Maggie Johnston

Senior Director of Staffing

How long have you worked at Camp? I’m coming up on my first year anniversary of working at Camp Kanata! (November 28 2022)

Were you a camper and/or counselor before? I was a camper at YMCA Camp Greenville and Camp Illahee for 8 years! I spent two amazing summers as a camp counselor at Camp Illahee.

What is your Favorite Camp Memory? I loved every Final Campfire this past summer–watching all the campers singing and walking down to the amphitheater hand-in-hand, the epic skits, the lessons shared by candle campers, and lingering just a little longer together by the light of the campfire–all of those moments really showed me how special Camp Kanata is to so many people!

Where were you born? I was born in Los Angeles, California but I grew up in Greenville, South Carolina.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A writer or teacher.

What is the most important thing you've learned in life? Never take yourself too seriously.

What is your favorite thing/hobby and why? Spending time in nature! It’s something I love to do alone and also share with friends and loved ones.