Camp Mont Shenandoah Management Team
ANN M. WARNER – Director
Camp Mont Shenandoah is in Ann’s blood. Following in her grandmother’s and mother’s footsteps, she marks the third generation of ownership of the 93 year old camp. She has spent 34 summers at CMS as a camper, counselor, program director and owner and director since 1996. Ann is passionate about her work with the campers and staff and feels exceptionally fortunate to be the steward of such a magnificent and special place as CMS.
Ann is a graduate of Hollins College (1987) as well as St. Timothy’s School in Baltimore (1983). While working as the Director of Youth Ministries at Christ Church (Old Town, Alexandria, VA,) Ann became a “foster” parent to two teenage girls, living with them as they finished high school. They (along with their older brother and families) continue to be an important part of Ann’s life.
In 1996, Ann received her Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. That spring, she relocated to Bath County, Virginia to assume the directorship of CMS, a position she thoroughly enjoys.
Ann is involved in many local and regional civic organizations. She currently serves on the board of the Bath County Arts Association and was on the Cowpasture River Preservation Association Board for six years, serving as the Vice President for three of those years. Ann continues to be a member of the Bath County Christmas Mother Board after having been Christmas Mother in 2001. She remains active in the Virginias Section of the American Camp Association after having served several years as the Conflict Resolution Chair. In the past, she has served on the Bath County Chamber of Commerce and Allegheny Highlands Free Clinic Boards. Because horses are her passion, she remains involved with the Virginia Trail Riders Association.
Ann enjoys many activities and hobbies, especially running, biking, traveling and reading. She loves spending time with her friends, family and animals and is especially fond of time spent on the back of a horse.
The summer of 2019 will be Molly’s 14th summer at Camp Mont Shenandoah. She arrived at Camp Mont Shenandoah in 1992 at the age of 11. She was a camper for five summers, a Junior Counselor in 1997, and a counselor from 1998 through 2002. During her summers as a counselor she served as the Head of both Tennis and Lacrosse. Molly has been awarded many camp accolades, including that of our highest honor, Camp Spirit, in 1996. She was Green Team Captain in 1997 and Green Team Sponsor in 2000.
Molly currently resides in Richmond, Virginia where she is a teacher at St. Christopher’s School. She is a graduate of St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, and Sewanee: The University of the South. She is thrilled to be returning to CMS this summer and is looking forward to singing around the campfire on Vesper Hill, hearing the laughter of campers fill the air, and working with the outstanding staff at Camp Mont Shenandoah to help provide an unforgettable experience for our campers! We are very honored and fortunate to have her on our team!
CATHY HUTCHINS – Program Director
Cathy Hutchins, a former CMS camper, Junior Counselor, and Counselor, will be returning for her fourteenth summer, and her sixth as Program Director, in 2019.
Cathy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1979) as well as the Garrison Forest School in Baltimore (1975) where she resides with her husband Chris. They have two daughters, Peyton (32) and Tighe (30), both former CMS campers; Peyton was also a counselor for four summers. Their two sons, Duncan (27) and Jack (24) also spent time in Bath County at camp. They just welcomed their first grandson, James Miller Pike, into the family!
While at camp, Cathy was a Camp Spirit, Green team Captain and Sponsor. Camp inspired her love of horseback riding, hiking, nature, writing, crafts, and canoeing. She also enjoys reading, volunteering, and coaching lacrosse and field hockey.
Chris stays busy during the summer with his business Aloha Tournaments where he has developed 20 different youth lacrosse and field hockey events. He also is a Founder of the Finney Search Group, which recruits teacher-coaches and matches them to secondary schools.
CÉLINE PRITT – Office Manager
Céline Pritt is our Office Manager and Events Director and is a camp “alumna”, having worked several summers in The Feed Bag (with Mrs. Hampton) while she attended Bath County High School. She grew up in the area, graduated from Radford University, returned to Bath County where she married the love of her life, Jess Pritt. They have a beautiful son, Beau, who is now one.
Céline worked in the Bath County Office of Tourism for six years and as the Tourism Manager for 15 months. She brings to Camp a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills and we are exceptionally fortunate to have her as part of our team.
“Dear Ann, I just want you to know that you were an amazing camp parent to me. Ever since my first year at Roots & Shoots, you have made me feel so secure and welcome. Manners, trust and most importantly friendship are the three main things you have taught me over the years, and you have been a huge part of my life.”