Joe Sylve had the opportunity to serve at Camp Stanislaus starting in 2002 as a CIT. He served a total of 8 years in various positions. The last two being the 5th lay Camp Director. Throughout his many years working camp, Joe said he learned responsibility, consistency, leadership and eventually business development.
Joe left Camp Stanislaus in 2011 to continue his higher education and start a business. Joe now has his Ph.D in Engineering and Applied Science (Computer Science) from the University of New Orleans. The business he started was sold to the company he currently works for, BlackBag technologies where he currently serves as Director of Research and Development. Joe also serves as an adjunct professor at UNO where he teaches a class each semester. It all started with countless days of pier-pier at Camp Stanislaus.
Joe said “Camp’s motto of ‘a lifetime of memories and friendships’ has rang true for me. After nearly 20 years, I am still close to many friends that I have met at camp. I’ve stood in camp weddings. I’ve been to camp funerals. I plan on sending my son, Joey to camp and hope it affects his life in the many positive ways that camp has touched mine.” We are looking forward to sharing camp with Joey in a few years.
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