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

Neal-Holliday

Neal Holliday
Camp Director

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Hannah Daniel
Entrepreneurial Director

Elizabeth Pipkin

Elizabeth Pipkin
Director of Education

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Anne Elise Garrison
Culinary Director

High School Camp Team

Annalee McGowan

Annalee McGowan

Annalee has been a camper at VeryVera Camp for three years and a counselor for two. As a junior of 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!

Ansley Colvin

Ansley Colvin

Ansley has been a camp counselor at VeryVera Camp for one year. She is a senior at Lakeside High School and enjoys cooking, hanging out with her friends, and crafting — especially making earrings. When it comes to food, her favorite is eggrolls, but her favorite college team is Georgia Tech. She found her niche during camp in the kitchen, and loves teaching the campers new cooking skills.

Grace Thexton

Grace Thexton

Grace has spent four years as a camper at VeryVera Camp, but has been a counselor for even longer — five years! As a senior Lakeside High School, she enjoys playing lacrosse, shopping, and traveling. Her favorite food is Pad Thai, and her favorite college team is UGA. Learning how to properly ice a cake is one of her favorite memories from camp, but she truly shines in the craft department.

Hannah Daniel

Hannah Daniel

Hannah has been a camp counselor at VeryVera Camp for one year. She attends Westminister as a junior and has strong interests in theater, reading, and baking. Her favorite food is curry. Hannah found her niche working with crafts during camp, but her favorite part of camp is the connection she makes with the kids.

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 junior 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.

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Anna Wren

Anna has been a valuable member of the VeryVera afternoon staff since late last year. As a senior at Lakeside High School, she enjoys coaching volleyball and hanging out with her friends during her spare time. Her favorite food is a sweet orange clementine, and her favorite college team is the Georgia Bulldogs. During her daily routine working at The Cottage, she particularly enjoys the nice and helpful people in the office and running errands that let her exercise and showcase her independence.