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Meet the 

Team

Camp Leadership

Kyndra Luce

Kyndra Luce
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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. 

Certs: Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

WOW! Kyndra has competed in sprint and olympic triathlons, a half marathon, and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2003 and the Foothills trail in 2023.  She lives in West Ashley with her family. 

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Anna Long
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Operations Manager

Joined Famous Adventures in 2024

Ed: BA in History and French Language from Seattle University, MA in Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation from SIT Graduate Institute

Full-time:  Anna works as a community organizer with the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) 

Certs: Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training, Restorative Justice Facilitator 

WOW! Anna has attended and worked at international summer camps in Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Spain, and the US.

Allison Philips

Allison Philips
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Program Director

Joined Famous Adventures in 2019

Ed: B.S. 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: Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

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

Meet the 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, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

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: Middle School Science Teacher at Mevers School of Excellence

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

Certs: WFA, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

Wow! Has gone is free diving  with sharks! 

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Camille Jones

Joined Famous Adventures in 2023

Ed: Early Childhood Education at CofC

Full-time Kindergarten Teacher

Likes: looking at the stars and drinking coffee

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

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Cloe Lowell

Joined Famous Adventures in 2023

Ed: Elementary Ed at CofC

Full time: Teacher for CCSD and English Language teacher in Prague

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

Likes:  Traveling, hiking/camping, white water rafting, cooking, spending quality time with family, and going to the beach with my dog, Chase!

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Emily Murrell

Joined Famous Adventures in 2022

Ed: Early Childhood Education major, minor in Spanish

Full time: Emily is a full time, fourth year student at USC in Columbia

Certs: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

Likes:  kayaking, yoga, swimming, and reading

Wow! Wrestled at JICHS

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Joy Nixon

First Year at Famous Adventures

Ed: rising senior at JICHS

Full time: student

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

Wow! Joy has been making *stunning* costumes since they were 11 years old! 

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Henry Lee

First Year at Famous Adventures

Ed: Communication Design Major at Elon University

Full time: student

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

Likes: sunlight, community, laughing, music, the ocean breeze, and anything caffeine related

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Kim Copeland

Joined Famous Adventures in 2019

Ed: BA in Business from CofC, BA in Elementary Education and Master's in Education from Western Governors University

Full-time: 4th grade teacher at Orange Grove Elementary Charter School

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

Certs: Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training, CPR & Wilderness First Aid

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Kristin Freise

First Year at Famous Adventures

Ed: Tom Rivers High School graduate

Full time: teacher at Mevers School of Excellence and parent of two 12 year old boys

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

Likes:  The warm Charleston weather and everything about it!

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Luke Nixon

Joined Famous Adventures in 2023

Ed: JICHS graduate, Trident Tech Student

Full-time: 

Certs: Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training, CPR/First Aid/AED, 

Likes: 

WOW! 

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Michelle Howard

Joined Famous Adventures in 2023

Ed: M.Ed in Special Education emphasis on Visual Impairment

Full-time: Vision Teacher in Berkeley County

Likes: Running, cycling, kayaking, waterfall hikes, game nights, spending time with the Hubster and doggo!

WOW! Completed a Sprint Triathalon

Certs: Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training, CPR/First Aid/AED, CPI

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Rita Wilkin

Joined Famous Adventures in 2023

Ed: Parks, Tourism and Recreation Mgt with an emphasis on Travel and Event Mgt at Clemson

Full time: graduate! May 2024

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

WOW! Surfed with a manatee on IOP!

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Sage Wright

Joined Famous Adventures in 2023

Ed: Trident Tech student

Full time: Office Manager at The Ripple Effect

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

Likes: passionate about working with children.  Loves animals and nature!

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Samantha Breakfield

Joined Famous Adventures in 2023

Ed: BA in Elementary Education from CofC

Full time: Babysitter

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

Likes:  I enjoy going to the beach, hanging with friends, and going with the flow wherever that takes me!

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Sha'Mya Gray

First Year at Famous Adventures

Ed: Biology major at CofC

Full time: student

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training

Likes: Long days at the beach, swimming, dancing, and spending time with family

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Sierra Patrick

First Year at Famous Adventures

Ed: Master's in Special Education: Learning & Behavior Disorders

Full time: Special Education Teacher

Certs: First Aid, CPR, Darkness to Light Abuse Prevention Training, Crisis Prevention Training

Likes:  Hiking/camping, any water activity, all things ocean, game nights, and spending quality time with my little family

WOW! Former Collegiate Softball Athlete

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