VeryVera Cooking Camp wouldn’t happen without our amazing team working diligently all year to make sure your child has the best summer ever! Come meet the team!

Augusta Camp Team

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Vera Stewart

Vera Stewart
Founder of VeryVera Cooking Camp

Donna Nail

Donna Nail
Culinary Director

Maddie Miller
Director of Education and Development

Elizabeth Pipkin

Elizabeth Pipkin
Scholarship Director

Camp Team Members

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Reece Whatley

Reece attends Georgia Southern and will begin her Sophomore year in the fall.  She is our Educational Director and a Lead Counselor.  Reece attended camp for seven years, and this is her 5th summer working as a counselor.  Her favorite recipe to make is Vera's White Chocolate Raspberry Bars.  Reece's favorite memory includes when she attended advanced camp when the theme was wedding Inspired.  Reece's favorite part of camp is teaching campers valuable table etiquette, as well as how to properly set a table.  "A close second would be all the different napkin folds I get to teach each summer."


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Ansley Colvin

Ansley is a rising Junior at Georgia Tech.  She has been a valuable member of the VeryVera team for almost 5 years.  Ansley is the Assistant to the Culinary Director and a Lead Counselor in the kitchen.  One of her favorite experiences as a counselor is getting to watch each camper's cooking skills flourish throughout the week.  Ansley's favorite recipe to make is the VeryVera Red Velvet Cake.



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Jessica Lawson

Jessica a senior at North Augusta High School.  She was a camper at VeryVera Camp for two years, and this is her third year as a counselor.  Jessica is the Lead Craft Counselor.  She enjoys seeing how excited the kids are to be at camp.  Her favorite camp memory was trying foods from different countries during the "Around the World" themed summer camp, and her favorite recipe to make is the enchilada cups she learned at camp.

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Lillie McGowan

Lillie is a rising Senior at Davidson Fine Arts School.  This is Lillie's second year as a counselor.  She enjoys learning new cooking and leadership skills as a counselor.  Lillie's favorite part of camp is watching the campers' excitement on banquet day. Her favorite recipe to make are the VeryVera Cheesecake Brownies.

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Alli Prescott

Alli is a rising sophomore at Grovetown High School.  She was camper for one year and this will be her second year as a counselor.  Alli's favorite memory from was getting to meet new people and learn new skills in the kitchen.  She enjoys making a variety of recipes and is always excited to try something new.