Page is Florence Ellis's (original founder of Keystone summer camp for girls) great great niece and a fourth-generation Director of Keystone. She is a graduate of Duke University and assumed the position of Director in 1984. Her father, Bill Ives, ran the camp from 1961 until 1984. Page grew up at Keystone and spent her summers as a camper, counselor, and Head Counselor before taking over the Director's position. Page currently lives at Keystone with her husband and three children. She serves on various community boards in Brevard. Her love of Keystone is contagious!
Marisa de la Fuente, Associate Director
Marisa started at Keystone as a camper in the summer of 1996 and has been hooked ever since. She has enjoyed every aspect of camp, from the leadership program to working as a counselor and most recently, as a chief. Originally from Tallahassee, FL, Marisa went to Haverford College near Philadelphia and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Comparative Literature. After spending some time living in Brooklyn, NY, and working in Manhattan, Marisa got tired of concrete and heard the call of the mountains once again. Marisa is excited to join the year-round Brevard crowd and is living in the barn apartment, enjoying the great company of Phelps the goat and the Keystone horses.
Katherine "Kat" Owen, Associate Director
Kat joined the Keystone Camp family in August of 2012. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and now lives just up from camp’s canoe lake! Kat attended the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Before coming to Keystone, she was a long time camper-turned-counselor at a neighboring girl’s camp and worked as Program Director for a co-ed camp in the area. She is passionate about the positive impact camping has on the lives of children, and is excited to be the newest member of the Keystone family. Outside of camp you can find Kat playing with her dog “Prince” or running the trails of Western North Carolina with Marisa!
Megan Sotirakopulos, Administrative Director
Megan joined the Keystone Camp family on July of 2009. Originally from St.Petersburg, Florida, Megan is now a resident of Brevard. Megan attended Brevard College where she graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance. Megan brings previous summer camp experience from a neighboring camp. Megan and her husband Nick reside in Hendersonville with their Shepherd mixes "Miley" and "Mia".
I never got to be a camper as a kid. My only experiences of camp have been in the role of counselor at Keystone, and given how much I love it I can only imagine being a camper is that much better. Helping to make camp fun, seeing campers achieve goals they never thought possible, being part of an amazing community, and so much more make summers at Keystone the best part of my year.
Working at Keystone Camp is like being part of a family. You always have endless support and encouragement from all staff members any time of the day. Being a part of this family has given me the opportunity to form life-long friendships, learn new skills, and make a lasting impact on campers’ lives. At camp you are always encouraged to be the best version of yourself, to be there and to love one another and I think that’s what makes Keystone such a special community.
For me, Keystone was a place where I was able to step out of my comfort zone, and finally find a place where I belonged. I met amazing people and built everlasting friendships that I will be forever grateful. Keystone will always be a special place for me, and I cannot wait to spend another summer there!
I think what you all do, and the things that you stand for, are incredible.
Reading Page’s blog over the last 4 weeks and watching daily photos, not only I felt I was there, but I also realized it was more than a job, but your true caring commitment in building our child.
The girls had an excellent experience with the fun activities, learning opportunities, and terrific friends and role models!
Madeleine went on and on about the food…NEVER has she been that excited about food!
I am forever in your debt for helping my daughters grow, keeping watch, showing them right from wrong, building that self-confidence, allowing them to become self-aware and loving them.
In Grayson’s short week at Keystone you returned to us a more confident, independent girl.
Your daily blog and photo meant the world to this nervous mama!
Grayson speaks fondly of Keystone on a daily basis! She is begging to go back for two weeks next year.
We are very proud of Morgan’s independence, willingness to try new things, and being accepting of others.
We know Keystone played an important role in the foundation of her success.