Staff Spotlight: Janis!

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Camp Director Janis Barksdale

Today we’re continuing our Camp Fletcher Staff Spotlight series with Janis! Janis is our fearless leader at Camp Fletcher, where she has served as the Camp Director since 2009. Janis works hard all year to make sure that our campers have a beautiful and exciting place to return each summer! 

What is your favorite part about working at Camp Fletcher?
The best part of working at Camp Fletcher after 7 years is being able to see the transformation of campers and counselors. It’s amazing to watch them conquer a fear and shine afterwards. It’s a great feeling for both of us.

In your opinion, what makes Camp Fletcher the best way to spend a summer?
For the campers, it’s all about having fun! They don’t realize they are learning life skills, being independent etc. For the parents, it’s a safe place to be while their child practices these skills. The staff becomes one big family while teaching life skills and overseeing the campers’ safety.

Where is your favorite spot at camp?
My favorite spot is by the camp fire. You can stare deep into the fire and solve the problems of the world while having heart-to-heart conversations with the campers and counselors. The hot dogs aren’t too bad either!

What are some goals you have for camp this summer?
I would like to see our campers have so much fun that they tell their friend, and their friend tells another friend and so on. We can have our own facetime! Like our camp shirts said last year, Camp Fletcher is the original social network!

What is the most interesting/exciting/strangest thing that has happened to you since you’ve been working at Camp Fletcher?
Kasey’s cow story was definitely the strangest… hands down (if you missed Kasey’s cow story in her staff spotlight, click here to read all about it!).

If Camp Fletcher sounds like the place for you this summer, be sure to visit us online for more information or click here to register today!

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