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Leadership

Sam Torn

Executive Director, and his wife, Susan, in addition to their responsibilities at Camp War Eagle, are owners of Incomparable Camp Ozark. The two have dedicated their lives to serving today's youth through the incomparable experience that is Camp Ozark, and now wish to share that same experience with the youth in Northwest Arkansas. Sam first came to Camp Ozark in 1951 at the age of three with his family. He later spent five summers as a camper and six years as a counselor at Ozark. A former baseball player and yell leader at Texas A&M, Sam's biggest asset is that he has experienced Camp Ozark from every angle - camper, counselor, staff member, parent and owner - and is able to translate these experiences into the development of an amazing program at War Eagle. Sam and Susan have three children - Scott (and his wife Secily), Chris (and his wife Ceci), and Angela (and her husband Stephan). In addition, they have nine beautiful grandchildren.

Pete Day

Operating Director, is a very important and special component of Camp War Eagle. He ensures that all functions of camp are running safely and smoothly each session. Having served Camp Ozark in various capacities since 1991, Pete helped with the design and construction of Camp War Eagle. Pete and his wife, Kristin, have three children: Hailey, Aaron and Rachel.

Scott Richards

Operating Director, brings a wealth of experience to Camp War Eagle after spending the past 20 years in various capacities at Camp Ozark. He and his wife, Becky, who serves as Camp Mom, have two children-Jay (and his wife Meredith) and Cory (and her husband Tucker) along with four beautiful grandchildren. Both he and Becky share a deep love and commitment to children of all ages and possess the unique ability to make all kids feel special. Scott is charge of our year-round follow up program, CWE 365.

Quinton Harris

Associate Director,  Quniton was a part of the construction team that built camp starting in 2004. He also worked on the program team for the first two summers of camp before returning to work at his alma mater, Oklahoma State University.  He and his family returned to Camp War Eagle in 2016, where he is now serves as the Facilities lead.  His wife, Courtney, was a long-time camper at Camp Ozark and is now a teacher at Tillery Elementary in Rogers. Quinton and Courtney have three daughters, Carley, Emily and Lakin.  

Penny Stafford

Associate Director, came to Camp War Eagle from northern Colorado in 2008. Initially, her passion for horses and kids was a natural fit for the horse program, and now she has grown into an administrative role (with an occasional trail ride). Penny and her husband, Charli, have one son, Tristan.

Leslie and Darrick Seaton

Associate Directors, met at Camp Ozark where they served for many years on staff in the summertime. They have shared their passion of serving and loving kids and staff at Camp War Eagle since the Fall of 2005. Both are "kid" people, through and through. Darrick, a strong Osage, loves to fish in his spare time and co-directs the Program at camp. Leslie, a proud Oklahoma State alum and a mighty Caddo loves sports and manages all Human Resources at camp. Darrick's pure heart, along with Leslie's meticulous attention to detail makes the pair an invaluable asset to Camp War Eagle. Leslie and Darrick have one daughter, Addison Grace, and a son, Dez Parker.

Greg Taylor

Associate Director, discovered his calling to work with kids full time while working at Camp Ozark. After changing majors, he taught and coached for 8 years before deciding to continue his passion of working with kids by coming on full time here at Camp War Eagle. Greg shares his enthusiasm and love for children with his wife Brittney who is an elementary teacher here in Northwest Arkansas. Both are graduates of the University of Arkansas and are committed to the positive impact Camp War Eagle will have on NWA's children. Greg and Brittney have four boys, Jackson (Jack),Owen, Grayson and Mason.

Andy Charles

Associate Director, Andy graduated from John Brown University with a degree in youth ministry in 2008.  Andy & his wife, Whitney, have two children, Zyan and Zaydee.  Andy and Whitney both work for camp and truly believe in the mission of Camp War Eagle in northwest Arkansas. He oversees the morning program and is the Ropes Course Director.  Fun facts:  Andy is always smiling, loves to build things around the house, and once had a beagle named "Camper" (the name came from an old camp shirt that said "Happy Camper").  

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

Chelsea Ariola
Ouachita Baptist University
L.I.T. Program and Mish Mash

Shelby Hartgrove
Vanderbilt University
Top Staff, Family Groups & Camper Monitoring

Ryan Brazile
Vanderbilt University
Special Events and Media Team

Ashley Covert
Southwest Baptist University
Aquatics Program

Dale Timmerman
Iowa State University
Nature Center Program

Bailey Kestner
University of Arkansas
Human Resources Assistant & International Staff Coordinator

Kate Whitsitt
Kansas State University
Outdoor Skills & Morning Show

Katie Bellamy
University of Arkansas
Day Camp Site Director

Michael Summers
Arkansas Tech University
Day Camp Site Director

Josh Pankey
University of Arkansas
Day Camp Site Director

 

SUMMER STAFF

OUR AMAZING SUMMER STAFF IS AT THE HEART OF THE WAR EAGLE EXPERIENCE.

Every summer, Camp War Eagle employs over 400 of the finest college-aged young people anywhere as members of our Summer Staff. Camp War Eagle recruits summer staff from over 20 colleges and universities, with recruitment beginning in mid-October and continuing through February and March. If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting, challenging and rewarding summer opportunity, please see our section regarding Staff Opportunities.