Meet Our Leadership Team
The Camp Odyssey Leadership Team:
DR. HARLAN EAGLE
Dr. Harlan Eagle, "Dr.Z." has been providing enriching, creative, and educational experiences for youth since 1981 and has taught in Wicomico County Public Schools since 1986. He holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Maryland, in addition to a Master of Science from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware. He has founded and directed AWARD-WINNING summer programs, Camp Odyssey (1990), and Horizons Salisbury (2003-2015)). Camp Odyssey has been voted Metropolitan Magazines #1 Summer Camp since the award started in 2010 and meets the highest standards as evidenced by American Camp Association Accreditation. He has also founded: Beyond the Limits, The Tim Kennard River Run, eRace the Stigma, the Eastern Shore Lacrosse Club, and established the Queen Nerd Scholarship and Support Fund at the Community Foundation of The Eastern Shore in memory of Jamey Lee Griswold Landon. He is an innovative educator who is always looking for new ways to provide positive experiences for youth and has been recognized for his service and leadership receiving national awards from the Association for Experiential Education (2005), Horizons National (2011), and Multiplying Good's Jefferson Award for Public Service (2019).
Camp DIRECTOR @ green hill
Chris Adkins has been a Camp Odyssey since 1999. His first camp experience was a bike trip on the C & O Canal and has been hooked since. He has been a Group Leader, Outdoor Adventure Specialist, founding Teen Camp Counselor, Teen Camp Director, Special Activity Coordinator, Assistant Director, Program Director and received the Selfless Sacrifice Award. He is currently the Director at Camp Odyssey at Green Hill. During the school year, Chris is a teacher and Wrestling and Golf Coach at Snow Hill High School. He looks forward to every summer, bringing his daughters with him to camp and providing our campers with the best program possible.
CAMP DIRECTOr @ WDS
Audra Phippin/ Queen A joined Camp Odyssey in the summer of 2006 as a Setting Sail Counselor, while her daughter got to enjoy camp as a camper. In 2009 she joined the Admin team and is currently Camp Director at WDS. Audra won the Jeff Livingston Selfless Sacrifice Award in 2012. She has worked 25+ years in Wicomico County, and is currently a reading intervention teacher. She enjoys spending her summers at Camp Odyssey with the amazing campers and staff.
VIRTUAL CAMP DIRECTOR
Jeff Livingston/ King Jeff has been part of the Camp Odyssey family since its inception in 1990. Jeff has worked as a C.I.T. (Counselor-in-Training), Group Leader, C.I.T. Program Coordinator, Assistant Director, and in his final three years (2005, 2008-2009), Day Camp Director. He is a 1st grade teacher in the Metro Richmond area of Virginia. King Jeff is enjoying the Virtual Camp Odyssey Adventure!
ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR @ WDS
Katie Vincent Serenyi / Princess Katie has been with Camp Odyssey since she was 5 years old. She became a CIT after her many years as a camper, and became a counselor in 2004. Katie was a Group Leader for campers between the age of 8 and 13. “Katie V” spent the longest time with the TEENS (AKA Shark Group) for 10 summers! During this time, she moved up to the Teen Camp Director role and then became the CIT Director to help the teens transition into counselors. Now Princess Katie is the Assistant Camp Director at the WDS Camp. During her 15+ years at Camp Odyssey, she has been awarded the Hoge Caswell and the Selfless Sacrifice Award. Katie has taught Math at Salisbury Middle School for over 10 years, and became a new mom in the start of 2020.
EMILY HOFFMAN JONES
CIT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Emily Hoffman Jones/ Princess Emily has also been with Camp Odyssey since she was 5 years old. Camp was something she looked forward to every year! She became a CIT and loved every minute of it then decided to become a counselor. She worked in Setting Sail, then the Marlins, and moved up to work with the Teens. Emily served as the Teen Camp Director and currently is in charge of our Counselor in Training Program and Special Activities. Emily has been recognized for her outstanding leadership and service by winning our CIT and Counselor of the Year Awards as well as our Selfless Sacrifice Award. When not at camp Emily teaches Math at Stephen Decatur Middle School and leads the youth program at her church.
DIRECTOR OF ACCREDITATION AND STANDARDS
Barb Farrell has been a part of Camp Odyssey since it began in 1990. She started out as the 6 yr. old Group Leader then went on to become Assistant Director, then Associate Director. Barb (aka “Bad Barb”, then later “Queen B”) has helped with all aspects of camp over the years, including many summers of leading teens on a weeklong adventure of camping, white-water rafting, biking, and swimming in the mountains of western Maryland. Now she works with the American Camp Association and the Maryland State Health Department to ensure Camp Odyssey is compliant, not only in all areas of health and safety, but also in areas of programming, staff training, emergency response, supervision, certifications, and many more. Barb has worked in the Wicomico County school system since 1985 and is currently a middle school math intervention teacher.