Elizabeth, better known as "Bizzy" at TAW, has been a summer camp girl her whole life! She is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in Music and Political Science. Elizabeth has worked at TAW for several summers as a Counselor and now will be joining the permanent program staff. Elizabeth has long held a passion for working with children and youth and has worked as a choral director for a children's show choir, a director for a high school leadership conference, and has volunteered and taught with local school programs, community theater camps, and church community programs. She is excited to join the team here at TAW and hopes to share her enthusiasm for camping and childhood development with all of the Ton-A-Wandah family!
Ton-A-Wandah first opened its gates as a private residential girls camp in 1933.
The camp's founder Grace B. Haynes, affectionately known as "Donnie" by campers and staff alike, greeted 65 campers that first year. Today, Camp Ton-A-Wandah welcomes 600 girls, ages 6-16, over the ten-week camp season. Our 75 staff members, including many Ton-A-Wandah alumnae, hail from across the country and around the world.
Each Tribe elects a Chief to lead the group for the session and helps the camp staff make Ton-A-Wandah a better place to live.
Around the Council Fire, ceremonies are held several times each session. The campfire blazes, the girls join in song and dance, old mountain legends are shared and the crisp night air stirs new emotions.
Each program at Ton-A-Wandah offers a Junior level of instruction and participation.
The counselors who work and play with Junior campers are selected from applicants whose interests and qualifications are geared to teaching young beginners.
Nestled on the shores of its very own ten-acre lake in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.
Camp Ton-A-Wandah, private residential summer camp for girls, is set amidst a breathtaking panorama of mountain ranges and emerald green valleys.