Southampton County, VA

About Us

Who is CAMP25

Camp25 is a non-profit organization that provides camp opportunities for children while they are out of school. Camp25 was founded by Executive Director, Eric Benton in 2017 and was inspired by his 25-year friendship with a life-long friend.

These two community leaders began their friendship growing up on the same street, attending sports camps, and even 4-H Camp together. As adults they found themselves centered around camp experiences again, only this time as counselors and directors.

In 2017, Mr. Benton, a full-time Physical Education Teacher, was on the playground interacting with the kids. The kids began talking about summer break. When he joined the conversation he asked the kids individually, “what are your plans for summer break?” The number one answer he received was: “I am going to be at home and playing my video games.”

Mr. Benton felt compelled to provide an alternative for children and support parents in their endeavors to keep their kids safe and productive during the summer.

Executive Director, Eric Benton

Eric Benton is a Physical Education Teacher at Meherrin Elementary & Capron Elementary, High School Football Coach and a NCAA Basketball Official. Eric is a graduate of Carson-Newman University.


President, Shakunda Edmonds
Treasurer, Trina Jones
Secretary, Jenell Whitfield
Board Member, Brandy Barnes
Board Member, Pam Lease
Board Member, Tomeka Wiggins
Director of Fundraising, Deborah Parker
Director of Community Outreach, Sammara Bailey 


Nazhee Warren
Virginia Taylor
Yolandah Brown
Travis Parker