Sarah Hurt

Assistant Director

Sarah Hurt is the Assistant Director at Camp and an eleven year-old at heart. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Sarah loves good stories, twinkling stars, and porch swings. When she’s not at Camp, Sarah lives in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, with her dog, Riley.


“I want to do something splendid...
something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead.

I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”

Jo March (Louisa May Alcott)Little Women

The World Needs Us

This week I got to hold a Camp DeSoto girl’s baby girl. She squirmed and giggled and delighted us all. And as I squeezed her little self to mine I ...


“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place.

And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.”

R.J. PalacioWonder

Becoming Real

“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play ...

Happy Halloween!
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Philippians 4:8

Camp DeSoto girls know that words matter. As Sue often quoted, “Words are so powerful they should only be used to bless, to heal, to prosper.”


On the Road Again

Hey Camp DeSoto girls! Lately, Phil and I (and sometimes Marsha and Nicole) have been traveling around the southeast to tell girls about Camp DeSoto ...


The Life of Riley

Riley went on an adventure this weekend! Little River is beautiful this time of year. The river is still low, but the water is clear and the leaves ...



Whenever someone joins the Camp community, we sing. Whether to first-time campers on Opening Day or a visitor who drops in to share a meal in the Din...


Camp DeSoto Slideshows

We'll be traveling to several towns in the southeast this October and November, and we would love to see you at one of our Camp DeSoto parties!


Pears, Please!

While summer is certainly our favorite season, there are plenty of things to love about fall on Lookout Mountain - changing leaves, crisp mornings, ev...