SUMMER IS HERE!!!
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our 2023 summer staff to Camp to prepare them for the amazing summer ahead of us! We have a such a strong team this summer, and we can’t wait to see how God works in and through them this summer. Without further ado, we introduce to you….. The 2023 summer program team!!
Female Program Staff
Summer Role: Female Staff Supervisor
College Major: Health and Science Studies, pre-AT
Favorite Hobies: Listening to or making music, anything sports related, thrifting, making coffee and tea drinks, hammocking, making bracelets, and driving around with a carful of friends listening to music!
What are you looking forward to this summer: Seeing the ways that God moves in the lives of staff and campers! Also getting to spend time away from distractions and focus entirely on Christ.
Summer Role: Female Lead Counselor
College Major: Global Leadership
Fun Fact: I’ve been to five different countries in Asia.
What is your favorite Bible verse: Acts 20:24 “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God”
I want my life to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.
Summer Role: Dining Hall Team Lead
Describe your perfect pizza: Ham, pineapple, tomato sauce, and cheese.
What are you looking forward to this summer: Making crazy fun memories and doing things you can’t do on a day-to-day basis. Also, growing in my faith and relationships with people at camp.
Favorite Hobbies: pickle ball, fun random adventures with friends, buying fun things off of amazon, and hiking.
Summer Role: Female Junior Staff Supervisor
College Major: Criminal Justice
What are you looking forward to this summer: I am so excited to see how God is going to move throughout the staff, D3ers, and campers this summer:)!
Favorite Hobbies: I enjoy doing crafts, knitting, hanging out with friends, and doing random unplanned activities.
Summer Role: Housekeeping Team Lead
College Major: Criminal Justice
What is your favorite Bible verse: This is kind of 2 in 1, Jeremiah 17:8 and Psalms 98:8. I love these verses because I had done an artwork with these verses and it is one of my favorite artworks.
What is your favorite Bible verse: Cross Country Skiing, mountain biking, reading, making art, watching movies, snowboarding, listening to music, and playing guitar ukulele, and piano.
Summer Role: LIT Supervisor
College Major: Elementary Education, Special Ed
What is your favorite camp memory: When I worked in the dining hall one of my very first summers! Our group instantly clicked, and we had such a wonderful time getting to serve others at camp even though it was challenging work.
Favorite Hobbies: I enjoy playing pickup softball and reading! I am also learning how to play the guitar!
Summer Role: Photoblogger
College Major: Public Relations with a minor in Mission & Justice
Fun Fact: Until I was almost two years old, I didn’t talk – I used sign language
What are you looking forward to this summer: Capturing the fun and candid moments of Camp through the lens of the camera; helping Camp spread the good news of the Gospel and leading others to Christ; growing in my own relationship with Jesus over the summer; and creating and maintaining deeper relationships with other staff members!
Summer Role: A/V and Program
Where are you working during the school year: I’m working as a barista at a local coffee shop.
Favorite Hobbies: Painting, making bracelets, playing video games.
What is your favorite Bible verse: Mark 11:24
“…whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours…”
God will take care of me and my needs will be met.
Summer Role: Master of Ceremonies
College Major: I actually just graduated from Bethel with a degree in Relational Communications, and a minor in Biblical and Theological Studies! Woohoo!
Favorite Hobbies: Reading, playing pickleball, card games, and chilling with my buddies.
What are you looking forward to this summer: I am most looking forward to having fun with all of the campers! I can’t wait to play games, be in chapels, and see God move with the campers.
Summer Role: Camper Care
College Major: Psychology
Favorite Hobbies: Reading, writing, singin’, and playing my ukulele.
What are you looking forward to this summer: I am looking forward to sharing heartfelt and fun memories with campers and fellow staff members. I am excited to witness spiritual breakthroughs and powerful moments!
Summer Role: Lifeguard
Where are you working during the school year: I work for the family business part time and I’m going to attend college full time this fall.
Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with star wars
What is your favorite Bible verse: John 16:33. It reminds me that no matter what happens God has everything figured out. I don’t have to be strong enough because God is!
Summer Role: Craft Lady
College Major: Environmental Studies, Geology, Studio Art
Fun Fact: I was born with 12 fingers.
Favorite Camp memory: Bonding with my LIT group, we were the first group after COVID, and we were in Pine Cove for a week then in Romania for our lessons, and we all just got super close and we had a quote book to remember some of our best ones.
Summer Role: Office Assistant
College Major: Social Work
Favorite Hobbies: Crafting, Reading, Skateboarding.
Fun Fact: I work at Costco.
What are you looking forward to this summer: Spending time with God and the kids.
What is your favorite Bible verse: Psalm 31, because it talks about having a home, and after not having a home for a season of my life it really connects with me. It is one of the reason I love God so much.
Summer Role: Lifeguard
College Major: Biology
Describe your perfect pizza: Bubble crust, mozzarella, mushrooms, and pepperoni.
What is your favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 19:21 because it reminds me that he has a plan for me and I have a purpose.
Summer Role: Waterfront Supervisor
What do you do during the school year: I am retired so I enjoy time with grandchildren, church groups, sports and hobbies.
Favorite Hobbies: swimming, pickleball, biking, sewing, quilting, audio books, gardening.
What are you looking forward to this summer: I am looking forward to seeing how God will use my years of experience in aquatics and physical education to bring Him glory, As a retired widow I am looking forward to being around so many wonderful people.
Summer Role: Media Team Lead
College Major: Accounting
Fun Fact: I’m going to graduate college with my bachelor’s degree one year after I graduated high school!
What are you looking forward to this summer: I am looking forward to seeing all of the memories built at camp this summer! I am also really excited to capture the fun kids are having and share it with their parents. Being on the media team allows me to share the camp experience with those that aren’t there, and it gives me the opportunity to share the joy of camp with those around me! God is going to do amazing this this year, and I can’t wait to see where He leads!
Male Program Staff
Summer Role: Male Staff Supervisor
College Major: Automotive Technology
Favorite Hobbies: Legos, Cars and Lego Cars
Fun Fact: Likes bed times and black licorice.
What are you looking forward to this summer: Wonderful people, new opportunities and the same God.
Summer Role: Male Lead Counselor
College Major: B.S. Physics. B.S. Applied Physics – Biomed, Optics
Fun Fact: There are two things I am inexplicably good at. Spelling and impressions.
What is your favorite Bible verse: Romans 5:1 “therefore since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Verses like this are good reassurance of our identity and stance with God.
Summer Role: Maintenance Team Lead
Summer Role: Program Team Lead
College Major: Physics and Engineering
Favorite Hobbies: I like to hang out with friends, play music with friends, and read
Fun Fact: I will own a newfypoo. (newfoundland + poodle)
What are you looking forward to this summer: I am looking forward to being able to build into the D3 kids, and also just have living life with the campers.
Summer Role: Special Projects Videographer
College Major: Business Management with essence in Hospitality
Favorite Hobbies: I LOVE Traveling, Photography, Videography, and my biggest hobby is Cruising!!!
If you had a warning label, what would it be: “Warning… this man love cruising”
What is your favorite camp memory: Gotta be the Media team office of finding Josiah… whom stayed up editing all night… with his head on the keyboard, scaring the daylights out of me!!!
Summer Role: Videographer
College Major: Film and Video Production
Favorite verse: James 1:3 because it reminds me that even through the tough ties my faith is growing deeper and stroger.
Summer Role: Nightwatch
Describe your perfect pizza: sausage and peperoni
Fun Fact: i started going to camp and taekwondo in the same year 2015
What is your favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 25:28 “like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control
Zach Van Batavia
Summer Role: Male Jr. Staff Supervisor/D3 Chaplin
College Major: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite Hobbies: Volleyball, Basketball, Lifting, Hanging with People.
Fun Fact: I love to thrift.
What are you looking forward to this summer: Leading my fellow brothers closer to Christ, while also trying to get closer to God.
Summer Role: Worship Leader
College Major: Music Theory
Favorite Hobbies: Music and hangin’ with friends.
What is your favorite Bible verse: Mark 2:5 because it shows our sins don’t hold us down and we are free in Jesus.