Our Staff

The GROW Enrichment Camp staff focuses on safety and the well-being of each camper.  Our caring camp counselors put each camper’s needs first, helping them make friends, connect to nature and have a fun camp experience. Camp staff is comprised of Metro Nashville teachers and college students majoring in education, environmental studies or recreation.  Each staff member is background checked and completes an extensive interview process and staff training.

Meet the Founder & CEO: Laura Johnson- “Twigs”

Laura Johnson is an experienced camp director with an extensive background in risk management and camp operations. She is an outdoor enthusiast and advocate for conservation with experience as a State Park Naturalist. Laura earned a B.S. in Recreation Management from Illinois State University. Laura spent the last 6 years serving thousands of youth as a full time director at Camp Widjiwagan. Laura got her start in camping with Girl Scouts, where she spent eight years building experience as a camp counselor, waterfront director and camp director. Laura also spent eight years of her career teaching swim lessons, coaching a swim team, training lifeguards and managing community pool programs and water parks.  Laura enjoys swimming, sailing, waterskiing, canoeing, biking, hiking, camping, sewing, photography, traveling and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Our 2019 Staff