Team

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

Vera-Stewart

Vera Stewart
Founder of VeryVera Cooking Camp

Elizabeth Pipkin

Elizabeth Pipkin
Scholarship Director

High School Camp Team

Annalee McGowan

Annalee McGowan

Annalee was a camper at VeryVera Camp for three years and has been a counselor for two years. As a senior at Davidson Fine Arts, she enjoys baking, acting, singing., binge-watching Netflix, and making new friends. Her favorite food is Baked Mac and Cheese, and her favorite college team is the Georgia Builldogs. During camp, she finds her time in the kitchen to be the most enjoyable. Her favorite memory from camp is learning about table decor — aside from all of the great recipes, of course! Annalee will be attending the University of Georgia, Fall 2021, go Dawgs!

Reece Whatley

Reece Whatley

Reece has spent seven years as a camper at VeryVera Camp and three years as a camp counselor. She is currently a senior at Evans High School and enjoys playing the piano, volunteering, and playing lacrosse. Her favorite food is Mac and Cheese, and her favorite college team is UGA. When it comes to camp, her favorite memory was when we held a wedding-themed banquet. Between all our camp activities, she has the most fun in the kitchen. Reece will be attending Georgia Southern University Fall 2021, go Eagles!

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Mary Caroline Garrison

Mary Caroline was a camper at the VeryVera Camp for four years and has been a counselor for two years. She is also interning with The VeryVera Show! She is currently a homeschooler and dual enrollment student, graduating this spring. Some of her favorite activities outside the kitchen include playing the guitar, gardening, working behind the scenes of theater, binge watching The Great Baking Show and traveling! Her favorite food is waffles. During camp, she enjoys leading campers through new recipes. One of her favorite memories is having her birthday party at the VeryVera Cafe.

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Lillie McGowan

Lillie is one of our newest counselors at the VeryVera Camp!  As a sophomore at Davidson Fine Arts, she enjoys dancing, watching scary movies with her family and baking sweet treats. Her favorite food is anything chocolate! Lillie's favorite college team is the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Jessica Lawson

Jessica was a camper at VeryVera Camp for two years, and this is her second year as a counselor. As a junior at North Augusta High School, she enjoys dancing, playing with her dog, and travelling. Her favorite food is fettuccine alfredo, but really anything with pasta! During camp, she enjoys leading the craft room and seeing how excited the kids are to be there! Her favorite camp memory was trying foods from different countries during the "Around the World" themed camp.