SHAWN THORNS – Camp Director, Wakonda

Shawn Thorns has 14 years of summer camp experience, with the last six summers at HFH Summer Camps. He has worn many hats over the years starting as a general counselor and taking on more responsibility as unit leader, program coordinator, and assistant director of operations. During the non-summer months, Shawn works for the Houston Independent School District, where he is mentor to at-risk youth, as well as the school’s choir sponsor. Shawn also previously worked for The Fresh Air Fund, where—in his many positions—he created memorable summer experiences for children from low-income communities. When he is not in camp-mode, Shawn loves to travel and sing, and walking with integrity, class, and grace in all that he does. Shawn is beyond passionate about enriching young people’s lives through summer camp. He is currently the Director of HFH Summer Camps’ Camp Wakonda, where he continues to inspire campers every day while creating a place of comfort and security.

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