Daisy Burkhart
Daisy Burkhart
Program Director
Erika Mayer
Erika Mayer
Boat Driver, Lifeguard, Counselor & Camp Photographer
John Smith
John Smith
Boys Director
Leah Rogers
Leah Rogers
Girl's Director
Nurse Lisa Whitlow
Nurse Lisa Whitlow
Camp Nurse
Nurse Lisa is truly the "Camp Mom" and not just for the campers. Campers and staff alike turn to Nurse Lisa with any and all ailments ranging from...
Pastor Dan Whitlow
Pastor Dan Whitlow
Camp Director
Pastor Dan has been the director at Camp Cherokee since 1999 but has loved camp ministry all of his life. Pastor Dan is dedicated to helping lead...

Camp Staff Testimonials

Camp Cherokee was the camp I wanted to work at because it was the Camp I grew up going to—first for Family Camp I then for Kids Camps. Through the years at Camp Cherokee I couldn’t help but admire the staff as they were exceptional role models reflecting the love of God in all they did. From the impactful experiences and friendships I gained there, I knew I wanted to work there when I got older. It’s a special place like no other, a place I always looked forward to going back to. You just feel God’s presence there.

I have no doubt in my mind that those who have a desire to work at Camp and want to draw nearer to God will have that experience as I did. Working as staff there also creates bonds with others you won’t find anywhere else as most are like minded and truly understand the mission of the camp ministry. I believe from a combination of working as a team with fellow staff, having to think on my feet and leading out in some departments, to list a few, has helped shape me into the person I am today and without a doubt has strengthened my walk with God.

In a way, Cherokee has always been in my blood. I grew up going to camp, and I looked up to the counselors and staff when I was young. I was excited when I became old enough to become staff myself.

Being a staff at Cherokee isn’t easy. I was juggling more responsibilities than I knew what to do with, but I have never been so close to God. There comes a point when you know that you can’t go on in your own strength that you learn what it’s like to truly rely on God’s strength.

Work At Camp Cherokee