Camden resident Steve Reynolds has been named as the new executive director of Camp Discovery at His Acres, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recreational therapy camp in Blythewood. Reynolds will work closely with Camp Discovery founder Donna Johnson, who will serve in the role of program director for the recreation therapy camp.
“Steve’s qualifications, talent and passion for our mission will move Camp Discovery forward in a big way,” said Camp Discovery Board Chair Lisa Kean. “His fresh perspective and creative ideas will have an immediate positive impact on our organization and enable Donna to focus more time and energy on the programming.”
Kean said Reynolds brings a wealth of experience to the Camp Discovery program. He is the past owner and director of Camp Arrowhead, a 217-acre residential boy’s camp in the heart of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Prior to that, Reynolds spent more than 20 years in the banking industry, later moving into a fundraising position for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Winthrop University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the Citadel.
Camp Discovery offers a safe, accepting emotional environment where children can learn, heal and grow in a natural setting. Through specialized, goal-oriented activities, Camp Discovery provides children with tools to improve awareness of personal strengths, develop confidence in positive independent thinking skills, and a gain greater understanding for the needs of others. Established in 1985, Camp Discovery equips children with the necessary skills for building strong self-concepts and managing their lives.
“I am excited about the good we can accomplish and the changes we can make in the lives of children and adults by being part of Camp Discovery,” Reynolds said. “We will work diligently to find ways to serve more people, improve our program, and build on the foundation already laid by supporters, the board, and Donna over the years.”
The funding for the new executive director position was made possible through the generous support of the Nord Family Foundation.