Camp Director and Family

Dennis and Amanda Kennedy are new to Camp Jacob. Dennis is a Clintwood native. He graduated from Clintwood High School in 1992. A few years after graduating, he joined the United States Navy, where he served as a Nuclear Electricians Mate for six years. Since leaving the Navy, Dennis has worked as a service technician, emergency maintenance, and electronic instrumentation. He has served as a deacon since 2005.

Amanda grew up in Norfolk, Virginia, where she graduated from Gateway Christian Academy. She is a graduate of East Carolina University. She has been a high school language arts teacher for the last ten years.

Dennis and Amanda were married in 1999. They have four children: Gabe, Ruthie, Rachel, and Lizzy.


Counselor Application

Junior Staff Application


Support Staff

Julia Powers – Office Manager

Danny Powers – Handyman

Miranda Dotson – Kitchen Manager

Ginger Slemp – Kitchen Assistant

2022 Counselors

Grace Chester, Lucas Cress, Hannah Dotson, Haylee Dotson, Sheridan Fuller,

Kendra Helms, Jessica Hibbitts, Gabe Kennedy, Ruth Kennedy, Antowyne Shaw,

Sarah Slemp, Matthew Swindall, Hannah Thacker, McKinley Wagner, Christian Yates

Board Members

Elmer Boles, Ken Branham, David Hall, Ricky Lawson,

Todd McReynolds, Todd Peck, Mike Porter, Joe Glenn Sluss, Terry Smith