Everyone from the directors to the volunteers to the campers to the head dishwasher has to feel valued; each has the right to feel like somebody. The culture of the camp is to make everyone feel like they are important.
Camp Swamp is a year-round overnight camp facility hosting retreats, special events and, during the summer, week-long overnight Christian camps for children from 9-18 years of age. The camp is located in a rural setting in Penfield, Georgia just two hours east of Atlanta and 45 minutes south of Athens on 188 acres of wooded land and open fields, where campers enjoy a variety of activities such as basketball, soccer, Laser Tag, Ultimate Frisbee, swimming, fishing, 300' Slip N Slide, 12' pool slide, paddle boating, Low Ropes Course, ping-pong, arts and crafts, hayrides, and more. Unforgettable memories are made during cabin challenges, night activities, devotionals and Bible classes.
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Camp Swamp is a 501(c)3, Publication 78 listed organization under the name of Swamp Camp Services, Inc.
At Camp Swamp, we have a long-standing commitment to our families and friends to be “the safest place on the planet.” A lot goes into living up to that standard, so as a part of this commitment we want to ensure each of you understand as much as possible about the camp and its management. With this in mind, we have put together this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document as an easy to reference guide to some of the not-so-obvious-and-curious topics. May it increase your knowledge and comfort to our commitment to indeed make Camp Swamp “the safest place on the planet, besides your home.”
The Camp Swamp culture is available within 300 miles (482 km) of any person on the planet, especially children, and every person within this sphere gets the opportunity to experience this culture, year after year, so they can reap the benefits of its safe, fun, and life-influencing values.
We are a unique camp culture offering "a little taste of heaven" in a way that:
Fosters life-long memories and relationships,
Extends respect & hospitality to each individual,
Builds godly character, and
Creates a physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually safe environment
so that any one person—especially a child—has fun and is positively influenced.
Truly, these concepts epitomize the heart of camp and the essence of the Camp Swamp culture.
Everyone (parents, volunteers, counselors, and campers) has to feel mentally, physically, and emotionally safe in order for the spiritual self to be realized. Set an environment of respect; deal with bullies of all kinds, and create a culture of love. (Imagine an atmosphere where last names weren’t important; thus you were known for who you are and not all the ties to your parents, brother, sister, money, position, etc.) Thus our motto: “The Safest Place on the Planet, Besides Your Home.”
Jeff Mueller, President, was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1962. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he studied Architecture and Civil Engineering, culminating in a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He has worked as a Civil Engineer for 20 years in both the public and private sector. He presently serves as the City Engineer for the City of Norcross, Georgia. He has been married for 26 years to Jessica Mueller and has two college aged children, Leslie and Henry, who thoroughly enjoyed The Swamp during their teen years.
Pam Hannah, Vice President, was born in Glens Falls, New York and primarily grew up in Melbourne, FL, where she met her husband, Jim, in Jr. High School. They have been married for 46 years. They have two adult sons together, Douglas and Charles who both attended many years at Camp Swamp (beginning with Camp Woodmont in the early years). In addition, Pam also has two sons, Robert and Darrell. All of their sons reside in Georgia. Jim and Pam moved to Atlanta in the Spring of 1983. They are members of the Cornerstone Church of Christ.
Pam is retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools where she worked for 25 years. Pam started her career as a Substitute Teacher and eventually worked in teaching and technical positions wherein she taught teaching staff how to best use technology for the benefit of teaching the student population. She also repaired all technology components (hardware and software) and was responsible for network administration. Prior to that time, Pam worked at Harris Corporation in Melbourne, FL where she was an integral part of many Space Industry Contracts for the government, working as a Program Manager over the budgetary aspects of government contracts.
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Dan Ankrom, Secretary; his bio is forthcoming.
Megan Famodun, Treasurer, was born and raised in Marietta, GA. She attended college in Boston, MA for two years but then transferred and finished her degree in Sociology and Leadership at Kennesaw State University. After graduating, Megan began serving in the Youth and Family ministry and soon after that, she married her husband Adeoye, they have been married now for four and a half years. Together, they served in the Youth and Family ministry at North River for a little over four years. During that time, they spent several weeks out at Camp Swamp, which was such a great opportunity for them since they did not get to experience it when they were growing up. Now, Megan is the HR & Finance Manager at North River. She is enjoying her new role and excited to be able to build new skills and use her talents to help with the administration of the church.
Our first week of summer camp at Camp Woodmont saw 64 campers from around the southeast get to taste what would become the Swamp camp culture.
After searching for almost two years, the right property was found in Penfield, Georgia and construction began. It rained so much materials had to be hand carried to the site because the trucks couldn't make it. To see a complete set of construction pictures click here.
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