Green River Preserve's New Summer Program Director
By Sandy Schenck
Please join Green River Preserve in welcoming Stephanie “Ruby” Compton to its administrative staff as the new Summer Camp Program Director. Summer 2012 campers and staff may remember Ruby as a song-singing (Little Bitty Frog), geocaching, nature-loving mentor. She was also an extremely devoted “adopt-a-mentor” to her cabins and an enthusiastic contributor to all of the camp programs. These were the qualities that attracted GRP to her and why she was hired as a mentor. Her many talents did not go unnoticed during the summer by administrators, fellow staff members, and campers.
After searching the world over for a Program Director and conducting interviews, the best candidate still remained right here in our own camp… Ruby! She brings to GRP a wealth of knowledge and experience in summer camps and environmental school programs. She is actively involved with the American Camp Association as a member and conference presenter/speaker. In fact, Ruby will be presenting this winter at the ACA National Conference in Dallas, Texas.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Ruby (whose real name is Stephanie by birth and Ruby by camp), will be moving to GRP in January to begin work. Currently, Ruby spends her school year at Nature’s Classroom in Mentone, Alabama, as a naturalist/teacher, staff trainer, and team building facilitator. She spent many summers at Camp Widjiwagan outside of Nashville progressing from counselor to administrator. Her peers and supervisors all agree she is a real “gem” and GRP feels fortunate she will be joining our administrative family.