The Camp Kum-Ba-Yah staff is comprised of outdoor lovers, camp counselors, nature experts and educators. We thrive on interaction with our community, and we seek out opportunities to work and play alongside our neighbors.
Board of Directors
Emily Crowder, Board President
Linda Irwin, Board Secretary
L. Vincent Sawyer, Jr., Board Treasurer
Margie Lippard, Exec. Director
Shelly has nearly 15 years of education experience with a varied background as a city naturalist, teacher, zookeeper, and vet assistant. She received her Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from Lynchburg College, and despite getting her Master’s in Biology in Kansas, Shelly was born, raised, and lives in Campbell County. Her hobbies include genealogy, reading, and keeping her certification as a Virginia Master Naturalist. Her favorite animals are cats, snakes, and opossums. She is excited that her work at Camp-Kum-Ba-Yah @ Cosby Woods will help everyone learn to appreciate nature and therefore foster a sense of stewardship for the Earth.
Buildings and Grounds Superintendent
Mike is the kind of volunteer that non-profit administrators dream about. He is on campus almost daily doing any number of helpful things. From building fences and woodpecker houses to clearing brush and anything else you can imagine—we are lucky to have him.