A chat with Dayton Whites, Singing Hills Guys’ Staff DirectorPosted by LLYC on Jun 20, 2012 in RoundUp Newsletter, Staff Interviews
Name: Dayton Whites
Education: Currently a college junior at Texas A&M University
Dayton Whites jokes that LLYC is “kind of in my blood” not only because his parents first met at Laity Lodge Youth Camp, but also because both spent many seasons at LLYC.
“They were both campers, and Dad did everything from crew boss to head cook,” he said. “And my mom was a counselor and worked as a wrangler for the horses.”
Following in their footsteps, Dayton has been on staff at LLYC for the past four summers and was a camper for three years before that.
“Going to camp gives kids a chance to begin making their faith their own. The Gospel is presented so clearly and campers can come, be themselves, and be shown God’s love through their counselors,” Dayton said.
This summer Dayton serves as Guys’ Staff Director at Singing Hills. The college junior hopes someday to have children of his own at LLYC, but shorter-term goals include attending medical school and becoming a vascular surgeon.
“I was blessed to grow up in a Christian household, but it wasn’t until I started to go to camp that everything began to fall into place and it all made sense,” Dayton said. “I would bet that no other camp meets people where they are as well as LLYC does.”