My love for camp ministry began when I was in the 8th grade. My parents had always taught me about the existence of God and the importance of attending church regularly, but it wasn't until middle school, while at a youth camp, that i fully surrendered my heart to Christ.
As early as high school, I felt that God was calling me to full-time ministry. Not yet knowing exactly what that would look like, but desiring to grow and prepare myself for whatever God might be calling me to, I faithfully served in Young Life and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) while continuing to participate in various camp ministries.
In the summer of 1995, I began working with Kanakuk Kamps in Missouri. Here, I served as a leader guiding young people in making the same decision I had once made at camp. I spent four summers at Kanakuk Kamps until I was called to serve at a church in Roanoke, Virginia.
In 1998, I moved to Roanoke and became the pastor of youth and college at a local church. It was here that I met my wife and ministry partner Heather. Together, we ministered to the students of our church while raising our family. She is nothing less that a Godsend who shares the same passion I have for taking the gospel to Christ to others.
During my time as a youth and college pastor, I had the privileged of speaking not only at our own retreats but also the retreats, camps and events of other churches. When I transitioned to worship pastor at our church I stayed connected to students by continuing to travel to speak at various events and retreats.
Over the last several years, I have felt the hand of the Lord leading me to open a camp to give others the opportunity to experience the Lord in their own life. My wife and I have now stepped out in faith knowing that the Lord will provide our needs while we help lead others to deepen their relationship with Christ.
Connecting people into a deeper life with God by disconnecting them from the world through water sports and high adventure outdoor activities.