Lori & Scott
Scott and Lori Martin are the Founders, Owners, and Executive Directors of Cub Creek Science Camp. They met working at a summer camp in 1985 where Scott was running the Ropes Course and Lori was working with the campers and running the Nature Program. They fell in love that summer and married three years later in 1988! They now have two beautiful daughters, who have grown up at camp and love all our 300 animals!
Lori started her "zoo" in their first house. Scott built a special room just for the animals to fulfill a promise he had made to her before they married. Prior to starting Cub Creek, Lori had worked for many years with special needs campers, always retaining her love of animals and the outdoors. Scott went to school for engineering and learned how to design and build buildings. Cub Creek was just a natural development of both of their interests.
Together they have built a unique program for children to experience the wonders of nature, explore the marvels of science, and get up close and personal with a number of different animal species. Their labor of love has educated and captivated children by imparting the spirit of adventure, creativity, and curiosity.
Anna is camp’s Director and is the Director of Animal Camp here at Cub Creek. She oversees the healthy, safety, and happiness of our 90 summer staff, 2000 Cub Creek campers, and 300 camp animals! Talk about a lot of responsibility.!
Anna is from St. Louis, Missouri.
This will be Anna's 5th year at camp!
Ari is camp’s Assistant Director and Creative Director. She oversees daily camp operations but loves to focus on camp memories and the “camper experience”. She supervises both Cub Creek’s ASIT Program, our sister camp- Animal Camp Jamaica , and camp’s photography team.
Ari grew up as a military child and lived all over the US and in Germany, but she claims Tennessee as her home. She loves animals (obvi) but has special love for Molasses the Alpaca and Dazzle the Scarlet Macaw. She loves summer time vibes including warm weather, cherries and watermelon, and long days. She is obssessed with nature and the beautiful National Parks. She enjoys painting and drawing and lives for a handwritten note.
2018 will be Ari’s 7th year at CCSC! She started in May 2012 as a cabin counselor in Utah, has been an Animal Intern, and was a camp photographer for the summers of 2014,2015, and 2016. The summer of 2017 was Ari’s first year as camp’s Assistant Director. She loves summer camp and all it stands for: installing independence, cultivating compassion, and fostering friendship. She loves to see returning campers as the grow over the years and loves to meet all our new ones!
Nick grew up in a suburb of Chicago where he experienced summer camp himself! He started out in day camps as a young dude and eventually made his way into overnight camps. Some of his favorite childhood memories are from his years as a camper! Nick is also a lover of the Chicago Blackhawks and Deep Dish Pizza. If we had “camp names” at camp he would think seriously about his name being “Deep Dish”! His favorite camp animal is Malachi the Dromedary Camel.
Nick started at camp in the summer of 2017 as camp’s Lead on the Ropes Course. He loves to watch campers conquer their fears on the ropes course. He can’t wait to get summer 2018 started!
Anita is camp’s Office Assistant! You’ll most likely be speaking to her on the phone when you call us and she can answer all your camp questions!
Anita is originally from a small town in Illinois where she grew up on a small farm with pigs, chickens, dogs and cats. As a kid, she could be found playing outside making mud pies, hunting for morels and wildflowers, and playing in the rain! She recalls a childhood full of adventure! Her parents often would just jump in the car and go for a road trip! Anita has three children who are her world-Jake, Jes, and Luke(…a pitbull!).
She loves to see campers being silly and having a good time. “Making sure campers feel comfortable at camp is key, it helps them experience all the great things camp has to offer!” She loves camp’s animals, especially the snakes, and feels blessed to be working with a great team of people (pssst. The feeling is mutual 😉 )