Meet our Camp Directors

img_7024Scott Ruthart and Liz Stevens

Having assumed the reins of Walden from Liz’s parents, Larry and Ina Stevens, Scott and Liz came to the camping business with an insider’s grasp of its challenges and rewards. Since 2006, they have sought to nourish cherished camp values and traditions while “modernizing” Walden’s program for 21st-century parents and kids.
During the “off-season,” the couple live in Fort Worth, Texas, with their son Max and camp dogs Dante and Sophie. They travel throughout the winter, meeting with prospective Walden families in their homes and in group presentations.
A little background…
Liz spent her first 22 summers at Walden as camper and staff. After graduating from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University, she embarked on a 16-year journalism career and was a staff writer for both the Detroit News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She holds a Texas teaching certificate in 4th-8th grade English/Language Arts.
Scott, a native Texan who mysteriously lacks an accent, spent much of his young-adulthood pursuing a “professional student” career, which gained him a a BA and MA in English. After teaching for several years and realizing he wasn’t going to be the next Faulkner, he earned his Masters Degree in Social Work. For the six years prior to joining Walden, Scott wrote and managed federal grants for human services, homelessness in particular.

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