Camp Fern Legacy’s mission is to enrich the physical, social and spiritual lives of campers by creating programming that encourages personal growth, long-lasting friendships, and develops life skills that our campers take with them beyond the summer.

Erica Olsen

Executive Director

 Erica Olsen began her summers at Camp Fern at the age of 11. She continued on as a counselor and after graduating from Arkansas Tech University, she devoted 10 years as a full time Program Director, under the leadership of mentor, Margaret Rotzler Lee. Erica nurtured campers, supported counselors, and breathed life into Camp Fern for over a decade. She made Camp Fern a family for so many. ​

In 2015, Erica moved to Conroe, TX to focus on growing her family where she lives with her wife Sarah and their three children. She is an active member of St. James Episcopal Church and serves as President of their School Board and Parent Association. She’s excited to continue her journey at Camp Fern Legacy team and assume the role of Director. ​

Erica oversees the day-to-day operations of Camp including the planning and development of summer programming, supporting leadership staff during the summer sessions, and ensuring safety standards are met and maintained. Erica prioritizes the well-being of staff while ensuring each camper has an incredible summer filled with personal growth, fun, and adventure. ​

Erica is excited to get to know you and your families this summer at Camp Fern Legacy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Suzy Littlejohn Watts

Director of Recruitment and Development

Suzy Littlejohn Watts grew up at Camp Fern while her mother was the camp nurse and her father was the camp doctor. When she was old enough, she became an official camper. She spent eight years as a camper, eight years as a counselor and two years as a Program Director.

As a member of the founding camp family, a love of Camp Fern runs through her blood. She is honored to help continue Camp Fern traditions at Camp Fern Legacy. Her goal as Program Director is to champion Camp mission of building character, fostering life-long friendships and teaching life skills, all in a safe, encouraging environment.

Through increased counselor training and various certification in their specific areas during the off-season and continued training during the summer, she plans to have an accomplished staff to teach your children strong skills in the various activities offered.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in English and Art History from Baylor University and a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts. She is an avid gardener and has used her Master Gardener certification for years at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School as the Gardening Teacher. Prior to teaching she spent many years running her own catering business.

Suzy looks forward to helping your campers grow into the very best versions of themselves.  ​

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Duval Hilbert

Boys Camp Director

Duval developed a passion and love for Fern that grew over his years attending camp as a camper, counselor, and department head. He spent 8 summers as a camper, 3 summers as counselor, 1 summer as department head, and returned last year as an assistant director.

In 2021, he went on to marry another ferny, Lennsey (Hanchey) Hilbert in their home city of New Orleans, LA. In August of 2023, they celebrated the birth of their son. Lennsey will also be part of the team at Camp Fern Legacy. She holds a master’s degree in behavior analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is eager to promote the social emotional development of our campers.

Duval holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Edwards University in Austin Texas with a specialization in Public Relations and Advertising. He went on to devote his early adult life to education, where he was a first grade teacher for 4 years and a PreK teacher for 3. In addition, Duval led a variety of age groups in after school tutoring and sports programming. He recently concluded work managing a horseback riding facility in New Orleans, overseeing the development of a multitude of children at various skill levels.

Duval will now devote his time solely to Camp Fern Legacy, as the continued overseer of the horseback riding department and director of Boys Camp. Duval is eager to continue to be able to help nurture and develop the youth that attend Camp Fern Legacy, and give them the opportunity to develop a passion and love for a place he holds very dear to his heart.

The Hilbert’s are so proud to be a part of the tradition of Camp Fern Legacy and to be able to continue to grow the organization into the future.

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