Steve Clayton is the Director at Awanita Valley and oversees all aspects of camp development and operations. Steve loves developing relationships and showing people what a great tool camp is in reaching young people for Christ. Steve has been married to Shannon for 20 years and they have two daughters. They have served in Christian Camping together for 14 years.
Shannon Clayton is our Office Manager. Shannon’s background is in accounting, but she is also the cheerful voice you’ll hear on the phone most days if you call Awanita with a question, or to book a retreat. Shannon and her family have served in Christian camping ministry for 14 years and can’t imagine doing anything else.
Adam is Maintenance and equipment manager. Adam can do amazing things with anything mechanical or electrical. He keeps everything running around here which is no small task. He brings a wealth of experience in many areas of camp operations as well as experience and passion for student ministry. He and his wife Whitney have one son and a daughter.
Whitney is Kitchen Manager and she does an amazing job of keeping everyone well fed. Campers and staff alike benefit from Whitney’s culinary skills. Whitney and Adam share a passion for seeing young people come to Christ. She and Adam have a 3 year old son and a 1 year old daughter. They also assist the Staff Parents with the volunteer, summer staff and intern programs.
Ethan Griggs is a graduate of North Greenville University. He serves Awanita Valley as Program Director and Marketing Assistant. Ethan has more energy than any mere mortal should have, but it serves him well in his role here at Awanita Valley. Ethan is originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and is recently married to his wife, Samara.
Adam Grace is one half of our Staff Parent team. He and his wife, Anna, recruit and manage our volunteer, summer staff, and intern programs. Adam is also Grounds Maintenance Manager. He does a great job of keeping the grounds beautiful and ready for our campers. He and Anna have been married 10 years and have three boys. They have both been involved in student ministry and bring a lot of knowledge to the team.
Anna Grace is the other half of our Staff Parent team. She and Adam are passionate about student ministry and believe that Christian camping is a great tool for reaching young people with the message of the gospel. Anna is also Housekeeping Manager and strives to keep our lodges and meeting spaces clean and comfortable.
Dum vivimus, servimus
(While we live, we serve)
Summer Staff and year round volunteer workcrew are the lifeblood of Awanita Valley. Each year the Lord blesses us with students to help us serve our campers during the busy summer and retreat seasons. Click the button below to see how to join our team next year.