Blake joined the staff in 1982 as a Junior at San Antonio’s Trinity University. After two summers as a Senior Counselor, Blake became a full-time Program Director in 1984. He is also very involved in the community, having served as president of Texas’ Camping Association for Mutual Progress (C.A.M.P.), Hunt School Board Member, Church Elder, Sunday School Teacher, UGRA Board Member, Board Member at Our Lady of the Hills High School and OLH Golf Coach.
Cheryl joined the La Junta family in 1985 as a Senior Counselor and Riding Instructor. After completing her degree at Trinity University she moved to Hunt and began to assume the daily operations of the office. She has been involved in Junior Service Guild, First Presbyterian Church Choir, school volunteer and booster clubs and teaches yoga on the side.
They have two grown sons, Josh and Ben, who both attended UT Austin.
Together Blake and Cheryl have expanded the summer program and facilities through the years. They are pioneers in the camping industry for their open and thorough parent communications as well as their ability to weave the camp philosophy throughout every aspect of the La Junta program.