An integral part of the Camp Blue Ridge family are owners/directors, Lori & Joey Waldman. With a combined 70 years of camping between them, they remain dedicated to the beliefs and ideas of what camp does for a child.
Joey was just 11 years old when his parents, Morris and Sheila Waldman, founded Camp Ocala in 1970. Starting his employment in 1975, his 5 years as a counselor and a certified aquatics instructor, prepared Joey for his athletics director position when his parents started Camp Blue Ridge. He has been a camper, counselor, unit leader, a head counselor, athletic director, program director, an assistant director and of course, now, runs Camp Blue Ridge with all the knowledge and heart he has gained.
Lori taught for 33 years, every grade from 2nd through high school. She started working at Camp Blue Ridge when she and Joey married. Having been to summer camp herself in her early years, her love of camp was already there. At Camp Blue Ridge, she is the healthcare manager, program director and the off-season retreat/conference center coordinator.
Together she and Joey work closely with their head counselors and staff to make sure every child has a fun, safe summer making memories and friends that last a lifetime. Along with their daughters, Rikki and Alexa, they welcome campers, staff and their families into their Camp Blue Ridge family.