Jonathan “Jawoo” Owen


Jonathan has been working at Camp Straight Street since his father, Herb, started it twenty-three years ago. He started out as a counselor and has now been directing the camp for the past twelve years. He has a wife, Kristin (which he met while working at camp); three daughters, Taylor, River Jane and Willow; and a dog named Zissou. During the school year, Jonathan works as the Children’s Minister at Shades Mountain Community Church ( He is also a professional storyteller and did a recent TEDx talk on his experience of working with kids at camp (watch it HERE).

Heather Spigner


Heather has been working at camp for eighteen years and has been our Camp Administrator for fifteen years. During the school year, Heather is also the Director of Academic Administration at Heritage Christian Academy. Heather married Aaron Spigner, one of our former camp counselors. They have two dogs, Bash and Bella and a little girl named Sayler.