Family Legacy at Camp ASCCA

Camp ASCCA is more than just a camp, it’s a place where lifelong memories are made, and for some, it’s a place where family legacies are built. Here’s a story about an amazing family whose roots run deep within the camp’s history.

Scarlett and Lawson Cofield

Meet Scarlett and Lawson Cofield, two sisters whose bond with Camp ASCCA is as strong as their family ties. Scarlett is going on four summers here at Camp, this summer being here first full summer as a counselor. She is dedicated and strong, she never fails to guide and support campers and staff through their summer adventures. Her sister, Lawson, following in her footsteps, is a first year counselor in training (CIT), learning the ropes and preparing to hopefully take on more responsibilities here in the future. Both Scarlett and Lawson are naturals, outgoing, energetic, they never fail to shine their lights, loving and uplifting those around them. But their connection to Camp ASCCA goes beyond their current roles.

Matt and Molly alongside Matt Rickman

Years ago, their aunt and uncle, Molly and Matt McMillan also worked at Camp ASCCA. It was here that they met and fell in love. They first crossed paths in 2007 when both were counselors at the Dadeville Campus (which used to be down Highway 34) and then and the Big Camp. Matt had visited the year before with his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, as a member of Build America. In 2008, they were on program staff, Molly did arts and crafts, and music, and Matt handled riflery, archery, and fishing. By 2009, they were Head Counselors together.

Growing up in Dadeville, Molly’s connection to Camp started early with swimming lessons and various church functions held here at Camp. This deep rooted connection to Camp ASCCA makes their love story even more special. They went on to get married in 2010, and their sweet story is a testament to the magic of Camp ASCCA, a place where not only friendships but lifelong partnerships are forged. The family’s involvement doesn’t stop there. Scarlett and Lawson’s grandmother, Molly’s mother, Elise Williams is also a close and contributing member of the town of Dadeville, as well as the ASCCA family. Her proximity to camp and generous heart have allowed her to visit, and pour into the communities, her support is certainly invaluable. This Family’s multi-generational involvement here at Camp ASCCA highlights the enduring impact the camp has on those who pass through its gates. It is a place where traditions are passed down, where new generations are encouraged to give back and change lives, and where the spirit of community thrives.

Camp ASCCA is not just a place; it’s a home!

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