John Willson, MS, LRT/CTRS

John Willson MS, LRT/CTRS is the Executive Director of Soar, an ADD/ADHD Adventure Summer Camp based in North Carolina. With extensive training in Experiential Education and Outdoor Leadership and a Masters in Outdoor Therapeutic Recreation Administration, John has spent 20 years working in youth programs with an emphasis on youth diagnosed with LD and ADHD. He joined SOAR as a summer wilderness instructor in 1991, and has held numerous positions ever since. John is currently the President of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of North Carolina and an active member of CHADD. He has been an adjunct professor at Western Carolina University and Mars Hill College teaching Outdoor Recreation, Therapuetic Recreation, and Leadership courses. Finally, and most importantly, he and his wife Dorothie are the proud parents of two magnificent, creative, and strong willed children.

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