Posted by Frances Lindsey on November 02
Mark Pickle is the Big Man on campus for several reasons but mostly because he does so much around Skyline AND with such a big heart. Continue to read more about one of our favorite camp staff actually written by Pickle himself…
Where do I even begin??? I guess from the beginning. I first came to Skyline in 1984 for two weeks when they were trying a boy’s camp to be the head counselor and ropes director. I left after those two weeks vowing to never return – that was short lived! Skyline asked me to come back for the last session that summer to help with the ropes course during the girl’s camp. I became good friends with the director and her husband during that winter season. Over the course of that year, they persuaded me to return and run the ropes course for the girl’s camp in 1985. Boy did I mess up! After my second year they never asked me to come back again– I just show up. I guess it was expected and I hated to let anyone down not to mention that camp began to grow on me. One year led to another and I started my family in 1988 and continued to work so my daughter could attend as a camper and a few years later my son began tagging along with me and he grew up helping at camp.
Camp Mom. Wife of Cooper. Proud mom of three. Birmingham Southern grad. Homesickness extraodinaire. Maker of the famous Franny Dip. Lover of evening coffee.