Matt Ambrose is Executive Director of the Awanita Valley Campus. He has been a member of the Look Up Lodge family since 2009. He served on Summer Staff at Look Up for several summers, which is where he met his wife CeCe. In 2016, he joined the Look Up staff as the Director of Project Management. This past summer Matt became a welcomed addition to the Awanita Valley team. Matt & CeCe have three children. We are blessed to have Matt and his family join us at Awanita!

Steve Clayton is the Camp Director at Awanita Valley.  He loves furthering camp development and overseeing daily camp operations. His passion is developing relationships and showing people what a great tool camp is in reaching young people for Christ. Steve has been married to Shannon for 21 years and they have two daughters.  They have served in Christian Camping together for 15 years, with 10 of those years here at Awanita.

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 15 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.  Whitney and Adam share a passion for seeing young people come to Christ. She and Adam have a son and a daughter who love camp life. 

Adam Grace is one half of our Staff Parent team.  He and his wife, Anna, recruit and manage our summer staff program.  Adam is also Grounds Maintenance Manager.  He works hard at keeping the grounds beautiful and ready for our campers.  He and Anna have three boys.  They have both been involved in student ministry and bring a lot 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, comfortable, and ready for guests.  

Dum vivimus, servimus

(While we live, we serve)

Summer Staff 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.

600 Gap Creek Road | Marietta, SC  29661 | 864-836-3956 | camp@awanita.org

A Look Up Lodge Christian Camp

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