Meet the Directors 2021: Ashley Martin

This is the first installment of the Meet the Directors Series! We are ready for Summer 2021, and we want you to get to know all the directors who will be leading camps! Make sure to stay tuned to this series to meet them all.

Name: Ashley Martin

Summer Staff Position: Wilderness Director

School: UTC Alumna

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Paducah, KY

Favorite Canteen Combo: Lite Lemonade and Gardetto’s

Favorite Get to Know You Question: Is mayonnaise necessary?

Ideal Vacation Spot: Camping in a National Park

Dream Career: Professional Van-lifer/Hiker

Favorite Bible Verse: “If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” – Psalms 139: 11-12 

Why do you think camp is important? Camp offers so much room for self-discovery as a place set apart from one’s typical environments and influences. It has always been a haven of freedom and choice to be the realest version of yourself, to who God urges you to be. 

What are you looking forward to as a director? I am looking forward to the opportunity for one last summer at camp to truly live the mission statement. I’m eager to shepherd Wilderness campers to experience all that God has to offer in life and love. 

Campers are going to have such a great time hanging out with Ashley! Make sure to register for your spot!