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Meet the 

Team

Camp Leadership

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Kyndra Luce
Camp Owner / Director

Started Famous Adventures in 2016

Ed: BS in Outdoor Education from Appalachian State University and an MEd in Recreation Administration from UGA

Full-time: She has worked with kids in outdoor programs and adventure camps since 1998. Part-time volunteer at the Center for Birds of Prey

Certs: WFA, CPR, D2L

Wow! Kyndra has rock climbed all over the US, and competed in sprint and olympic triathlons 

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Bryan Luce
Camp Owner / Director

Joined Famous Adventures in 2018

Ed: BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Western Carolina University. MEd from UGA in Education and Creativity

Full-time:  Bryan has been a high school math teacher and a technologist at CofC. He's a mechanic Second Chance Bicycles and works for the Oyster Recycling Program at SCDNR

Certs: WFA, CPR, D2L, SC Master Naturalist

Wow! Bryan has ridden his bicycle across the entire U.S. and volunteered for the Peace Corps in Ghana 

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Allison Philips
Program Director

Joined Famous Adventures in 2019

Ed: degree in Family and Child Sciences from FSU

Full-time:  pre-school teacher in Mt Pleasant. She has years of experience working with kids as an educator, camp counselor, and challenge course facilitator

Certs: WFA, CPR, D2L

Likes: learning through play in the outdoors, chocolate chip cookies, reading, random dance parties, and spotting dolphins out in the marsh! 

A little shared history: Bryan and Kyndra met as backpacking guides near Boone, NC.  They thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail together in 2003.  Married since 2005, they have two children, who can also be found at comp: Grayson and Avery. 

Meet the 2022 Staff

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Aaron Lipka

Joined Famous Adventures in 2018

Ed: MA in Romance Languages from UGA

Full-time: Latin teacher at Ashley Hall

Likes: dead languages, complicated board games, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and traveling

Certs: WFA, CPR, D2L

Wow! Hiked the El Camino De Santiago trail TWICE 

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Alexis Smith

Joined Famous Adventures in 2021

Ed: Biology degree from Clemson

Full time: environmental scientist

Likes: teaching about  animals and anything science related, zip lining, hiking, scuba diving

Certs: WFA, CPR, D2L

Wow! Has gone is free diving  with sharks! 

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Amelia Carson

Joined Famous Adventures in 2022

Ed: studies Environmental Science at Seton Hall University

Full-time: student athlete (track)

Certs: First Aid, CPR, D2L

Wow! 5k All-State selection in 2019 and 2020. Holds the fourth fastest 5k time (19:14) in James Island Charter High School history

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Carter Inabinett

Famous Adventures in 2018, 2022

Ed: B.A. in secondary education and history from CofC

Full-time 7th grade geography teacher for Berkeley County School District

Likes: spending time outdoors, learning new things, and training his Australian Shepherd named Bowie

Certs: First Aid, CPR, D2L

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CJ Anderson

Joined Famous Adventures in 2022

Ed: MFA in dance at Texas Woman’s University.

Full-time: dance teacher in BCSD

Likes: cooking (but not cleaning), gardening, going to the beach, rocks, fossils, and FROGS!

Certs: First Aid, CPR, D2L

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Daniel Anderson

Joined Famous Adventures in 2022

Ed: BS in Applied Human Behavior

Full-time: outdoor professional

Certs: Wilderness First Responder (7-day course), CPR, D2L

Wow! Thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail & backpacking through the Grand Canyon

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Emily Murrell

Joined Famous Adventures in 2022

Ed: Early Childhood Education major at USC

Full time: student

Certs: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, D2L

Likes:  kayaking, yoga, lifeguarding, assistant swim coaching

Wow! Wrestled at JICHS

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Kate Laban

Joined Famous Adventures in 2021

Ed: Early Childhood Education major at USC-Bluffton

Full time: student

Certs: First Aid, CPR, D2L

Likes:  Ask her anything about being outdoors - she's done it all!

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Kim Copeland

Joined Famous Adventures in 2019

Ed: Master's in Education from Western Governors University

Full time: 4th grade teacher at OGECS

Certs: WFA, CPR, D2L

Likes:  Kayaking, camping and hiking, especially if waterfalls are involved! 

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Lizzy Mont

Joined Famous Adventures in 2022

Ed: degree in Psychology and Outdoor Recreation and Education

Full time: outdoor professional

Certs: Wilderness First Responder (7-day course), CPR, D2L

Wow! Thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, Benton-MacKaye Trail and the Long Trail.

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Loren Batiz

Joined Famous Adventures in 2022

Ed: Elementary Education major at CofC 

Full time: student, after-school teacher

Certs: First Aid, CPR, D2L

Likes:  local Charlestonian who loves her cat, tanning, and going on new adventures

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Serena Gainey

Joined Famous Adventures in 2021

Ed: student at University of Pittsburg

Full time: student

Certs: First Aid, CPR, D2L

Likes:  no LOVES all things math-related.  Serena enjoys camping with her family and exploring the Lowcountry  

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