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Who we are

Who we are

Camp Discovery is led by a group of people with a passion for education, science, nature and exploration.

What started as a dream about bringing together people of diverse ages and backgrounds in a special place of “discovery” became a reality in 1985 when recreation therapist, Donna Johnson, founded what is now known today as Camp Discovery. Our nature-based programs lead by our incredible team provides real-world learning to enrich both minds and hearts for the health and well-being of people, our community and planet.

Camp Discovery is led by a group of people with a passion for education, science, nature and exploration.

What started as a dream about bringing together people of diverse ages and backgrounds in a special place of “discovery” became a reality in 1985 when recreation therapist, Donna Johnson, founded what is now known today as Camp Discovery. Our nature-based programs lead by our incredible team provides real-world learning to enrich both minds and hearts for the health and well-being of people, our community and planet.

Our Leadership + Staff

Karen Mott

Executive Director

Mary Beth Estes

Development & Fundraising Specialist

Molly Leier

Program Coordinator, Administrative Manager

Heather Phelps

Program Facilitator

Amy Ellisor

SSAI NASA DISCOVERIES Outreach Coordinator

Our Leadership + Staff

Karen Mott

Executive Director

Mary Beth Estes

Development & Fundraising Specialist

Molly Leier

Program Coordinator, Administrative Manager

Heather Phelps

Program Facilitator

Amy Ellisor

SSAI NASA DISCOVERIES Outreach Coordinator

Board of Trustees

Karen Bickely

Malcolm George

Tracy Nunnery

Scott Raven

Joy Watkins

To get involved with our Board of trustees, please contact us at (803) 754-2008.



Board of Trustees

Karen Bickely

Malcolm George

Tracy Nunnery

Scott Raven

Joy Watkins

To get involved with our Board of trustees, please contact us at (803) 754-2008.



Camp Discovery is a 501(c)(3) organization that engages and inspires through discovery in science and nature.

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