Meet the Team

YMCA Camp Harrison Staff

YMCA Camp Harrison employs highly skilled and qualified individuals who share the common goal of providing an exceptional camp experience. Our year-round staff and summer camp counselors are highly motivated, dedicated and look forward to hosting guests as soon as they arrive.

Our staff members are expected to be of strong moral character, have a passion for working with youth, possess a high level of energy and enthusiasm and exemplify our character traits of respect, responsibility, caring, honesty and faith in God. Our seasoned staff is trained first and foremost in safety. All camp staff participate in annual immersive training experiences before campers arrive.

Michael Landry Executive Director

“Landry” joined the YMCA Camp Harrison family in January 2020. A graduate of Mississippi State University, he has been working with YMCA camps for more than 20 years. Landry enjoys working with our staff and board to foster the growth of YMCA Camp Harrison and it Christian mission. In his free time he enjoys cooking, wood working and spending time with his wife Jennifer, and girls, Ainsley, Annabelle, and Holland.

John Berry Associate Executive Director

John Berry joined the Camp Harrison staff in January of 2024 as the Associate Executive Director. He graduated from Appalachian State in the 1900's but isn't as old as you might think. He has a deep faith and passion for God and for seeing young people develop and grow into who they were created to be. His life was changed at a summer camp when he was in fourth grade and he has had a love for camps and the relational, unplugged, intentional opportunities camps provide ever since. He, his wife and four kids live on site and are excited to be a part of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte and the Camp Harrison family.

Sallie Renfrow Office Manager

Sallie attended Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in Hudson, NC and earned an Associates of Fine Arts in Percussion. After having had the opportunity to lead worship for some events at YMCA Camp Harrison, she fell in love with the campus and was interested in joining our staff team in 2018. Sallie is very involved with the praise team at her church, enjoys the outdoors and loves her fur babies, Gatsby and Regina.

Matt Bradshaw Food Service Director

Matt has a strong background in the culinary arts with nearly 20 years in kitchens, many of those in a previous role at Camp Harrison. In 2022, Matt was delighted to return to camp to take on the role of Food Service Director. He takes pleasure in providing food that brings a smile to every face at Camp Harrison. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, putting together puzzles, cheering on his favorite sports teams, and traveling. Matt lives in Lenoir with his partner Haley and their dog Daisy.

Cole Wright Food Service Director

A Wilkes County native at a young age Cole developed a great passion for the areas fonta, flora and culture. Before coming to Camp Harrison he spent a number of years in the rocky mountains of Wyoming. He used this time to grow his love and knowledge of Jesus and outdoor education honing his skills in disciple making and outdoor leadership. He has a degree in Outdoor Education and recreation Leadership from Northwest College. From whitewater to ice climbing Cole loves all things outdoors. He also enjoys making music, traveling, and storytelling.

Colton Bunt Teen and Gap Year Directory

Colton is originally from Southwest Florida and has served in several professional recreation leadership roles and at two different camps. During his time serving there he discovered a passion and a calling for camp ministry which eventually led him to Camp Harrison in 2023. He enjoys adventures with friends and family, being out on a boat, and exploring the mountains with his fun-loving dog Wes. Colton is excited to serve at Camp Harrison and looks forward to all the opportunities for our campers and guests!

Shawn Baker Program Director

Shawn grew up in the mountains of Ashe County, where his love for the outdoors began. After participating in Day Camps with 4H and Bible School at the local churches, he had his first summer camp experience with Camp Harrison in the summer of 2009, and hasn’t left since. After becoming a counselor in 2014, Shawn has held many roles at Camp Harrison, with the most recent being Program Coordinator. In his free time, Shawn enjoys playing Bluegrass music with his guitar, hiking with his dog Maggie, and watching Carolina Panthers football on Sundays. Shawn’s favorite part of camp is clay shooting, and fishing on the lake.

Jason Baker Camp Director

Raised in the mountains of Nathan's Creek in Ashe County, NC. Jason has been a camper, summer camp counselor, and now director of the Summer Camp program at Camp Harrison. Jason is extremely passionate about sharing the love and grace that Christ provides alone to campers, counselors, and visitors that come to Camp Harrison. Hobbies for Jason are spending intentional time with family and friends next to a camp fire, small town wandering, Carolina Panthers football, Braves baseball and watching the race with friends. Camp Harrison has always been a second home to Jason and he looks forward to spending more summers at this very special place.

Jane Nichols Camp Registrar

Jane joined the YMCA Camp Harrison in 2021 as our Sales and Service Lead. She is a Wilkes County Native, and lives in Boomer with her husband Allen and 4 dogs. She is the Mom to two adult children, Alex and Katie. In her spare time, Jane love crafting, decorating, traveling and spending time with her family.

Cyndie Feemster Camp Registrar

Cyndie Feemster started working at YMCA Camp Harrison in March of 2012. She lives in Lenoir with her husband, brother, 4 children – Hayden age 12, Charleigh age 10, Ellery age 8 and Kaynan age 6, 4 cats and a dog. She loves watching kids grow in the outdoors and learn about themselves and the world around them. Cyndie has been involved in camping for over 25 years through various YMCA Camps, Girl Scouts, SOAR and Wilderness Inquiry.

Bob Feemster - Facilities Staff

Justin Dugger - Facilities Staff

Gail Shew - Facilities Staff