The staff is the most important aspect of any camp. Our senior staff members must have a completed year of college. These young men serve as models for our campers. We are looking for young men of outstanding character who are mature, have a natural liking and ability to get along with boys, and are able to teach a skill.
The entire staff completes a week of orientation prior to the first session. All staff members are Red Cross certified in First Aid and C.P.R. Dr. Jerry Jennings, educational psychologist from Berry College, Rome, Georgia, is our staff trainer. He is joined by Dr. Chris Thurber, a school psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy. Chris also works at Camp Belknap in New Hampshire during the summer and is the author of The Summer Camp Handbook. Chris is a regular presenter for the American Camping Association.
Laney staff members receive specialized training in many of the camp activities. Lifeguards are certified by the American Red Cross. Higher Ground USA conducts the training. Archery staff members receive certification from the National Archery Association, and Riflery counselors receive certification under the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Ropes course counselors are trained by Nathan Hicks of Higher Ground USA.
To view the staff bios for 2016, click here.