Our board of directors are responsible for maintaining the operations of Camp Whitley 365 days a year. This is a working board that meets monthly, but tackles many projects between meetings. We encourage you to fill out an application at any time. If we find a spot for you, we will reach out!
Pam has lived on Troy Cedar Lake for almost 25 years. She and her husband, Shannon, have enjoyed the summers watching and listening to the campers at Camp Whitley. They have three granddaughters that have been attending camp. They joined the board to try and help any way they can to make it an enjoyable time for all.
Pat's Camp experience includes 6 years as a camper and 5 years as a counselor. Pat believes that Camp Whitley is a gem of Whitley County. Steeped in tradition and well supported by community, thru individuals, businesses and industries of Whitley County. Camp is a magical place where a child can grow in many ways in the period of a week. Pat's favorite part of Camp is watching a camper grow in the areas of trust, teamwork and confidence. Pat wants to utilize his life skills and experiences to continue the growth and future of Camp Whitley.
Morgan was the director of Camp Whitley during the 2017 season and became secretary in August 2020. Morgan currently works as a nurse at Northern Heights Elementary School and Parkview Whitley Hospital. Her favorite thing about camp is seeing relationships that are built amongst campers and staff.
In 2021, Tim's son attended Camp Whitley for the first time. After a year of his bragging about the joy's of Camp, Tim decided to join the board. While he never attended himself, his siblings did and loved it. In fact, Tim's son wears the camp shirt from the 80's which has been through 6 kids now! Tim worked for the Whitley County Sheriff's Department for 18 years and now is employed as the Deputy Marshall for the South Whitley Police Department.
Carlee joined in the summer of 2018 to help bring life back into Camp Whitley and connect with local youth. Hunter decided to join in on the fun by splitting her board seat in 2022! Carlee worked as a counselor at Camp Whitley in 2012 and as an assistant camp director in 2016/17 in Bloomington. Hunter worked as a counselor at a Karl E Kelley Memorial Youth Camp in 2015/16. Carlee has many family ties to Camp Whitley, including her sister, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
Shannon was born and raised in Columbia City and raised her three children here, as well. She loves our beautiful county, our community, being outdoors in all weather, educating myself and others, hanging out with kids but most of all she loves camp! Her children are third generation campers and they plan on continuing that tradition with their own families. She became a part of the board in order to do what I can to help usher Camp Whitley into the future while never losing our past!
After sending her daughter to camp for a one week session she was was so impressed with the experience she wanted to help. A marketing consultant by trade, she decided to bring that knowledge to the Camp Whitley board to help with fundraising and advertising.
Dee Conn is returning to her roots in Whitley County after retiring from teaching in Goshen Community Schools. She began her teaching career at Passages Preschool in Columbia City and joined the Jaycees in Churubusco. She served in the Jaycees for 10 years. In 2015 Dee was Guilder Lehrman’s Indiana History Teacher of the Year. Camp Whitley was a staple in her family with three generations attending camp. Dee is full of camp stories and continues friendships with several friends she made at camp.