Camp McCall was established in 1960 with 12 Staff members. We currently employ over 50 seasonal Staff each summer. Here's a quick look at the current McCall leadership.

 

Director:

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Matt “Spinner” Allen is a product of Camp McCall, attending as a camper and serving 9 years on Staff during his college years. After serving as a Staffer, Program Coordinator and Assistant Director at McCall, Spinner served as the Program Director at Wilderness Encounter Program (Grapevine, Texas) and as the Program Director at Summit Adventure (Bass Lake, California).

Spinner is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a BA in History, the National Outdoor Leadership School (Outdoor Education Certificate), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA in Religious Education) and Eastern University (MS in Non-Profit Leadership).

Spinner joins the staff at McCall after most recently serving for 10+ years as a Naval Officer, in and alongside the U.S. Military, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community.

He is joined by Ginger, who also serves at McCall as the Operations Director, overseeing business operations of the ministry. Ginger graduated from Appalachian State University (BS in Commercial Recreation Management) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv).

After being gone from McCall for 18 years, Spinner & Ginger are excited to be back in South Carolina. and they are both fortunate to live at Camp McCall year-round.  Contact Spinner at mattallen@scbaptist.org or Ginger at mccallinfo@scbaptist.org

associate Director:

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Phillip “Snoball” Jewell serves as Camp McCall’s Associate Director, involved with all aspects of the ministry, but especially focused on marketing and promotion of McCall, coordinating our missions efforts and assisting with music & worship. He is a graduate of North Greenville (BS in in Computer Science and Business) and is currently working on a graduate degree (MA in Christian Ministry). Snoball has 20 years of ministry in the ministry, serving in a number of local churches, including Hampton Heights (Greenville), FBC Norris (Norris) and Mt Carmel (Easley). Snoball and his wife Caroline have 5 children and live just down the road near Table Rock State Park.

 

Assistant summer camp director:

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Johnny "Pinto” Cooley serves as Camp McCall’s Assistant Summer Camp Director.  A native of Columbia, Pinto has been teaching at the Middle School/Junior High level for over a decade, specializing in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) subjects.

Pinto has a BA in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, a Secondary Science Certificate from Clemson, and a Master of Arts in Education from Southern Wesleyan University.

He’s married to Cheryl (widely known as the “best Camp LaVida Staffer of all time”), who also works in the Office during her summer vacation (she is also employed by the school system).

When they aren’t at Camp McCall, Pinto and Cheryl live in Irmo with their three boys.

Ministry assistant / registrar:

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Lindsay Barringer serves as Camp McCall’s Ministry Assistant.  A native of Sanford, NC, Lindsay has worked in a ministry assistant role since 2016 and has been with Camp McCall and the SC Baptist Convention since 2018 helping get kids registered for camp and helping out the Evangelism team at SCBC! Lindsay has a BA in Intercultural Studies from North Greenville University. She is married to Phillip Barringer who is the Student Minister at Spears Creek Baptist Church in Elgin, SC. They have a miniature dachshund, who is afraid of his own shadow, named Pinson (yes, after a UNC Tarheels basketball player - GO HEELS). You can reach her at LindsayBarringer@scbaptist.org

Staff:

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The heart of Camp has always been our Program Staff: 30+ college-aged young men who spend their summers working with boys and young men here at McCall.  They are an incredibly hard working, energetic and enthusiastic bunch--but more importantly, they provide a tremendous, positive male Christian role model.