Board

Being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose." The Apostle Paul writing to his friends in Philippi about AD 61

Board of Directors

George Hopper
President

George Hopper

Christian Camping has been incredibly influential in my life. At age six, at Sacandaga Bible Conference, a camp in the Adirondacks, I accepted Christ. Years later I was ordained as a pastor at the same camp. I have lived out the roles of both camper and camp counselor. Then in 1982 I accepted the responsibility of camp director. That lasted for seven years and then some more. All believers are gifted by God to serve Him and I try to encourage all people to use that gift. I have been involved in ministry for many years and I believe camp is a strategy that changes lives. I am living proof of the good camp can do.
Mike McBride
Vice President

Mike McBride

I grew up in central New York and became a Christian while in high school, becoming active in the same local church as David and Karen while David attended college. Through the years we maintained connection with the Caldwells in their journey to the mission field. I am not an experienced camper, but I have always felt that when people invest undivided time and attention to God, He rewards them with an increase of His Kingdom. When my three oldest children and I visited David on a mission trip, I was “adopted” into the passion for spreading camps. What better way is there to give God an opportunity to increase His Kingdom in the hearts of children and leaders? My wife Suzanne and I live near Philadelphia and have six children. We enjoy supporting the Caldwells!
Georgia Culver
Secretary

Georgia Culver

I was born in Kenya, E. Africa, to missionary parents. When we returned to the U.S., I attended summer youth camp for several years and it had a significant impact in my spiritual life. A number of years later after I was married, I accompanied my husband Brent when he served on the camping staff of Camp Shiloh in Upstate, NY. We spent the majority of the next 30 years involved in youth camp each summer. All five of our children attended each year and we evidenced God moving in their lives through camp as well. I have been friends with the Caldwells since college and have seen their calling and their ministry develop through the years. I am both excited and privileged to serve along side them.
Kirk Farley
Treasurer

Kirk Farley

I grew up in western New York very near the Niagara Bible Conference and Campgrounds on the shores of Lake Ontario. I was a camper there for a number of summers and then a counselor while in high school. This camping experience had a major impact in my life. The Lord used it to instill in me at a young age the desire to be utilized by Him in Christian service and missions. I first met David and Karen while attending college. David and I were roommates our freshmen year and our friendship continued and grew over the years despite the distances between us. My wife Christine and I live in Rochester, NY and have two adult daughters.
Becky Canuteson
Assistant Treasurer

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I have been involved in camping since I was old enough to attend my church camp as a child. When I was 12, my parents worked at a children’s camp (near where I currently live) for the summer while I got to attend as a camper. I enjoyed my experience and made many lasting friendships. When I turned 16, I started working at the camp as a waitress/housekeeper and continued working summers through high school and college. I met David and Karen at camp when I worked as his secretary one summer. I lived on the grounds of the camp year round and it was a great place to raise my children. Now my husband and I continue to volunteer as we can at camp and attend banquets and summer concerts.