Laura Johnson is an experienced camp director with an extensive background in risk management and camp operations. She is an outdoor enthusiast and advocate for conservation with experience as a State Park Naturalist. Laura earned a B.S. in Recreation Management from Illinois State University. Laura spent 6 years serving thousands of youth as a full time director at Camp Widjiwagan and 6 years prior working for Girl Scouts. Laura also spent eight years of her career in aquatic risk management and programs, teaching swim lessons, coaching a swim team, training lifeguards and managing community pool programs and water parks. Laura enjoys swimming, sailing, waterskiing, canoeing, biking, hiking, camping, sewing, photography, traveling and most of all spending time with family and friends.
Laura first began sailing and teaching sailing in 1997 while working as Waterfront Director at Camp Peairs on Lake Bloomington in Illinois.
Laura is Percy Priest Yacht Club and Harbor Island Yacht Club member and an active J22 fleet racer.