Mary Grace Davenport
Camp Director of Camper and Family Relations
Mary Grace (MG) Davenport has been working with Camp Twitch and Shout (CTAS) since 2014, and this will be her 4th summer as Camp Director. Outside of living the dream at camp, Mary Grace is a Social Worker serving children in the pediatric hospital setting in Atlanta, GA, a role which she is very passionate about.
Camp holds a special place in Mary Grace’s heart. In addition to spending 3 years on staff with Camp Twin Lakes Will-A-Way, MG also has 3 siblings with Tourette syndrome who attended CTAS over the years. Seeing the change in her siblings’ confidence and ability to embrace themselves in the CTAS community truly solidified MG’s passion for inclusive camp programming.
Mary Grace attended the University of Georgia in Athens, GA for her undergraduate degree in Social Work, with additional education in Human Development & Family Studies, and Disability Studies. Following 2 years of work in the public child welfare system, Mary Grace received her Master of Social Work with an emphasis in Community Partnerships from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Mary Grace loves supporting the wellbeing of children and families through access to community, connection, and acceptance.
The rest of the year, you can find MG spending time with her family and friends, playing outdoors with her dog and husband, and wishing she was at back camp with all of your amazing kids!
Camp Director of Staffing and Logistics
Megan Kasper has been with Camp Twitch and Shout since 2011 serving in a variety of roles; Counselor, Cabin Leader, Unit Leader, LIT Program Director, CIT Program Director, Transportation Coordinator, and most recently as Assistant Camp Director. She found out about camp while studying to become a teacher. As part of a scholarship requirement, she had to volunteer during the summer. When she saw the words “Camp Twitch and Shout” on a list she thought to herself, “What is this…a camp for kids with Tourette syndrome?” And she was right! She didn’t know anything about Tourette Syndrome and stumbled into such a welcoming, compassionate, and accepting community. She was confronted by many assumptions and stereotypes she had about Tourette Syndrome and about supporting students with diverse abilities. She contributes much of her preparation and continued education for being an inclusive educator to the resilient and inspiring campers of Camp Twitch and Shout.
Megan attended Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina for both her undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Secondary Education and her master’s degree in College Student Development; Student Affairs Practice. She currently works at her alma mater as a Career Coach for students and alumni in the College of Fine & Applied Arts and the Hayes School of Music.
Megan is happily married, an identical twin, and passionate about serving others. When she isn’t at work or at camp, she can be found exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains with her dogs or re-reading a Jane Austen or Harry Potter novel. She is also active with the Watauga Humane Society and Wilkes County Rescue Group serving as a foster home for senior dogs.