Meet our Instructors
Dr. Tim Jordan and Anne Jordan have worked over the years to build a strong Instructing Team to help facilitate the Weekend Retreats and Summer Camps. We are very proud of our Camp Weloki Instructors and all the wonderful energy and loving compassion they bring to our campers. They are always exceptional people with many skills and talents to share and are committed to children, their well-being and safety.
I live in San Antonio Texas and I love spending summers at Camp Weloki for girls. I earned my bachelors of Science in Education at Missouri State University and taught high school English. After earning my masters degree in Psychology from Sophia University in Palo Alto California, I now work as a specialist for an urban school district in a drop out prevention program that focuses on high risk teens and preteens.
At my job at school, I see first hand the value of the skills and strategies campers learn and can use in everyday life at home and at school. I have worked with camp since 2001 and love the learning and playing that can only happen here.
One of my favorite life experiences of the summer is Camp Weloki. I work in private practice as a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and mindfulness meditation instructor in Austin, Texas. When I am not working at camp as an instructor, I facilitate retreats for adults of all ages in Hawaii, the US, and Canada, in addition to counseling clients one-on-one.
I started at Camp Weloki in 1996 at the age of 13, and then as counseling and instruction staff since 2002. Summer is not the same without camp and the long-lasting friendships the Weloki experience nurtures. The rich environment of play, discovery, self-reflection, personal growth, fun, joy, connection, friendship, and the loving presence that our community of staff and campers provide create life-changing experiences. Camp Weloki gave me the tools to embrace all aspects of life and inspired me to help others do the same. I cannot imagine a better way to spend time over the summer than learning and growing through the adventure and spirit of Camp Weloki. I look forward to forming lasting relationships with each of our campers for many summers to come.
I hold an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Ithaca College and have been certified by the International Network for Children and Families sharing my expertise through a variety of positive discipline programs that promote healthy adult-child relationships. My educational roles have included therapist, Pre-K teacher of children with varying exceptionalities, assistant administrator, and early childhood program coordinator. For over thirteen years I have been employed as a Loving Guidance Associate and certified instructor of Dr. Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline. My roles include National/International speaking and trainer mentorship, Family/educational consultation, Parent/Teacher Coach, and a support group leader for school districts, parents, communities, corporate organizations, military bases and clubs. I have been a part of the Camp Weloki family since 1994 serving as a counselor and instructor in Dr. Tim’s summer camps. My real passion for camp comes from my commitment to helping children see conflict as an opportunity for growth. I love to teach at Camp Weloki because of the unique way unity is created in just one week. This connection opens the doors for a safe environment that allows kids to be their authentic selves and value their self worth.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, I am a proud Lindenwood University graduate and Middle School teacher. My fourteen years spent attending Camp Weloki, first in 2002 as a camper then as a CIT, counselor, and now an instructor, have given me experiences that continue to greatly impact my life. I am inspired to share all that I have learned with everyone I meet, but especially young individuals during such pivotal moments in their journey. Camp Weloki sparked a passion in me that has be invaluable in my pursuit to educate young adults about emotional intelligence, their social impact, communication skills, leadership, stress management, and being true to themselves. My dedication to camp runs deeper than just a devotion to education, children, and my time invested in camp, but is rooted in my desire to mentor young women as I, myself, have been mentored to become who I am today.