Founded in 1946, Camp Taum Sauk has been owned and operated by the Smith family since 1958. Nick Smith, owner and director, continues the legacy of his parents by applying years of experience to develop a unique summer camp with a strong concern for safety and an emphasis on individual attention. 

His wife, Suzy grew up attending Camp Taum Sauk for many years, and draws on her own camp experiences to help nurture the campers and staff.  All three of their kids grew up at camp and are now part of the incredible staff.   Nick and Suzy’s extended family continues to apply their knowledge and experience to help make Camp Taum Sauk thrive.

Camp Taum Sauk’s amazing staff is comprised of college students, teachers, coaches, artists, musicians, athletes, performers, and more! They all love working with kids, and share an appreciation for the incredible impact of the summer camp experience. Camp Taum Sauk maintains a high staff return rate, providing strong continuity and extraordinary camper and staff bonds. We carefully select individuals based on the highest standards, and conduct reference and background checks on all applicants.  Staff members attend an intense pre-camp orientation training which emphasizes counseling skills, group dynamics, safety procedures and activity skills. 

Our counselors and specialty staff form a strong, committed team with a single focus: A safe fun filled summer, with opportunities for each camper to learn and grow!