Camp Management


A year-round business manager, a recruiter, and two seasonal directors manage activities at Camp Juliette Low. Our business manager, Karen Mitchell, is available year round to answer any questions you may have about Camp Juliette Low (info@CJL.org). Our recruiter, Elizabeth Klespies, is the smiling face you'll see at camp fairs and various winter events (marketing@cjl.org). CJL also has two experienced directors, Nancy Brim and Kappy Kelly, who share the duties and joys of camp leadership. They work together to recruit, hire, and train staff, and divide the time spent at camp in the summer equally. Between the two of them, Nancy and Kappy have over 40 years of experience at Camp Juliette Low and have held just about every job at camp!

 

Nancy Brim – Co-Director

 

Nancy first came to CJL as a camper in 1979 and was a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) in 1980 and 1981. She has since served the camp in many capacities – as a counselor, song leader, ropes course director, and CIT director. Nancy has been the camp director since 1994.

 

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Nancy has a BS degree in Biology from the University of the South and an MA in Secondary Education from San Jose State University. When she is not at camp, Nancy lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband, Peter Carnell, and cats Jack-Jack and Black Betty, both black cats (Black Betty was born at CJL!). Nancy teaches chemistry and Earth systems at East Jackson Comprehensive High School in Jackson County and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Besides camping, Nancy enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and gardening. She and Peter volunteer much of their time in the off-season to CJL, serving on the Camp Committee, regularly attending work weekends, and participating in special projects such as CJL's kitchen floor installation in 2000, pictured here.

 

Kappy Kelly – Co-Director

 

Kappy, a native of Marietta, Georgia, has been part of the CJL family since her early childhood, coming to camp beginning with the first Alumnae Reunion when she was 18 months old. Reunions, Work Weekends and Parent-Daughter Weekends have been a part of her camp activities for many years. She has served CJL as a counselor, trading post coordinator, crafts director, CIT director, and has been co-director since in 2008. As a volunteer, she has assisted in the areas of archery and crafts, has chaired both Reunion and Parent-Daughter Weekend, and serves on the Camp Committee.

 

Kappy has a BA degree in Art Education from the University of Georgia. She teaches art at the Elementary K-5 level in the City of Marietta School System. Kappy has served as an advisor to K-Kids, sponsored by Kiwanis and Girl Scouts. She enjoys the outdoors by gardening and hiking with her dog Lucy. She loves to experiment with new recipes and trying them out on her family.

  

Karen Mitchell - Business Manager

 

Karen first came to CJL in 1982 as a unit counselor. She has volunteered her time as a member of the Camp Committee and the Board of Trustees since 1996. This service has included two terms as the chairman of the Board of Trustees.

 

A native of Athens, Georgia, Karen now lives in Smyrna, Georgia, with her husband, Mark, and their two standard poodles. They have two grown children and two wonderful grandchildren. Her daughter was a camper, CIT, and counselor at CJL. Together, they enjoy volunteering in the kitchen during Work Weekends and Parent-Daughter Weekends.

 

Karen holds an Associates of Arts degree from Oxford College of Emory University and a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Mercer. She spent many years teaching 2nd grade and middle school science. When not working with camp, Karen spends much of her time volunteering at her church and maintaining a rather large organic garden.

 

Elizabeth Klespies - Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator

 

Elizabeth began attending Camp Juliette Low in 2000 as a camper. After graduating the CIT program in 2009, she joined staff as a unit counselor and has since served as a unit leader, ropes course director and program director. She absolutely loves camp and being able to bring the CJL magic to campers year after year. 


Following her graduation from Furman University with a BA in Business and Sociology, Elizabeth went to work onboard a Disney Cruise Ship as a youth and family entertainer. She now lives in Atlanta with her husband, Tim, and puppy, Christopher (found at camp during the 2019 summer), and owns her own wedding and event planning company, EKS Weddings and Events. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, traveling, spending time with family and brainstorming future camp programs and parties. 

Summer Office
321 Camp Juliette Low Road
Cloudland, GA 30731
706.862.2169
Winter Office
PO Box 5113
Marietta, GA 30061
770.428.1062