Marla Tipton may just have Round Lake water in her veins. Any given summer day, you can catch a glimpse of her swimming laps across the lake. Marla has been involved at Round Lake as a faculty kid, camper, faculty member or paid staff since she was three years old. Through junior high, high school and college, she lived and worked at camp when her father, Ellis Wesner, served as the camp's first full-time manager from 1967 to 1978. Camp has always been Marla's passion, and she sees it as God's calling on her life. Marla is married to her high school sweetheart, Scott, and they have three grown kids (a daughter, Annie; a son, Nate; and a daughter-in-law, Kerianna). When she's not swimming laps or patrolling the lake on her jet-ski, she enjoys playing her 12-string guitar on the worship team at Ripley Church of Christ, running, crocheting, watching "I Love Lucy", reading, taking beach vacations and making cute little people and animals out of polymer clay.
I think being in camp ministry comes directly from my dad's life-long love of camp. It must be in my genes! It's a privilege to serve The Lord through Round Lake Christian Camp.