Ross Turner

Co-Founder of Guided Discoveries

As an educational entrepreneur, Ross Turner is dedicated to creating unique and fun educational programs for children. Ross is the Co-founder and CEO for Guided Discoveries and its family of programs.

A graduate of Brigham Young University, Ross taught high school biology and coached football. It was his experience as a teacher and coach that led to the idea of Guided Discoveries. In 1976 he and his wife, Kristi, and a small group of friends, founded Guided Discoveries.

Ross is a well-respected national leader in the camp professional community. He is the past president of the Western Association of Independent Camps and former Board Chair of the National Board of Directors of the American Camp Association.

Together, Ross and Kristi have worked tirelessly for the development and operation of the organization they founded and the children they have served.

“Kristi and I are passionate about our programs and we know that these camp experiences make a positive difference in the lives of the campers, families, and staff. We have dedicated ourselves to developing and operating these programs and still enjoy visiting and living at our camps. We see the rewards of our efforts in the faces and laughter of the children every day. We are pleased so many people have been touched by our programs (more than 1.3 million) and we are very proud of our former staff and the impact they are making in their communities as teachers, professors, researchers, aquarium and science center professionals, lawyers, physicians, business leaders, actors, and as parents.”

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