Meet the Directors 2021: Maddie Howe

This is the third 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 start at the beginning of this series to meet them all.

Name: Maddie Howe

Summer Staff Position: Oxley Director

School: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Major: Child & Family Studies – Community Outreach

Hometown: Collierville, TN

Favorite Canteen Combo: Mountain Dew & Goldfish

Favorite Get to Know You Question: If you could breed ANY two animals what would they be? Mines a bumble bee and a shark — a bee shark

Ideal Vacation Spot: The Grand Tetons

Dream Career: a cowgirl

Favorite Bible Verse: Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
– Lamentations 3:21-24

Why do you think camp is important? Camp is a place where everyone is accepted and loved just as they are. It is full of new opportunities and activities that you may not ever get to meet or do otherwise. It is a place where the space between heaven and Earth feels very thin, you are faced with new life challenges, and the joy around you feels very evident! 

What are you looking forward to as a director? I am looking forward to welcoming new and familiar faces while guiding the next generation through some of the the most memorable days of their year! Being a director gives me MANY opportunities to do the things that I could potentially see myself doing later in life! 

Our Camp Hope Series is designed to be a loving environment for at-risk youth. All of these campers receive a full campership. If you are interested in supporting the Camp Hope Series, please consider making a donation to the campership fund.