sending out mail, and greeting anyone who comes to visit including camp dogs.