Family Owned & Operated

Since 1985, the Torn family has invested their lives into creating an incomparable camp experience and environment for kids.

The Torn’s believe firmly that the Lord has blessed them with amazing staff, driven by purpose and committed to the mission of serving kids. Each of the three summer camp environments created by the Torn’s have been meticulously planned to blend incomparable natural beauty and scenery with the most diverse and exciting camp programming in America.

Whether it be creating new and inventive ways for kids to have a total blast, to perfecting the customer experience, to providing quality health care, washing dishes or re-stocking the store, each of the three generations of Torn’s are fully invested in making the experience incomparable.

Our goal is for each and every child and each and every staff member to feel like family. We know for many families, the summer camp experience is transformative for their children. We love creating places where kids can be kids. Where they can learn to laugh, sing, run and play. Where they can be goofy, silly and crazy. Where they can learn, mature and grow. Where they can make a friend, be a friend and keep a friend. It’s why we do what we do. The is no place we would rather be than leading an amazing staff who seek to make a real impact on kids. See you this summer!

Our Founders

Sam and Susan Torn have been the owners and operators of Camp Ozark since 1985.

However, Sam’s association with Camp Ozark began much earlier. Sam first came to Camp Ozark (then known as Ozark Boys Camp) in 1951 at the age of 3 with his family. He later spent five summers as a camper at Ozark Boys Camp and six summers as a counselor before he married Susan.

Sam and Susan are totally involved in the camp operation and live on the camp premises in the summer where they oversee all aspects of Camp Ozark on a daily basis.

Sam and Susan have been married since 1970 and they have three children – Scott, Chris and Angela – who are all part of the Camp Ozark staff. They also have thirteen grandchildren and count them as the greatest joys of their life.

Operating Directors

Leadership Team

Our team is fully invested in making sure you kids have a total blast while instilling values such as self-esteem, self-confidence, independence, teamwork and friendship.

Our leadership team is simply incomparable and is truly family. Admittedly we are biased but with over 50+ years of combined experience in the summer camp industry, our leadership team is just flat out a cut above. Whether is be creating an incomparable environment through inventive programming, serving every need of our camp families or assimilating an amazing summer staff year in and year out, our leadership team is committed to serving your kids. It’s why they do what they do. They bear witness to the transformative power of an incomparable summer camp experience. Our team is fully invested in making sure you kids have a total blast while instilling values such as self-esteem, self-confidence, independence, teamwork and friendship. What matters to the Ozark family is that your child grows their faith, builds character and finds joy through the summer camp experience. It’s why each and every year we try and make the summer camp experience better than the last. It’s why we commit to evaluating every detail of the experience. It’s why year in and year out we seek the very best summer staff. For many camp families, the summer camp experience is a game-changer for their kids. Our leadership team is truly incomparable.

Recruiting Team

Our staff recruiting team is just flat out a cut above.

Need Copy Our leadership team is simply incomparable and is truly family. Admittedly we are biased but with over 50+ years of combined experience in the summer camp industry, our leadership team is just flat out a cut above. Whether is be creating an incomparable environment through inventive programming, serving every need of our camp families or assimilating an amazing summer staff year in and year out, our leadership team is committed to serving your kids. It’s why they do what they do. They bear witness to the transformative power of an incomparable summer camp experience. Our team is fully invested in making sure you kids have a total blast while instilling values such as self-esteem, self-confidence, independence, teamwork and friendship. What matters to the Ozark family is that your child grows their faith, builds character and finds joy through the summer camp experience. It’s why each and every year we try and make the summer camp experience better than the last. It’s why we commit to evaluating every detail of the experience. It’s why year in and year out we seek the very best summer staff. For many camp families, the summer camp experience is a game-changer for their kids. Our leadership team is truly incomparable.

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