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Camp Discovery Announces New Director of Experiential Learning

Jay Robinson - Camp Discovery

Blythewood, SC (March 30, 2015) –-The Board of Trustees of Camp Discovery at His Acres proudly introduces Jay Robinson as the new Director of Experiential Learning for Camp Discovery. In his new role, Robinson will facilitate the development, implementation, and expansion of high-quality experiential programs for Camp Discovery.

“Jay’s qualifications and talent will move Camp Discovery's mission forward in a big way,” said Joanna Weitzel, the organization’s Executive Director. “His skills as an educator, combined with his fresh ideas and creative energy, will have an immediate positive impact on our programs. We welcome Jay’s contagious excitement and sense of adventure to Camp Discovery!”

Robinson brings an impressive array of programming experience to Camp Discovery. Since 2012, he has worked at EdVenture Children’s Museum as its Museum Experiences Manager insuring strong educational experiences at the museum to include public programs, family programs and special events.

Before joining EdVenture in 2012, Robinson spent 10 years as a Park Ranger, first at Saluda Shoals Park with the Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission and then with the City of Columbia’s Three Rivers Gateway. Working in both interpretive and supervisory capacities, he designed and delivered programs that focused on environmental stewardship, academic engagement, and leadership development. Robinson’s experience further includes several years as an avian keeper with Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.

“To be invited to join in the magic of Camp Discovery is an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Robinson. “Camp Discovery has wonderful biodiversity and great spaces for all kinds of activities. I look forward to sharing it with our guests.”

Robinson holds a Natural Resources Management Associate Degree in Applied Science from Central Carolina Technical College. He lives in Lexington, SC with his wife Beth and daughter Anna (2). His favorite pastimes include paddling, fly fishing, gardening, reading or collecting anything Star Wars.

Camp Discovery is a 501(c) 3 non-profit celebrating 30 years of teaching, healing and inspiring lives through recreation and experiential learning in nature. Situated on 104 acres of forests, fields and streams, the Camp has served over 15,000 participants through engaging, outdoor activities that support academic development, social and emotional growth, and environmental stewardship.

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Donations or inquires can be made to Camp Discovery at 208 Claude Bundrick Road, Blythewood, SC 29016 or by visiting the website at www.campdiscoverysc.org.


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