At Camp Highland, we create impactful experiences that motivate leaders and build families
Camp Highland crafts impactful experiences that develop leaders and engage the heart through summer camps, family retreats, group retreats and corporate events.
What does it mean to engage the heart? To awaken a passion within each person, family, and group that comes to Camp Highland, leaving them focused on pursuing an authentic walk with Jesus Christ.
Founder & CEO
In 1993, while Bill was in software sales, he began taking kids on camping trips to his dad’s property. He quickly began to see the lives of kids changed and impacted in incredible ways through outdoor adventure. Through those early trips, Bill and Betsy caught a vision that would change their lives forever; thus Camp Highland was born! Now, Bill’s vision and dedication of investing full-time in building the Kingdom through outdoor ministry is continuously molding camp into a vibrant place to grow.
Meet the Team
Full-Time Camp Staff 2020
In 1993, while Bill was in software sales, he began taking kids on camping trips on his dad’s property. He quickly began to see the lives of kids changed and impacted in incredible ways through outdoor adventure. Through those early trips, Bill and Betsy caught a vision that would change their lives forever; thus Camp Highland was born! Now, Bill’s vision and dedication of investing full-time in building the Kingdom through outdoor ministry is continuously molding camp into a vibrant place to grow. He and his wife, Betsy, have four boys: Will, Timothy, Cole, and Nathan.
Danny started working with Camp Highland back in January 2005 as Director of Operations. He enables the mission of camp in bringing organization to systems in the area of finance and capital construction. Before coming to Camp Highland, he worked with Campus Crusade for Christ for fourteen years in the Atlanta area in campus ministry. He joined staff with Campus Crusade after working as a mechanical engineer for a couple of years. Danny and his wife, Christy, have three children: Parker, Joel and Natalie.
Miriam Camp Hilliard
Director of Administration
Miriam came on board in the summer of 2011 as a fill-in photographer, but it didn’t take long for her to become entrenched as an integral part in the mission of Camp Highland. She is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Photojournalism. She has been serving as a part of our Full-Time Staff since August 2011.
Summer Camp Director
We first met Patsam through one of the most entertaining summer staff application videos of all time back in the spring of 2013. Three summers later, he came on as our full-time Overnight Camp Program Director and simply did a fantastic job. While he helps with off season programming, his primary role is planning for and executing the summer program for campers.
Director of Programs & Internship Lead
Deborah first came to Camp as a teacher with her students. After seeing the positive impact that Camp had on her students, she decided she wanted to become part of the ministry and joined us for a couple summers while still teaching. She came on staff full time in June of 2017 to begin working with school partnerships. She now loves getting to work alongside school leaders to foster their students’ development. She now leads all of our school and church partnerships along with our Internship Program and the Kitchen.
Director of Recruitment
Katrina joined our team first as a summer staff counselor back in 2018. She stole our hearts with her steadfast love for her campers and servant’s heart. As she finished her senior year at The University of Georgia in the Spring of 2020 she joined our team part-time. By May when she moved up to Camp and lead our summer staff as part of our full-time staff! Her joy is infections and she has brought new energy to our team.
Jake started working as an Overnight summer staff member in 2017. He faithfully came back every summer and added value to our team. He then joined us for the 2020 Internship. Since then he has come on our full-time staff and leads our operations and the maintaining of camp facilities and grounds.
Matt follows the trend of most of our young staff members, in that he started working as a summer staffer, got infected by camp, and has remained involved ever since. He came on full-time staff in the fall of 2015 as our off-site trip lead and has since picked up the role of the social marketing coordinator. He now leads the charge on ropes courses and technical training.