The Camp Blue Skies Team

The Camp Blue Skies team works year round to make every session a success. You can easily recognize them at camp because of their blue shirts and jackets with the Camp Blue Skies logo.

 
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Dick sesler
founder

As the founder of Camp Blue Skies Foundation, Dick is responsible for the management and sustainability of the foundation and for ensuring the health and safety of campers. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Dick works in the commercial real estate. He has served in charitable leadership roles including organizations helping people with developmental disabilities.

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Jim guimond
CaMP DirECTOR

Jim’s background as an entrepreneur and fitness professional adds a unique perspective to the Camp Blue Skies team. As a volunteer and program instructor, he has been extensively involved with Camp Blue Skies since 2012. In 2018, Jim was named Camp Director and will be responsible for all camp operations, including overseeing issues related to staff, campers, volunteers, and program instructors.

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Kit sluder
Director of Health Services
and Camper Recruitment

Kit’s working background is in critical care and disaster relief and she has years of nonprofit and camp nurse experience as well. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing all Health Center practices including recruiting and training the medical staffs. Kit also recruits and screens campers.

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Alison barry
NC Volunteer director

Alison’s work experience with developmentally disabled adults includes being a Job Coach at Goodwill Industries and serving as the Institutional Liaison for Mecklenburg County. She is responsible for recruiting and training volunteers for our North Carolina camps. She supports volunteers during the camp sessions so that everyone has a great experience

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Kristen hill
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Kristen is responsible for recruiting all volunteers for our Georgia camps, including HEPs, cabin counselors, week long volunteers, and day volunteers.  Kristen is also responsible for training volunteers prior to camp, and supporting volunteers during the camp sessions so that everyone has a great experience. Her position is part of our partnership with Camp Twin Lakes.

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Amy Millikan and Yvette

Amy millikan
Development director

Amy comes with years of experience fundraising for nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte area. She oversees the organization’s fundraising plan and is responsible for pursuit of grants, the year-end solicitation campaign and managing donor relations.

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MARY TINKEy
Events director

Mary Tinkey, who was Camp Blue Skies' first Volunteer Director, rejoined the team as Events Director in 2018. Mary is responsible for Hoops for Camp, Cornhole for Camp, Hooked on Camp and special events. She also works with the Blue Skies Boosters.

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Rebecca Hilinski Camp Blue Skies

Rebecca Hilinski
Operations director

Rebecca's background is nonprofit management, with experience in working with camps and foundation boards. She is responsible for managing databases of donors, campers and volunteers, in addition to overseeing nonprofit management best practices including strategic planning, budgeting, financial reporting, and policies/procedures.

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Holly Scheppegrell Camp Blue Skies

Holly Scheppegrell
Finance and Administration Director

Holly maintains the accounting records, including donations and camper fees. She answers the main phone and manages other organization correspondence. Her background includes public accounting, along with organizational leadership and treasury experience with community and disability-related nonprofit groups.

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Crystal Dempsey
Communications Director 

Crystal, a former journalist with a boutique PR/content marketing company, is responsible for external communications including public relations, marketing materials, website, social media, and email marketing. She enjoys taking selfies with campers, volunteers, wacky headgear, and animals at camp.

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Christie Sproles Camp Blue Skies

CHRISTIE SPROLES
Site Logistics Coordinator

After volunteering at Camp Blue Skies for many years, Christie joined the team in 2016. She runs Command Center and the camp store. Christie also occasionally leads line dancing classes at camp. She is a Group Home Manager for InReach.

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