Meet NEW Camp O'Malley Director!
June 10th, 2015
It's time to get to know our NEW! Camp Director Tim Horton a little better...
Q: What is your background? What did you do before Camp O’Malley?
A: I have a bachelor's degree from Ferris State University in Recreation Management, and a Master's Degree from Central Michigan in Administration of Leisure Services. I have worked in other camp settings including a camp for emotionally impaired youth. I worked for several years in a school-based behavioral treatment program, in a residential treatment center, and even taught for three years. Prior to coming to Camp O' Malley, I was a transporter/youth care worker and a Family Treatment Facilitator. I even worked some construction for a year or so.
Q: What are you most excited about this Summer?
A: What excites me most about Camp is the opportunity to give young people who have had limited opportunities and experiences a chance to be at Camp and just enjoy being a kid.
Q: Did you go to camp as a child? What is your favorite camp memory?
A: I remember going to camp as a child and still have many vivid memories of those camp experiences. There is just something very unique and special about the summer camp environment. Specifically, I remember going swimming every day and getting to know new people. Though I would often miss home and my family, in the end it turned out to be a valuable growth experience for me.
Q: What unique experiences does Camp O’Malley provide youth?
A: Though sometimes individuals are not always certain about the benefits of camp, I would encourage anybody and everybody who has the opportunity to come to camp (especially Camp O' Malley) to take advantage of it while they can. There will come a day when those opportunities, like going to camp, are no longer available, and you may perhaps look back with regret. However, for those of you who still are of camp age, Camp O' Malley is replete with activities that will challenge you, humor you, encourage you, and help you meet new friends. Whether it's our ropes course, our climbing wall, our swimming pool, or the Up and Over Wall, Camp O' Malley has always been, and will continue to be, that special place for kids to have fun, discover new things, and create memories they can cherish for a lifetime.
Q: What’s a hidden talent you have?
A: Something unique about me is that I am an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, and have been known to throw a Frisbee almost the full distance of a football field.