Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission

Ande Oliver

 
Summer Camp Staff
Title: Outdoor Recreation Coordinator - Youth Programs Camp Director


Park staff member with camp kids on challenge course

Ande Oliver, Outdoor Recreation Coordinator - Youth Programs Camp Director

Hometown

Moncks Corner, SC

Education   

  • The Citadel Gradate College, Charleston, South Carolina, May 2013
    • Master of Arts, Teaching (Social Studies, Secondary Education)
  • College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, May 2003
    • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration—Minor, Economics
    • Bachelor of Arts, Communication—Minor, Political Science

Certifications

  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional – National Recreation and Park Association
  • Wilderness First Responder – Wilderness Medical Association
  • Level 3: Coastal Kayak Instructor – American Canoe Association
  • Level 3: River Kayak Instructor – American Canoe Association
  • Level 2: Sit-On-Top Surf Kayak Instructor – American Canoe Association
  • Level 2: River Canoe Instructor (Solo and Tandem) – American Canoe AssociationAnde Oliver Kayaking
  • Level 2: Stand up Paddleboard Instructor – American Canoe Association
  • River Canoe Trip Leader – American Canoe Association
  • Swift Water Rescue – American Canoe Association
  • Adaptive Paddling Endorsement – American Canoe Association
  • Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club – Dragon Boat Steersman
  • Core Coach Training – British Canoeing
  • Level 2: Archery Instructor – USA Archery
  • Basic Archery Instructor – National Archery in the Schools Program
  • Mountain Bike Ride Guide and Basic Skills Instructor – BIKE Instructor Certification Program 
  • Level 1: Rope Technician – On Rope
  • Level 2: Challenge Course Facilitator – Association for Challenge Course Technology
  • South Carolina Master Naturalist — Clemson Extension
  • LNT Master Educator - Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
  • Basic Weather Spotter – NOAA & National Weather Service
  • Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children
  • Mandatory Reporters – University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center
  • SafeSport – U.S. Center for SafeSport

Favorite Places to Recreate (Bike, Climb, Paddle) 

I love being outside, so pretty much anywhere outdoors is cool with me…even when its 100+ degrees.

Biography 

I have been a part of the Charleston County Parks team in various capacities since 2003 and have appreciated and enjoyed my experience. When I finished college, I decided to take a “fun” job and I started work here as a camp counselor, and I am still here! I found this job to not only be fun, but also challenging, rewarding, and a great way to have a positive impact on our local families. I love meeting and working with new people, helping to enhance experiences in the outdoors and promoting lifelong skills for folks in our community. As I tell my kids, I help people have fun and be safe outside.

 

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