Meet Your


Our staff:camper ratio is 2 staff to 13 campers


That's one adult (21+) and one assistant (17+) in each group

Each staff also has:

  • Background check 

  • Experience specifically working with children in the outdoors (see bios below!)

  • Darkness to Light training required for all staff

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification for adult staff

  • Van driver training and DMV background check

  • And our outfitters exceed the standards in their industries.  See our partners page if you're looking for trusted specialty camps

2021 staff will be added as they are hired! 

Aaron Lipka

Aaron is a full-time Latin teacher at Porter-Gaud, and long-time outdoors person.  Aaron has an MA in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia.  He enjoys all things overly-cerebral, including speaking in dead languages and playing complicated board games.  Aaron has also participated in Outward Bound North Carolina and Hurricane Island, and is an avid whitewater rafter, mountain biker, and world-traveler.  Challenge him to a game of Super Silent Speed Ball!

Allison Philips

Allison is a camp and outdoor enthusiast who is excited to spend another summer exploring outside with the amazing Famous crew! Allison moved to Charleston after getting her degree in Family and Child Sciences from FL State University, and she now teaches preschool in Mt. Pleasant. She has years of experience working with kids as a teacher, camp counselor, and challenge course facilitator, and she is passionate about learning through play in the outdoors. Her talents include hula hooping while walking backwards and Harry Potter trivia.

Christine Black

Christine is a full-time 4th grade teacher at Orchard Knob Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Christine has a BA in Early Childhood Education and Development from the University of Connecticut. She is currently working towards her masters in Elementary Education. She is excited to spend the summer by the ocean and exploring the South Carolina coastline. She has previously worked as a camp counselor for four summers at Camp Sargent in Merrimack, New Hampshire. In her free time Christine loves reading, camping, biking and going for really long walks!

Jessica Adams

Jessica Adams is a senior at Veritas high school. She has worked for YMCA Camp Cherokee, attended two Outward Bound Trips, and volunteers at Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding. She interned with Brooke Haynie, the Outdoor Education Teacher at Charleston Collegiate.  She is certified in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, First Aid, and AED. Jessica’s enthusiastic, loves the outdoors, and is always prepared with a pun!

Jonathan Laureano

Jonathan has been with Famous Adventures since our first summer!  A Porter-Gaud alum, Jonathan just finished his freshman year at the Citadel.  As if that's not enough distinction, he has also completed multiple trips with North Carolina Outward Bound, including their Leadership Course.  He has CPR and First Aid certifications.  Jonathan loves camping and backpacking, and is an amazing mentor for young kids.  He's known at camp as "Johann Noodle" or "panda in a human suit."

Kim Copeland

Kim Copeland is a native of Charleston, born and raised in Summerville. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Business from the College of Charleston, as well as a Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Education from Western Governors University. She is a 4th grade teacher at Orange Grove Charter School. In her spare time, she absolutely loves being outdoors!  Kayaking is one of her most favorite things, as well as camping and hiking, especially if waterfalls are involved!

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