Here I am (last one one the left) with (most) of my amazing family who have made Camp Acacia possible with their incredible hearts and generosity!

Here I am (last one one the left) with (most) of my amazing family who have made Camp Acacia possible with their incredible hearts and generosity!

Rachel Smith, Executive Director

I am trained as a recreational therapist. I did my undergraduate degree and master's at the University of Tennessee, and further graduate work at Indiana University. I have started four camps in three states including Indiana, Tennessee, and North Carolina. I have worked for, and run, camps in the above states and, also, Utah, California, and Nevada. After starting and running camps across the country, I decided it was time to bring my passion and experience home, and Camp Acacia was born. I am passionate and camp and the lifelong impact it can have. More, I am passionate about the role recreation can and should play in the lives of kids with diverse abilities. I believe, with all I am, it is the best and most open bridge to lifelong integration for the kids we are privileged to help. I view our role as working, everyday, to make sure Camp Acacia is an active force in building, opening, and making sure the bridge is easily navigable for all.

I am an a daughter to two, a sister the three (+ a couple great brother-in-laws), aunt to five (I have pictures, just ask), and friend to all.

You can always reach me at Rachel@CampAcacia.org.

Tori Cox, Program Director

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Blake Batson, Director of Camp Life

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