Camp Tonkawa Staff
The Holtzman Family were taught by the Tom Brown's Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School and Jon Young's Wilderness Awareness School and also have other classes, achievements, and experiences under their belts. The Holtzman family then trained our staff. Additionally, staff get professional training in Leadership, Youth Development & Play, and Mental Health & Behavior through ExpertOnlineTraining.
April Holtzman / Chipco (“Tree Hugger”)
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Randy Scism / Grey Wolf
Randy has left his mark on just about everything here at Camp, including Native American camps, assisting at Survival Camps, leading woodworking, and cooking. Although he has gone on (see A Page for Randy/Grey Wolf), he will always be remembered at Camp Tonkawa.
Caitie teaches Horsemanship and is co-owner of DLP Versatile Horsemanship with her husband, Elliot Holtzman (one of Camp Tonkawa’s founders).
Ryann was a WWOOFER, but has now joined our staff. She never goes anywhere without her dog, Square.
Hannah works with the horses for the camps and also loves to help with crafts.
Abbie is the all-around helper for the camps. She’s a hard worker and a great example.
Noel teaches Survival Skills. He likes to work our Summer Camp and is great at leading fun games.
Gabrielle has participated in each of our different camps, and now she helps out with everything. She’s our GOLD Girl Scout, who did her Gold Project with us.
Claudia is a Nature Awareness Day Camp instructor.
Carol is the instructor for all our Survival classes, backpacking, and herbology.