Rob Hammond, has been spending his summers at Camp Laney since 1961. During these summers Rob was a camper, junior counselor, and senior counselor. He became director in 1974. Rob graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971, and taught for five years at Darlington Lower School in Rome, Georgia.

His becoming director of Camp Laney is the fulfillment of a longtime ambition, and he will strive to provide your son with the same meaningful camping experience Coach Laney provided for him.

Rob, and his wife San, live at camp year round.

Associate Director:


The fulltime Associate Director at Camp Laney is Whitney Chapman. Whitney has been coming to camp since 1977. He spent these summers as a camper, junior counselor and senior counselor.  He was in charge of the horseback program for eight summers. Whitney graduated from UAB in 1994.  He and his wife, Rita, live in Mentone, AL year round.

Program Director:


The Program Director at Camp Laney is Luke Durham. Luke was a camper at Laney for 5 summers and a counselor from 2000 to 2004. Since graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2005, he has been the full-time Program Director. In the off-season, Luke works for Camp Laney and he and his wife, Ivey, reside in Nashville, TN while spending their summers in Mentone, AL.  Luke also received his M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt in 2015 and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.


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