Director, Camp Firebird for Girls
I like everything about living in the camp community.
It's like a world of its own," comments Debbie Collins
There's no mistaking her
enthusiasm for camp life.
seems to have been born to it.
Born in Wheeling, West Virginia and raised in Canton, Ohio, Debbie
was the middle child with an older brother and a younger sister.
She graduated from Glen Oak High School in 1979.
Since that time, parenting has been one of her
most important jobs as she
has 3 children of her
own, and one step-daughter whom she
husband have raised.
Together they share two dughters and two sons.
Debbie has a bachelor's degree in education and is certified in early childhood and handicapped education from Ashland University in Canton.
She holds a master's degree in curriculum design and professional development from Franciscan University in Steubenville.
With teaching as her primary career, Debbie has twenty years of experience in the public school system early childhood program and is currently the preschool coordinator in her district.
In 2005 she
accepted the position of Girls'
Camp Director and has loved every minute of it.
She's still teaching pre-schoolers in the Conotton Valley School District and has nearly completed her doctorate degree in educational leadership.
Other activities that Debbie
enjoys include traveling, baking, spending time with her
ten grandchildren, teaching her
adult Sunday School class, and being Cubmaster of the local cub scouting program.