2018 Summer Staff

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Year-Round Staff


Camp Director

Cindy Skelton is a native South Carolinian, growing up in Gaffney. She joined the staff of South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union in 1994 and is the WMU Associate responsible for Girls in Action and Children in Action, and serves as the Program Director for Camp La Vida. 

Cindy graduated from Limestone College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and graduated with a Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1993. She served as a Journeyman to The Gambia in West Africa from 1988-1990. 

While in school, she served on the staff of Camp La Vida for five summers. Cindy is married to Rick Skelton from Greenville. They are members of St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia, where she leads a 4th- 6th grade Girls in Action group.



Troy Coates has been serving as our Camp Business/Maintenance Manger since 1999. Prior to his time at Camp La Vida, Troy served in the National Guard.

He along with his wife, Flory (who manages the camp kitchen) and son Austin live at camp and take care of everything there. From cabin maintenance to landscaping to budgeting, Troy uses his abilities to keep camp running smoothly so campers can enjoy their stay.

Troy is also grateful for volunteers who come throughout the year and on workdays to help maintain camp and complete special projects. He and his family are currently members at Great Falls Baptist.




Brittany Prahl was born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina. She began working with South Carolina Woman's Missionary Union in 2012, and is a Ministry Assistant to Cindy Skelton as well as Becka Moore, Students Consultant. 

Brittany graduated from North Greenville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies. She is married to Stephen Prahl, and they just welcomed a daughter to the world, Camber. They also love traveling around the state and country. They attend Oakwood Baptist Church, as well as being leaders in a multi-church college and career group called Unleashed.

Brittany attended Camp La Vida as a camper in 1998 & 1999, and loves getting to experience the other side of camp! She uses her talents to help promote camp as well as enjoys helping groups plan their time at camp.