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Camp Founders - Mrs. B

Mr. & Mrs. “B”

The lifelong dream of opening a summer camp for children was developed in 1959 when Jane and Jim Bennett (Mr. & Mrs. “B”) married. After 10 years of searching for the right property for a summer camp for children, they found it on Lookout Mountain. Their mutual experiences as counselors, college teachers, Sunday school teachers and parents were instrumental in the early success of Camp Woodmont.

When they opened the camp in 1981, their vision was, and always has been, to be a partner with parents to give campers the opportunity to build character, develop positive relationship, acquire skills and happy childhood memories that would last a lifetime.

With carefully chosen, dedicated staff, Mr. & Mrs. B have provided thousands of campers (including their own grandchildren) with fun and exciting camping adventures and character building experiences.

Mrs. B has since retired and Mr. B. passed away in July 2006 after a long battle with stomach cancer. While we were very sad at his passing, we are so thankful for knowing him as a wonderful father, grandfather, teacher, camp director and one who loved life and lived it with passion and to the fullest. Follow this link to the internet memorial web page for Mr. B.Camp Founders

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More About Mr. & Mrs. B

Jane was born and grew up in Commerce, GA and received her BBA and M.Ed degrees from Georgia State University and the University of Georgia.

Jim was born and grew up in Mathiston, MS and received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and E.Sp. degrees from the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State, and Georgia State.

They met while teaching at Georgia State University, married two years later, and both spent more than 30 years in the teaching profession, mainly at DeKalb Community College. They retired from teaching and devoted their time to traveling, family, church and community activities, and Camp Woodmont.

They have three grown children (and 6 grandchildren) who have all helped operate the camp.