About Us

Our History

In 1997, a group of concerned citizens responded to a vision: to produce a nearby special needs camp to serve children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Still Meadows Enrichment Center and Camp, became the first of its kind in the Shenandoah Valley; establishing itself on 17 acres of rolling hills in Rockingham County in Virginia, with pristine views of Massanutten Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Still Meadows Enrichment Center and Camp was designed around nature to provide therapeutic activities in a safe and creative natural environment. The land was donated to the camp in 2000 by our founder, Janet Maasch. When she passed away in 2012 she so kindly left her house, workshop and remaining acreage to the camp in her trust; thus giving us a total of 20 acres. The camp has continued on with the guidance of the Board of Directors.

Thanks to KOVAR, Virginia Knights of Columbus Charity serving people with intellectual disabilities, we built a spacious picnic shelter and a barn that accommodates horses, sheep, and other small animals. Since, receiving the donated land, our volunteers, including HMDC, local youth organizations, churches, and individuals, have greatly contributed to constructing the wonderful camp and center we provide. Our volunteers have helped clear land, create wooded trails, build fencing for animals, start an orchard, plant grass, repair equipment, and maintain the grounds. Still Meadows has blossomed into a beautiful retreat since our beginning in 1997. Improvements and innovations are constantly being made to better serve our campers and attendees. As more volunteers and donations continue to help our program, Still Meadows looks forward to brighter future.

“Still Meadows will be a place where our special needs friends can fly like eagles if only in their minds”

– Janet Maasch (1945-2012)

Our Team

Three staff members and a coalition of wonderful volunteers run Still Meadows. Our volunteers have helped with campers, land maintenance, and camp construction. The volunteers are an essential element of the Still Meadows family.

Staff Members

Ashley Burgoyne

Operations Manager

Rebecca & Nicholas Murch

Animal Care

Board Members

President/VP

Jodi Haas, Board President

Board of Directors

Mary Ellen Chewning -Treasurer

Diana Umbel – Director

Cathryn Hermes – Director

Hailey Lantz –  Director

Mattea See – Director

Kristen Lanier – Director

Chris Reisinger – Director

 

 

Advisory Board

Rick Smith, Advisory Board
Chester Bradfield, Advisory Board
Gwen Carr, Advisory Board
Arlene Reid, Advisory Board
Everette “Whitey” See, Advisory Board
Jerry Miller, Advisory Board
Tim Moubray, Advisory Board
Bonnie Smiley, Advisory Board
Teresa Wine, Advisory Board